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Endeavour's endeavours

Regular updates on the environmental work carried out by our volunteer Swingbridge Endeavour crews.

Seven of us today . With the weather completely abated and with broken sunshine we set off to the Shalford steps mooring.

We offloaded some of the fencing materials that Guildford Borough Council had left on the boat for us. Bypassing the steps we continued on along the weir channel and after much prevarication by the skipper (and phone calls) we finally identified a dog hole that they wanted us to fence off.

There are a number of large dog holes in this section and the council need to prevent cattle getting into the river at these locations. Our task was to erect a cattle fence across one of the holes. This is a three week experiment to see if the fence gets vandalised and if it survives we will erect more!

So armed with some fencing wire pliers which we keep in one of the tool boxes, we set about putting in some post as and then stringing wires between them.

Particular locations of interest are upstream of the “Jumping Bridge”, to the left of Shalford Steps, and the Riverside Nature Reserve (at the Stoke Lock end).


You can find out more about our Swingbridge Community Boats here.

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