River Tawd improvements
As well as being a beautiful and restful escape in the heart of the town, Tawd valley is a haven for wildlife. Tests over recent years have indicated that the water quality of the river is generally very good, providing a healthy home and habitat for a variety of fauna. In 2016, 1,500 fish (mainly Roach, Chub and Dace) were released into the Tawd within the Park (watch the video here). Kingfishers have also been spotted there in recent times.
The current regeneration of the valley will further improve the natural environment and it is hoped that this will include the creation of sustainable wetlands in specific areas beside the river. This will serve to further improve the quality of the water running through the Tawd into the River Douglas.
This new sustainable drainage (SuDS) plan would create new SuDS areas and ponds throughout the park (funding is currently being sought):
Details of SuDS areas:
If you see signs of pollution in the river, you can report it using the Environment Agency 24 hour incident hotline – 0800 80 70 60.