Sheffield Waterways Strategy
October 15, 2014
The recently launched Sheffield Waterways Strategy shows an inspiring vision of Sheffield’s rivers by 2022; once again providing places where people choose to live, work and invest.
The strategy has been prepared by a partnership between voluntary sector groups and statutory organisations, all of whom have an active role in the care and regeneration of Sheffield waterways. The aim of the group is to promote co-ordinated regeneration of our waterways.
Sheffield has over 150 miles of rivers and streams which, to a large
extent, are responsible for the character of the city that we know today. Sheffield rivers and streams are major assets to the city and the Strategy will help deliver sustainable regeneration for future generations.
The vision for Sheffield rivers by 2022 includes watercourses and river corridors as defining features of a modern competitive, sustainable and attractive city, rich in wildlife and offering a wonderful quality of life to residents, workers and visitors.
It is hoped the Strategy will help re-engage local people, inspiring them to volunteer with their local friends group by joining river clean ups, attending river themed community events and supporting future funding bids.
As part of the development of the Strategy, South Yorkshire Forest Partnership’s Director, Tom Wild, featured in The Star promoting the Sheffield Waterways Strategy in May 2014.
Read the strategy from Sheffield City Council’s website via this
For more information about the Sheffield Waterways Strategy contact:
T: 0114 2571 199