Mersey basin Campaign

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Publication dateOctober 2008 MBC049 Partnership case study: Peel Holdings Case study examining the partnership between the Mersey Basin Campaign and property / transport company Peel Holdings Ltd. The document covers the nature and scope of the partnership, looks at the reasons for Peel's involvement, and draws out the benefits that have flowed from the partnership. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC050 Partnership case study: MWH Case study focusing on the partnership between the Mersey Basin Campaign and MWH. The document examines the reasons for MWH's involvement with the Campaign, the nature of their partnership, and draws out some of the benefits gained from the union. Publication dateJanuary 2005 MBC077 Speaking Out From stakeholder mapping to participatory appraisal, public consultation is becoming one of the most important steps in any regeneration project plan. Louise Tickle explores the various methods used by organisations when consulting stakeholders and the public, and finds out why this process is crucial for ensuring projects are sustainable. Publication dateSeptember 2005 MBC085 Celebrity Makeovers Factory Records founding father Anthony Wilson along with his partner Yvette Livesey were asked to conduct some blue-sky thinking on what changes were needed in East Lancashire. A report was been produced featuring their unusual ideas - which included a change of name. David Ward examines reactions to the report from local people and looks at how other celebrities such as Wayne Hemingway are dipping their toes in the development waters. Publication dateJune 2006 MBC097 Right to Float Canoeists in the UK can only along paddle legally along 2% of the UK’s waterways. The British Canoe Union (BCU) has been campaigning for years to get increased access to Britain’s rivers and canals but with limited success. Now an 18 mile stretch of the River Mersey between Stockport and Carrington has been opened up to canoeists. Anne Arnold talks to Chris Cleaver, BCU’s voluntary Northwest officer about paddling down the Mersey and the impact he hopes it will have on canoeing in Britain. Publication dateMarch 2007 MBC109 Environmental Champion - Joe Feeley Source talks to Joe Feeley of IN Environmental Services. This community-based social enterprise employs local young people, often from criminal backgrounds, to clean and green grot-spots and open spaces across Merseyside. The project provides training and development to its workforce whilst encouraging them to take pride and ownership of their local area. Publication dateJune 2007 MBC118 Westward Ho! (Source) Anthony Wilson discusses the huge influence that Liverpool has had, not only on the world of music, but also on the world itself. He discusses how Liverpool's involvement in the slave trade allowed the UK to open its doors to rhythm and blues and sowed the seeds of rock and roll to allow the Beatles change the world forever. Publication dateSeptember 2009 MBC174 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.