News Archive

24 November 2014
On 24th of November Thames Water explained how they will reduce water abstraction from the River Kennet.

Richard Benyon MP said '"This is the news I have been waiting for. Huge credit goes to ARK for keeping the pressure up. This means that the future is bright for one of Europe's most precious rivers and most fragile ecosystems".

Claire Perry MP for the Devizes Constituency said "This development is long overdue and I am delighted that at last the project to build a pipeline to carry water to south Swindon has been given the go-ahead.  This fantastic news means that once complete, abstraction from the River Kennet at Axford can be significantly reduced, ensuring that this precious chalk stream is protected and wildlife is able to flourish.  Congratulations and huge thanks are due to everyone who has campaigned tirelessly for so long to secure this funding, and to ensure that eco-system in the Upper Kennet is saved".

Update 3rd December - please see the press release from Richard Benyon here
11 November 2014
Come along to our AGM on Monday 24 November  - speakers on topics such as eels in the Kennet, and the new pipeline for Swindon.  More here
07 October 2014
Results of this summer's public consultation are now published.
01 October 2014
Save Water September - the month long water saving campaign has smashed it's target of 2 million litres of water savings. For more click here
23 September 2014
Marlborough residents say YES to save water in their homes this month.
22 August 2014
Marlborough households challenged to save 2 million litres of water a year.  Climate Energy will be calling at homes in the area.
24 July 2014
1st August - Launch of joint campaign with Marlborough Town Council to encourage responsible dog ownership.  Come and meet some of the lovely dogs which exercise in Stonebridge Wild River Reserve.
08 July 2014
Eels are set to return to the Kennet after being absent for decades, as the 2014 Eels in the Classroom project draws to a close.  For the full story click here
01 July 2014
River Kennet one step closer to protection from abstraction. More hereBBC News coverage
26 June 2014
Take Part Now!   a six week consultation to find out your views on the work taking place at Stonebridge Meadow - complete the online form at Marlborough Town Council's website.