Coldham’s Brook needs you!

9th December 2021

The Coldham’s Brook, a valuable and rare chalk stream habitat, is set to benefit from a helping hand after receiving a grant from Cambridge Water’s Pebble fund.


Abbey People, alongside the City Council and other partners, have been successful in their bid which will enable habitat restoration work over the next two years. Overhanging scrub will be trimmed and coppiced in places to allow regeneration of riparian vegetation, deflectors constructed from woody debris will help to diversify the in-channel habitat, and gravels will be added to create oxygenated riffles for invertebrates and breeding fish.

Abbey People will be engaging volunteers from the local community in Abbey Ward, one of the most deprived in Cambridge. Skills sharing between local experts and seasoned conservation volunteers, and volunteers from this historically underrepresented community will be a key element of the project.

If you have a passion for the environment, and would like to share your conservation knowledge and skills, please get in touch with Lynsey to find out more:

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