About the Friends of Rivacre Valley

In 2010, Friends of Rivacre Valley (FoRV) was formed as a community group with the initial aim of relaying information between the site managers and the general public. Over the years, FoRV has expanded and taken on more responsibilities within the reserve, leading and supporting a number of initiatives to improve the space for both the wildlife and the local community.

We meet every few months to discuss ideas, share findings and assist with the maintenance and management of the site. We also hold a number of more formal meetings every year, usually attended by relevant CWaC Council officers.

Some of our members have been volunteering at Rivacre for up to 10 years, and many have struck up great friendships within the group.

 

Tim Lloyd, the Ranger, holds regular volunteer days twice a month that are attended by members of FoRV - click here for 2021 dates.

We welcome anyone to join at any time - just get in touch or come along to one of our meetings/activity days.

 
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Photo by Alf Bailey (2020)

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Aims and objectives of FoRV:

  1. To act as a voice for local people, residents and visitors to Rivacre Valley regarding its upkeep and amenities;​

  2. To conserve and enhance the landscape and biodiversity of Rivacre Valley within its historical setting, through liaison with the Council;

  3. To have an influence on the Council about the development of Rivacre Valley;

  4. To support the provision and promotion of the heritage, education, recreation, safe use and enjoyment of Rivacre Valley for all users;

  5. To work with demographically elected representatives of the local community, organisations/agencies and any other person, business or body which the Friends consider can best promote its purpose;

  6. To keep local people informed about activities and future developments in Rivacre Valley and to encourage them to become involved.​

Photo by Hannah Suckley (2021)

 
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Photo by Gill Morgan (2021)

Photo by Rob Pitt (2020)

There are lots of ways to get involved, depending on how much time you have to give.

 

By becoming a member of FoRV, you can have a say in the management of the Reserve and help to improve the space for wildlife and visitors, all whilst developing new friendships and keeping active.

If you're interested in writing a blog post on a relevant topic or have useful information, please also get in touch.

There is no pressure - you decide how much you want to commit! Any amount of help goes a long way.

Our next meeting is 6pm Tuesday 9th November at the Ranger's Hut. Fill in the form below to subscribe for updates.

 
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