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How You Can Act Against Thames Water's Proposal for a Major Reservoir near Hanney

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Group Against Reservoir Development (GARD)

How you can act against Thames Water's proposal
for a major reservoir near Hanney

Information Drop-In Sessions - Hanney War Memorial Hall

Thames Water have now made it clear that the main plan in their recently-issued draft Water Resources Management Plan for the period up to 2080, includes building the massive 'Abingdon' reservoir, on land adjacent to East Hanney. This is the same reservoir that was rejected by the 2010 Public Inquiry, following opposition led by GARD and Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

The plan is now out for public consultation, which ends on 29th April.

It remains GARD's view that other water sources are available, such as: reducing demand by tackling leakage losses, transfer of water from the River Severn, re-use of treated water; and new desalination plants, are less costly, less damaging to the environment, less disruptive to local communities and more robust against climate change than the reservoir.

GARD will oppose the reservoir in the consultation, but it is also important for residents to lodge their own responses making objections.

You can find out more, and find out how to lodge a response to the consultation, at the forthcoming Information Drop-In Sessions which we are holding:


Hanney War Memorial Hall, Foyer


Wednesday, 4th April (3:00pm - 5:30pm)
Friday, 6th April (6:30pm - 7:30pm)
Wednesday, 11th April (3:30pm - 5:30pm)

and finally:

Wednesday, 11th April (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

  • This last meeting will enable people to compose their own responses to the consultation.
  • We will have copies of the paper response form and connection to the online response link.
  • Bring your laptops, if you want some help in making your response.

To find out more, visit our website at (including link to Facebook) or contact GARD at

Derek Stork
Group Against Reservoir Development (GARD)

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