Transforming the Trent Valley’ (TTTV) is a partnership project of 18 organisations working together to restore and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the Trent Valley, with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust at the helm.
Who is involved?
- Aggregate Industries
- British Canoeing
- Canal & River Trust
- Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
- East Staffordshire Borough Council
- Environment Agency
- GeoConservation Staffordshire
- Hanson UK
- Lichfield District Council
- National Forest Company
- Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
- Staffordshire County Council
- Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
- Support Staffordshire
- Tamworth Borough Council
- Tarmac Aggregates Ltd
- Trent Rivers Trust
In November 2016, the Central Rivers Initiative partnership successfully secured a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for £256,300 to develop an ambitious scheme focussing on the River Trent and its tributaries the Tame and the Dove. Over 18 months the partnership undertook a large number of studies and consultations aimed at better understanding the need and the opportunities within this location.
The scheme will undertake a wide range of environmental, cultural and community-led projects within the Trent, Tame and Dove river valleys covering some 200 square kilometres from Uttoxeter to Tamworth and including the river valleys within or near to the main towns of Burton, Rugeley, Lichfield and Derby. Projects will include river restoration, improved access to explore hard-to-reach areas, and creating ways to reconnect communities with their natural heritage.
The final application made in August 2018 was given the green light in December 2018, bringing the total grant offered by HLF up to just under £3m. The total value of the project is £4.7 million.
Work will begin on the scheme in April 2019 and will last for 5 years