An ode to the River Darent – watch this!

An ode to the River Darent – watch this!

A stunningly beautiful animated film has been made about the River Darent. Described as part-poem, part history reimagined, it tells the story of the river going back 100 million years and sheds light on its fragile existence today. Written and narrated by Deborah...
Sewage Treatment for Sevenoaks? What we learnt at our AGM

Sewage Treatment for Sevenoaks? What we learnt at our AGM

Thames Water is exploring the idea of building a small sewage plant for Sevenoaks in the medium term. Graeme Kasselman, London system planning lead at Thames Water explained the thinking behind the idea at our AGM. Drainage and Wastewater Management Plan (DWMP)...
Summer Balsam bash has success – but big push needed next year

Summer Balsam bash has success – but big push needed next year

Himalayan Balsam bashers have been out this summer on the banks of the Darent, led by the indefatigable Mark Gallant of the North West Kent Countryside Partnership. This is part of the annual management of this invasive non-native species by teams of volunteers....
DRiPS hosts meeting with Sevenoaks MP, Laura Trott

DRiPS hosts meeting with Sevenoaks MP, Laura Trott

We were delighted to meet Sevenoaks MP Laura Trott at Castle Farm in Shoreham in August to highlight the issues facing the River Darent. Members of the committee described how flows have decreased dramatically over the years, leaving the river and its flora and fauna...
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...