The Roding, Beam & Ingrebourne Catchment Partnership is a focused group of local stakeholders who are working together through a Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) to improve the rivers in the Roding, Beam & Ingrebourne Catchment and bring direct on-the-ground benefit to people and wildlife. The Friends Group is just one of the members of this partnership. This Catchment Plan sets out the required actions which will seek to improve the physical functioning and condition of the rivers and tributaries within the Roding, Beam & Ingrebourne Catchment, thus benefiting both wildlife and people. To see the Catchment Plan and Vision Summary, go to our Documents tab and click on the links to see how you can help move this forward.
How well do you know your drains?
It is very easy to make things disappear down the drain, but have you ever thought about where it all ends up? There is a common misconception that everything you pour or flush away at home ends up in a sewage treatment plant, but that isn’t quite how it works. If your plumbing at home is incorrect, dirty water could be draining straight into your local river or beach. As the property owner you are responsible for fixing any faulty drainage connections, even if these were in place prior to you owning the property.
If you do not fix your faulty drains, you’re directly affecting your local environment and could face a fine of up to...£50,000
Please see the leaflets on our Documents page for more information.
On our first volunteer day of 2017, we had 11 volunteers attend. Although it rained all day, everyone enjoyed them selves. They removed a length of fencing that was no longer required in the park, making it easier for people to take different routes from Albyns Farm to Albyns Farm lake and beyond. After they finished they returned to the Classroom at Albyns Farm Depot, to warm up, have a cup of tea or coffee and something to eat. Once everyone had warmed up, they returned the tools that they were using to our container, before they all went home for a good rest.
If you are interested in helping out with the Friends Group Volunteer Days, please contact Ray on:
firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07933-172921.
If the phone is not answered, please leave message and I will get back to you.