Update 21st October 2019

Dear all,

Update 21st October, 2019

Water and the River Cam – Forum

Tues, 5 Nov, 10.am, The Guildhall, Committee Rooms 1 and 2

Some of you will know that like other chalk streams, the Cam and its tributaries is in a bad way.



Cam Valley Forum have published the River Cam Manifesto to urge everyone to wake up to the fact that all is not well with our rivers. https://camvalleyforum.uk/blog/

The Environment Agency, Cambridge Water Company and the Trustees of Hobson’s Conduit have issued a joint statement about the impact of water abstraction at Nine Wells and along Hobson’s Brook and Conduit.


Councillor Katie Thornburrow, Exec Councillor for Planning has organised a Water and River Forum as the first step for the local authorities to find out what questions they should be asking, and to get a better picture on the local issues. A panel of river experts that includes Stephen Tomkins of Cam Valley Forum, Rob Mungovan of the Wild Trout Trust and the Wildlife Trust will give their expert opinions. This will be followed by Q & A.

What does the Cam, its tributaries, and  hinterland mean to you or anyone else? Can you let me know.

Please  forward to friends and networks, as we are trying to gather evidence.

Invitation to City Council Leader Briefing “Cambridge 2020 and Beyond”

5.30 – 7pm, Monday 18 Nov, Guildhall Council Chamber

Refreshments outside the Chamber from 5.00pm.

Lewis Herbert will set out the opportunities and challenges facing the Council and discuss priorities and budget strategy. The session will be filmed and will include an open Q&A discussion. After the event, the clip will be uploaded to the City Council’s You Tube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/camcitco)

Space is limited so please confirm attendance by Tuesday 12 November by e-mailing kathy.brown@cambridge.gov.uk

Best wishes,



Chair, FeCRA