Sir Oliver Heald MP visited Radwell on 17th July 2021 and RevIvel Committee members held a productive meeting with Sir Oliver Heald, throughout which the MP reiterated his concern for both chalk streams and the wildlife living within them. The team pressed him to on the critical points affecting the river, notably over abstraction and recently pollution incidents. We expressed our disappointment with way in which the Environment Agency seems disinclined to acknowledge any historical data regarding the river’s flow We also explained that it feels as though it is the EA not Affinity Water who are reluctant to see augmentation at a volume sufficient to support the upper reaches of the river.
Sir Oliver agreed to investigate this point.
We emphasised that positive action is required urgently to address the UKs water supply and sewer infrastructure shortfalls