Locals invited to share their views on improvement plans
23 August 2016: Grenfell Park, Romford:
Romford residents are invited to a blockbuster free family fun day in Grenfell Park, Romford on Tuesday 23 August, from 11am -3pm. With plenty of activities on offer, it’s guaranteed to be an unmissable summer holiday event and what’s more residents can have their say on new plans to improve access to the River Rom and nearby Chase Local Nature Reserve.
Emma Harrington, Development Manager at Thames21 said: ‘At present there’s no way residents can get to the reserve from the west of the river; this limits their access to green space and a place to relax. Thames 21 helps people connect to their local waterways, so bring a picnic, enjoy the fantastic events and tell us what you think!’
Councillor Melvin Wallace, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure at Havering Council who will be in attendance on the day said:
’This is a great opportunity for local residents to have their say on the River Rom whilst enjoying different activities for adults and children. I encourage everyone to attend and bring their families to enjoy this event.’
There will be maps on show of the proposed changes, so residents can make comments, alongside a range of fun and quirky free events. Residents can take their pick from a treasure hunt, craft activities and the chance to explore the area through a guided walk. Children and adults alike will enjoy the Animal Skull Roadshow, and are invited to meet some of the river’s living inhabitants through the river dipping event. ‘You might be surprised what you find in this secret world,’ said Emma Harrington. ‘Don’t miss this chance to get up close and personal with what lives in the Rom!’
The event is organised by the Roding, Beam and Ingrebourne Catchment Partnership. The Partnership is coordinating the community based approach to improving the water quality of our rivers through improving habitats for wildlife and reducing pollution.
Location: Grenfell Park, by Roneo Corner, Romford
Date and time: Tuesday 23 August, 11-3pm
Notes for editors
Thames21 is an environmental charity putting healthy rivers back at the heart of community life. Through environmental improvements, education, research and advocacy efforts, Thames21 is inspiring and influencing effective and lasting change by working hand-in-hand with communities to deliver tangible and measurable improvements for urban rivers.
www.thames21.org.uk | Registered Charity No. 1103997
About the Roding, Beam and Ingrebourne Catchment Partnership The event is organised by the Roding, Beam and Ingrebourne Catchment Partnership. The Partnership is coordinating the community based approach to increase the quality of our rivers and other water bodies by improving ecology, increasing wildlife and reducing pollution.