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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.
Partnership: No one said it would be easy
In this paper, Walter Menzies, the last Chief Executive of the Mersey Basin Campaign, reflects on the notion of partnership, particularly in light of the experience of the Mersey Basin Campaign through 25 years of effective partnership working.
Morecambe Bay Expert Group - final report
A report on the Morecambe Bay Expert Group event in September 2008. A range of regeneration, design and environmental experts visited Morecambe Bay in order to pick out key points and projects that could be used to promote the idea of a regional park for Morecambe Bay and Duddon. The experts were: Kate Willard, Facilitator (rural, Cumbrian issues) Simon, Bedford Drivers Jonas (property, regeneration) Anthony Benson, Urban Practitioners (urban design, planning) Ian Banks, Atoll (arts, cultural heritage and architecture) Walter Menzies, Mersey Basin Campaign (water, sustainability) Also attending were: Susannah Bleakley, Morecambe Bay Partnership Sarah Heyes, RPX Manager The report summarises the findings of the group.
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.
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?
Thirteen from Twenty-five
Source introduces the thirteen critical success factors that guided the Mersey Basin Campaign through 25 years of environmental action.
Video - Emscher Experts
Video clips from the 2009 Regional Parks Xchange study tour to the Emscher Landscape Park in Germany. We asked each of the German experts we met for one piece of advice when working on regional park project.