Essex Rivers Hub


The autumn 2019 edition of the Stour & Colne newsletter is now available to download here.

This latest edition includes updates on water quality, the metaldehyde ban, new farming rules for water, local projects, the new What’s In Your Back Yard (WIYBY) website, the newly formed Water Resources East (WRE) group and beavers returning to Essex.

The Environment Agency are currently undertaking a consultation on the latest iteration of their water company drought plan guidelines.

The guidance which was revised in September 2019 sets out what companies must and should include in their statutory drought management plans. These plans focus on the actions companies plan to take to maintain water supply and protect the environment from their operations during a drought.

Thames Water's Autumn 2019 stakeholder newsletter is now available to download on the Essex Rivers Hub website. 

The newsletter covers topics including water supply outlook, Thames Water's 2020-2025 business plan, campaigns update, community engagement and stories from Thames Water's in house newsroom. 

Essex Wildlife Trust will be hosting their first joint Coastal and River Wardens catch up day at their headquarters, Abbotts Hall Farm on 17th October 2019.

The event is aimed at existing Coastal and River Warden volunteers as well as anyone interested in volunteering with the scheme.

The programme includes:

New information on the future of England’s farming after Brexit has been released by Defra, and is available to download on the Essex Rivers Hub website.

The leaflet sets out the latest information on the intended changes to farming policy in England after the UK leaves the EU, and aims to give information to those working in the farming industry to get ready for the coming changes.

Topics covered include:

New guidance for landowners and land managers wanting to encourage healthy water vole populations on their land has been released by PTES (People’s Trust for Endangered Species).

Reviewed and endorsed by the UK Water Vole Steering Group* it provides a wealth of information in a compact, and easy to follow guide. Topics covered include: 

  • Livestock management beside watercourses
  • Buffer strips
  • Sympatheic watercourse and ditch management
  • Restoring, recreating and managing wetlands
  • Control of American mink


EssexRiversHub RT @EssexWildlife: A Heron sporting a rather funky hairdo at Abberton Reservoir 😎 📸 Great spot, David Lawrence!
EssexRiversHub RT @theriverstrust: Below the water's surface, tiny creatures are helping to shape our rivers through zoogeomorphology 🏞️ With larger anima…
EssexRiversHub RT @EnvAgencyAnglia: We have been working with @kclgeography to install a water level monitoring kit on the River Brain near Witham👍 The…
EssexRiversHub RT @EnvAgency: Just one gram of dog poo diluted in 1 million litres of bathing water will pose a health risk to bathers. Please remember t…
EssexRiversHub 🥳Well done Colchester Canoe Club!
EssexRiversHub RT @MattButcherEA: Another wonderful site visit with @kclgeography today, installing water level monitoring kit on the River #Brain near #W

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