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On Sunday, 01 May 2016, 8 people from or related to Halstead, including town councillor Eileen Penn, set out to continue clearing the waste from humans out of the River Colne. This was following on from the clean up on 12 March. The aim was to extend their reach with people actually going into the river to collect the embedded rubbish along with the bags stuck in overhanging trees. Neil Williams came in his waders which was very useful. He did the whole walk in the water. The group was equipped with a range of rakes, grappling hooks, litter pickers, a poop scoop and lots of bin bags with thanks to Halstead Auto Electrics and Essex Wildlife Trust. The journey started at Parsonage Street Bridge and moved slowly along the riverside walk in a downstream direction.  

We have just added some new Case Studies produced by Cheshire Wildlife Trust giving advice and guidance to businesses and householders on reducing their impact on the water environment. These can be found in the Case Studies section under 'Householders' and 'Farmers and Landowners'.

We have also added some information about Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) to the Factsheets section. This has been produced by Essex County Council and gives some explanation of what SuDS are and help with implementing them.

 

Tuesday 10th May 2016

If you spend any time in Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park in Rochford you might notice some additions to the river (Nobles Green Ditch, a tributary of the River Roach), which flows through it.

River basin management plans set out the priorities for protecting and improving the water environment to achieve benefits for the economy and to people's health and wellbeing.

These plans form an important part of the collaborative and integrated approach to catchment planning for water.

There is an interesting article in the Guardian about the benefits that are being witnessed in the rivers where Beavers have been reintroduced in Devon.

Click here to read the article.

Monday 15th February 2016.

The Angling Trust, Fish Legal and WWF-UK are in the High Court today fighting a judicial review of the government's failure to stop agricultural pollution degrading 44 rivers, lakes and estuaries which are specially protected areas in England.

We believe that the government was required by the EU's Water Framework Directive to stop this ongoing pollution in these sites by 2015. They haven't done this and so we're taking them to court.

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