South East Rivers Trust

Author: Bella


After nearly 2 months on-site, I’m pleased to share some more details of our work on the Beverley Brook through Wimbledon Common which has been completed (for now!) Why have we restored this stretch of the Beverley Brook? Read our Read more…


We are sorry to say that Thames Water has been in touch to notify us that an incident took place on Saturday 27th January 2018, in which sewage sludge from the Hogsmill Sewage Treatment Works was released into the Hogsmill Read more…


Come and join our friendly team at SERT! We have several new positions advertised at the moment including: Education and Community Outreach Officer for our SuDS in Sutton’s Schools Project (deadline to apply is 9th January 2018, 12pm) Project Development Read more…


We are delighted that SERT is one of five charitable trusts to have been awarded funding from the Patsy Wood Trust, designed to deliver a lasting impact for the environment. The projects will benefit rivers, woodland, butterflies and landscapes as Read more…


Over the summer we were delighted to welcome Nick Hale and Dr Moragh Stirling to the South East Rivers Trust. Nick joins us with a variety of experience in delivering river restoration and catchment enhancement projects on the ground. We were fortunate Read more…


  We are delighted to announce that our work on the River Wandle in south London has won the ‘Urban Project’ category of the 2016 UK River Prize. The project is one of four category winners which will now go Read more…


We’re very lucky to have Rosie Pyper join the South East Rivers Trust for a few months.  She is seconded from the Environment Agency and is helping deliver river enhancement projects across the south east.  She’s hit the ground running Read more…


Together with some of our partnerships, we would like to create an interactive website to provide information about two river catchments in Kent. The website will enable effective partnership working by facilitating the sharing of information about solutions and ongoing Read more…


This position is now closed.  A new opportunity has opened up to work with us in physical river restoration and delivery of catchment wide enhancements. The scope of the position has now been expanded to allow applications at both Project Read more…


This position is now closed.  We’re looking for an enthusiastic, natural leader with a good level of knowledge of river and catchment enhancement techniques.  The role will support new and existing partnerships across the SERT area, bringing people and organisations Read more…


We are recruiting a part-time River Education Officer to develop teaching packs and a ‘river in the classroom’ project as part of the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership Scheme. This is a brand new role and will be based on the Read more…


In a highly developed landscape such as Greater London, urban ponds can provide an important haven for wildlife and therefore it is important to keep the waters happy and healthy. Unfortunately over time urban ponds tend to fill up with Read more…


Over the last 2 years, the Wandle Trust has been intensifying efforts to tackle the considerable problem of pollution in the river. Often contamination can be tackled by our partners in the Environment Agency, tracking down pollution to the source. Read more…


And the fish easement work on the Hogsmill continues. This time our work is focused on the river around the Thames Water Sewage Treatment works situated in Berrylands, Surbiton, specifically the stretch from the railway bridge down towards Kingston Cemetery. The over-widened Read more…


Our work on the River Wandle continues with a habitat and fish passage project on the Ravensbury Park by-pass channel. This work will address habitat deficiencies, stream form and fish passage around the tilting weir which is a significant barrier Read more…


Three new members of staff have recently joined the SERT team. Luke Mitchell is joining us to work on river restoration projects; Olly van Biervliet will be running our water quality projects; and Polly Bryant will be running our volunteer Read more…


The Trust is advertising two new Project Officer roles: The first will deliver water quality enhancements including our volunteer pollution monitoring project The second will support volunteers and empower them to help deliver river restoration works (this post is part-funded Read more…


We are very excited to announce the recent publication of a new book by our Chairman of Trustees, Theo Pike, entitled ‘The Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashing – and how to tackle other Invasive Non-Native Species’. This ground-breaking 96-page handbook includes Read more…


Ketso means ‘Action’ in Lesotho and is the name of an engaging toolkit for capturing people’s ideas and views. We used the Ketso kits to develop part of the Vision and Catchment Plan on the River Wandle and found it Read more…


Booking is open for a one-day training workshop which will explore how to apply the Ketso workshop technique for catchment stakeholder engagement.  The workshop will be held at the Park Crescent Conference Centre (Great Portland Street, London) on 7th March Read more…