Sheffield Waterways Strategy

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Location: Sheffield

Type: Case Studies & Projects

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The 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 cleanups, attending river-themed community events and supporting future funding bids.

One of the key delivery partners in the Sheffield Waterways Strategy is local The River Stewardship Company who work to improve the waterways for people and wildlife in and around Sheffield.
The RSC passionately believe in the value of well-maintained waterways

  • As beautiful places for people to relax and enjoy
  • As rich habitats for wildlife
  • As desirable settings for businesses and residents

The RSC are committed to delivering high-quality practical riverside management work on behalf of private, public and third sector customers.

The RSC campaign for better care of our waterways and run projects to inform and involve local young people and volunteers in waterway improvements and fun waterside activities and events.

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