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Publication dateJune 2008 MBC129 Back to the Land Allotments were first introduced around 150 years ago to help the urban poor provide food for their families. Now allotments are more popular than ever with an estimated 300,000 plots in use around the country. David Ward goes out and about to allotments around Manchester to talk to green-fingered enthusiasts about what makes having your on bit of land so rewarding and learns about some innovative community schemes aiming to help people to get involved in growing their own food. Publication dateJune 2008 MBC130 Case Notes - Ghostriders in the Park Tipkinder Park in Crewe has been blessed with a new skate park and 300m BMX track. The park's previous bike track was the local haunt of the Cheshire Ghostriders Bike Club and produced the first UK Olympic BMX qualifier, Shanaze Reade. It is hoped the new track will create more opportunities for people to become engaged in the sport and help nurture Olympians of the future. Publication dateSeptember 2007 MBC168 Water: local planning and management Handbook created by the Interreg-funded ENMaR project partners. The report highlights good practice concerning water management. It also provides resource tools to municipalities to aid them in meeting the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The handbook outlines the project’s themes and describes the partner regions involved. A chapter is given to each of the key themes of the project (spatial planning, tourism, water management, agriculture and forestry) which highlight differences and similarities among the regions. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC169 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. Publication dateJanuary 2008 MBC170 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. Publication dateDecember 2009 MBC231 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. Publication dateDecember 2009 MBC233 Case study: ENMaR This case study is part of a specially written series focusing on the delivery of some of our key projects and events. They are designed to show you how some of our 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 European Interreg IIIc-funded ENMaR project, which aimed to help people in local authorities understand the impact of the EU's Water Framework Directive on their work. Publication dateDecember 2009 MBC234 Case study: Get dirty at Birch Green 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 community clean ups at Westheads Clough, Birch Green, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, where Action Douglas and Yarrow worked in partnership with the local council, police and residents to clear a problem area around a local brook.