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Featured project: River C’Aire

Greater-spotted River Trolley

 

This Spring, the River C’Aire Project has been establishing community engagement in river stewardship through the provision of open volunteer days in the Bradford district. A collaborative delivery process by River Stewardship Company (RSC) and Open Source Arts (OSA), a wide geographical scope will be served along the River Aire and Bradford Beck. The aims are to encourage individuals to actively involve themselves in their local patch, giving them a sense of ownership and pride in their local area. Benefits of practical conservation volunteering include the improvement of the aesthetic and ecological values of the environment, reducing the risk of localised flooding, meeting like-minded people, and physical/mental well-being to name a few.

 

Areas we have held successful volunteer sessions to date:

  • Bradford Beck
  • Chellow Dean
  • Bradford Rowing Club
  • Higher Coach Road

Our latest clean-up session (April 9) at Higher Coach Road, Baildon attracted over 40 volunteers, with a large proportion ascending from the Higher Coach Road Residents Group (See http://46.101.8.217/boats-banks-baildon/).The especially impressive turnout highlights the importance of local action groups and the value of their input.

 

A good haul

 

As the project develops, there is the potential of developing business opportunities with riparian landowners (e.g. corporate volunteer days), increased community engagement and networking and the creation of ‘Zone Champions’ (individuals who will hold increased responsibility during the volunteer sessions in their ‘zone’).

 

Sailors in search of debris
Mum and son

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would love your input: whether you are a business and would like to contribute financially (or other resources into the activity), or whether you or your group or organisation would like to join our friendly and rewarding practical volunteer days. Please contact via the contact form or email Hellen.Hornby@46.101.8.217

 

Watch this space, and our events calendar for upcoming activities.

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  • February Working Party – Bird Boxes

    February Working Party – Bird Boxes

    09:30 -12:30
    04-02-2018
    Owlerton Stadium, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Owlerton Stadium, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Join S.P.R.I.T.E for their February Working Party 

    04/02/2018   9:30 – 12:30

    This month we shall be putting up bird boxes in the Livesey Street area.

    Meet at Owlerton Stadium/Livesey Street Casino Car Park 09:30.

    For more information

    email: sheffieldsprite@gmail.com

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  • DCRT Volunteer Days

    DCRT Volunteer Days

    10:00 -13:00
    06-02-2018
    Swinton, Mexborough, United Kingdom

    Swinton, Mexborough, United Kingdom

    Volunteer River Rescue: Swinton Dike Clean-up
     
    Meeting Point: Meet on North Street, Swinton next to the entrance to the allotments.
     
    Time: 10am-1pm with a break for refreshments.
     
    Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work – if you would like to borrow wellingtons or waders let us know your size prior to the event.
     
    Email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk for more information or call task-leader Sally Hyslop on 07780333743.
     
    Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work. If you would like to borrow waders or wellingtons please let a member of the team know beforehand.
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  • FotBL and CRT – Volunteer Day

    FotBL and CRT – Volunteer Day

    10:30 -13:30
    07-02-2018
    Sheffield & Tinsley Canal, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Sheffield & Tinsley Canal, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Wednesday Weekly Practical Conservation Volunteer Days
    Alternating between the River Don and the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal with The Friends of the Blue Loop and The Canal and Rivers Trust.

    07/02/18; Tinsley Canal – exact location TBC.

    Tasks may include a variation of the following:

    Maintenance of the canal/river, riverbank and footpaths, including; litter picking, debris removal, invasive weed management (i.e. Himalayan Balsam bashing), vegetation pruning, habitat creation, construction work (i.e. repairing benches, painting, graffiti removal etc.) and much more.

    What to Bring:

    Clothing suitable for outdoor work (weather appropriate) and sturdy footwear. All other tools and PPE will be provided (hard hat, high-visibility vest, life jacket, gloves etc).
    Refreshments will be available (tea/coffee, water and biscuits).

    We Welcome New Members, Come and Join Our Friendly Group

    For more information, please contact us on 07767 383 736 (Lucy CRT) or 07503 654 724 (FotBL) or email:theblueloop@gmail.com

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  • FotBL Volunteer Day

    FotBL Volunteer Day

    10:00 -13:30
    10-02-2018
    Coleridge Road, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Coleridge Road, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Saturday Practical Conservation Volunteer Days
    Alternating between the River Don and the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal
    with The Friends of the Blue Loop and The Canal and Rivers Trust.

    10/02/2018;
    Tinsley Canal, Don Valley Moorings, off Coleridge Rd, S9 5DP

    Tasks may include a variation of the following:

    Maintenance of the canal/river, riverbank and footpaths, including; litter picking, debris removal, invasive weed management (i.e. Himalayan Balsam bashing), vegetation pruning, habitat creation, construction work (i.e. repairing benches, painting, graffiti removal etc.) and much more.
    What to Bring:

    Clothing suitable for outdoor work (weather appropriate) and sturdy footwear. All other tools and PPE will be provided (hard hat, high-visibility vest, life jacket, gloves etc).

    Refreshments will be available (tea/coffee, water and biscuits).

    We Welcome New Members, Come and Join Our Friendly Group

    For more information, please contact us on 07767 383 736 (Lucy CRT) or 07503 654 724 (FotBL) or email:theblueloop@gmail.com

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  • DCRT Volunteer Days

    DCRT Volunteer Days

    10:00 -13:00
    13-02-2018
    Lock House, Brinsworth St, Rotherham S60 1AB, UK

    Lock House, Brinsworth St, Rotherham S60 1AB, UK

    Don Valley Way Volunteer Day: Ickles Litter-Pick

    Meeting Point: Meet in the small car-park on Brinsworth Street, Rotherham. Go over the level-crossing and take the second right turn.

    Time: 10am-1pm with a break for refreshments.

    Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work. There are no toilets available to use on this site.

    Email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk for more information or call task-leader Sally Hyslop on 07780333743.

    Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work. If you would like to borrow waders or wellingtons please let a member of the team know beforehand.

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  • FotBL Volunteer Day

    FotBL Volunteer Day

    10:30 -13:30
    14-02-2018
    Norfolk Bridge, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Norfolk Bridge, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Weekly Wednesday Practical Conservation Volunteer Days.
    Alternating between the River Don and the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal
    with The Friends of the Blue Loop and The Canal and Rivers Trust.

    14/02/2018;
    River Don, Norfolk Bridge, Altercliffe Road, S9 3QU

    Tasks may include a variation of the following:

    Maintenance of the canal/river, riverbank and footpaths, including; litter picking, debris removal, invasive weed management (i.e. Himalayan Balsam bashing), vegetation pruning, habitat creation, construction work (i.e. repairing benches, painting, graffiti removal etc.) and much more.
    What to Bring:

    Clothing suitable for outdoor work (weather appropriate) and sturdy footwear. All other tools and PPE will be provided (hard hat, high-visibility vest, life jacket, gloves etc).

    Refreshments will be available (tea/coffee, water and biscuits).

    We Welcome New Members, Come and Join Our Friendly Group

    For more information, please contact us on 07767 383 736 (Lucy CRT) or 07503 654 724 (FotBL) or email:theblueloop@gmail.com

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  • DCRT Volunteer Days

    DCRT Volunteer Days

    10:00 -13:00
    15-02-2018
    Station Road, Mexborough, United Kingdom

    Station Road, Mexborough, United Kingdom

    Don Valley Way Volunteer Day: Mexborough Litter-pick
    Meeting Point: Meet at Mexborough train station.
     
    Time: 10am-1pm with a break for refreshments.
     
    Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work.
     
    Email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk for more information or call task-leader Sally Hyslop on 07780333743.

     

  • Build a Bird a Home

    Build a Bird a Home

    10:00 -13:00
    15-02-2018
    Swarcliffe Beck, off Langbar Close, Swarcliffe, Leeds, LS14 7EB

    Swarcliffe Beck, off Langbar Close, Swarcliffe, Leeds, LS14 7EB

    The River Stewardship Company in association with Yorkshire Housing are working in the area to improve Swarcliffe Beck.

    Build a Bird a Home: 15 February at 10:00–13:00

    Help make some of our little birdy friends a new home for spring which we will then put up along the beck in Swarcliffe.

    You can also have a go at making your own bird cake to take home.

    Free of charge.

    Children welcome but must be supervised.

    For more information please contact Hellen Hornby, Community Team Manager at The River Stewardship 
    Company;

    Tel: 0114 345 0012

    Email: hellen.hornby@the-rsc.co.uk

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  • Monthly Volunteer Days on the Ochre Dike

    Monthly Volunteer Days on the Ochre Dike

    10:00 -13:00
    16-02-2018
    Ochre Dike Lane, Waterthorpe, United Kingdom

    Ochre Dike Lane, Waterthorpe, United Kingdom

    Interested in looking after your local area?

    Join the RSC for monthly volunteer days on the Ochre Dike…..

    Businesses and communities around Crystal Peaks are coming together to help look after the Ochre dike; enhancing biodiversity, reducing flood risk and keeping it looking nice and tidy.

    We are running monthly volunteer days, carrying out litter and debris clearance, and vegetation management along the channel, banks and footpaths.

    When: Friday 16th February; 10am until 1pm.

    Where: meet at Ochre Dike Lane, S20 7HL.

    For more information please call: 0114 354 0012, or email: info@the-rsc.co.uk

    We look forward to seeing you there.

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  • DCRT Volunteer Days

    DCRT Volunteer Days

    10:00 -13:00
    20-02-2018
    21 Lawrence Dr, Swinton, Mexborough S64 8SN, UK

    21 Lawrence Dr, Swinton, Mexborough S64 8SN, UK

    Volunteer River Rescue: The Breks stream clean-up
     
    Meeting Point: Meeting on Lawrence Drive, Swinton at the junction with Sykes Court.
     
    Time: 10am-1pm with a break for refreshments.
     
    There are no toilets available on this site.
     
    Email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk for more information or call task-leader Sally Hyslop on 07780333743.
     
    Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work. If you would like to borrow waders or wellingtons please let a member of the team know beforehand.

     

  • DCRT Volunteer Days

    DCRT Volunteer Days

    10:00 -13:00
    20-02-2018
    21 Lawrence Dr, Swinton, Mexborough S64 8SN, UK

    21 Lawrence Dr, Swinton, Mexborough S64 8SN, UK

    Volunteer River Rescue: The Breks stream clean-up
     
    Meeting Point: Meeting on Lawrence Drive, Swinton at the junction with Sykes Court.
     
    Time: 10am-1pm with a break for refreshments.
     
    There are no toilets available on this site.
     
    Email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk for more information or call task-leader Sally Hyslop on 07780333743.
     
    Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work. If you would like to borrow waders or wellingtons please let a member of the team know beforehand.

     

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  • FotBL and CRT – Volunteer Day

    FotBL and CRT – Volunteer Day

    10:30 -13:30
    21-02-2018
    Sheffield & Tinsley Canal, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Sheffield & Tinsley Canal, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Wednesday Weekly Practical Conservation Volunteer Days
    Alternating between the River Don and the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal with The Friends of the Blue Loop and The Canal and Rivers Trust.

    21/02/18; Tinsley Canal – exact location TBC.

    Tasks may include a variation of the following:

    Maintenance of the canal/river, riverbank and footpaths, including; litter picking, debris removal, invasive weed management (i.e. Himalayan Balsam bashing), vegetation pruning, habitat creation, construction work (i.e. repairing benches, painting, graffiti removal etc.) and much more.

    What to Bring:

    Clothing suitable for outdoor work (weather appropriate) and sturdy footwear. All other tools and PPE will be provided (hard hat, high-visibility vest, life jacket, gloves etc).
    Refreshments will be available (tea/coffee, water and biscuits).

    We Welcome New Members, Come and Join Our Friendly Group

    For more information, please contact us on 07767 383 736 (Lucy CRT) or 07503 654 724 (FotBL) or email:theblueloop@gmail.com

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  • FotBL Volunteer Day

    FotBL Volunteer Day

    10:30 -13:30
    28-02-2018
    Salmon Pastures, Warren Street, Sheffield S4 7WT, United Kingdom

    Salmon Pastures, Warren Street, Sheffield S4 7WT, United Kingdom

    Wednesday Practical Conservation Volunteer Days
    Alternating between the River Don and the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal
    with The Friends of the Blue Loop and The Canal and Rivers Trust.

    28/02/2018;
    Salmon Pastures off Warren Street (Burton Weir end), S4 7WT

    Tasks may include a variation of the following:

    Maintenance of the canal/river, riverbank and footpaths, including; litter picking, debris removal, invasive weed management (i.e. Himalayan Balsam bashing), vegetation pruning, habitat creation, construction work (i.e. repairing benches, painting, graffiti removal etc.) and much more.
    What to Bring:

    Clothing suitable for outdoor work (weather appropriate) and sturdy footwear. All other tools and PPE will be provided (hard hat, high-visibility vest, life jacket, gloves etc).

    Refreshments will be available (tea/coffee, water and biscuits).

    We Welcome New Members, Come and Join Our Friendly Group

    For more information, please contact us on 07767 383 736 (Lucy CRT) or 07503 654 724 (FotBL) or email:theblueloop@gmail.com

  • Seven Centuries Of Recorded Floods In The Calder Valley

    Seven Centuries Of Recorded Floods In The Calder Valley

    19:30 -21:00
    28-02-2018
    Methodist Church, Market St, Hebden Bridge HX7 6EU, UK

    Methodist Church, Market St, Hebden Bridge HX7 6EU, UK

    Nick Wilding is an ex BBC producer, an independent filmmaker and historical researcher, who has made a string of documentaries on a wide range of local Calder Valley subjects and has prepared talks, interspersed with extracts from his films, based upon his recorded interviews with local people and his own research.

    For more information please see:
    http://www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk/events/index.html

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