News Archive

30 April 2015
Water Vole Training.   On Saturday the 2nd of May we ran a training course for volunteers to learn how to survey for Water Vole along the Kennet.  For full details of the training click here.  [Read more]
30 April 2015
The ARK Summer 2015 River Walk has been set for the 5th of July.   [Read more]
21 April 2015
We have two exciting events scheduled for the next few months.    

A Summer River Walk & Tea (date tbc) which will take place between Stonebridge and Mildenhall.  Please keep your eyes peeled for a confirmed date.  

Willow weaving workshop in Ramsbury - date tbc 

05 March 2015
The date for the Spring River Walk has been set for Sunday 15th March 2015.  For full details see our events page and check out our flyer. 
05 March 2015
Free Soil Health Workshop for Farmers and Land Managers.  The Southern Streams Project is a joint venture between Action for the River Kennet (ARK) and Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF).  They have put together a free workshop for Farmers and Land Managers on the 19th of March.  For full information click here
05 February 2015
Ring 0800 358 6665 and quote 'Kennet' for a water saving makeover.  Residents challenged to save water and reduce water and energy bills in the Marlborough and Hungerford area.
20 January 2015
Before the end of March 2015 - take the Save Our Waters survey to consult on how we use and treat our UK Waterways. Blueprint for Water is asking people which stream, river, pond or landscape matters to them and urging them to tell the Environment Agency about it via Blueprint for Water’s Save Our Waters website.  Make your voice heard, complete the survey now.
20 January 2015
Calling at homes soon - from Marlborough to Hungerford.  Reduce energy and water bills by using less water.  More here
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