Stoke River Enhancement

TRT is currently working with a range of landowners along the River Trent in Stoke and Staffordshire to deliver several river restoration projects. The restoration projects will improve the water quality of the river as well as enhance the biodiversity value of the channel and the river banks. The long term aim of the work is to encourage the river to be able to breakdown pollution better so it can withstand serious pollution events in the future.

This work is funded through an Enforcement Undertaking, provided by a private company after a serious pollution event several years ago.

The main works include the following;

Removal of a culvert on the Longton Brook at Trentham Gardens and replacement of an open space bridge to allow natural flows and make the site passable to fish.

STOP PRESS. Trent Rivers Trust is looking for a structural design engineer to help us develop the scheme in Trentham Gardens. A brief for a engineer to lead on the design and delivering the construction is available here A document with all the relevant background information on the scheme is available here. Please email us at if you think you may be interested in this position.

A major river restoration scheme of 1.2km of the River Trent at Weston in Staffordshire. This work will involve installing riffles, re-profiling the river bank and introducing woody material into the channel.