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River Crouch west entrance to Memorial Park
River Crouch east end of Memorial Park
River Crouch flowing under railway bridge
River Crouch on Burstead Golf course

River Crouch crossing Laindon Common Road

River Crouch crossing Noak Hill Road

River Crouch crossing Barleylands Road

In July 2009 the River Crouch was polluted in the area of Memorial Park Wickford. This was found by Peter Steward who contacted Roy Hart. An enormous amount of fish and other species were killed.

Subsequently they discovered flytipped rubbish and organised a
working party to clear this debris from the river.

Dead fish river crouch Working Party, Steve Wastal Roy Hart, Barry Storey and Peter Steward
More photos in Working Parties.

The River Crouch Conservation Trust was formed in July 2009. The remit of the organization is to clean up the river of rubbish and to bring the river back to a quality which will benefit all forms of wildlife, from water voles, fish to invertebrates and for the pleasure of the general public.
The Directors of the Trust are Roy Hart, Peter Steward and Steve Wastal.

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2022 Work Parties

Our work party took place on
Sunday 18th September

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Please see letter from Roy Hart regarding the recent pollution.
Click on the link below. It will open a pdf in a new window.
Pollution 2022

Another Sucessful Work Party

Here are some of the team of volunteers that took part in the work party on the 24th October 2021,
The haul today; a record 18 shopping trollies,1 Bike, 1 Bike wheel, 1 car Tyre, 3 traffic Cones, 30ft of green plastic netting, 30ft of garden netting, 2 large plastic drums, about 40 plastic carrier bags/sacks and hundreds of cans and plastic bottles.
Many thanks to all of the volunteers, which included the Wombles of Wickford.
Well done everyone.


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The river is looking very good and on the day a two Kingfishers, Moorhens, Mallards and shoals of fish were seen.

If you would like to come and help please

From time to time letters are written regarding the River & Trust.
To see them go to the Letters page









Map of the River Crouch

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