Appointment of Five Rivers Administrator – Mel Thompson

Melanie Thompson

Five Rivers is delighted to announce the arrival of Mel who has joined the  team as Office Administrator. Mel has recently completed her BSc in Conservation and Wildlife Management and is looking to further her understanding of the environmental contracting sector.



Pensthorpe Revisited

Five Rivers staff recently re-visited a three year river restoration project on the River Wensum SAC. It was great to see that channel narrowing and bed raising works have led to increased sinuosity and habitat diversity.

These visits will inform further Wensum restoration works starting in September 2015.

River Wensum


River Wensum in Norfolk


River Restoration

White-Clawed Crayfish Remains

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Large numbers of White-clawed crayfish remains were found at a river Otter feeding site at one of our previous enhancement projects in Norfolk. Great to see both species thriving alongside a healthy fish population! We are able to provide survey and advise for both native and non-native crayfish.

White-clawed crayfish remains



Water Vole Training for Five Rivers Staff


We take our role as an environmental contractor very seriously and as such have a program of staff training and development to ensure our staff have a good awareness of protected species, survey techniques and mitigation. This week we invited an experienced water vole ecologist in to talk to us about legislation, mitigation and to refresh our skills in identification of field signs. This helps us ensure that we are compliant with legislation and best practice, but also helps us tailor our enhancements  to provide the best possible habitat for this declining mammal species.

This photograph was taken in Salisbury city centre, adjacent to the Harnham Water Meadows.

Five Rivers Now Registered on Achilles UVDB and Constructionline

UVDB Achilles & Constructionline Logos

We are pleased to announce that Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd. is now registered on Constructionline and Achilles UVDB making it even easier for our clients to find us, and to give assurance that we meet the highest standards in Health & Safety, Environmental Awareness and Quality.

Site Operatives Required

Five Rivers is currently looking for Site Operatives to assist with our busy works schedule over the summer months.

All personnel must have relevant work experience and recognised qualifications.

Please contact the office on 01722 783041.

Five Rivers Moving Upstairs 20 April 2015

Please be advised that we will be moving upstairs into our newly refurbished Barn from Monday. Please bear with us throughout the week whilst we manage the transfer to the very best of our abilities. All numbers, e-mail and our address will remain so please do contact us and we shall get back to you promptly.