Press release

Public drop-in session on proposed changes to Powick weir

The Environment Agency will be holding a public drop-in session to update the local community on proposed changes to Powick weir.

The drop-in session will be held on Friday 22 April 2016 between 2pm and 7pm.

It will be held at:

Callow End Village Hall
Upton Road
Callow End

Staff from the Environment Agency are currently working with partners on a project which aims to increase the populations of fish on the rivers Severn and Teme, including the rare twaite shad. The project will reconnect shad to over 200km of historic spawning and nursery habitats through work at a number of key sites on both rivers, including Powick weir.

As owners of Powick weir, the Environment Agency has an obligation to investigate options which maintain and improve fish stocks, including the removal of the weir. The preferred solution will be influenced by biodiversity, amenity and economic considerations.

David Clarke, Project Executive from the Environment Agency said:

During recent months we have carried out important background work to determine the best solution to assist the natural recovery of the river at Powick. The upcoming drop-in session is an opportunity to provide an update to interested parties on the proposals.

There will be information displays and representatives from the Environment Agency available to answer questions at the session.