Reclaiming the Riverside
This brand new project, funded through the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, is led by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) with support from a range of other CVP partners including Let’s Go Ouside and Learn CIC (LGOAL). The aim is to work with the local community to revitalise a 3 km section of the Crane riverside and adjoining open spaces in the Cranford area, creating new habitat for wildlife and improving access for people. A 250-metre disused riverside path will be re-opened as part of this project.
The GRCF-funded work will run from autumn 2021 until early Spring 2023. 650 people from this diverse local community where 84% of residents are from minority ethnic backgrounds will be supported to engage with nature through practical volunteering, citizen science and other relevant activities.
STOP PRESS: This successful project has now been extended until September 2023 with financial support from the Smarter Water Catchments (SWC) initiative. The new funding will allow TCV to undertake further conservation work (concentrating on Avenue Park) and LGOAL to develop and deliver even more environmental engagement activities for local residents, families and young people in the Cranford area. For details of how you can get involved, click here.