The ACA Forum

Conserving the Devonshire Avon from source to sea

Stuart Watts

A report from the Avon Estuary Forum of 3rd March 2020

The Avon Estuary Forum (AEF) is a biannual meeting of all those agencies and individuals with a relevant interest although discussions often include upstream matters that might affect the estuary.   The Forum is usually held in Thurlestone Parish Hall and anybody is...

OUTDOOR SWIMMING EVENTS – AVON ESTUARY

A message from the Outdoor swimming Society:- We wanted to once again notify you of the Swoosh swimming event which will be taking place on Saturday 4 July 2020 with swimmers entering the water at Aveton Gifford from 6am and exiting at Bantham Beach by 9:15am. We are...

Tidal Road ‘beach clean’ Sunday 26th April 2020

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE- Regarding the Aune Conservation Association’s Tidal Road clean up on 26th April, I am planning to leave attendance up to individuals although Surfers Against Sewage have cancelled their related beach clean events on that day.  The situation is...

BANTHAM BOATS FILM

If you visit  www.thurlestoneparish.co.uk and go to 'gallery' there is a short film about the Bantham boats and sailing on the Avon. A fascinating glimpse of recent history!

A WATER CONSERVATION CHALLENGE

At a recent ‘Water Resilience Summit”, organised by the Westcountry Rivers Trust, there was concern expressed about the impact of climate change on the future availability of water for domestic use. Wildly fluctuating temperatures and rainfall patterns mean that water...

The Avon Estuary Patrol – 2019

Following an outcry at the Avon Estuary Forum in 2018 and some intensive lobbying by the Aune Conservation Association (ACA),   we managed to reverse the SHDC decision to withdraw the Avon Patrol.    We believe this service is vital to maintain the safety and security...

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