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Bartonsham Meadow Management Plan


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Bartonsham Meadow Management Plan

The vision of Friends of Bartonsham Meadows is to transform a small, suburban, riverside farm from intensive agriculture to outstanding natural habitat delivering a broad range of social and environmental public goods. Our focus centres on biodiversity and regenerative land-management practices to deliver benefits such as:

Flood mitigation
Carbon sequestration
Improved river water quality
Leisure and quality of life
Sustainable agriculture and food production
The management plan highlights how we could deliver these public goods.

See the plan here:

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HELLO from Friends of Bartonsham meadows

The big news is we had a great AGM! Thanks so much to everyone who came along and shared their enthusiasm for creating a biodiverse floodplain meadow at Bartonsham. We’ve written it up as a blog which is available on our website here and follows various updates in our newsletter.


* The Church Commissioners told us they would be signing a 25 year lease with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust in September or early October at the latest! There will be a ban on ploughing it up again 🙂

* Huge gratitude to the 437 of you who have filled in our survey! Some results are included in the blog. We have shared the full anonymised results with HWT to assist them in applying for lottery funds to support the restoration of Bartonsham Meadows.

* A whopping 60 odd people attended our AGM to hear about the project, share enthusiasm and questions, and eat and drink goodies including Fran’s dock seed cake.

* In response to requests from local residents and FoBM the Commissioners cut a fire break along the back of Park Street (days before a fire broke out on the adjacent farm across the river).

*Last weekend the Council mowed the river path to ease access, in response to requests from Jeremy Milln.

* Want an information-rich one minute on floodplains? Check out this video Caroline Hanks of Herefordshire Meadows recommended from the Floodplain       Meadows Partnership.


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Friends of Bartonsham Meadows

Please join us for a bird walk this Sunday 5 February

Meet at 9am at the Canary Bridge for a ‘What’s That Bird?’ around the Meadows. Bring binocs, dogs on lead or under close control, and youngsters whether under control or not.


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