One of the key ways in which the Tyne Catchment Partnership works is through regular meetings of the whole Partnership. These meetings are used as a way to share information and opportunities, for members to gain an understanding of the range of issues and activities across the catchment, and to facilitate the building of relationships between members.
The notes taken at each meeting are here to download, along with a brief summary.
24 September at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Lamesley
Updates from sub-catchment partnerships and other topics were given at this meeting(list below) which was followed by a site visit to Birtley Brickworks.
- Revitilising Redesdale
- Northumbrian Water
- My Tyne – Adopt – a- Stream
6 February 2019 at Trees Please, Dilston, Northumberland
This meeting focussed on protected species and the North Tyne/Rede catchment and presentations were heard on the projects listed below followed by a site visit to West Woodburn.
- Restoring Ratty
- EA Freshwater Pearl Mussel breeding programme
- Revitilising Redesdale
- Northumberland Crayfish Strategy
5 September 2018 at Lancaster House, Newcastle Business Park
Notes from the meeting are available here and the following subjects were discussed:
- Several sub-catchment partnerships
- Future Chair
2 May 2018 at Gateshead Council Civic Centre
Discussions were held on the following subjects: South Tyne sub-catchment, WEIF funding, WEG and update on Highways England funding.
7 February 2018 at The Spetchells Centre, Prudhoe
Discussions covered the following topics: Water Environment Grant, Clean Tyne and The Great Exhibition of the North
6 December 2017 at Howdon Treatment Works, Howdon
Notes of the meeting can be found here: 6 December TCP meeting notes
Discussions covered the following topics: Activity Plan and Log, South Tyne catchment, Team valley projects and River Don progress.
14 September 2017 at St Andrews Church Hall, Lamesley
Notes of the meeting can be found here: Tyne Catchment Partnership notes 14 September 2017_final. Discussions covered the Adopt-a-Stream project, The Skill Mill, the Urban Observatory, Partnership projects including the River Don and Ouseburn projects, the Partnership’s Activity Plan, and the River Team flood alleviation scheme.
Following the meeting some partners attended a site visit to the River Team flood alleviation scheme.
2 May 2017 at Tyneside House
Notes of the meeting can be found here: Tyne Catchment Partnership notes 2 May 2017. The following presentations were given:
- Groundwork about the Ouseburn River Restoration project,
- Northumbrian Water about the ‘Thinking Ahead’ planning workshop held on 3 April 2017
- South Tyneside Council about the River Don Feasibility Study
27th January 2017 at the Environment Agency’s Tyneside House
The meeting provided a Catchment Based Approach update, including national and regional matters, given by the EA catchment team. Catchment Partnership members gave an update and key highlights of projects / activities / opportunities, and the meeting concluded with a presentation by Graham Holyoak of Tyne Rivers Trust on the development of the Adopt a Stream project.
14th October 2016 Project Development Workshop at the Environment Agency’s Tyneside House –
Notes of the meeting can be downloaded here: Tyne Catchment Partnership – notes of workshop 14 October 2016.
7th July 2016 at the Environment Agency’s Tyneside House
Susan Mackirdy opened the meeting by introducing Douglas Phillips who is Tyne Rivers Trust’s Interim Director and will cover while Susan is away on maternity leave. The meeting then went on to agree to appoint Hugh Clear-Hill as an independent Chair for the remainder of the financial year. It was also that agreed that it would be an opportune moment to review the partnership membership, as a new representative from Northumberland County Council was needed and also because the current invitee list had become very long with multiple people from various organisations being invited to each meeting. Jim Cokhill from Durham Wildlife Trust then gave a presentation on the River Don Partnership which is available here. Minutes from Tyne Catchment Partnership Meeting 7 July 2016
25th February 2016 at Durham Wildlife Trust’s Rainton Meadows
The meeting included updates from the Environment Agency as well as a session where we added flesh onto our own Action Plan / Terms of Reference. The meeting is being combined with a River Don Corridor meeting being organised through the North-East Local Nature Partnership. Here is a copy of the Environment Agency’s (Graeme Hull’s) presentation (about Highways England, the Medium Term Plan and about sending evidence to the investigations team). Here is a copy of the “achievements to date” page that Susan circulated, and here is a the 7-page presentation (given to the local liaison panel) it was drawn from. Here is a copy of the notes from the meeting.