There are three local Working Groups covering specific parts of the catchment and each of these will be developing an integrated plan for their area, seeing how all the different issues and opportunities interact, including flood risk, water quality, wildlife and access. These plans will in turn inform the Blueprint for the Culm, a long-term investment and management plan for the catchment that aims to make the river and its setting more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
The groups, meeting times and their coverage are:
Upper Culm: meeting Tuesday 26 January, 4.30pm – Broadhembury, Churchstanton, Clayhidon, Culmstock, Dunkeswell, Hemyock, Otterford, Sheldon, Uffculme
Mid-Culm: meeting Thursday 28 January at 4.30pm – Burlescombe, Butterleigh, Cullompton, Halberton, Holcombe Regus, Kentisbeare, Plymtree, Sampford Peverell, Tiverton, Uplowman, Willand
Lower-Culm: meeting Tuesday 2 February at 4.30pm – Bradninch, Brampford Speke, Broadclyst, Huxham, Nether Exe, Poltimore, Rewe, Silverton, Stoke Canon
The meetings are open to everyone and will take place online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/2825802844. There’s no need to register for a Working Group, so you can simply turn up but if you would like to discuss any issues beforehand or find out more about the process, please do contact me (Dominic Acland, The Connecting the Culm Team, firstname.lastname@example.org