South East Rivers Trust

Author: Polly


This is the second in a series on blogs focusing on the Water Resource Management Plans for the water companies operating in the south east. To find out what these plans are and why they are important, read our Introduction Blog. Blog Read more…


Water companies across the UK are consulting on their Water Resource Management Plans, and as a customer, you have the opportunity to comment on these plans and influence how your money is spent. What are Water Resource Management Plans? Since Read more…


Ok, they haven’t built any aqueducts, roads or made any wine… However, recent research has demonstrated how important sea trout are in maintaining freshwater resident brown trout populations. This gives greater incentives for freshwater conservationists to improve fish passage so Read more…


The South East Rivers Trust, in partnership with Metis and Sutton Council, has launched the first SuDS project to target schools in Sutton. What are SuDS? With conventional drainage systems, rainwater rushes to the sewers, which can become overwhelmed during Read more…


Another Year, Another Great Hogsmill Forum Last week, volunteers across a range of projects on the Hogsmill joined us and ZSL at London Zoo for the 2018 Hogsmill Forum. The Forum is an opportunity for us and ZSL to say Read more…


On the afternoon of Wednesday 24th January 2018, this happened… …. And it’s not an isolated event. This is sewage, temporarily held in a Thames Water storm water tank in Epsom, discharging into the Green Lanes Stream and the Hogsmill Read more…


What is World Rivers Day? World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways and it takes place on the last Sunday in September each year.  We rely on rivers for more than you may realise. Rivers around the Read more…


Our very own Toby and Nick are taking part in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride this September to raise money for our local rivers. The route is pretty famous, starting in Clapham Common (London) and travelling 54 miles to Read more…


So you know that the roads can be pretty dirty. You see the direct effects of it on your car when you think it’s probably time to give it a clean. The dirt on the roads is also really well Read more…


Our lucky Pollution Patrol volunteers were treated to a FIN-tastic day with our local Environment Agency team, learning all about fish. It may come as a surprise to some people, but the Hogsmill, Wandle and Beverley Brook all contain a Read more…


We are looking for two new staff members to join our team! Head of Finance We are looking for a freelance contractor to serve as Head of Finance in a dynamic and fast growing not-for-profit environment. ​As the Head of Finance, Read more…


The latest edition of the Hogsmill Newsletter is now available to download. It summarises the results of River Monitoring Initiative (RMI) sampling together with other pollution monitoring and activities and events along the river. Hogsmill Newsletter May 2017 If you Read more…


No 12 on the Hogsmill obstruction hit list was the River Club weir. With very shallow flows plunging over its crest, and a drop of 0.7 m between the upstream and downstream water levels, this weir on the Hogsmill near Tolworth Read more…


Do you live in Wandsworth? Or perhaps the Sutton area? Do you buy your food and other shopping from your local Tesco store? If so, you could help us to raise up to £8,000 in funding for future Wandle cleanups! Read more…


There is a new newsletter for anyone interested in or involved with the health of the Hogsmill. It summarises the results of River Monitoring Initiative (RMI) sampling together with other pollution monitoring and activities and events along the river. Hogsmill Read more…


The Hogsmill river doesn’t know how lucky it is! Last week, 30 volunteers joined SERT and ZSL at London Zoo for the 2017 Hogsmill Forum. Credit: Sivi Sivanesan The Forum is an opportunity for us and ZSL to say thank you Read more…


Get your diaries out and calendars open, the dates for London Rivers Week 2017 have been confirmed! London Rivers Week 2016 brought together many partners across London, delivering a total of 35 public events to get everyone involved with their local river. Read more…


By Chris Gardner In 2015 the South East Rivers Trust was awarded a £31k grant through the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Catchment Partnership Action Fund (CPAF) to deliver fish passage and habitat improvements on the River Read more…


Author: Nick Hale, Project Officer Read Part 1 and Part 2 first! And so 3 weirs fell! Gatehouse, Weir 1 New Lodge, Weir 2 and Dairyhouse, Weir 3 Watch the video of their removal here: A total of approximately 250 Read more…


Author: Nick Hale, Project Officer Read Three Weirs part 1 here. After many months of planning the project we were finally able to start the fun part and get on the riverbank! The first job was to take delivery of Read more…