The Maidstone River Park Partnership brings together the public, private and voluntary sector to enhance the River Medway and its surroundings between Teston Lock and Allington Lock.

It aims to make the river an attraction in its own right — a must-see for visitors to the town.

Volunteers will work closely with the Environment Agency, Kent County Council, Maidstone Borough Council and others to maintain and promote the borough’s greatest natural asset.

The partnership was formed as part of Maidstone’s Destination Management Plan, a three-year strategy for the promotion and marketing of the borough. Starting out as a volunteer community group, the aim is to establish a Community Interest Company to support its activities.

If you would like to get involved, please email with your name, contact information and how you’d like to help.