A New River Revival?
The New River is 400 years old and flows through the middle of N21. Originating in the River Lea, close to Ware, it was built between 1608 and 1613 to take drinking water to London.
Four hundred years later, the New River is managed by Thames Water and an average of 100 mega litres of water are extracted per day. For much of the 28 mile length, terminating in Islington, there is a path running along the New River, used by walkers and cyclists; although some stretches are more attractive and better utilised. Thi sis the stretch of the New River along Bush Hill.
This is a presentation given by Thames Water to the Winchmore Hill Ward Forum in June, which outlines the proposals to work with the Council and the local community to "enhance the New River for visitors and residents".
Local resident Carl Redondo has been trained by Thames 21 to lead water clean up projects. Over the next few months he would like to collect names of people who could potentially be interested in kickstarting the project between the The Broadway and Barrowell Green in the Spring.
There is an ifootpath app that enables you to plan walks along the New River
You can download the app and view the stretch of the New River which runs through our local area on the ifootpath website
Thames Water is proposing to work with Enfield Council and local residents to make the New River in Winchmore Hill a more attractive place to walk and cycle.