Save The Ribble

A blog dedicated to preserving the beauty and delicate ecosystem of the River Ribble, and opposing the Riverworks 'vision' to build a barrage on our River and develop on our riverbanks, floodplains and green spaces, causing damage to wildlife and the environment and increasing the risk of flooding to our homes. Save the Ribble Campaign is not responsible for the content of external blogs or websites which link here.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Public Meeting about Ribble Barrage & Green Belt/Floodplain Building Development Proposals

Calling all Ribblesiders!

There is to be a

PUBLIC MEETING on Tuesday November 20th from 7-9pm at the Town Hall in Preston, Rooms A & B

where you will get the opportunity to listen to the issues about the Ribble barrage & the building developments proposed for the Green Belt/floodplain in Penwortham, and ask questions.

Preston Riversway Councillors are arranging the meeting in conjunction with Save The Ribble.
There will be a number of speakers, including:

Preston City Council officers;

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds;

Lancashire Wildlife Trust;

Ribble fisheries Consultative Association;

Save The Ribble Campaign

- but this is YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO COME AND LISTEN TO THE ISSUES AND ASK QUESTIONS.

This meeting is still going ahead despite recent news that the barrage and building developments are currently taking a back seat whilst more immediate consideration is being given to the feasibility of proposals to improve the Docks and look at reinstating the Lancaster Canl into Preston so book the evening of 20th November in your diary!

you can contact us at savetheribble@tiscali.co.uk

2 Comments:

At 9:53 pm, Anonymous Simmogo said...

I'll definitely be going. I'm going to tell my neighbours about it too.

 
At 3:51 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the LEP the Riverworks proposals will be discussed at an event tomorrow:
"Hotly-debated plans to regenerate Lancashire's waterways will be up for public discussion on Thursday.
The £800m Riverworks scheme, which includes plans for a barrage on the River Ribble, will be discussed at the Ribble Forum 2007.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the event at the Woodlands Conference Centre in Chorley between 9am and 2pm."

Those that can take time off work, at least.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/Riverworks-plans-up-for-public.3430667.jp
Last Updated: 31 October 2007 9:54 AM

 

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