There will be a volunteer event at Fleet Pond this coming Sunday and all are welcome to attend (see below for registering).
We meet as usual at the Countryside Workshop, Old Pump House Close, Fleet, GU51 3DN at 9.15 a.m. Please park in Kenilworth Road as parking is very restricted at the workshop.
For further information and booking for this event (which is essential as tools and resources have to be planned beforehand), please contact Hart Countryside Services:
Phone: 01252 623443
The Sunday volunteer tasks are supervised by a Hart Countryside Ranger together with members of Fleet Pond Society.
The theme for the FPS Photographic Competition for 2018 is
“It’s the little things.…”
Here are the entry details:
- All photographs must have been taken at Fleet Pond Nature Reserve.
Note: If your photograph is a close-up you need to also include a wider shot that can confirm the location at Fleet Pond.
- Up to 3 photographs per person.
- All photographs received will be acknowledged and may be used by FPS for any purpose it chooses.
- Send photographs together with name and postal address by email to email@example.com
- Closing date : 6th January 2019.
- The Rose Bowl award is donated by Fleet Photographic.
- The taking of photographs using drones or aerial cameras is prohibited.
The winners of the competition will be announced at the FPS AGM in February 2019.
Best of luck!
The direct link to the Hart Lottery page for FPS is here.
Fleet Pond Society are looking for a volunteer web designer to take our site to the next level (the current site can be found here).
Fleet Pond Society is a high profile charity that has won a number of regional and local awards for their contributions to conserving Fleet Pond Nature Reserve and also for raising awareness of it’s fauna and flora and fascinating history.
The volunteering position has been advertised on Volunteer North Hampshire and you can see the advert here (and it is also given below).
In 2015 the Fleet Pond Society created a new website to promote Fleet Pond, share its history, publicise key events, provide updates on environmental activities and encourage visitors to appreciate this unique local amenity. See: http://fleetpond.org.uk/
We are now looking for someone to help us make improvements to the website which will include incorporation of our blog and ecommerce functionality.
We are hoping to find a volunteer happy to further develop our website. You will need to be adept at WordPress, web-design and hopefully have some experience in e-commerce.
The volunteer will be able to work remotely and in your own time; however it will be advantageous for the successful candidate to meet with the committee in order to plan and discuss the developments of the website face to face.
Ed. If you know a friend or colleague who may be interested, we’d appreciate it if you could pass on the opportunity.
If you would like to support Fleet Pond Society by taking part in the lottery scheme recently launched by Hart District Council please go here. Details of the scheme have been summarised in a previous post and here is an interesting update on the lottery as a whole.
David Pottinger writes:
I’m a member of Fleet Film and regularly attend their (very impressive) showings. The last time I was there, prior to the main and short film, they showed a captivating slide show of different places in Fleet. Quite a few featured Fleet Pond (see above and below), so why not keep a look out the next time you’re at Fleet Film and, if you’ve not been to the Pond for a while, perhaps also pay a visit?
You can find out about the screenings at Fleet Film as well as view clips of the films by going to their web site here. There is also a lively feedback section on views on the various films. Fleet Film is a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema (see here).
The first film in 2018 is on Monday 8 January and is the Norwegian film The Wave. Annual membership of Fleet Film is £45 and covers 18 films.
If you would like to support Fleet Pond Society, details and benefits of annual membership can be found here.
Credits: photos courtesy of Brian Biffin.
By kind courtesy of local resident Iris Marshall, a photo of the old Victorian boathouse that once used to be at Fleet Pond.
For location, see Boathouse Corner on the map below, just along from Fleet Station at the top; click to enlarge).
For more information on the fascinating and sometimes surprising history of Fleet Pond, take a look at our web site here and example pictures below.