Love Your River Bromsgrove

Water vole (c) Tom MarshallWater vole (c) Tom Marshall

The watercourses in Bromsgrove are failing the Environment Agency’s standards for chemicals and wildlife. We have partnered with them to improve these and are looking forward to working with Bromsgrove's residents to help wildlife in the town.

Environment Agency's yellow fishBromsgrove is really important to us as it is the last Worcestershire stronghold for water voles.  It also has lots of watercourses running through it that have the potential to be far better for wildlife as well as improve the local community’s enjoyment of the water environment.

Keep an eye out for yellow fish popping up in your area soon...

Working throughout Bromsgrove town

The illustration below shows the work we will be doing over the next few months across the whole town.  We'll explain more as the project progresses but we are really excited!

Bromsgrove work

November news

We gained funding in June to undertake capital works in Sanders Park and the George Wagstaffe Memorial Park, Catshill. Currently we are designing and gaining the necessary permissions for this work.

In November we finally got funding to take the project to the whole town and launch Love Your River Bromsgrove.  Please follow us on twitter @LYR_Bromsgrove for updates on what we are up to.

Get involved!

This isn't just about us - we need your help to make Bromsgrove better for wildlife and for you!

We will be offering training on water issues - including chemical and invertebrate monitoring - and would like local people to adopt a stretch of water and collect data for us.

Please email our Water & Wetlands Officer, to be included on the mailing list for the community monitoring project.

If you spot a pollution incident please call the Environment Agency Pollution Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60.