Friends of Markeaton Brook


Friends of Markeaton Brook is a voluntary community group constituted to educate the public about the historical, natural and amenity value of Markeaton Brook from it's source at Hulland Ward , through the catchment and into Derby. The constitution was signed on 25th January 2005 . 

We are a member of the Mercaston and Markeaton Brook Project in partnership with the City Council, the National Trust, the Farmers Wildlife Advisory Group, Natural England, Environment Agency and others. We work with private owners, community groups and interested parties all along the catchment.

We work with Derby City Council's WildDerby partnership, Environmental Services, Flood Defence Team, the University.of Derby and local schools..

There are Lowland Biodiversity Action Plans for Rivers and Streams; Grassland; Hedges and Woodlands as part of the City and County Council's obligation to combat climate change. Friends of Markeaton Brook is named as a group as part of the management proposals for habitat protection of Markeaton Brook in the LBAP for the native white-clawed crayfish.

We have won a "Greenwatch" certificate for our work and have been widely acknowledged for vigorously and successfully opposing inappropriate development of Sturgess Fields by the University.