• KWVR at Haworth

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    Rodley Nature Reserve Fish Pass

  • Green Ripples

  • Castleford Millenium Bridge

  • River Aire at Ferrybridge

  • Malham Cove

  • Saltaire

Category Archives: Flood alleviation

Job Vacancies

Our trust currently has two job vacancies. One for a Project Engagement Officer to support our successful DNAire bid and the other for an ART Project Officer to support our river stewardship and general trust development work.

Both of these roles offer the chance to help develop and grow an ambitious trust and make a significant contribution to our work improving the River Aire and connecting the local community and other river users with a rapidly improving river.

These two posts are complementary and will work together to raise the profile and impact of the trust. The post details differ in some respects and you may apply for one or both of the roles. They are being appointed to slightly different timescales and so if you wish to apply for both, you must complete two separate applications and submit them as per the individual instructions in each advert. If you try to apply for both posts with one application we will not consider you for either post.

Details of the posts can be found on the following pages:

DNAire Project Engagement Officer

ART Project Officer

Job Vacancy – ART Project Officer

The Aire Rivers Trust (ART) seeks a Project Officer for two purposes: To deliver the River Aire Care River Stewardship project To develop ART itself to have permanent staff to achieve its aims for the River Aire Funding is initially available for an 18-month appointment, with the expectation that the postholder will work with the… Continue Reading

Tree works on rivers

Tree works on rivers

Earlier this year many of us expressed serious concern about the way in which the Environment Agency were undertaking tree clearance/improvement work on the Upper Aire. No need to repeat the details of the saga here because the important point is that the EA have learned from what they acknowledge was a pretty dire performance.… Continue Reading

2017 – An important year for River Aire fish passage

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] 2017 – An important year for River Aire fish passage Work has been going on for a number of years to improve fish passage for migratory fish in the Aire below Leeds. This work has provided fish passes at Castleford, Lemonroyd, Fleet, Rothwell Country Park and Thwaite Mills. Fish passes are required… Continue Reading

Upper Aire Project – another award!

The team running the Upper Aire Project have picked up yet another award for this great scheme. Here is what the Environment Agency, who have devoted considerable funding to the scheme,  had to say upon hearing the announcement: A pioneering scheme that is leading the way in improving some of Yorkshire’s best countryside has won… Continue Reading

Shoal removal

The EA have started a programme of removing some of the shoals (gravel banks) deposited by last year’s flooding. They tell us that this is an essential part of flood protection work. More details can be found in the attached briefing note from the EA – Shoal Clearance 2016 Continue Reading

After the floods

AFTER THE FLOOD You are invited to a Community Conversation About The Boxing Day floods and activities since.   Sunday 20th March, The Kirkgate Centre, Shipley from 2:30pm Photo courtesy of Martin Spiers This Christmas, the Shipley area saw its worst flooding in memory, causing severe difficulties for many local residents and businesses. The silver… Continue Reading