Weir removal: The need for a broader, risk-based analysis

Weir removal: The need for a broader, risk-based analysis

The motivation for this blog comes from the DRiPS committee’s anxiety about the removal of weirs on the Darent, particularly one of the biggest and most beautiful at Old Mill Close, Eynsford. Many weirs, together with their sluices and clay bunds, form millheads which...
Duck Race donation received with thanks

Duck Race donation received with thanks

Thank you to the Shoreham Society and enthusiastic duck racers for the donation of £685.13 to support our activities. The money was raised at this year’s Duck Race on the Darent. It’s an event which takes place annually in May and has grown in popularity since the...
What’s happening at Sundridge and Brasted?

What’s happening at Sundridge and Brasted?

Anyone who lives in or has passed through Sundridge recently cannot fail to have noticed the transformation of the land adjoining the A25. Spearheaded by Parish Council Chairman John Evans and implemented by a growing team of village volunteers, the land has been...
Chairman’s update: June 19, 2023

Chairman’s update: June 19, 2023

Your committee has been keeping busy with meetings indoors and outdoors with catchment partners, with water companies and emails to government. Much of Europe (and the planet) is already in trouble with drought, even Loch Ness is drying up, hosepipe bans have just...