Signatures flood in for Welwyn Hatfield Times' Save the River Mimram petition

PUBLISHED: 10:38 28 July 2012

River Mimram

River Mimram


DOZENS of Welwyn Hatfield Times readers have already signed up to our campaign to save the River Mimram.

Last week we announced we had joined forces with the Friends of the Mimram to tackle the problem of over-abstraction of the iconic chalk stream.

We hope enough people will sign our petition to show our support for Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman approving a plan which would reduce the amount of water that can be taken from it.

The business case by the Environment Agency would reduce the amount taken out of the Mimram by a third – with the benefit to the community and the river’s wildlife far outweighing the compensation which would be due to Veolia Water for the loss of the resource.

Friends spokesman David Cheek said: “People have been very supportive and are happy to sign the petition. They’re as worried about the future of the Mimram as we are.”

He said campaigners had gathered 350 signatures at the Codicote Village Day on Saturday, and petitions were filling up fast at shops and businesses in Welwyn, Digswell, Codicote and Tewin – as well as the vouchers in the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

“We are grateful for the support,” he added.

Add your weight to this cause by printing off the petition (link above right) and signing it.

Get your friends and family to sign it too.

You can also cut out vouchers currently being printed each week in the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

Send forms to: River Mimram petition, Welwyn Hatfield Times, c/o Bank House, Primett Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3EE.

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