Mersey basin Campaign

Items from 2004

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Publication dateJune 2004 MBC068 Spotlight - Ruth Turner Source talks to Ruth Turner, non-executive director of social research company Vision 21 about the benefits that can be achieved through effective public consultation. Publication dateJune 2004 MBC069 Waterside Winner Ben Willis explains how the development of Sale Waterside has helped connect the Bridgewater Canal back to the community and how the transformation of the area has become a shining example of high-quality regeneration on a budget. Publication dateJune 2004 MBC190 SourceNW Issue 5 Regional Round-Up Local Round-Up Waterside Winner - Ben Willis Spending Money Like Water - Louise Tickle Spotlight - Ruth Turner Business Otters, Orchids & Oil - Erikka Askeland Research The Sharp End - Julian Taylor Publication dateSeptember 2004 MBC071 The Hidden Pollution Water quality within the Mersey catchment has significantly improved in recent years due to the large amount of investment in wastewater treatment works. However pollution is still a serious problem with household chemicals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products having unexpected effects in the natural environment. Edwin Colyer explores the damaging effect on the environment that these everyday substances can cause, as well as looking at the issues concerning diffuse pollution from urban and rural sources. Publication dateSeptember 2004 MBC072 Wind In Their Sails Liverpool Sailing Club is preparing for the construction of their new clubhouse now that the exciting plans have been unveiled. Members of the club, which has been running since 1958, are eagerly anticipating the new build that will replace their old clubhouse that was burnt down during an arson attack. The new clubhouse is expected to become a hub for water sports enthusiasts new and old and is hoped will help to bring the River Mersey back to life for the recreation and enjoyment of all. Publication dateSeptember 2004 MBC074 Spotlight - Lesley Brannan Source talks to Lesley Brannan, former head of corporate responsibility at United Utilities about the important role that CSR can play within companies. Publication dateSeptember 2004 MBC084 Rescue Me David Ward talks to Ken Scott, station officer with the River Mersey Inshore Rescue Service on the occasion of its 20th birthday. The Rescue Service is an independent charity, operating 24 hours a day, all year round, to help save the lives of those people who find themselves in trouble on the Mersey. Publication dateSeptember 2004 MBC164 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.