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Publication dateDecember 2006 MBC103 International Rescue 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. Publication dateFebruary 1983 MBC009 Letter from Michael Heseltine and Government Consultation Paper (Department of the Environment, 1983) The document which proposed the idea for the Mersey Basin Campaign. Then Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Heseltine's letter lays down the challenge for Northwest England, proposing a long term, multi-partner campaign, and the accompanying government consultation paper sets out the possible aims and scope of such an organisation. Publication dateSeptember 1986 MBC010 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. Publication dateNovember 2006 MBC157 Mersey Estuary Management Plan Summary Summary of the Mersey Estuary Management Plan, which provides a framework for coordinated action among the local authorities and interest groups of the Mersey Estuary. Briefly covers: estuary dynamics, water quality and pollution control, biodiversity, land use and development, commercial navigation and port development, urban regeneration, tourism and recreation. 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 dateJune 2007 MBC113 Case Notes - Caught in a Trap Ciara Leeming talks to Action Darwen Valley about their innovative new project - the River Darwen Litter Trap. The trap, which is a first of its kind in the country, is located in Witton Country Park and catches litter thrown in the river and prevents it from spoiling the countryside downstream. Publication dateMarch 2004 MBC063 Spotlight - Sara Wilde Source talks to Sara Wilde, Chair of Mersey Waterfront about the partnership's ambitious plans to revitalise and regenerate the River Mersey's historic waterfront. Publication dateMarch 2007 MBC108 Down to the Sea in Ships - Source The Port of Liverpool, located on the mouth of the great River Mersey is the largest working dock in the Northwest and the most efficient in the country. It handles more UK, non-EU and container traffic than any of the ports on the east coast and exports more scrap metal to be reused and recycled, than anywhere else in the UK. Michael Taylor takes a guided tour around one of the Northwest’s most important assets and finds out what keeps the massive operation running like clockwork.