Minister to visit Hertfordshire's threatened rivers
TWO threatened rivers which run through Times Territory are set to be inspected first hand by a government minister. Environment minister Huw Irranca-Davies has agreed to visit the Beane and
TWO threatened rivers which run through Times Territory are set to be inspected first hand by a government minister.
Environment minister Huw Irranca-Davies has agreed to visit the Beane and the Mimram after North East Herts MP Oliver Heald tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in parliament calling for the protection of UK river habitats.
Both the Beane, which flows through Watton-at-Stone and the Mimram, which passes through Welwyn, WGC and Tewin, regularly run low on water.
Mr Heald, whose EDM has already been signed by 39 MPs from across the party spectrum, said he was "shocked" at the poor state of these rivers.
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"Over recent years these wonderful rivers in my constituency, which are much loved and form an important part of our environment, have suffered," he said.
"Action is needed if our rivers are not to run dry."
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A date for the Mr Davis' visit has yet to be set.