​Formation of the Wyre Waters Catchment Partnership (2013)

  • Supported by funding from the DEFRA Catchment Based Approach Initiative the Wyre Waters Catchment Partnership was formed with The Wyre Rivers Trust elected as the host organisation.  
  • Stakeholders for the Wyre Catchment were invited to join the Steering Group of the Wyre Waters Catchment Partnership.
  • ​At monthly meetings the Steering Group began to assess opportunities for Collaborative Working
  • ​It was decided to hold a series of Community Consultation Workshops.​​
  • ​Members of the partnership include; The Environment Agency, United Utilities, Blackpool and the Fylde College, Lancaster University, The Wyresdale Anglers, The Lune and Wyre Fisheries Association, The Friends of Garstang Walking Festival, Garstang Millennium Green Trust, Natural England and Wyre Borough Council   

2015 - Further project delivery and development

  • ​Throughout 2015 the partnership worked to deliver and develop projects within the Wyre Catchment.
  • ​The Scorton Habitat Scheme and Invasive Non Native Species Projects were completed and the delivery of capital works in the Wyre Habitat Creation Scheme was commenced.
  • ​A successful bid was made to the Catchment Partnership Action Fund and delivery of the Wyre Riparian Restoration Initiative started in earnest.

​Development of the Partnership (2014)

  • Throughout the early months of 2014 the partnership developed its plans for the community consultation workshops.
  • The workshops were delivered at 6 locations in the catchment and were attended by a wide range of stakeholders
  • Using a wide range of facilitation materials the views of stakeholders were collected and collated leading to the production of a report.