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EVENT CANCELLED Small Changes

Wednesday 20 Nov 2019

Iver Heath Nature Reserve and Environment Centre, Slough

The evening will focus on the small changes we can make in our everyday life that could have a big impact on the environment.

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Colne Catchment Action Network’s second annual conference

Friday 29 Nov 2019

Q Vardis, Uxbridge

Registration is now open for Colne Catchment Action Network’s second annual conference. The event will [...]

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Riverfly Taster Session

Saturday 30 Nov 2019

Denham Country Park, Denham

Join us for a free fun taster session and learn how to catch and identify freshwater creatures to show you the health of a river system.

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The Colne Valley Regional Park is the first substantial taste of countryside to the west of London. The Park, founded in 1965, stretches from Rickmansworth in the north to Staines and the Thames in the south, and from Uxbridge and Heathrow in the east, to Slough and Chalfont St Peter in the west.

A mosaic of farmland, woodland & water with 200 miles of rivers, canals and over 60 lakes

The Colne Valley Regional Park, formed in 1965 , stretches from Rickmansworth in the north, to Staines and the Thames in the south, Uxbridge and Heathrow in the east, to Slough and Chalfont in the west. Covering 43 square miles the landscape is a mix of bustling towns, green spaces and waterways which are the first taste of countryside immediately west of London.

The Colne Valley Community Interest Company aims to highlight this fantastic and varied area, its history, rich landscape and biodiversity. Many people live, work and visit the Colne Valley, but too few realise it forms part of a vibrant regional park.

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Countryside on your doorstep – Explore the Colne Valley

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Threats to the Colne Valley

There are many development proposals at the moment, it feels like ‘open season’ on the countryside of the Colne Valley Regional Park. We have been busy over recent weeks working on responses to planning applications and consultations for development proposals. Find out more…

Landscape Partnership

Colne Valley: ‘A Landscape on the Edge’

A National Lottery-funded project, to enhance the Colne Valley Regional Park by improving the lives of local people, enabling them to feel better connected to the environment. Bringing together wildlife organisations, local authorities, and water companies, this scheme is led by community charity Groundwork South, will run until 2021, and has National Lottery Heritage Funding of £1.63m and an additional £870k invested in its delivery.

About the Regional Park

Students at Brunel University London and West London Film and Media CIC created this informative video.

It explores some of the many attractions in the Colne Valley Regional Park, highlighting the practical uses of the land, farming, angling, its many circular walks, and how to support it. The video also deals with the many threats and pressures facing the regional park due to its close proximity to the urban areas of west London, including giant infrastructure projects such as the High Speed 2 railway line.

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Events flowing through the valley

Here at the Colne Valley Park, we are keen to introduce people to all areas and rural aspects of the park and that is why every month we will be sharing local rural events across your Regional Park. Please have a look at the local offers and events that are available for you, without having to break the bank or travel too far...
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Green Infrastructure Strategy

We have produced a Green Infrastructure Strategy that covers both the Colne and Crane Valleys.  This strategy articulates the importance of the Colne and Crane landscapes, setting a vision and an approach to unite around. It has been prepared to address the significant and numerous challenges of the 21st century in this area and is a call for action that highlights a wide range of “greening” opportunities as well as river enhancement projects. 

Improving Fishery Skills in the Colne Valley

Using funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative (CVFC) in partnership with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is running the first of a series of fishery management courses for fishing club and syndicate fishery managers to enable them to develop the skills needed to prepare fishery management plans...
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Floating Pennywort removal at New Denham and Uxbridge

You’ll never guess who was splashing about in the River Colne last week? It was two amazing teams of volunteer River Rangers. They were wading in the River Colne at New Denham and Uxbridge to tackling a major threat to our river system, Floating Pennywort.
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Explore your Colne Valley Park – Our first edition is ready!

Our first newsletter welcoming you all to explore all the wonderful places and sites of the Colne Valley Park has been created and ready to read. 
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Drip Drop, Drip Drop…..

Drip drop… drip drop… there goes water from your tap! Do you ever wonder where your water comes from and how it affects your local environment? Last week we were all talking about this at Drip Drop Summer School in four fun filled days with over 30 children at Iver Environment Centre. Together we dived deep into the topic of water awareness and conservation helping raise awareness on how your dripping tap is affecting your local river!