Well, not really new, as Rosie Rees saw a water vole here two years back, but it's nice to know they're still there. This is the railway bridge by Homebase, where I peeped over the stone sill hoping to see a latrine - which there was - and as a bonus got four voles: three babies and an adult. It's very overgrown there, but also very quiet as the lane which runs parallel with the brook is a private driveway. Ideal, then, for water voles.
I crossed over the road and under the railway bridge, and went down the little track that leads to the back of Waylands Road to see if there was any activity there. This is serious dog-walking territory, so you have to be extremely careful where you tread, but even so I managed to ascertain there's a lot of feeding going on in that short stretch (see photo directly above). To me that's interesting, because one side of this section is brick wall, so the voles only have limited bank-space for their burrows. Apparently that's enough!