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Crisis meeting to help save the River Thame

Save The River Thame seminar held at The Railway Club in Aylesbury - pictured is Doug Kennedy - project initiator

Save The River Thame seminar held at The Railway Club in Aylesbury - pictured is Doug Kennedy - project initiator

Environmentalists held a crisis meeting to help revive a healthy eco system in the polluted River Thame.

The meeting, which was held at The Railway Club in Aylesbury, was chaired by project leader Doug Kennedy who has been campaigning to improve the river for wildlife.

Representatives from agencies including Aylesbury vale District Council, Bucks County Council and The Environment Agency attended, as well as interested members of the public.

Speaking after the meeting, Mr Kennedy said: “It went very well and was very constructive, with high level representatives attending.

“Everyone learned a lot and we learned that people are doing things that other don’t know about and more communication is needed.

“The outcome is that I have been elected as the chairman of a working group to take things forward on this.

“There was a lot of enthusiasm from people living all down the river. We have a vision to see a healthy river filled with fish and invertebrates again, but also to provide a place where you can see wildlife.”

Mr Kennedy’s Save The River Thame campaign has been running for nearly a year and the meeting was held this week, close to the anniversary of a pollution incident which caused hundreds of dragonflies and fish to die.

 

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