Archive for June, 2011


The EA has classified the Avon waterbody as of only ‘moderate’ quality which has all sorts of ramifications.  The debate about the basis for the classification has started and the latest EA update was provided at a recent Avon estuary Forum, where the following document was tabled:- Avon waterbody update for AEF.

The document seeks clarification from the public about several so-called barriers to fish migration and if you can add to the debate, please contact us via the link on this website or leave a comment below.

Balsam bashing in Duke’s Mill Creek

Balsam bashing in Duke's Mill Creek - June 2011


Albert's Camp rubbish: 18 June 2011. Awaiting collection by SHDC!



The ACA Committee hopes that as many members as possible will be able to attend the following events, listed in chronological order:-


RIVER CLEAN UP – Saturday 18th June at 2.00pm: meet at farm gate leading to South Efford Marsh (nr S E House) to clear up the rubbish around ‘Albert’s camp’.        Open to all.

AVON ESTUARY FORUM – Tuesday 21st June, Thurlestone Parish Hall.  Open to all.

‘BALSAM PULLING’ – Wednesday 22nd June at 2.00pm: meet on AG side of Duke’s     Mill Creek with stout footwear, gloves, etc.   Open to all.

‘MOOR TO SEA’ EXHIBITION – Friday 15th July, 9.00 – 12.00am in AG Village Hall,      prize-giving and display of work by the four primary schools participating in our         competitive project (part-funded by the South Devon AONB) encouraging the    children’s engagement with the Avon and its wildlife.  Open to all.

BEACH CLEAN – Saturday 23rd July, 3.00-4.00pm on Cockleridge, Bigbury on Sea.      Open to all.

RAM ROAST Friday 29th July at 6.00pm: ‘Bring & Share’ BBQ at Folly Hill Farm.              More details imminent.  Members only.

‘Beachwatch’ – Saturday 17th September: 10.00am on Cockleridge, Bigbury on        Sea –  beach clean-up in association with Marine Conservation Society.  Open    to all.

WOODLAND PICNIC & WALK – Wednesday 28th September.  Meet near old        Loddiswell Station at 1130 for a riverside stroll through the woods and          picnic lunch.  Return to Avon Mill restaurant for tea.  Members only.


See this website for further details nearer the time