West Cumbria Rivers Trust Newsletter Out

In this issue of ‘From Beck to Beach’ Helping to reduce flood risk in Flimby Move over Harry Potter – there’s a new children’s book hero Local businesses welcome our beck adoption scheme The new website providing information on local projects Spot the colourful new vehicle hitting Cumbria’s roads Help stop an alien invasion Get… Read more »

Tidelines now available to download

The spring / summer edition of Tidelines is now available to download. From the launch of a new local attraction, the Solway Military Trail to learning about the salt pans of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a lasting monument to a bygone industrial age, there’s something for everyone in this issue…. Read more »

Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Work Party at Mawbray Banks on Tuesday 9 April

NB: Change of venue and task for Tuesday 9 April to Mawbray Banks Contractors have been working on improving the existing Natterjack toad pool and digging and lining a new pool to improve the spawning habitat for the Natterjack Toad population. The contractors have now left and so there are a few jobs to do… Read more »

Join Solway Coastwise on Spring Walks and Archaeology Visits

Solway Coastwise are going to be out and about along the Solway Coast this spring!  Why not join them and find out more about your local coastal area. Or if you’ve always wanted to know about your local archaeology come along and meet the SCAPE coastal archaeologists. All the events are FREE but booking is… Read more »

Reward for spotting Tagged Sea Bass

UK and French scientists are tagging sea bass with internal electronic tags.

Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Work Party Friday 15 March

Join the Solway Coast AONB Volunteer work party on Friday 15 March from 9.30am to 3.00pm at Mawbray Banks to carry out gorse cutting. Meet at the main car park, opposite the Mawbray Village turn off from the coast road. Don’t forget to bring lunch and where clothing to suit the weather. Volunteering with the… Read more »

Workington Nature Partnership Officer Post (Temporary Maternity Cover)

Workington Nature Partnership Officer Temporary Maternity Cover (up to 1 year) 37 hours per week, Flexi policy applies Grade G- £22,401-£25,463 A job share may be considered for this post The Workington Nature Partnership is a joint venture between Allerdale Borough Council and Workington Town Council which aims to improve the natural environment in and… Read more »

Stage 1 Report on the South of Scotland Enterprise Bill

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has just produced the Stage 1 Report on the South of Scotland Enterprise Bill. The overall conclusions are that:- The Committee fully supports the creation of a new enterprise agency for the south of Scotland. The Committee supports the general principles of the Bill and recommends to the Parliament… Read more »

Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland: National Discussion Paper

Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing has launched a national discussion paper setting out the Scottish Government’s vision for the future of fisheries. Mr Ewing is meeting with representatives from the local fishing community in Kirkwall, Orkney, on Monday in the first of a series of similar meetings across Scotland, which will allow individuals, businesses and communities… Read more »

Cumbrian BogsLIFE conference 7-8 May 2019 – Save the Date!

Save the Date! Cumbrian Bogs LIFE+ end of project Conference Tuesday 7 May and Wednesday 8 May 2019 This free event will take place at Newton Rigg Campus, near Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0AH. The conference marks the end of the five year, EU LIFE-funded lowland raised peat bog restoration project, which has taken place over… Read more »