The Letcombe Brook, much loved by local people, is a chalk stream that runs from Letcombe Regis to East Hanney, providing water for local use today. It is home to protected species such as white-clawed crayfish and water voles. Chalk streams are globally rare, so the Letcombe Brook Project was set up in April 2003 to enhance and protect the natural beauty of the Brook.
This report is a snapshot of the Projects’ achievements over the last six years. Local people are at the heart of this project and its success is due to many individuals, partners and organisations that are committed to protecting and enhancing the Letcombe Brook now and for future generations.
Letcombe Brook Project Objectives
- To conserve and enhance the biodiversity and landscape of Letcombe Brook
- To promote environmentally responsible land management practices amongst landowners and land managers
- To increase awareness of countryside and environmental issues through education and interpretation
- To involve all sectors of the community in caring for and appreciating the Letcombe Brook
Letcombe Brook Project
c/o The Vale and Downland Museum
Church Street, Wantage