Lyme Brook, Newcastle-Under-Lyme Project

Town: 
Newcastle-under-Lyme
River Name: 
Lyme Brook
River Basin: 
Humber
County: 
Staffordshire
Author: 
Paul Gaskell
NGR: 
SJ8520345183

Arising out of the Trent Catchment Partnership (who host the Trent Catchment Based Approach project), a partnership project was formed between the Wild Trout Trust, Groundwork West Midlands, The Environment Agency and Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. The initial phase of this project was to assess and then improve the habitat in a historically-straightened tributary of the River Trent.

The first phase of a planned series of habitat works were delivered using a combination of WTT design, demonstration and supervision, Groundwork staff habitat work, event organisation and contract management, contracted mini-digger works  and volunteer efforts from the general public and also Environment Agency staff from multiple departments on a day-release basis.

More details are given in the Project Proposal

Working on the Lyme Brook