Welland Valley Partnership
|Press Release - Welland Improvement Plan|
|Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:04|
The Welland Rivers Trust has announced the publication of the first draft report on its activities. Working with key partners including The Environment Agency, Anglian Water and The National Farmers Union, the Trust is currently undertaking a number of major projects throughout the Welland Valley. The new report details these activities and also identifies further areas where action is required.
One of the key purposes of this report is to inform communities, businesses and individuals about the reasons for these projects and why the Welland needs improvement. It seeks input from all interested parties who wish to comment, or contribute ideas or assistance.
The report can be downloaded here. Printed copies are also available upon request.
The Welland Rivers Trust is an independent registered charity, affiliated with the national Rivers Trust, an umbrella body supporting over forty rivers trusts throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The principle aims of the Welland Rivers Trust are the environmental management and improvement of the Welland River and its tributaries, from its source in Sibbertoft, to the Wash estuary.
In pursuit of these objectives, the Trust brings together many organisations, both national and local, together with farmers, land-owners, fishing clubs and individuals, with the common goal of improving the ecology of the rivers of the Welland Valley.
In recent months, the Trust has been selected for one of ten pilot schemes being run by the Environment Agency. These schemes seek to involve the Third Sector in implementing the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive and bring with them significant funding opportunities for the various projects undertaken. An immediate benefit of this has been the formation of the Welland Valley Partnership, a multi-agency forum which involves communities, organisations, local authorities and businesses working together to improve the River Welland for people and wildlife.
Amanda Jenkins - Project Officer, The Welland Rivers Trust -