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Stephen Tompkins talking to Cambridge Eco Schools Council at the Michaelhouse Centre. Picture: Mike Scialom
Stephen Tompkins talking to Cambridge Eco Schools Council at the Michaelhouse Centre. Picture: Mike Scialom

Cambridge's school strikers have agreed to hold a future strike on the Cam water emergency following a talk given to the group by Stephen Tomkins, the chair of the Cam Valley Forum Group and emeritus fellow at Homerton College, on the mistreatment of the Cam and chalk hills in the region.

A water shortage is now on the cards for the region, Mr Tomkins told the youth group, because there are too many boreholes sunk into the chalk deposits around the city - and they're drying up from decades of overuse.

"Cambridge gets its water from the tap," he told Cambridge Eco Schools Council at the Michaelhouse Centre on Saturday (October 5).



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