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Mersey Basin Campaign - new life for the North West
An early prospectus produced shortly after the Campaign was launched, and aimed at attracting potential partners. Details some of the improvement work that had already been done, as well as proposed future projects. Also includes information on how the Campaign was organised at the time.
This Land Is Our Land
Ben Willis examines the Irk Valley Project, a pilot public participation exercise along the River Irwell which was one of the Northwest's first responses to the Water Framework Directive. He discovers how local people contributed to the river regeneration plans.
Mersey Basin Campaign corporate plan 2009-10
The last edition of the Campaign's annual corporate plan, which outlines the way the the organisation planned for the end of its life. The document also gives a useful overview of the Mersey Basin Campaign's areas of activity, projects and approaches.
Spotlight - Kath Juckes
Source talks to PC Kath Juckes about her involvement in the massive community clean-up of Westhead Clough in Skelmersdale. She talks about the huge effort made by the community to clear 300 tonnes of litter and debris from the site and the positive effect that the clean-up has had on the area.
A meeting has been held in Herdecke, Germany aiming to review and reflect on the success of projects delivered through the EU-funded Artery project. The project involved three partner countries, Germany, Holland and the UK and was concerned with the regeneration of four waterways suffering from post-industrial decline. Members of the partner countries discuss what they have achieved so far and how the lessons learned have not only enhanced each other’s projects but will also help inform future projects.
Case Notes - The Other Iron Bridge
Ciara Leeming reports on the soon-to-be restored Grade II listed Iron Bridge in Marple. The campaign to save the bridge has been running for 6 years and is a shining example of a real community-led project.
Case Notes - Growing Strong
Offshoots Permaculture Project, located in the grounds of Burnley's Towneley Hall is a centre devoted to agri-environmental practices. Initially set up by green-fingered locals and now managed by Groundwork Pennine Lancashire, the centre keeps bees, grows vegetables and provides a local composting service, from which the centre is now making money. Ciara Leeming examines why the centre has become such a success and looks at its plans for the future.
Spotlight - Annie Merry
Source talks to Annie Merry, Director of Faiths4Change, a multi-faith environmental project that helps bring people from different faiths and backgrounds together to make small-scale environmental improvements to deprived urban areas across the Northwest.