Welland Valley Partnership meeting: 15/09/2017

Location: Wing WTW, Morcott Rd, Wing, Oakham LE15 8SA: 10.00 am

Attendees:

  1. Richard Reynolds (Anglian Water)
  2. Joanne Pollock (Anglian Water)
  3. Matthew Bills (Harborough District Council)
  4. Geoff Gilfillan (Welland Rivers Trust)
  5. Peter Barham (Welland Rivers Trust)
  6. Chris Stoate (Welland Rivers Trust + Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust)
  7. Georgina Wallis (Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer)
  8. Simon Bonney (Environment Agency)
  9. Dr Chris Extence (Environment Agency)
  10. Prof. David Harper (Welland Rivers Trust)
  11. Amanda Jenkins (South Lincolnshire Fenlands Partnership)
  12. Richard Spiers (Welland Rivers Trust)
  13. Edward Baines (Braunston Parish Council)

Agenda:

10.00: Welcome

10.05: Introduction and Healthy and Safety: Richard Reynolds

10.20: Introduction from the new WRT PO: Geoff Gilfillan

10:35: Actions from previous meeting: Peter Barham

10.50: Presentation: ecological monitoring: Dr Chris Extence

11.05: Individual Partner Updates: All

11:35: Funding updates:

-Rural Development Programme for England

-Other opportunities

11.50: Stamford Mill Pump issue: All

12.05: Any Other Business

13:20: Wing Water Treatment Works tour

Next meeting: October 20th at Market Harborough District Council Offices; 10am

Outcomes of meeting:

Thank you to all the Partnership members for their attendance, and for Richard Reynolds of Anglian Water for organising and hosting this partnership meeting. One of the main objectives for the meeting was for the Welland Rivers Trust’s new Project Officer to introduce himself to the Partnership, and to outline his plans as the Project Officer. Also in attendance was Dr Chris Extence of the Environment Agency, who produced a presentation on the EA’s ecological monitoring plans for the Welland Catchment.