Keeping the Tide of Litter at Bay

The subject of large amounts of litter that accumulate in and around Farnham is often the subject of comment in The Herald.  The delightful open space known as Langham’s Recreation Ground on the Ridgeway, given to the town by the first editor of the paper, unfortunately attracts a great deal of waste material of all sorts deposited by thoughtless walkers and picnickers. Continue reading “Keeping the Tide of Litter at Bay”

Heritage Open Days September 2017

The Bourne Conservation Group again contributed a guided walk to this year’s Heritage Open Days, which are organised by the Farnham Society. Called “From Wells to Mains, the Story of Farnham’s Water Supplies”, it was held successfully on Friday 8th September. Members of our group have researched the history of water supplies in the area thoroughly, and the walk will be illustrated with readings from contemporary writing.

For full details of this year’s Heritage Open Days go to

Encouraging pollinators

The micromoth Blastobasis adustella feeding on the blackadder flowers.

During the recent regional and national Farnham-in Bloom judging it was quite obvious that the new planting of the herbaceous border in the Middle Bourne Lane Wildlife Garden was amply fulfilling the objective of attracting pollinators. On a sunny day it hums with bumblebees, honey bees, hoverflies, greenbottles and even the odd hornet. Continue reading “Encouraging pollinators”

New bee-friendly flower bed in Middle Bourne Lane Garden

The Bourne Conservation Group (BCG) is involved in many activities to help the environment of the area, and some are not always obvious. The Group?s most visible achievement so far in 2017 has been the creation of a new bed full of plants in the Middle Bourne Lane Community Wildlife Garden, which BCG maintains as a haven for wildlife on behalf of the people of Farnham.

Continue reading “New bee-friendly flower bed in Middle Bourne Lane Garden”

Bourne Conservation Group’s Earth Hour Hero

Martin Angel, our Vice-Chairman, reached the final of the prestigious World Wildlife Fund Earth Hour Heroes national competition. He was one of 18 shortlisted entries for the event on Tuesday February 28, in the shadow of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

The WWF competition, run in conjunction with People’s Postcode Lottery, invited people to nominate themselves, or others, if their actions are helping to save the planet. There are three categories in the competition – Community Hero, Lifestyle Hero and Workplace Hero – and each is designed to highlight individuals who deserve recognition for going the extra mile to help the environment and inspire others.

Martin was one of six finalists in the Community Hero category, for his outstanding dedication to wildlife conservation over the past ten years in his role as Vice-Chairman of the Bourne Conservation Group. Martin’s highly decorated ecology background and experience from working as an oceanographer have been invaluable to the Farnham area as he’s helped to campaign passionately for local improvements for the benefit of residents and wildlife. Continue reading “Bourne Conservation Group’s Earth Hour Hero”