Bexley is of course bordered by the largest of all the rivers, the Thames but also has tributaries of the Thames too. The Cray and the Shuttle are the main ones but we border on the Darenth too. There are also minor streams.
These rivers have been adversely affected by development, pollution and water abstraction over the years but there are now groups working to reverse these adverse effects.
Under our Groups page you can read about the Cray Catchment Improvement Group, the Friends of the Shuttle, Thames 21 and the Friends of Footscray meadows. Plus under places read about a major reserve on the Cray – the Thames Road Wetland.
We publish news about our rivers and in our calendar page give details of opportunities to get involved in practical conservation.
Much of the river work is under the auspices of Thames21. The Bexley contact is Michael Heath. he can be contacted through Thames 21 at firstname.lastname@example.org or ph: 07968 805 751.
Video here of freshwater fish at the Coppermouth Stream in Waltamstow filmed by Jack Perks which shows the sort of piscine life we have in our own larger rivers.
The Thames Tideway Tunnel: a major sewer development project that will reduce pollution of the Thames.
A review of the River Cray by The Wild Trout Trust.
This report can be downloaded here: https://app.box.com/s/9net86mk1n38lr77s0un5m8gjdjgj4ib