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Annual Review 2017 ‘A Better Future for Wildlife’

Monday 25th September 2017

Lesley Davies, Mike Master (the Trust) and Simon Cocks (Affinity Water)Lesley Davies, Mike Master (the Trust) and Simon Cocks (Affinity Water)

Last week the Trust held its 2017 Annual Review at Affinity Water’s offices in Hatfield.

Guests heard about the Trust’s achievements over the last year, with the support of partners and volunteers, from the Trust’s Chief Executive, Lesley Davies before hearing about two exciting new initiatives.

People & Wildlife Officer (Affinity Water Sites), Louise Sleeman, spoke about the Affinity Water Project. The project is a new partnership based at Stocker’s Lake, Hilfield Park Reservoir and Springwell Reedbed improving their value for wildlife and engaging the local community.

Chantal Helm then updated guests on the Barbastelle Bat Project which works with partners and volunteers to map the population of this nationally-rare species to inform landscape-scale conservation. 

Lesley Davies said: “We have achieved so much this year and none of it would be possible without the support of all our dedicated partners and volunteers. Hertfordshire and Middlesex’s wild places are continuing to thrive and improve with hard work and support from local wildlife lovers.

“We would like to thank Affinity Water for their generous support in hosting this event, and for their ongoing partnership”.

Simon Cocks, Chief Executive Officer, Affinity Water said “We are proud to support our local partner Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust during their annual event helping to celebrate their successes. At Affinity Water, we believe that by building strong relationships with local partners we can achieve even more for communities and the environment. This can be seen through the management of local nature reserves by the Trust which provides long-term sustainable plans and transformative community engagement for the benefit of our customers’.