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Case Notes - The Other Iron Bridge
Ciara Leeming reports on the soon-to-be restored Grade II listed Iron Bridge in Marple. The campaign to save the bridge has been running for 6 years and is a shining example of a real community-led project.
Environmental Champion - Fiona Stanley
Source talks to Fiona Stanley, classroom assistant at Summerville Primary School and driving force behind the school becoming Salford's first eco-school. She discusses what it means to be an eco-school and how it has benefitted both herself and the students at the school.
Environmental Champion - Carol Price
Source talks to Carol Price about her war against litter in the River Darwen, Lancashire. She has organised an annual community river clean for the past 14 years and has been awarded the prestigious Unilever Dragonfly Award in recognition of her dedication to improving the environment.
Spotlight - Annie Merry
Source talks to Annie Merry, Director of Faiths4Change, a multi-faith environmental project that helps bring people from different faiths and backgrounds together to make small-scale environmental improvements to deprived urban areas across the Northwest.
Back to the Land
Allotments were first introduced around 150 years ago to help the urban poor provide food for their families. Now allotments are more popular than ever with an estimated 300,000 plots in use around the country. David Ward goes out and about to allotments around Manchester to talk to green-fingered enthusiasts about what makes having your on bit of land so rewarding and learns about some innovative community schemes aiming to help people to get involved in growing their own food.
Case Notes - Ghostriders in the Park
Tipkinder Park in Crewe has been blessed with a new skate park and 300m BMX track. The park's previous bike track was the local haunt of the Cheshire Ghostriders Bike Club and produced the first UK Olympic BMX qualifier, Shanaze Reade. It is hoped the new track will create more opportunities for people to become engaged in the sport and help nurture Olympians of the future.
Environmental Champion - Nes Brierley
Source talks to Nes Brierley, member of I Bike MCR and Bike It officer for Sustrans about what she loves about cycling and why she feels increasing the use of sustainable transport is so important.
Feel Good Factor
Helen Clifton explores some of the range of projects going on as part of the Mersey Basin Campaign’s annual Mersey Basin Week. She visits various successful projects and finds out how being part of Mersey Basin Week has helped people of all ages and abilities get out and about and enjoying their local environment.