Malmesbury River Valleys Trust
Malmesbury River Valleys Trust annual Schools Week was marred not by the bad weather but by overnight damage to tents and furniture. Groundsheets and tables were damaged beyond repair when tents left up overnight were entered.
“On Friday morning, we found chairs that had been stacked in one of our tents scattered around outside and in the tent a ground sheet had been torn and two tables badly damaged. Empty wine and vodka bottles had been left behind. One chair had been thrown into the undergrowth. We are so angry at this wanton vandalism.” said Mrs. Frances Goldstone, the Trust Chairman.
“Apart from this, the Schools Week had been highly successful. Over 150 children from five local Primary Schools had taken part over a four day period.” Mrs. Goldstone added. “We have had lots of thank you letters and drawings from the pupils and very positive feedback from teaching staff. Activities consisted of pond dipping, bug hunting, and looking at creatures that live in our ponds and rivers”
We have had more rain this month than any April since records began!
The Environment Agency have officially declared a drought in Wiltshire. There is no hosepipe ban locally but we all need to conserve water to protect the flows in our river as much as possible.
Please note, previous entries on this page will be restored as soon as possible
In April we added drought information here. Now, because of th awful, depressing, unremitting, miserable, wet, cool , damp, horrible non-stop rain, we'll maybe add some flood information.