About geoff

Project Lead on this catchment host, Geoff has over 40 years experience working in, on or near rivers. He started as a Pollution Prevention Officer and ended specialising in regulatory and relationship management.

Meet our Catchment Champions – Jeff Keenlyside & Kim Warren, Colne & Holme

Meet our Catchment Champions A key role for the ACCP is to engage people and groups from across the region to help improve our precious water environments. The ACCP Catchment Champions are a group of individuals already working hard throughout the catchment to do this. They represent the 7 operational catchments that make

ACCP-Forum Meeting Executive Summary

Executive Summary The tri-annual ACCP-Forum meeting was held on Wednesday 14th February at Bradford City Hall. The Chair, Jeff Keenlyside, welcomed the attendees and went on to inform them that the ACCP Management Group have recruited 3 new members; Robin Gray (Pennine Prospects), Richard Grayson (University of Leeds/iCASP) and Guy Thompson (White Rose

Meet our Catchment Champions – Seonaidh Jamieson, Middle Calder

Meet our Catchment Champions A key role for the ACCP is to engage people and groups from across the region to help improve our precious water environments. The ACCP Catchment Champions are a group of individuals already working hard throughout the catchment to do this. They represent the 7 operational catchments that make

Meet our Catchment Champions – Elspeth Robinson, Lower Aire

Meet our Catchment Champions A key role for the ACCP is to engage people and groups from across the region to help improve our precious water environments. The ACCP Catchment Champions are a group of individuals already working hard throughout the catchment to do this. They represent the 7 operational catchments that make

Successful Catchment Champion Workshop

Had a successful workshop for our Catchment Champions yesterday on how to develop and deliver recreation and leisure projects at the beautiful Manvers Boat Club. A big thank you to Chris Hawkesworth for the interesting and insightful talk.

Improving the environment in the Leeds City Region

Environmental improvements are not solely made for the benefit of the birds and bees, the fish and fauna. Indeed, as demonstrated by the Green Blue Infrastructure Strategy developed by Leeds City Region late last year and currently going through the approvals process, they can generate substantial economic and health benefits too. A quotation

Partner’s Perspectives

The ACCP are working closely with their key partners to understand their needs and aspirations of the partnership. Watch out for updates in the new year!

New Catchment Champions for the Aire and Calder

Exciting news! We now have 8 voluntary Catchment Champions covering 6 out of the 7 Operational Catchments within the Aire and Calder. These dedicated volunteers are helping local communities within their catchment to create a healthy and wildlife-rich water environment that can be valued and enjoyed by all.

New farming rules to protect water

New rules will be introduced which will save farmers money whilst also better protecting the water environment. From 2 April 2018 new rules for all farmers in England will be introduced to help protect water quality, by standardising good farm practices that many are already performing and offering a new approach to regulation. In essence the

NFM and Soils

With thanks to The Westcountry Rivers Trust....some really useful thoughts and advice on the soils aspect of NFM. "Very often Natural Flood Management (NFM) options implemented within catchments, are carried out before the landscape's natural function has been assessed. The East Devon CaBA strongly believe that soils should always be the first option