An initial public meeting with Ryde Rivers was held in March 2014. One project identified that currently fits with EA criteria is:
- Phosphate reduction on Blackbridge Brook
Subsequent meetings with Ryde Town Council revealed that they did not want to replicate Newport Rivers Group as there is already a flood group, and there are far less public realm opportunities. They would rather we concentrate on the following projects:
- To eradicate invasive non-native plants (mainly Japanese Knotweed) from Monktonmead Brook
- To produce a Town Trail that take in a walk and interpretation along Monktonmead Brook and Binstead Stream
- To protect the Town’s water courses by working with the LPA to incorporate appropriate policies within the Island Plan
Not all ‘Ryde Rivers’ fall within the jurisdiction of Ryde Town Council and approaches need to be made to other Parish Council’s to see whether they have any river projects. There are no Neighbourhood Plans within this area.