The Planning appeal by Ingrebourne Valley Ltd, was heard on the 17th December 2015. It was concluded by the Inspector of the Appeal Hearing, that there was insufficient time to hear all of the appellants, Havering Council and interested parties points of view.
The appeal hearing was adjourned to January 2016. We then received an email from the Inspector of the appeal hearing, saying that he wanted more professional information from companies like the Environment Agency, Forestry Commission and others.
The Inspector of the appeal hearing has decided that the hearing will now go to an inquiry. We have not been informed of the date of the inquiry, but we should hear the result soon after the inquiry has been held.
Friends of Ingrebourne Valley and Hornchurch Country Park.
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.
At the AGM on Thursday 02/06/2016, Dave Cook stood down from being Chair of the Friends Group due to heavy work commitments. Although he has stood down, we have asked him if he would like to stay on as a Committee member and he has said yes. Jeff Stafford has now been sworn in as the new Chair, which was supported by the whole committee.
The Committee would like to thank Dave for all the hard work that he has done for the Friends Group over the last four years.