Access to the Creek
The Creek has a long history as a useable waterway dating back to 9th Century. As a tidal creek, it is always pone to silting up. Dredging and sluicing are essential activities to keep the Creek open to boats. Without these elements the Creek will become completely silted up and unnavigable within only a few years. To this end, the Creek Trust continues to campaign to secure a replacement opening bridge for the Creek, restoration of working sluices and the restarting of regular dredging. Increased use of the Creek for rowing and, we hope in future, other boating activities also depends on having water that is not heavily contaminated with sewage. The work of FAVWAT in monitoring the quality of the water in the Creek and lobbying Southern Water is much needed.