Sunday 12 March 2023

River up and over its banks

11th February 2023 - unsurprisingly, the melting of the recent snow and heavy rain have pushed the up the river level over the past day or two, and areas between the Recreation Ground and Sluice Wood were inundated for a while. The river was reportedly still running high and fast on Sunday 12th, with the floods receding somewhat.

Recreation Ground 11th Feb [photo Derek T]

Recreation Ground 11th Feb [photo Derek T]

Hood's Meadow 11th Feb [photo Derek T]

Path through Sluice Wood 11th Feb [photo David F]

The Sluice in Sluice Wood 11th Feb [photo David F]

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The Aims of Abington Naturewatch

At their meeting on 9 April 2005 the members approved this revised version of the aims of Abington Naturewatch:

  • To monitor and record the wildlife (fauna & flora) within the borders of the Abingtons;
  • To encourage protection of our wildlife, maintain its quality and foster its diversity;
  • To promote awareness of the richness, potential and problems of the natural environment of the Abingtons;
  • To cooperate in improving access to the local natural environment for the benefit of all Abington villagers.

Pat Daunt, Founder

The organisation is informal and communication is by email if possible; members are notified of events from time to time. Contact details are maintained by a small "project team". There is currently no membership fee as costs are covered by voluntary contributions at events.

Members are encouraged to report notable sightings of flora and fauna within the Abingtons to the appropriate sector coordinator and an illustrated record is published annually.

A map of the area covered, with some features noted, is available here:>

For more information or to join, please contact David Farrant on (01223) 892871.

Contributions to our records should be sent to sector contacts or either of the above. Photographs may also be submitted to Andy Merryweather (