Shipston-on-Stour Angling Club identified the need to redevelop a section of the River Stour which had become overgrown, preventing access for the Angling Club members and local residents.
During initial planning the Anglian Club reached out to the Environment Agency and Angling Trust for guidance on how best to proceed with making the area accessible while ensuring that the natural environment was protected.
After permission was granted by the local council and sufficient funding gained by supporting organisation work began removing the existing overgrown hedgerow.
Once this area was cleared the requirement for erosion control on a newly developed bund was identified. It was at this point the Shipston-on-Stour Angling Club contacted Greenfix (Soil Stabilisation and Erosion Control Specialist) for advice and guidance.
Following examination of the site Greenfix put forward the product Covamat Light C-100-PS which is a 100% Coir Pre-Seeded Erosion Control Blanket.
C-100-PS provides total ground coverage and is biodegradable with an expected life of 30-36 months. In this time vegetation from the pre-seeded blanket will have fully established creating a strong root matrix that will provide future erosion protection.
The blanket was secured using the Greenfix Biostakes which are made from a natural starch material making them fully biodegradable within a few years.
Greenfix's natural erosion control solution will benefit anglers and local residents for years to come.