Our long-term aim is to improve the River Lea to benefit the local communities, environment, and economy. There are many things a restored river could bring – educational opportunities, better health, improved wildlife and more.

We are making these benefits a reality by working together with local stakeholders. We believe that promoting joint action we will achieve greater benefits for people and the environment alike.

Themes and objectives:

Community engagement and participation

  • Improve local knowledge and understanding of the river and the issues facing it
  • Increase public access to and involvement in the river
  • Promote the river as a community and educational resource
  • Promote action to reduce households’ water consumption and pollution

Promoting appropriate and sympathetic land management

  • Reduce flood risk
  • Improve existing wildlife corridors, especially for protected species
  • Control or eradicate invasive non-native species
  • Increase the amount and quality of habitats and species  

Improving water quality and water quantity

  • Reduce pollution through physical improvements around the river
  • Work together to investigate and implement solutions to manage and minimise sources of pollution
  • Educate the general public and local businesses about its role in water quality and quantity improvements

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.