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Post  craigmason71 on Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:02 pm

Did you read the story in the latest edition of the dronfield eye (january 09 page 3) what are you views on this is the river neglected ?
I think it is as there are some members of our community seem to use it as a dumping ground dumping everything from bicycles to washing machines and everything in between in the river affraid

This river could become a valuable recreational facility within the town with trout fishing river side walks and the local schools could use it for nature studies

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Post  ozziebolland on Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:32 pm

Yep fell in that river a few times myself as a kid, I would like to see it preserved for future kids to fall in.
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Post  smithy on Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:38 pm

it's very smelly in places. I too am dismayed at the amount of rubbish dumped, but there again, it isn't just the river that suffers from this. Clean-ups have worked over the years for the River Don, a volunteer project might just work here?
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Post  Lainey on Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:04 pm

Totally agree - maybe we could get some more support on this issue and get an action group going - should we put an appeal out on the home news page? Let us know your views. For an area where many people are proud to live its a shame to have such an eye sore and something which is a health hazard. Question Shocked
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Post  craigmason71 on Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:16 am

Lainey wrote:Totally agree - maybe we could get some more support on this issue and get an action group going - should we put an appeal out on the home news page? Let us know your views. For an area where many people are proud to live its a shame to have such an eye sore and something which is a health hazard. Question Shocked
I totally agree with you 100%

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Post  craigmason71 on Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:18 am

looking on the wild trout trust website the trout in the town project is just what we need in dronfield

What is it?

Trout
in the Town is a new WTT initiative funded by the Esmée Fairbairn
Foundation. Its objectives are to improve the quality of river habitat
in urban areas for the benefit of trout and wider biodiversity, and to
raise awareness of wild trout as a totem species for clean water and
living rivers. This will be achieved through the formation of local
community groups who will adopt their local urban stream. As
a result, conservation action groups, angling clubs, schools and all
interested parties can come together to champion these urban wildlife
corridors. Reconnecting communities with the streams of their towns and
cities will bring reciprocal sociological benefits. There’s no better
biology classroom than the natural world and there’s no better way to
strengthen communities than to be united in a common cause. It’s a
chance to do something wonderful and have it given back plus interest.

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Post  Admin on Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:22 pm

Send us the info Steve and we will post on the main site

Many Thanks
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Post  craigmason71 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:37 pm

do's anybody want to come to this meeting?
Hi Craig
As last E-mail, I am happy to meet you to discuss the fisheries concerns you have.

I am free on Friday 8 May, Thurs 14th and Friday 15th May if any of these dates are good for you.

Please confirm and identify a meeting location.

I' d prefer a meet time after 10.00 to allow me travelling time as I live 70 miles from Chesterfield.

Regards
Pat O'Brien

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Post  Admin on Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:07 pm

We would be interested Craig, let me know.
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Post  craigmason71 on Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:43 am

ok then the 8th is the best day for me as its a friday that ok with you ?
what about a meeting place any suggestions ?

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Post  Lainey on Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:46 pm

Hi Craig, 10am on Friday 8th May is good for us too. Can I suggest the Manor House Hotel as an appropriate meeting place?
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Post  craigmason71 on Sat May 09, 2009 3:27 am

what happened to you ?


I had a good meeting with pat O'Brien from the environment agency we discussed the river in great detail he told me they plan to sort it out in 2015

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Post  craigmason71 on Fri May 29, 2009 5:35 pm

I walked past the river yesterday and saw some sticklebacks in the river between the nunns and the deli shop cheers

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Post  Sidedgar on Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:53 pm

Yes, we must preserve this site; it is a valuable asset to our community and could be a haven for wild life and relaxation. It is now an embarrasing mess in parts. We can do better.

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Post  Admin on Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:42 pm

Great news, the civic society are as I type this wading along the river clearing up the mess at last, so well done to one and all. It's a pity the river authority couldn't do even though they have surveyed on many occasions.
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Post  smithy on Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:17 am

Mrs Smithy and I walked along parts of the Drone at the weekend, I think it gets a tad whiffy when it leaves Unstone Green and flows towards Sheepbridge. Just past the Sandpiper, it is often blue tinged and sort of toiletty.
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Post  Admin on Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:37 am

The mind boggles
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