Watford Rivers 2017

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Watford Rivers 2017

Watford Rivers 2017

Sandy Belloni By Sandy Belloni

Watford project, river clearance events, engaging local people, stakeholders & schools. River fly, outfall monitoring, invasive species work habitat improvement, the catchment based approach, legacy.

Watford Idea stage

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Started work last year clearing river areas and engaging local groups in Watford see https://www.facebook.com/groups/952293954853968/ I hope to develop this and try and engage local people to get more involved in their local river, I'm working with many local groups, I'm chairman of Friends of Oxhey Park and set up a Community Interest Company to undertake local land and river improvement projects.

What we'll deliver:

  • Looking at the history of Watfords rivers
  • Setting up local schools awareness training and river links
  • 10 Watford river clearnce events in 2017

Why it's a great idea:

Because it is needed and can engage local people and stakeholders, leaving an enduring legacy for the area by linking the community, groups, landowners, stakeholders through the Catchment based approach

Steps to get it done:

  • Building partnerships locally, engaging riparian landowners in Watford to undertake river improvement actions
  • Having a regular monthly well attended river event on the Colne in Watford
  • Now averaging 3 river events per week, see facebook page for details

Control invasive species, improve river habitat, improve water quality, control pollution thus improving rivers amenity value.


Location Watford

Watford has 2 other projects and £345,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

River Colne Watford


Watford Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £19,034

Engaging apprentice - £10,000 (53%)
Project Management - £3,000 (16%)
Publicity and marketing - £3,000 (16%)
Equipment - £800 (4%)
Insurance - £400 (2%)
Other - £1,834 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Engaging apprentice
Project Management
Publicity and marketing
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £19,034

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