Meeting about the planned development

For anyone interested in the retirement community development in Wheelhouse Park off the Baddesley Road you are invited to talk to Phil Harvey of Fluid-Ideas who is representing the developer ‘Inspired Villages’ at the Hiltonbury Farmhouse this Thursday at 10:30. See below the message from the developer.


We need your help!
We are starting the process of naming and branding the retirement development off Baddesley Road. We’ve researched Chandler’s Ford’s history, heritage, interesting facts, famous landmarks, the wildlife etc. and we now need your help! If you’d like to shape the name and brand of this fantastic new retirement community, please come along to The Hiltonbury Farmhouse at 10.30am on Thursday the 13th February.
Coffees, Teas and pastries will be provided. Please call or text Phil on 07779 606206 to confirm your attendance.

Links for background:

Flexford Nature Reserve safety concerns

FlexfordNigel Williamson launched a one man campaign to bring the state of the footpaths through our local nature reserve to the attention of the Council, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and the NMDCA. He told the editor of the Miller’s Tale that he has had responses to his document, offering a donation from the council and assurance from the Wildlife trust that they will organise contractors to address the issue.

To read the document click here

Interesting evening in the Reserve

IMG_3767aOn Tuesday 16th June 2015 a small but enthusiastic group were taken on an instructive tour of the Flexford Nature Reserve adjacent to North Millers Dale. It was a delightfully warm summers evening and Clare, our guide of the Reserve from the Wildlife Trust, took us through the varied habitats represented, just a stones throw from our homes. Even regular walkers were treated to some fascinating sights that could have been easily bypassed on a casual walk. The icing on the cake was being shown two different Orchids growing wild.

Fascinating Introduction to the Flexford Reserve


Walk on the Wild side

The weather was perfect for the our guided evening walk led by warden Claire Bishop from the Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust. Discovering that there were so many different varieties of wild flowers present in Lower Flexford Woods, evidence of wildlife and why cattle are brought in to graze the land, was very interesting.  Claire kept everyone captivated, so much so that time flew and the walk carried on until 9pm! Ric Green from Rosemore Grove will often be found with volunteers in the woods, clearing and managing the woodland area. If you see him, do stop for a chat and he will tell you what they are doing. Ric is also a member of the Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust.