The Well Creek Trust would like to invite everybody to their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 1st February 2018 at 7.30pm in Upwell Village Hall.
Our guest speaker will be Bill Smith our local historian who will give “ A brief Account of Fenland ”
Tea and Coffee will be served in the break and the opportunity to win a prize at our annual draw and of course buy Well Creek Trust goods.
The committee is looking forward to meeting you there.
Did You Know
The Well Creek is maintained by the Well Creek Trust committee members as well as the Middle Level Commission.
This is just a selection of the things the committee members and volunteers do each year.
The photograph shows the progress of the annual clean up of the Creek. As can be seen here the Daffodils are in full bloom and one of the many key features of the Creek. The committee plants new bulbs during the month of November, filling in the gaps and always looking for new areas to enhance.
A well earned cup of coffee/Tea and cake
Upwell landing stage by St Peter’s church. The mooring was renovated in 2017 over many weeks and is one of the main features along the Creek. A lot of the boat owners like to use this mooring and they kindly donated plants to the Trust during the renovation
The Trust is proud of the Creek and is always looking to enhance popular sites, such as erecting information boards detailing, on a map, the route of the Creek and the villages it passes through.
Salters Lode landing stage that is currently out of use due to most of the timbers being rotten. This is a future project and awaiting replacement with the help of the Middle Level Commission
Heygates HGV crashed into the Creek on the 20th October, thankfully the driver didn’t suffer any permanent injuries.
However, once the HGV had been hauled out of the Creek this is what was left and needed to be cleaned up.
Heygates took full responsibility for the clean up under the observation of the Environment Agency representative who also took samples of the water during the clean up. Trust committee members were in attendance at the scene until the work had been completed.
The Creek clean up was completed by the end of the day and was monitored for dead fish over the subsequent days. The Environment Agency returned a couple of days later and took further samples of the water. The Creek got a full clean bill of health.