North East Hertfordshire MP Sir Oliver Head welcomes the news of a new river restoration project happening for the River Beane at Walkern Road Bridge.
The project, which is being run by Affinity Water’s Environmental Enhancement Team, is exploring options to overcome the barrier to fish passage that the bridge creates on the River Beane at Watton-At-Stone. This barrier is currently preventing common underwater wildlife in healthy chalk streams, such as brown trout, grayling and freshwater shrimp from gaining passage down the river.
Commenting Sir Oliver Heald said: ‘I welcome the initiative to help restore the River Beane back to becoming a healthy chalk stream. I have campaigned for many years on the issue of over abstraction of chalk streams, including the River Beane, so am delighted that Affinity Water have set up the project.’