Archive for the tag 'Burnley'

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 20 April

At times it felt like Apocalypse Now: Paul Shorrock (aka SharkeyP) reports from the early season Lancashire Colne… and sparks a keen debate on the merits of urban river cleanups! Salford Friendly Anglers launch a restoration plan for the Dirty Irk (backed by this report from the Wild Trout Trust) Smelts in the city: ZSL’s […]

The Urbantrout Diaries: Year of mending urban rivers

After a few months’ break, our Urbantrout Diaries series returned to just before Christmas… … with a blockbuster mini-series reviewing all the great urban river restoration projects that took place across the UK in 2014: Part 1: Weir removal, fish passage and remeandering on the Wandle Part 2: Community engagement, WFD compliance and Wild […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 22 September

Makeover for the Medlock: Paul Gaskell reports from last week’s community launch event on the notorious Red River Fly Forums regulars mourn the passing of Gary Hyde: one of the Yorkshire Calder’s greatest guides, fly tyers and environmental advocates URES wins 3rd place for Best Environmental Project in this year’s National Lottery Awards Restoring the […]

Vote for URES in this year’s National Lottery Awards!

Regular readers of this blog may recall that we’ve been keenly following the progress of the Ribble Rivers Trust’s HLF-funded URES project (the video above shows just a few aspects of their wide-ranging community engagement and river restoration efforts, and there are regular photo updates on the RRT’s Facebook page). URES has already proved totally […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Tuesday 22 April

Every fish pushed you and your tackle to the limit… Stuart Minnikin goes urban fishing in Slovenia Milling history in Burnley (including a shout out for the Ribble Rivers Trust’s URES fish passage project) Magic mushrooms: the UK’s first mycofiltration project takes root on the Wandle Soft covers for Charles Rangeley-Wilson’s Silt Road (it’s also been longlisted for […]

Breaking news: Burnley URES wins HLF funding for urban river restoration and public engagement

Great news just in: the Ribble Rivers Trust’s Urban River Enhancement Scheme (URES) in Burnley (which we previously blogged about here and here) has been awarded £674,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Since October 2011, the 18-month development phase of the project, led by Victoria Dewhurst, has already produced a wide range of investigative studies […]

Film night: Getting wet feet in Burnley

As the clocks slowly tick down towards those HLF announcements, the Ribble Rivers Trust has just released this volunteer-produced video demonstrating how much impact the URES initiative has already had amongst the communities of Burnley as part of the Ribble Life project. It’s an excellent 7-minute summary of how such a project can begin to […]

Urban river funding plans for Burnley and south London: Why we’re crossing everything for 2013…

For many rivers trusts and river restoration groups across the UK, the last working week before Christmas has been a blur of deadlines: final drafts of reports on projects successfully completed, budgets and planning for work running up to the end of the financial year, and plans and applications for projects somewhere out there in […]