Leicester and its river: the story of the River Soar and how Leicester has grown up with it

New wildlife group Knighton Wild invites you to a talk by Adrian Lane, on the story of the River Soar and its tributaries.

The story is about the physical creation of the river we have today. It also charts man’s urban development alongside the river and how our needs and uses have changed. It brings us into the current age and the environment we have today and how we are trying to manage it. 

Adrian, Senior Riverside Officer of Leicester City Council will also talk about work that has been going on elsewhere in the Soar Valley catchment to restore local brooks such as the Willow Brook. 

There is interest in Knighton in restoring the Wash Brook to a more natural state along some of its route through Knighton.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday October 14 at 7.30pm at Leicester High School, 454 London Road, Leicester LE2 2PP. If you would like to know more about the group please email: KnightonWild@gmail.com 

Knighton Wild works with and is supported by Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, NatureSpot and Leicester City Council.

Photograph: River Soar (A Niyaz/Visit Leicester)

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