Fleet Pond Society AGM this Saturday

February 13, 2019


Chestnut nowOur AGM will take place on Saturday 16th February from 19.15, at the St. P & J Church Hall, Kings Road Fleet.

All members are encouraged to attend. This is your opportunity to put questions to the Executive Committee and share your views on the future of Fleet Pond Local Nature Reserve.

Nominations are requested for the election of Officers and Members to the Executive Committee. Please email your nominations to: secretary@fleetpond.org.uk

Following the official business of the AGM, there will be a short break for refreshments before we announce the winners of the Photographic Competition 2018. We hope everyone who has entered will come along to see their photographs on display.


Volunteer Event This Sunday

February 7, 2019


Our task for Sunday 10th February is some more scrub clearance, this time on Fugelmere Marsh, close to Sandy Bay Bridge. There is a large pile of previously cut material to burn so, weather permitting, baked potatoes will be on the menu.

As usual please assemble at the Countryside Workshop, Old Pump House Close, Fleet, GU51 3DN at 9.00 a.m. for a 9.15 start. Please park in Kenilworth Road as parking very limited at the workshop. Wellington boots or waterproof boots recommended as the soil will be wet and muddy. We have some protective gloves and all tools are provided.

A warm drink is available mid-morning but bring your own water if needed.   The weather forecast is reasonable at the moment but this can of course change.

Let us know if you are coming to ensure we load enough tools. Phone: 01252 623443
 Email: countryside@hart.gov.uk


Play Hart Lottery and support Fleet Pond

February 4, 2019

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Raise money for Fleet Pond when you shop at Co-op

January 28, 2019

C8WtVyyXcAECj8kIf you use your local Co-op and have a Co-op Members Card, please go online and select Fleet Pond Society as your chosen charity.

The Society will then earn 1% of the money you spend on Co-op products. It all helps us to conserve this beautiful community asset.

Click here to support your Co-op local cause.

Fleet Pond at Dawn

November 4, 2015

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David Pottinger writes:

Here’s a nice picture of Fleet Pond just as the sun is coming up and the mist is disappearing (courtesy of Savinder Chauhan).

If you have some interesting shots of Fleet Pond, or perhaps activities that go on there, why not add them to the FPS Group on Flickr? You can see the latest contributions in the widget on the rhs of this blog (scroll down if it’s not visible).

Please also bear in mind the FPS Photographic Competition for 2015! The details are below.

To see previous competition winners, please go to our brand new website (which also includes a great deal of general information on the Pond) – see here (under Photos tab on the top).

FPS Photo Comp Poster b 2016

A Great New Web Site for FPS, Come and Visit!

October 30, 2015

FPS Web Site 2015

Screenshot from the very attractive new FPS web site

The Fleet Pond Society Committee is excited to announce the launch of their new, fully interactive website here.

The Society’s fortieth birthday approaches in 2016 and the Committee understands the importance of looking to the future as well as reflecting on the past. With this in mind the new site is packed full of information about the Fleet Pond Nature Reserve and the Society, as well as links to associate sites.

Go ahead and visit it today to find out more about the fantastic community asset that is Fleet Pond Nature Reserve.

Fundraising for FPS and Trekking to Angkor Wat

October 27, 2015


An aerial view of Angkor Wat

Mandy Saxby, a Committee Member of Fleet Pond Society (FPS), writes:

“In November, I will be trekking in Cambodia to raise funds for Fleet Pond Society’s Clearwater Campaign. I will be walking about 20 kilometers a day for 6 days, through forests, paddy fields and up a small mountain.

This will be with a small party of others who will be raising money for their own chosen charities. We start at Siem Reap and walk in a big loop that brings us to our destination of Angkor Wat, somewhere I have always wanted to visit.

Why Fleet Pond Society? I can remember walking round the Pond as a small child and I am now a regular volunteer and committee member. The volunteering started when I responded to the Chairmans’ appeal for someone to take over the dipwell readings.

Dipwells are small plastic tubes with holes all the way up, pushed into the ground, that allow water to collect in so that a water level can be taken. I thought that sounded like something I could do easily and quickly (there are only 9 of them) so offered my services. In fact these dipwells are placed in the centres of some very unfriendly spots in the middle of marshes but I’m still doing it 12 years on!”

If you would like to support Mandy on her trek, which will raise funds for FPS’s Clearwater Campaign, please go to her page on Virgin Money Giving.

From today, there are just 10 days to go!