News Archive

13 June 2014
Come along to Marlborough Town Hall on Saturday 21 June to find out what has been happening at Stonebridge Meadow and let us know what you think. Joint ARK and Marlborough Town Council event.  More here
11 June 2014
An Otter has been spotted at Stonebridge Wild River Reserve - for the full article click here 
13 May 2014
Six local schools are each playing host to tank of baby Eels for the next eight weeks.  The Eels in the Classroom project is brought to the schools in a partnership between ARK, Severn & Wye Smokery and Thames Water.  For the full story click here.
12 May 2014
On 2 April a quantity of fuel leaked from a pipeline on the Marlborough Downs.
There is some concern that oil may reach groundwater and from there reach the Rivers Og or Kennet.
ARK have played a role helping Esso and their team to identify monitoring sites along the river where pollution may be detected.
We are confident that a professional team is working to detect pollution, and a plan is in place to minimise any resulting impact.
28 April 2014
Diesel from bus fire pollutes River Kennet  more here
31 March 2014
A new form for Muddy Walk reporting is available here.  For full details on our Muddy Walks please click here
11 March 2014
Muddy Walk Training is a course for anyone who enjoys walking by the river and would like to know how to identify and report pollution hotspots.  Throughout the Kennet valley, water laden with sediment, fertilizer, oils and nutrients enters our rivers. By identifying the sources of this pollution we can take steps to reduce it. Following last year's successful course Karen Davies will be running another on the 29th of March, starting and ending at the Dundas Arms, Kintbury, and including lunch.  If you would ike to attend please register with Carolyn by email: or call 01672 513672 For full poster please click here 
27 February 2014
Capital grants are available to help Farmers within the Kennet and Lambourn Catchment areas.  

For full information click here. 

11 February 2014

The whole Kennet is now on flood alert or flood warning, many of the tributaries are also affected. 

To get involved with flood and pollution reporting click here

28 January 2014

A male Belted Galloway calf called ‘Nettle’ will be the latest addition to the grazing stock at Stonebridge Meadow. For more click here