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Andrew Hinchley: River Lark – the next ten years

April 9 @ 19:00 - 20:00

A short talk with this title was given at this year’s BWMG AGM, asserting that the next ten years could be more important for the Lark than the last fifty.
Key amongst the expected changes is the reduction of abstraction from the Lark aquifer deep underground and the capping of extraction from many boreholes ie. the amount of water extracted can never again be increased.

A number of important developments and issues could not be included in the short time available and also in the intervening months there have been further major announcements that affect the Lark.

Jo Churchill MP has been presented with a major report on Lark pollution developed over the last four months and has taken up the challenge to help make key recommendations a reality. The Government has pledged in the new Environment Bill to produce a plan by next year of how to do away with all the many thousands of times that raw sewage is released into all our rivers.

This extended talk will also allow plenty of time for questions on the topics raised or indeed any other queries on the Lark in Bury or the Lark and its catchment in general.

Andrew Hinchley is Chairman of Bury Water Meadows Group and the River lark Catchment Partnership.

Free, all welcome. Register in advance here and joining instructions will be sent to you.


April 9
19:00 - 20:00