The SOS Save our Stream appeal started on 31st January to raise £2,000 in funds to finance the services of a technical specialist to enable us to prepare submissions and present our case to Affinity Water.
The appeal closed on 31st March and we are sure you would like to know that an amazing £5,275 was raised .
This amount is well beyond our initial expectations and a massive thank you goes to all of the members who helped and assisted with the appeal, members who kindly re-joined, members who recommended others to join, new members who saw the publicity and lots of other very kind people who gave donations.
Contributions ,and promises of contributions ,have also been made by local councillors and we have passed our thanks onto them too for their kindness.
John Lawson has helped us prepare The RevIvel Association’s response to the WRE and WSRE consultations focusing on the need to reduce abstraction to sustainable levels.
In addition, he is preparing a report on the impact of over-abstraction on the Upper Ivel which we will use in discussion with Affinity Water and the Environment Agency in the coming months. We hope to have this report complete by the end of April. In due course, we plan to share with you the highlights of the report.
With the additional money that has been raised we are now looking at making two purchases to evidence and support our requests to Affinity Water (re flow) and Anglian Water (water quality).
This equipment will record both water flow and water quality (ammonia, nitrates, phosphates, etc). We are still evaluating functional specifications for these devices and more about this will follow.