How are we doing?
View our frequently asked questions >
contact us >
New customer? Start here.
Customer Challenge Group
Our independent Customer Challenge Group advise, challenge and support us in development of our plans to ensure they reflect customer's priorities.
More about the CCG
Community Engagement Fund
Our Community Engagement Fund supports charities and community groups with funding for projects.
River Lea restoration
Find out about the improvements we have made to the River Lea at Manor Park over the summer.
Investor Relations, Finance Department
Affinity Water Limited
Tamblin Way Hatfield
Hertfordshire AL10 9EZ
Our business plan
Every five years, all water companies are required to submit a Business Plan to Ofwat, the economic regulator.
View our plan
See the latest Annual financial reports and investor updates.
View our reports
Are you a supplier based in our supply area? We work to encourage the best possible participation in our procurement process.
View our tenders
Hello. Sign in.
You are here : At Home > Corporate > News
27 March 19
Folkestone Warren, which sits under the world famous White Cliffs, is one of only a few places in the UK created by landslips. The chalk lies on top of softer rock in this area, leading to landslips over thousands of years to form the Undercliff and chalk grasslands, which are one of Europe’s richest habitats for plants and wildlife.
The Warren is also classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and has around 40 different plants species in just a single square metre. This variety of wild flowers provides homes and food for many different insects, which are critical to the local area’s ecosystem.
To maintain and improve this sensitive eco system, the chalk grassland needs to be grazed or cleared to prevent the spread of trees, which can shade out the rare wildflowers and damage the habitat for insects. Insects are important pollinators and also provide a food source for birds and small mammals, underpinning the food chain.
The trees in Folkestone Warren are less than 100 years old and appeared shortly after grazing stopped in 1924.
We worked together to clear scrubs and brambles, which will help to maintain the open grassland and prevent the spread of trees. Footpaths were also improved, which are used by 1,000s of visitors each year.
Our Corporate Responsibility Manager, Bev Taylor said: “We are delighted to be out working with White Cliffs Countryside Partnership who share our passion for looking after our communities environment. Especially as this work will help to improve this sensitive area which many local people, including my family and friends have come to enjoy for generations.”
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership Manager, Richard Haynes said: “Volunteers from local communities are essential for us to help the wonderful landscape and wildlife of places like Folkestone Warren. As a locally based company, Affinity Water is a great asset to us as it is committed to the communities and environment of the local area and regularly provides volunteers to help us care for special places such as this.”
For more information, events or to volunteer for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership activities, please visit www.whitecliffscountryside.org.uk
Our Communications team handles all media enquiries on behalf of Affinity Water and its employees.
Contact us on 01707 277 110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our office hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
We are available for emergencies:
5pm to 7am, Monday to Friday
7am to 7pm, Weekends and public holidays
We aim to respond as soon as possible and within two hours.
Registered office: Tamblin Way, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9EZ.
Website design & build by Switch