The Environment Agency, Dacorum Borough Council and Affinity Water are sharing their latest plans to help restore the River Gade at Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead; a globally rare and valuable chalk stream.

The project will provide multiple benefits, including imrpoved habitats for wildlife, the protection of water resources for both people and the environment, and allowing local residents and visitors to get closer to the river and enjoy nature.

Members of the project team will be in Gadebridge Park on 21st September 2021 to share the latest plans, answer people's questions and hear your views. Come and see them between 11-4pm near the splash park kiosk. 

For detailed information about the project and to keep updated of progress, visit the new information page.


Subject to gaining planning approval and securing all the necessary funding, the restoration works are expected to begin on site in Spring 2022. There’s still time to decide on a number of finer details and the project team are keen to hear local people’s comments and ideas. They are particularly interested to hear people’s thoughts about how to ensure the plans are accessible to all, including people with disabilities, and how to provide added benefits for the park’s wildlife and encourage everybody to value and protect our rare chalk streams.

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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.