Wilbraham River Protection Society

Dates for your diary

Diary Dates
2019 AGM is on Thursday 14th November in The Memorial Hall – 7:30pm to 9:00pm. The speaker is Stephen Tompkins, Emeritus Fellow, and formerly Director of Studies for Biological Sciences at Homerton College. The meeting is open to all who care about our local environment.

Learn More about Your River
Anyone interested in the history and geology of The Wilbraham River will be interested in the late Dr Desmond Hawkins’ book – “The Drainage of Wilbraham, Fulbourn and Teversham Fens.”
Copies are obtainable through WRPS Secretary, Rebecca Lomas – bex@drcr.info. Tel: 07718 899 471. £5:00 a copy.

About Wilbraham River
Wilbraham River rises at The Temple Spring in Great Wilbraham, flowing under the bridge on Wilbraham Road, up onto the common, across Hawk Mill Farm continuing on to Quy, Anglesey Abbey and beyond. Its banks provide delightful riverside walks for the enjoyment of local people. Two Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) abut the river – Great Wilbraham Common and Wilbraham Fen. Part of the river is also a County Wildlife Site.

Survey of the Wilbraham River
A section of the Wilbraham River from its source at Temple Springs, downstream to where it crosses the A1303, was surveyed using the National Rivers Authority (NRA) standard River Corridor Survey methods. Staff and volunteers from The Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust, on behalf of the Wilbraham River Protection Society (WRPS), carried out the survey. Click here to access the survey.

Wilbraham-River-Corridor-Survey

If you are interested in the river and would like to become a “Friend” of the Wilbraham River Protection Society (WRPS) please contact our Secretary, Rebecca Lomas on 01223 811 189 or bex@drcr.info with contact details

Click on the links below for articles about the activities and issues the WRPS tries to address, which originally appeared in The Wilbrahams’ Warbler:

WRPS autumn 2018

WRPS Winter 2017 

WRPS Spring 2017

WRPS Summer 2017

WRPS Autumn 2016