Mersey basin Campaign

Items from 2008

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Publication dateJanuary 2008 MBC119 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. Publication dateJanuary 2008 MBC120 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. Publication dateJanuary 2008 MBC121 River of Life Source interviews a variety of people from ex-cabinet ministers to local angling enthusiasts about their memories of the River Mersey. These stories form part of a new book and accompanying exhibition titled "Mersey: the river that changed the world", which tells the river's story from its source in Stockport, right down to where it meets the sea at Liverpool. Publication dateJanuary 2008 MBC122 Spotlight - Chris Matthews Source talks to Chris Matthews, United Utilities’ dedicated carbon manager about the scope of his job and the challenges United Utilities faces in trying to provide the best service to customers whilst trying to also cut carbon emissions. Publication dateJanuary 2008 MBC123 Urban Fields People often cry out for more green spaces in out towns and cities, but with associated maintenance costs and health and safety issues, new green spaces are not often seen as a viable option. Phil Griffin poses the idea that new public spaces need not be green as long as the space, whatever it may be, is properly conceived, used and well maintained. Publication dateJanuary 2008 MBC170 Regional Parks Xchange Baseline Study The purpose of this report was to summarise progress to date on the development of Regional Parks in Northwest England. The report was produced by Andy Routledge at the Mersey Basin Campaign / Regional Parks Xchange with substantial and helpful input from all of the Regional Parks teams. This represented the first time attempt to draw progress on all of the Regional Parks together into a single report. The Northwest Development Agency and the Mersey Basin Campaign worked together on the Regional Parks Xchange project between 2007 and 2010 to support the development of Regional Parks as a vital regeneration tool in the delivery of the Regional Economic Strategy. Publication dateJanuary 2008 MBC200 SourceNW Issue 15 Regional Round-Up Bazaar Case Notes - The Other Iron Bridge Dreaming Of A Green Christmas - Rebecca Nichol River Of Life - Colin McPherson Urban Fields - Phil Griffin Spotlight - Chris Matthews Business Green-spiration - Michael Short The Sharp End - Ken Knott Publication dateMarch 2008 MBC124 Case Notes - Growing Strong Offshoots Permaculture Project, located in the grounds of Burnley's Towneley Hall is a centre devoted to agri-environmental practices. Initially set up by green-fingered locals and now managed by Groundwork Pennine Lancashire, the centre keeps bees, grows vegetables and provides a local composting service, from which the centre is now making money. Ciara Leeming examines why the centre has become such a success and looks at its plans for the future.