Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust hosts first stakeholder meeting
Key environmental organisations from Halton, Warrington and further afield such as Cheshire and Liverpool City Region attended Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust’s first stakeholder meeting last Thursday.
The Trust, an independent charity set up in 2010 to work alongside the Mersey Gateway Project to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the environment across the Upper Mersey Estuary, welcomed 34 colleagues from 21 organisations to the Catalyst Museum in Widnes.
The meeting acted as a forum for stakeholders to hear about the progress of the Trust so far and to discuss opportunities to create partnerships. As part of the event, over 11 organisations offered assistance to the Trust including practical help and advice along with support for research projects.
Yousuf Shaikh, chair of the Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust said, “The meeting was a great success and we are thrilled that so many organisations across Halton and beyond are interested in the Trust and our aims to conserve and promote the environment around the Upper Mersey Estuary.
This is a very exciting time for the Trust and we want to thank everyone who came along and participated in the meeting. We look forward to keeping the momentum up and meeting again with our stakeholders to take the great ideas and partnership proposals forward.”
Attendees received an introduction to the Trust along with a look ahead toward the future of the Upper Mersey Estuary with Andrea Perz from the University of Salford, who is conducting her PhD research on the Project.
Guest presentations included a look into the environmental plans of Project Company, Merseylink and an introduction into Atlantic Gateway Parklands, a prospectus for environmental initiatives between Liverpool and Manchester.