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Tier 4 Lockdown Restrictions

While we are in Tier 4, sorry to say that Ron’s hide (at Lea Farm) will be closed and the bird walks cancelled. The current government guidelines for Tier 4 imply that work parties are still allowed, so currently they will continue. If there are any changes in the lockdown level or government guidance then … read more

Covid-19 Lockdown Update

The work party on Sunday 22nd November is on, this is allowed by government rules as long as everyone follows the 2m distancing rule and has not had Covid-19 or had to isolate in the last 2 weeks. We will adhere to the Government rules for Covid19, so once again we will reluctantly have to … read more

Network Rail project a summary video of excavations

As a thank you message to Network Rail Fraser Cottington put together a sped up compilation video of the marsh and reed bed excavations and added some nice music. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Reminder AGM on Zoom Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 7:30pm

Our postponed Annual General Meeting is to be held via Zoom on Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 7.30pm. A link to join the meeting has been send to everyone who has given us their email address, if you have not received the details and would like to join then please contact us. As Zoom switches … read more

Summerleaze Ltd help promote LWT fund raising

Summerleaze Ltd, owners of the landfill and neighbouring Lodge Wood Lake and whom sold Lea Farm Lake to Ron Bryant, are assisting LWT by promoting our GoFundMe fund raising page on their website’s news page Summerleaze Ltd have always supported FOLL before LWT was formed and we continue to maintain a dialogue and strong and … read more

Network Rail project commences

Our long awaited huge habitat expansion and creation project funded by Network Rail is underway, the reed bed along the West side to the North is already about 25% dug, the drivers of a large excavator, bulldozer and tipper are making great progress, lots of pictures and videos on our Facebook group

LWT AGM 2020

Our postponed Annual General Meeting is to be held via Zoom on 22 September 2020 at 7.30pm. A link to join the meeting will be sent a few days beforehand. Please would you email secretary@lavells.org.uk  if you plan to attend, saying how your name will appear on your zoom login, as we need to record attendees … read more

Appeal for new Treasurer

Our existing Treasurer is looking to step down in the not too distant future, meaning LWT is looking for someone to replace him and help us manage our income and expenditure. The role is not complex, Phil has set out an excellent set of documents making the job much easier, it just requires a diligent … read more

Night Heron now visiting Sandford frequently

After a gap of 8 days the Night Heron was found at Sandford Lake and stayed in view for nearly 1 and half hours, it was then seen arriving at Sandford again 3 days later (19th) and sat in a tree above the reeds near the hide for several hours in sheltering from the rain, … read more

First Night Heron in Berkshire for 33 years visits Lea Farm Lake & Dinton Pastures

Early morning 8th August a juvenile Night Heron, also known as Black-crowned Night Heron flew over low over Lea Farm Lake towards Dinton Pastures, but could not be found. Being crepuscular – active at twilight, it was probably heading to an unknown roost. 2 days later a local resident sent Fraser Cottington a picture of … read more

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