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RECRUITING: Environment Project Officer

The Trent Rivers Trust

is looking for a

Environment Project Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic and practical individual who will help us design and deliver river restoration and conservation projects across the Trent catchment.

Applicants will have a good understanding of the water environment and at least two years’ experience of practical environmental project delivery.

Home Based – Ideally full-time, but would consider part-time for the right candidate – Permanent

Starting salary £23,790 pro rata depending on experience

You can view the full job description HERE

 

Applicants wishing to apply for the post must complete the application form HERE and forward this to rosie@trentriverstrust.org before the closing date

Closing date for applications: midday, Monday 16th November 2020

CVs and other forms of application will not be accepted.

No agency applications, please.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact rosie@trentriverstrust.org

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RECRUITING: Finance Manager

The Trent Rivers Trust

is looking for a

Finance Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced financial manager to join a growing charity and oversee its budgetary management and financial controls. Applicants will have proven financial management skills, be used to working with accountancy and budget management software and have strong partnership development and team working skills.

Based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire with home working, Part time, Permanent

Starting salary £21,474 – 3 days a week (35,790FTE)

You can view the Candidate Pack HERE

Applicants wishing to apply for the post must complete the application form HERE and forward this to rosie@trentriverstrust.org before the closing date

Closing date for applications: midday, Friday 23rd October 2020

CVs and other forms of application will not be accepted.

No agency applications, please.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact matt@trentriverstrust.org

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River Mease Restoration works to be delivered this summer

Major capital works taking place to enhance important river habitats

Trent Rivers Trust (TRT), in collaboration with partners of the River Mease Catchment Restoration Project, has been spending the lockdown preparing for a summer season of scheme delivery on the River Mease Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Eight schemes are due to be delivered across the catchment, from river restoration schemes on the River Mease itself to sediment trapping schemes at the headwaters of tributaries. The delivery is the culmination of a year’s worth of preparation, marking the end of the first year of this three-year project. Works will take place around Measham and Chilcote in North West Leicestershire, Netherseal and Overseal in South Derbyshire and Edingale and Croxall in the Lichfield district.

The project is co-funded by the Environment Agency and the local authority Developer Contribution Scheme to improve the water quality, habitat and biodiversity of the River Mease, which is one of the most highly designated rivers in the country, as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The works will result in 9km of watercourse being restored to more natural conditions, creating better habitat for the designated species; 8km of which is on the main River Mease itself. In addition, the works will also create 7.4ha of terrestrial habitat improvements, including enhancement of the riparian zone, tree planting and wetland creation.

More details about 6 of the schemes can be found in the site notices which are required as part of the consultation to work under the Environment Agency’s permitted development rights. If you have any comments on the proposals you may submit these to the address on the notices before 19th September 2020.

Here is a map of where each of the site notices are located River Restoration Autumn 2020 NEAS

You can read the site notices here… MEA023 Croxall; MEA021 Edingale; MEA009 Chilcote Brook; MEA007-8 Money Hill to Yew Tree; MEA007 Money Hill Farm; MEA002 Birds Hill Measham

Please follow the progress of the project on our twitter page @MeaseRiver

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COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS VOLUNTEER DAY ON BOTTLE BROOK, FRIDAY MARCH 13TH 2020

TRT are organising a Community and Business volunteer day at Ripley Greenway near Marehay.

We will be meeting at 10am at the Marehay Miners Welfare Club carpark, 268 Derby Road, Ripley DE5 8JN (ring Julie 07827 667888 if any problems) and aim to finish about 3pm, although you don’t have to spend the whole day – just let us know how much time you can give.

The aim of the day will be to reduce erosion where it’s causing a problem along the brook by using saws or loppers to cut small branches, using them to make bundles and placing them along the brook, working with the Friends of Ripley Greenway.

You will need strong boots/wellies and clothes to keep you warm and dry even if it rains, a drink and a packed lunch. Some hot drinks and biscuits will be provided.

We regret that we can’t provide toilets for this activity—though there are plenty of trees!

These happy people have taken part in previous action days

 

 

Training and equipment will be provided.

Book places or discuss further by emailing Julie: projects@trentriverstrust.org  or you can give her a call on: 07827667888

We look forward to you joining us!!

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River-Friendly Businesses honoured as scheme sparks growing environmental network

Local, regional, national and global firms have secured River-Friendly Business status through an initiative which is helping companies work together to tackle water pollution.

Trent Rivers Trust’s River-Friendly Business accreditation scheme is backed by the Environment Agency and Severn Trent and was launched in 2018. It awards businesses based within the Trent catchment Bronze, Silver and Gold status for helping to improve their local water environment. The overriding message is, “Only rain down the drain.”

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New funds to improve River Mease

The water quality and environment of the River Mease, described as one of the UK’s best examples of an unspoilt meandering lowland river, will be improved thanks to new funding secured by The Trent Rivers Trust.

The Trust, a charity which works with farmers, anglers, landowners, other partners and the general public to improve the environment in the catchment area of the Mease, has appointed Emma Smail as the new River Mease Project Manager.

Emma (pictured above) will work closely with farmers and others to deliver a wide range of environmental projects across the River Mease catchment.

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TRT Spring Newsletter 2019

Welcome to The Trent Rivers Trust (TRT) Spring Newsletter

TRT is taking action across the Trent catchment to make our rivers and streams a better place for wildlife to live and for people to enjoy.

Take a look to to find out what we have been up to in our SPRING NEWSLETTER

 

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Annual Review for 2018

The Trent Rivers Trust Annual Review is now available to download

TRT – Annual Review

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Streams of Wool – 2019

The River Starts Here! Your brooks are important tributaries of the rivers Amber, Erewash and Trent.

The Trent Rivers Trust is working with businesses, communities and organisations like the Environment Agency and local authorities. Together we are making your brooks cleaner, more enjoyable and better for wildlife.

Streams of Wool is part of ‘The River Starts Here!’

May 18th to June 2nd 2019

Woollen decorations on a water and wildlife theme will adorn the trees along footpaths by the brooks around Alfreton, Ripley, South Normanton, Huthwaite and Westhouses. A fortnight of beauty and fun with brook walks, river-dipping, fishing, butterfly walks, history etc.

Why not come and join us… anyone can: groups and individuals, young and old, businesses and schools. Make decorations, publicise Streams of Wool, put on an activity or display, keep an eye on Streams of Wool along your section of brook in case of vandalism, or just wander along!

Interested? Contact projects@trentriverstrust.org or ring 07827 667888

You can also Find us on facebook

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Lowdham NFM – tree planting

TRT has been involved in planting 1,700 trees as part of a Natural Flood Management (NFM) scheme in Lowdham

TRT’s role in delivering NFM has been recognised again. As part of the Government’s £15m funding for the development of NFM, 34 Community Scale projects were allocated funding to deliver and monitor the effectiveness of NFM with TRT working in the Lowdham catchment.

We are well into the delivery in multiple locations of a range of NFM features including leaky barriers, reconnected floodplain and creation of temporary water storage areas.  As part of the project we offered a volunteer day to the Environment Agency to plant trees which will improve ground infiltration and slow down overland flows of heavy rainwater. The day was covered by East Midlands Today, Radio Four, Radio Nottingham and the local press.

The local press who covered the story were West Bridgford Wire and Nottinghamshire Live 

 

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