South East Rivers Trust

Tag: Wandle


  Buy your Christmas cards from us and help support our work!   Our charity Christmas cards highlight the importance of river cleanups. Created by local illustrator Jane Porter, the cards showcase her famous Wandle Alphabet.  “It took five years Read more…


The weather could not have been better last week for our planting day at Sutton Council’s Denmark Road Offices. This planting day was organised to enable staff members to contribute to the new rain garden. Thanks to the hard work of Read more…


The last week of June was London Rivers Week; a celebration of the capital’s 600 km of wonderful waterways.   This year’s focus was “Valuing Water” – highlighting the essential benefits that rivers provide us with, the pressures they face Read more…


  As part of London Rivers Week, and to close our education project funded by the Greggs Foundation, we held a Graduation Day in Wandle Park (Croydon) for 300 school children.   Three local schools (Howard Primary School, Kingsley Primary Read more…


  There are so many good reasons to install a water butt…   As the Education and Community Outreach Officer on the SuDS in Sutton’s Schools project, I am often singing the praises of water butts. A water butt is Read more…


You can vote to fund our education programme, Project Kingfisher, in Tesco stores along the Hogsmill now.   Do you live in Kingston? Or perhaps the Epsom/Ewell area? Do you buy your food and other shopping from your local Tesco Read more…


Getting hot in this heatwave?   With this sunny, hot weather, we all want to find a way to cool down, quickly. One tempting way of doing this is to use more water than usual. Perhaps for an outdoor paddling Read more…


This is the fourth 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…


The Teacher Diaries is a new blog series written by our Education Officer, Verity Thomson. Read our series to find out all about our efforts to get kids outside and engaged with their local river. The project is kindly supported by the Read more…


This is the first of 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. 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…


Last Sunday, Nick and I rode 54 miles in the name of rivers, completing the London to Brighton cycle ride. This blog is our way of saying thank you to all of those who supported and sponsored us along the 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 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…


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…


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…


We’ve been busy on the River Wandle in south London, with new projects starting and plenty of volunteer events. Have a look below to read about our recent Wandle work. 1. River Wandle Cleanups On the second Sunday of every month we Read more…


We have teamed up with Thames 21 on a new project to tackle urban pollution across London’s rivers. Many improvements in the quality of urban rivers have been made in recent years, but lots of serious water quality issues remain. One Read more…


Our rehabilitation work on the River Wandle’s Carshalton Arm has won the Urban Category of the 2016 UK River Prize. By opening up fish passage, enhancing river habitat, addressing urban diffuse pollution and reintroducing brown trout, we have attained ‘Good Ecological Read more…