Countryfile visit to Beanhill Brook Scheme

Early in March Fitzgerald were visited by BBC Countryfile at their scheme in Beanhill Brook, Telford. The televised episode is scheduled to be aired on Sunday 25th March 2018 as part of their Shropshire special, whereby presenter Matt Baker immerses himself in Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s Love Your Rivers project. It’s a huge conservation operation, involving 12 organisations and an army of volunteers inspired to give their landscape some TLC.

For Fitzgerald this was one of two schemes on the Beanhill Brook as part of the Telford and Wrekin Civil Engineering Framework.

Lucinda Lycett, Drainage Engineer from Telford & Wrekin, summarised the works being carried out by Fitzgerald, “The Wellington area of Telford drains into the Beanhill Brook and when heavy rain falls on the developed areas, sediment and pollutants such as hydrocarbons are flushed down the surface water drains and then washed into the brook. This situation is fairly typical of urban catchments and the Love Your River Telford project is aiming to help address this and to improve water quality in the Beanhill Brook”.