A Pictorial Review Of 2016

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Holly Reeves (TAG Farnborough) and Colin Gray (FPS) at the formal opening of the Hemelite Bay Jetty in June 2016

David Pottinger writes:

Here’s my selection of images and videos that appeared on this blog during 2016. They are mostly in chronological order, January to December.

They vividly illustrate the many ways in which Fleet Pond Society (FPS) benefits and interacts with the local community. As you can see, a lot more goes on than you might imagine! If you’d like more details of any of the activities, you can track down the original articles via the search box on the top rhs.

Last year was also an important one for FPS, it reached it’s 40th birthday and there were a number of events to celebrate this.

If you’d like to support FPS, please consider joining, we’re really keen to get new members and it’s just £10 a year (with the newsletter emailed) or £15 via post (see here for joining). Membership fees help us carry out a multitude of tasks that extend and complement those performed by Hart Countryside Services.

In addition to individual contributions, we also greatly appreciate the funds and services kindly provided by a number of local organisations and companies.

Finally, on the theme of pictures, please note that the deadline for the FPS Photographic Competition for 2016 is fast approaching – Sunday 8 January 2017. You can find the details here. Best of luck!

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The year started with the opening of a new bridge at the bottom of Guildford Road

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A fascinating video was produced by John Sutton that reviewed conservation progress at the Pond

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Pat McKenzie with Cllr Steve Forster

(Hart District Council Chairman’s Award for Fleet Pond Society’s Volunteer of the Year 2015)

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2015 FPS Photographic Competition: the winning picture by Vicki Jull

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The bluebell patch at the Pond in full bloom


Terry Austin testing water quality as part of the Water Blitz project

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The opening of the Hemelite Bay Jetty (above, below and top)


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The colourful FPS float at Fleet Carnival 2016

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Members of the FPS Carnival Team

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The impressive artwork at Fleet Station featuring Fleet Pond

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Full of Life video from Hart District Council featuring FPS volunteers


FPS volunteers helping Elvetham Heath Primary School in making it’s own pond


A picture of the elusive Water Rail captured at the Pond


Rushmoor Mayor Jacquie Vosper with Michael Thompson of FPS

(Volunteer Recognition Event)


Included just for fun, spotted in a garden very near to Fleet Pond – Santa’s on his way!

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