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Medway Valley Countryside Partnership
3 Lock Cottages

Lock Lane
Maidstone

ME14 3AU

Tel: 03000 422997
medwayvalley@kent.gov.uk

 

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More volunteers
We offer opportunities for practical volunteering in the beautiful Kent Countryside. Every Thursday our dedicated team of volunteers undertake a huge variety of tasks, from hedge-laying to pond restoration, apple picking to school wildlife garden creation. In addition we have a large team of litter wardens and wildlife surveyors, so call us or email derek.whitehead@kent.gov.uk

to find out more.

Medway Valley Countryside Partnership
Medway Valley Countryside Partnership

Middle Medway Tributaries

Middle Medway Rivers

Working Groups up and running

 

The Middle Medway area covers all of the tributaries of the River Medway from Allington Lock to Leigh. The River Medway Itself is covered by a separate group, The River Medway Alliance.

 

We will be approaching representatives from a number of key organisations around the Middle Medway Catchment to represent their organisation on Working groups for each river in the Middle Medway area. 

 

This collection of representatives will be an overarching group that will steer the river improvement projects in the right direction. They will be people from organisations who can advise and help with projects as well as be able to contribute projects to help achieve the overall aims of the project to get rivers into good ecological status by 2015.

 

These groups will be really crucial to the success of the project as a whole and members will play an important role in steering the projects forward.

 

Currently we have working groups set up for the Ditton Stream, The Loose Stream and The River Len. Our next target area is the River Bourne. 

 

Each Working group has met to dicuss ideas for the rivers and we are currently producing individual action plans for each water course which will be put to wider public consultation in due course.

 

If you are interested in knowing more about these groups or getting involved please contact Mary on the details below

 

Draft Action Plans

 

Below are the draft action plans for the River Len, Loose Stream and The Ditton Stream. The Action Plans have been written following working group meetings in the summer where stakeholders met and decided on priority actions for the Rivers. If you would like to comment on either please fill in the questionnaire.

 

 

Please return completed questionnaires to Mary by Friday 7th February 2014

 

mary.tate@kent.gov.uk

 

3 lock cottages

Lock Lane

Sandling

Maidstone

ME14 3A

 

For more details on a river, please click on the name of the river you are interested from the list on the left hand side.

River Len Action Plan DRAFT.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [721.2 KB]
R Len_action plan Qs.doc
Microsoft Word document [47.5 KB]
Ditton stream Action Plan DRAFT.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [625.6 KB]
Ditton_action plan Qs.doc
Microsoft Word document [45.0 KB]
Loose stream Action Plan DRAFT.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [664.7 KB]
Loose_action plan Qs.doc
Microsoft Word document [45.0 KB]

Our River Leaflet-Hot off the Press!

 

Our river leaflet for the Middle Medway has been produced and includes lots on information on the project and how to get in touch. For your copy call or Email Mary on the details below.

Main Contact

 

Louise Smith

Medway Valley Countryside Partnership

3 Lock Cottages

Lock Lane

Sandling

Maidstone

Kent

ME14 3AU

01622 683695

louise.smith@kent.gov.uk

Middle Medway  Habitat improvements and community consultation

 

A mixture of urban, parkland, agricultural and recreational sites make up the habitats across the Middle Medway Catchment.  Along the length of the river and streams in the catchment there are several issues which prevent them from filling their full potential for wildlife, these include barriers to fish migration and pollution.

 

It is our mission to get the rivers and streams into good ecological status by 2015 and to do this we need the help and input of all of the landowners and users along the rivers lengths. We will be setting up community consultation groups so that we can get together ideas and plans. With the help of the Environment Agency, Natural England and other statutory bodies we will endeavor to make changes to the river to improve it as a wildlife habitat as well as a place for recreation and enjoyment.

 

Some work is already underway at Mote Park on the River Len, we are working with the Friends of Mote Park Group, Medway anglers and Maidstone Borough Council to install and monitor some reed fringes around the lake. This will improve the habitat for a number of species including fish, invertebrates, birds and small mammals.

 

 

 

 



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