Current Society Projects

For your information and motivation

Current Yateley Society Projects

The Yateley Society engages in a number of Projects, each with a Project lead. This approach ensures that the right people are focussed on the project, using their energy and experience to deliver the best results.

Where possible the following projects will link to a project page detailing the project description, the objectives of the team, and what resources are still required. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the project lead flagging your interest, and then let’s chat!

Current Projects

Lead: Mary Ferriss (mary.ferriss@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Responding to the Blackbushe Vision project

Lead: Mary Ferriss (mary.ferriss@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Working with BCA who own this land to see if we can establish a community use 

Lead: Jo Hill (vicechair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Following the YCAN work on wildflower verges, trialling creating tapestry lawn areas on Yateley Town Council land

Lead: Jo Hill (vicechair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Following the unsuccessful bid to buy Moulsham Pond, we have a pot of money to spend on a Pond Project

Lead: Alison Hewitt (chair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: A relatively simple process to have mainly buildings listed as Assets of Community Value which means that should they be sold, the Community have first right to purchase eg The Anchor pub

Lead: Di Gardner (di.gardner@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Collation of data regarding the families and buildings connected with Vicarage Road in order to publish

Lead: Alison Hewitt (chair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: To train up volunteers to be able to carry out basic wildlife and plant surveys to gauge the effect of climate change/biodiversity projects etc

Lead: Liz Carpenter (secretary@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Providing minutes, agendas, room bookings etc in conjunction with the Secretary.

Lead: Mary Ferriss (mary.ferriss@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Responding to the Blackbushe Vision project

Lead: Mary Ferriss (mary.ferriss@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Working with BCA who own this land to see if we can establish a community use 

Lead: Jo Hill (vicechair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Following the YCAN work on wildflower verges, trialling creating tapestry lawn areas on Yateley Town Council land

Lead: Jo Hill (vicechair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Following the unsuccessful bid to buy Moulsham Pond, we have a pot of money to spend on a Pond Project

Lead: Alison Hewitt (chair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: A relatively simple process to have mainly buildings listed as Assets of Community Value which means that should they be sold, the Community have first right to purchase eg The Anchor pub

Lead: Di Gardner (di.gardner@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Collation of data regarding the families and buildings connected with Vicarage Road in order to publish

Lead: Alison Hewitt (chair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: To train up volunteers to be able to carry out basic wildlife and plant surveys to gauge the effect of climate change/biodiversity projects etc

Lead: Liz Carpenter (secretary@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Providing minutes, agendas, room bookings etc in conjunction with the Secretary.

Ongoing Projects

Lead: Roger Coombes (roger.coombes@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Collating local history items of interest to create leaflets, booklets etc

Lead: Colin Broadley (archivist@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Reviewing the content of hard drives and reformatting to usable files and adding new material

Lead: Roger Coombes (Roger.Coombes@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: To identify suitable interviewees with a view to carrying out interviews and recording residents’ memories and recollections of the local area

Lead: Jo Hill (vicechair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Following the acquisition of 420 saplings for YCAN, we continue to apply for free trees for planting in the community

Lead: Mike Mann (mike.mann@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Late winter/early spring sees frogs, toads and newts returning to their spawning ponds, if they can negotiate crossing roads – we try to help them

Lead: Mike Mann (mike.mann@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Restoration of the meadow/pond in the Royal Oak Valley, possibly tying in with Skaters Pond maintenance.

Lead: Mike Mann (mike.mann@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Monthly working parties assist Yateley Rangers; liaison with Hart/Hampshire Rangers, conservation groups re biodiversity of specific areas such as Cricket Hill Pond/Royal Oak Valley.

Lead: Hannah Carpenter (youthliaison@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: There is an opportunity to develop liaisons with schools and youth groups to promote the Society and engage with our object clauses.

Lead: Jo Hill (vicechair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: To organise events, talks, newsletters and update social media and the web content

Lead: Mary Ferriss (mary.ferriss@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: To review, research and comment on Planning Applications affecting our local area.

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Lead: Jo Hill (vicechair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Looking at increasing the number of “Honorary Members” in the community, and how to convert “Friends of” to actual members.

Lead: Roger Coombes (roger.coombes@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Collating local history items of interest to create leaflets, booklets etc

Lead: Colin Broadley (archivist@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Reviewing the content of hard drives and reformatting to usable files and adding new material

Lead: Roger Coombes (Roger.Coombes@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: To identify suitable interviewees with a view to carrying out interviews and recording residents’ memories and recollections of the local area

Lead: Jo Hill (vicechair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Following the acquisition of 420 saplings for YCAN, we continue to apply for free trees for planting in the community

Lead: Mike Mann (mike.mann@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Late winter/early spring sees frogs, toads and newts returning to their spawning ponds, if they can negotiate crossing roads – we try to help them

Lead: Mike Mann (mike.mann@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Restoration of the meadow/pond in the Royal Oak Valley, possibly tying in with Skaters Pond maintenance.

Lead: Mike Mann (mike.mann@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Monthly working parties assist Yateley Rangers; liaison with Hart/Hampshire Rangers, conservation groups re biodiversity of specific areas such as Cricket Hill Pond/Royal Oak Valley.

Lead: Hannah Carpenter (youthliaison@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: There is an opportunity to develop liaisons with schools and youth groups to promote the Society and engage with our object clauses.

Lead: Jo Hill (vicechair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: To organise events, talks, newsletters and update social media and the web content

Lead: Mary Ferriss (mary.ferriss@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: To review, research and comment on Planning Applications affecting our local area 

Lead: Jo Hill (vicechair@yateleysociety.org.uk)

Description: Looking at increasing the number of “Honorary Members” in the community, and how to convert “Friends of” to actual members.