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, November 05, 2006

Do You Care About the River Ribble and Our Green Spaces?

If you care about the River Ribble and our green spaces, come along to Preston FM Radio's "I Care" Event on Saturday 11th November on Preston Flag Market!

Preston's local community radio station is organising the "I Care" event to provide a platform for local people to show what they care about.
The whole event starts at 10 am until 5 pm, but whatever time you can make it, try to get there for the mass "I Care" demonstration at 3pm!!
There will be media coverage and stalls, as well as the demonstration at 3pm.

Local people love the Ribble and our green spaces, in all seasons, at all tides, and in all nature's moods...

One of Jon's beautiful pictures of the Ribble at the stillness of high tide...

One of Bob's beautiful photographs showing the Ribble and her mudflats in Broadgate and Penwortham at low tide - Bob has been taking a photo of the Ribble on the first Tuesday of every month for years...

The River Ribble's shining waters from the Old Tram Bridge in Avenham Park...

Old Penwortham Bridge weathering the Ribble in spate...

The River Ribble and Liverpool Road Bridge at low tide from Penwortham Old Bridge...

Redshank in Broadgate at low tide...

our verdant pastures and beckoning horizons minutes from Fishergate...

Common Blue butterflies...

wildflower meadows...

and our many Allotments, these alongside the Ribble near Prior Park in Penwortham, all earmarked for potential development on

Preston City Council's Composite Masterplan.

plus Frenchwood Recreation Ground Sports pitches are also under threat... as is Fishwick Bottoms and the Ribble's banks and meadows all the way to Lower Brockholes.

Our beautiful River Ribble is under threat from the Riverworks Barrage and water sports park, and our green spaces from massive housing and business developments.
Neither of these proposed developments are wanted by local people, and neither are needed for our economic growth or quality of life as these are the wrong developments in the wrong places!!

At Preston FM's "I Care" event on 11th November, Save The Ribble are having a stall and taking part in the demonstration, so come along and make your voices heard:


The day promises to be a momentous event, and will culminate in a mass demonstration at 3pm.
Preston FM will be broadcasting live from the Flag Market and their news team will be out and about interviewing people. They want as many people as possible to join them and declare that they care.

People can bring their own banners and placards along to the mass demonstration or, alternatively, make them on the flag market where Preston fm will supply the materials.

Save The Ribble will also be bringing posters so come and join in!

Throughout the day Preston FM will be building a forest of placards for people to look at.

So come along, make a placard, have some fun
and show why you want to SAVE THE RIBBLE!!!!
You can contact Save The Ribble at


At 4:32 pm, Blogger Birdman said...

Beautiful pictures. Stop it or you'll have me wanting to move to the Ribble Valley again (Whalley actually).


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