River Tame Catchment Pilot

The River Tame at Park HallThe River Tame at Park Hall

The River Tame is the main river of the West Midlands, and the most important tributary of the River Trent. The Tame is about 40 km from source at Oldbury, to its confluence with the Trent near Alrewas, but the main river length of the entire catchment, i.e. the Tame and its main tributaries, is about 285 km. The catchment includes the rivers Blythe, Anker and Mease as well as much of South-eastern Staffordshire.

The Wildlife Trust is to take forward one of fifteen pilots to involve new partners in the production of catchment management plans. Working with our partner Wildlife Trusts in Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire over the course of 2012 we will:

  • Hold five stakeholder workshops to identify the issues, challenges and opportunities in the five key areas of the catchment: Black Country, Birmingham, Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire.
  • Encourage other stakeholders across the catchment to make their views known through a wider consultation process.
  • Hold a catchment conference in 2012 to bring together all the views and ideas and set the priorities for action.
  • Make the Draft Plan widely available for further comments.
  • Hold a final stakeholder event to receive the final plan and map future actions.

Tell us your views on the Water Environment

If you would like to engage with the River Tame Catchment Plan process please send an email to info@bbcwildlife.org.uk .


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Poster - River Tame Catchment20.11 MB
Drought briefing note April 2012.doc578.5 KB