Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust receives over £190k in funding for a new three-year environmental management programme
The Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust has received £190,110 from UK environmental funding body WREN to support its three-year long ‘Beyond Our Bridges’ project in the Upper Mersey Estuary.
The unique independent charity, which was created as part of the £1.86bn Mersey Gateway Project, aims to use the funding to bring the Upper Mersey Estuary area into a good ecological state, creating a functional eco-system which will be monitored to chart the development of the Estuary over the next 30 years.
Adam Penney from Widnes this week began a summer long work placement with the Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust.
Currently in his third year studying Geography at Bangor University in North Wales, Adam contacted the Trust directly to set up a period of part-time professional placement following his academic interest and aspiration to pursue a career in environmental conservation.
The deal to finance the £1.86bn Mersey Gateway Project that saw Halton Borough Council appoint the Merseylink consortium as the project company has now picked up its third award, this time at the Partnerships Awards 2015 for ‘Best Road Project’.
In a strong category of esteemed infrastructure projects across Europe, the Project took home the prize being deemed by the Partnerships Awards judging panel as “One of the most impressive, high profile and complex projects to have closed in the UK in recent years.”
The deal to finance the £1.86bn Mersey Gateway Project that saw Halton Borough Council appoint the Merseylink consortium as the project company has picked up two prestigious international awards.
The deal has been named as Europe’s Infrastructure Deal of the Year at the Project Finance International Awards and IJ Global’s European Road Deal of the Year 2014.
Mersey Gateway Launches Consultation
The Mersey Gateway Crossings Board Ltd, on behalf of Halton Borough Council (“Council”), is conducting a consultation in connection with the Council’s proposals to (i) modify the existing River Mersey (Mersey Gateway Bridge) Order 2011 and (ii) implement a new Road User Charging Scheme Order.
The aforementioned proposals will entitle the Council to rely upon the Road User Charging Schemes (Penalty Charges, Adjudication and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2013 to collect unpaid toll/charges incurred by users of the Mersey Gateway Bridge and Silver Jubilee Bridge.
For more detail about the consultation (along with the key consultation document) and information about how to respond, click here.
The consultation period will run from 9 February 2015 – 11 March 2015.
The consultation is seeking views from statutory consultees (as well as other public bodies) organisations and/or businesses and members of the public regarding the Council’s proposals outlined in the consultation document.