The river’s fish stocks have been replenished with more than 3,000 fish.

The Environment Agency – with the support of Watford Borough Council – has delivered the fish to the River Colne in Oxhey Park, as thousands of fish, including barbel, dace and chub were added to the fish population last Wednesday.

A series of berms are being established in Oxhey Park stretch of the river, in order to improve the diversity of the flow of the river and provide shelter and a breeding ground for fish.

The Wild Trout Trust created the plan for the berms and worked with Community Connection Projects CIC to run Habitat Improvement Workshops for local conservationists and volunteers.

Brushwood for the berms is sourced locally where possible, such as from tree works carried out by Veolia on behalf of Watford Borough Council.