We have received a reply to the letter we wrote to the Environment Secretary in November expressing our concern about river pollution caused by HS2.

Great effort on Sunday 4th February from a group of anglers on the Upper Colne removing litter from in the channel; the whole lot has gone to be recyled by ReAP UK and made into new products, nothing will end up in landfill.

In response to growing calls from the local communities for a plan to ‘Mend the Misbourne’ the Chiltern Chalk Streams (CCS) team recently held a workshop to begin the work of developing an evidence-based catchment plan for the River.

This letter from ColneCAN (Colne Catchment Action Network) expresses concern about river pollution caused by HS2.

What are PFAS and what levels of contamination have been recorded in the Colne Catchment?

During an exercise at lunch, delegates at the ColneCAN conference were asked to suggest possible projects for the catchment.

There has been a really significant increase in Asian hornet sightings in Great Britain this year with 54 nests found, compared to only 1 nest being found in 2022. 

The annual conference of the Colne Catchment Action Network (ColneCAN) took place on Tuesday 12thSeptember at Uxbridge Golf Club. The day was a treat for the 80 attendees, who were the lucky ones, as the event was oversubscribed; it proved so popular that 10 people on the waiting list had to be denied. It is reassuring to discover that so many care about the fragile catchment of the River Colne and are keen to collaborate to protect and restore it.

The ColneCAN Conference 2023 will be on Tuesday 12th September 2023 9:30am – 4:00pm at the Uxbridge Golf Club, The Drive, Ickenham, Uxbridge, UB10 8AQ 

Brunel University and Hillingdon Council collaborate on Natural Flood Management in Ruislip Woods.

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.