Have your say on the future of the River Lark

The River Lark
The River Lark

A new initiative is being launched to bring together organisations to protect and enhance the River Lark.

The River Lark Catchment Partnership - made up of Anglian Water, the Bury Water Meadows Group and other organisations - is being officially launched at a meeting in Bury on Thursday.

Residents in and around Bury are being invited to have their say on the issues facing the river.

Martin Bowes, Anglian Water’s catchment officer, said: “The River Lark is an iconic part of the local landscape and is close to the hearts of the people of Bury St Edmunds.

“Creating a partnership of people who care about this waterway and the wildlife it supports is an important step in protecting its future.

“Here at Anglia Water we know that our customers want us to protect our region’s environment and this is a great way to help do that.

“We want to involve the community in this work, and we would love to hear from people living in and around Bury about why they love their river and the concerns they have, be it litter, wildlife, access or anything else that needs to be looked at.

“We have had a positive reaction from a number of local groups with an interest in the river and we very much welcome input from any organisation or individual who we have not yet contacted.”

If you would like to submit suggestions to the partnership please email Andrew Hinchley from the Bury Water Meadows Group at ahinchley@yahoo.co.uk