Cllrs Russ McPherson and Mark Ashton at Cherry Hinton Brook
Cllrs Russ McPherson and Mark Ashton at Cherry Hinton Brook

Following the enquiry into the state of the area’s chalk streams called last year by Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces, Katie Thornburrow, a new report has been published that highlights a range of measures designed to protect local streams including Cherry Hinton Brook.

Those measures include:

  • improvement of flow to the brook
  • exploring longer-term options for reconnection to the main river
  • maintenance of existing restored sections at Cherry Hinton Hall and near Brookfields
  • feasibility study for notching the weir at Cherry Hinton Hall.

Cllr Russ McPherson, who went down with city council colleague Cllr Mark Ashton, welcomed the report: “This is great news for Cherry Hinton Brook. It’s such an important part of our local community, with its wide range of wildlife – including kingfishers and water voles – and it’s vital we protect it for future generations.”

To read the report in more detail, go to the Cambridge City Council web site.

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