News Archive

04 July 2018
River group urges everyone to help keep river flowing
 
Action for the River Kennet is urging everyone in the Kennet Valley be water smart as another hot weekend approaches.  Local meteorologist Eric Gilbert recorded just 5.3mm of rain in Marlborough in June 2018, which is just 1/10th of normal June rainfall. At the same time Thames Water experienced their highest water demand day ever last Sunday. Full press release here.
26 March 2018
New small grants availalbe to improve fisheries and habitats in the Kennet and its tributaries from Newbury downstream. Download grant details here and application form here. For examples of projects which would be suitable take a look here. Anyone can apply, you might be a fishing club, landowner, parish council or residents association. Our project officer will help you every step of the way.
06 December 2017
Action for the River Kennet are recruiting for a project officer to work in the lower Kennet catchment. This is a part tine, paid role. Click here to find out more.
10 November 2017
ARK's AGM celebrates a reduction in water abstraction and the amazing role of volunteers. [Read more]
04 July 2017
ARK and Thames Water celebrated the completion of a £30 million project to reduce abstraction from the Rivers Kennet and Og at an event in Mildenhall, Wiltshire, last week.


 

07 June 2017
A sluice failure on the River Kennet over the spring bank holiday weekend, leading to a fish rescue is being resolved.  Read More
25 May 2017
Action for the River Kennet and Marlborough Town Council are celebrating the return of the Belted Galloway cattle to the meadow at Stonebridge Wild River Reserve this week.

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11 May 2017
Rain gardens: good for rivers, good for wildlife and good for gardeners.

ARK presented the first of several events to promote rain gardens yesterday (10 May 2017). Marlborough Gardening Association hosted award winning garden designer Wendy Allen and ARK director Charlotte Hitchmough to find out how and why to build rain gardens at home. More information here.
23 March 2017
 A new pipeline to supply water to south Swindon from Farmoor Reservoir will open at the end of this month.  Thames Water’s Axford pipeline project will protect the fragile River Kennet and River Og, by providing an alternative water supply for Swindon when river levels are low. 
Click here to read the full story
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08 March 2017
We are moving! From 20th March our new office address will be: Avebury, Elcot Park, Elcot Lane Marlborough, SN8 2BG Tele 01672 512700