4. Local River Monitoring Group

Theme: Knowledge


  • Learn more about the current state of the river
  • Identify specific problems facing the catchment

Project description

This project aims to establish a local monitoring group to keep an eye on the river.

Focused in and around Widford parish, local volunteers would keep a regular eye out for any erosion of the banks, silting and  flooding  on the River Ash as it flows through the valley below the village. They will keep careful records with the relevant dates and duration of these occurrences, in particular noting and marking the fluctuations  in the water flow below Affinity Water’s pumping station. 

This idea is being publicized locally via Widford Parish Magazine.

Project lead: Widford Parish Council
Project partners: Local landowners and volunteers
Project start: 2015

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.