Egham and Staines Conservation Volunteers continued their spring activities with a task at Fordbridge Field, Ashford on Sunday 19 March 2023.

This field is a surviving part of the natural floodplain of the River Ash and lies near the site of the original ford across the Ash which gave the village of Ashford its name. Volunteers were building a deadwood hedge along the site boundary. 

ESCV has some 37 years of conservation experience in the boroughs of Spelthorne and Runnymede. As a "roving group" within the boroughs, ESCV has worked on a large number of open spaces from parks to Sites of Special Scientific Interest. These include a number of waterside sites within the Colne catchment in Spelthorne. Staines Moor, Stanwell Moor, Shortwood Common, Boundary Road community orchard, the Bronzefield Green Space, Fordbridge Park, Fordbridge Field and Laleham Pond are examples. Volunteering with the group provides a unique opportunity to see the wildlife habitats and species of Spelthorne at first hand. 

The group is open to all and meets fortnightly on Sunday mornings - for details email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Of particular interest is the task on 11 June 2023, when the group will be at the Bronzefield Green Space, Ashford, a site beside the River Ash where the Colne Valley Lottery Landscape Partnership recently funded river improvement work

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Egham and Staines Conservation Volunteers

River Ash Improvements Update 2021 - part of the Colne Valley Lottery Landscape Partnership Project

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.