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 Thursday 28th June we gave the Roundel the first coating of oil to seal it from rusting any further. A small group spent the morning on our hands and knees painting the oil on. The picture above is how it was before and the picture below is after the oiling. The Roundel will at least need another two coats before we can re-open it to the public, once open you will be most welcome to enter the Wild Flower Garden. The Roundel is a sculpture and not a monument, so you can sit on it, children can play on it, it is there to be enjoyed.