Chalk stream talk on 14th September at Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group, Howard Hall, Letchworth.
Sharon Moat and Richard Meredith – Hardy were a great double act, highlighting the issues facing all chalk streams but particularly the upper reaches of the Ivel. They were keen to make local people aware of the scarcity of chalk streams but also to understand the enormous volumes of water being abstracted daily from the source of the river and the implications on the biodiversity. They were also keen to bring to life the importance of the historical evidence which demonstrates how different the river was before abstraction commenced. Most people present expressed how shocked they were.