The year 2015 marked both the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta and the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Colne Valley Regional Park. Some people believe Magna Carta may have been sealed on the north side of the Thames at Ankerwycke in what is now part of the Park.

Loosely based on the Magna Carta, the Colne Valley Charter presents a vision for the Colne Valley as “…high quality countryside, waterscapes, villages, green spaces and other amenities that provide a regionally significant destination…”

The Colne Valley Charter carries the signatures of local MP’s, council leaders and the Chairman of the Colne Valley Park CIC.