Chalk Streams APPG

First Registered: 04/11/2020 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To bring together supporters of England's chalk streams to champion their biodiversity through promoting environmental good practice, centred on sustainable flows and sensitive land management.

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Recent Documents related to Chalk Streams

1. Chilterns Chalk Streams Conference - Position Statement
05/10/2019 - Environment Agency
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Found: Chilterns Chalk Streams Conference - Position Statement - GOV.UK

2. Letter from Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park to Peers regarding points raised during the Committee stage (second day) of the Bill: targets and devolution, chalk streams
25/06/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: Chalk streams I am also grateful for the noble Lord, invaluable comments on chalk streams

3. Native crayfish make a comeback in Lincolnshire
14/08/2018 - Environment Agency
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Found: white-clawed crayfish was found during surveying of the chalk stream, showing the species is now breeding in its

4. Review of HS2 works in the Chilterns
21/07/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: groups about the potential damage caused to the chalk aquifer and the River Chess and Misbourne; expresses

5. River restoration project wins national conservation award
20/10/2017 - Environment Agency
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Found: straight, wide and silty river into a meandering chalk stream, which is a globally rare habitat. The ‘Bringing

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Recent Speeches related to Chalk Streams

1. Catchment Based Approach’s Chalk Stream Restoration Strategy 2021
03/11/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: they have made of the Catchment Based Approach’s Chalk Stream Restoration Strategy 2021 and related reports - Speech Link
2: that the Minister has extensive connections to the chalk downlands of southern England, together with his - Speech Link

2. Degraded Chalk Stream Environments
22/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: that very important point. HS2 does pose a risk to chalk stream and riverine environments. No doubt if time - Speech Link
2: have misled the House that there were seven chalk streams in his area, but he has corrected the record - Speech Link
3: find alternative sources of water rather than chalk streams? What more does he feel can be done as a matter - Speech Link

3. Environment Bill
13/09/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: to; Amendment 83, in my name, dealing with the chalk stream restoration strategy. I also place on record - Speech Link
2: England is home to some 85% of the world’s chalk streams—more than 250 rare and precious ecosystems—compared - Speech Link
3: address the need for greater protection for our chalk streams. This amendment will enable the drive and commitment - Speech Link

4. Thames Water Reservoir at Abingdon
12/12/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: hand, my constituency is home to some of the chalk streams of south-east England, including Letcombe brook - Speech Link
2: degradation of the river system, especially the chalk rivers, the clock is ticking and there is an imminent - Speech Link
3: Dagenham and Rainham (Jon Cruddas) made about chalk streams and the environment, I have one other element - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
31/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: environment, including our valuable chalk streams. Chalk streams are under particular pressure at the - Speech Link
2: and the Misbourne are ecologically vulnerable chalk streams in my constituency, and there are several in - Speech Link
3: its work on water levels and the quality of chalk streams, including when it comes to water usage for - Speech Link

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12 Current APPG Officers
Charles Walker Portrait
Charles Walker
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Broxbourne
Joined: 4th November 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Allergy , Angling , Taxis , Zoos and Aquariums
Anthony Browne Portrait
Anthony Browne
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Cambridgeshire
Joined: 4th November 2020
Jon Cruddas Portrait
Jon Cruddas
Vice Chair
Labour - Dagenham and Rainham
Joined: 29th December 2021
Chris Grayling Portrait
Chris Grayling
Vice Chair
Conservative - Epsom and Ewell
Joined: 29th December 2021
Sarah Green Portrait
Sarah Green
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 29th December 2021
1 APPG Membership
Surgical Mesh
Oliver Heald Portrait
Oliver Heald
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Hertfordshire
Joined: 4th November 2020
David Johnston Portrait
David Johnston
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wantage
Joined: 29th December 2021
James Wild Portrait
James Wild
Vice Chair
Conservative - North West Norfolk
Joined: 4th November 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Charles Walker MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 0338.


No benefits in kind are on record for the Chalk Streams APPG

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Former APPG Officers
Daisy Cooper Portrait
Daisy Cooper
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - St Albans
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 17th November 2021
Laura Farris Portrait
Laura Farris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Newbury
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 17th November 2021
Matt Western Portrait
Matt Western
Vice Chair
Labour - Warwick and Leamington
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 17th November 2021
Lord Ribeiro Portrait
Lord Ribeiro
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 17th November 2021
1 APPG Membership
Global Health
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships