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Mersey Basin Campaign: a partnership approach to river basin management
The Mersey Basin Campaign was established as one of the series initiatives, launched in the wake of riots in Liverpool, that were designed to kick start regeneration of England’s Northwest. At the time the Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Heseltine called the River Mersey ”an affront to the standards a civilised society should demand of its environment". It was recognised that a combination of public, private voluntary sector action was necessary, leading to the Mersey Basin Campaign partnership being formed in 1985. This partnership has developed since its inception, with changes in the governance structure of the Campaign creating wider participation from business, academia, community and voluntary groups. The partnership of the Mersey Basin Campaign brings together disparate groups and sectors to work together towards a shared mission. Today, the Mersey and its tributaries are cleaner than at any time since the industrial revolution. The transformation of the River Mersey has been supported by a combination of major investment and genuine partnership working at regional and local level.
Mersey Basin Campaign - Governance and Organisation
A document discussing the background to the emergence of the Mersey Basin Campaign, its initial aims and objectives, the emergence of the partnership, the organisational structure of the Mersey Basin Campaign, creating long term partnership through an number of organisational structures, delivering action, its performance and its critical success factors.
Flocking to the Mersey
The Mersey Estuary is a site of both national and international importance for wading and migratory birds, however access points to sites where you can view these birds can be few and far between. Tim Melling gives an insight into the various species that can be found around the estuary and gives hints and tips on the best times and places to see them.
Can Griff Rhys-Jones Swim the River Mersey?
Matthew Sutcliffe interviews Griff Rhys-Jones about his attempt to swim across the Mersey from Birkenhead to Liverpool as part of his BBC television series Rivers.
Who Saved the Mersey?
With salmon now having returned to the River Mersey it is hard to believe that only a couple of decades ago it was virtually lifeless and essentially an open sewer. The Mersey Basin Campaign was set up in order to tackle the appalling state of the Mersey through innovative partnership working and local action. Now the Mersey Basin Campaign has come to the end of its 25 year lifespan and Matthew Sutcliffe takes the opportunity to talk to key people who have worked with the Campaign over the years and explores who killed the Mersey, who helped clean it up and was it worth it?
Regional Parks Xchange Baseline Study
The purpose of this report was to summarise progress to date on the development of Regional Parks in Northwest England. The report was produced by Andy Routledge at the Mersey Basin Campaign / Regional Parks Xchange with substantial and helpful input from all of the Regional Parks teams. This represented the first time attempt to draw progress on all of the Regional Parks together into a single report. The Northwest Development Agency and the Mersey Basin Campaign worked together on the Regional Parks Xchange project between 2007 and 2010 to support the development of Regional Parks as a vital regeneration tool in the delivery of the Regional Economic Strategy.
Case study: Sammy the Celebrity Salmon
This case study is part of a specially written series focusing on our local action projects. They are designed to show you how some of our best projects were delivered. Each case study provides background information, examines the original project idea, methodology, funding information, looks at who was involved, and draws out lessons learned from the experience. We hope these case studies will prove useful and inspirational, especially for those delivering similar work. This case study focuses on the adventures of Sammy the celebrity Mersey salmon, and his baton relay event. This was an awareness-raising communications campaign in which the salmon-shaped baton was transported along the Mersey by a range of community groups.
Case Study: Action Partnerships
This case study is part of a specially written series focusing on our local action projects. They are designed to show you how some of our best projects were delivered. Each case study provides background information, examines the original project idea, methodology, funding information, looks at who was involved, and draws out lessons learned from the experience. We hope these case studies will prove useful and inspirational, especially for those delivering similar work. This case study focuses on the network of local Action Partnerships itself, looking at the organisation and governance of the Action Partnerships, how they were structured and funded, and the kinds of work they undertook.