River Frome reconnected
The River Frome Reconnected (RFR) project was set up in 2018. It aims to coordinate project partners to manage flood risk on the Bristol Frome as well as improving biodiversity and connecting local communities to the river.
Who we are working with
Our partners in the project are:
The partnership works with other organisations to gather and share information and identify opportunities and benefits.
- Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART)
- Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West
- Avon Wildlife Trust
- The Avon Frome partnership
- Natural England
- Network Rail
- National Highways
- Town and parish councils
The project aims to make improvements across 4 main themes:
- adaption and resilience to a changing climate
- responding to and managing flood risk
- reconnecting people and communities
- reconnecting the Frome to nature
What we are doing
The partnership supports a programme of coordinated work across the area and has led or contributed to many funding bids. This includes a successful bid to the DEFRA Flood and Coastal resilience innovation programme which is enabling the delivery of the Resilient Frome by RFR partners.
The key projects being developed are:
- Resilient Frome aims to deliver sustainable solutions to land and water management in the river catchment
- Frome river reserve is a long-term project to create a new publicly accessible river reserve
- Frome valley walkway aims to enhance and improve the existing route as opportunities arise
- support for the delivery of the Yate masterplan and Frome Gateway in Bristol
- improving the passage of fish and their migration across fish barriers through the BACP fish recovery strategy
You can find further information in the Frome reconnected catchment plan which outlines the key challenges and lists priority projects.
You can also view a map of the catchment on the River Frome Reconnected story map hosted by partners Bristol City Council.
If you are interested in volunteering you can join a special interest group. The Frome Forum meets regularly to discuss relevant issues and the Upper Frome Friends group is planning volunteer activities.
You can also volunteer with our partner Bristol Avon Rivers Trust by becoming a BART beacon or taking on another role.
For more information you can contact us by:
Report an issue on the river Frome
If you know of a problem or incident on the river Frome you can help by reporting it:
- for environmental incidents such as flooding, pollution, dead fish or damage to the natural environment you should contact the Environment Agency on their incident hotline number 0800 807060
- for environmental crimes such as illegal discharges or fly tipping you can call our customer contact centre on 01454 868004