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Blue Loop, The

Summary
Friends of the Blue Loop is a volunteer group run by volunteers who deliver regular volunteer sessions on the Lower Don Valley to help maintain the Five Wiers Walk, Canal Towpath and river channel and banks


Description

The Blue Loop is a project that aims to encourage individuals and those from under-represented groups in deprived communities, to take part in numerous activities such as bird watching, nature walks, mini beasting, treasure hunting and removing invasive plant species. In addition to these activities Blue Loop also works with schools in order to encourage young children to get involved in helping to look after and appreciate the local rivers.

One of Blue Loop's major contributions to local communities is to increase local people's knowledge of the variety of wildlife that is accessible to the general public. This has proved particularly successful amongst schools, volunteers and community groups.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Emberson
Contact Position
Communities and Education Officer
Telephone
0114 3540012
E-mail
theblueloop@gmail.com
Website
www.the-rsc.co.uk/.../theblueloop
Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/theblueloop
Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/theblueloop

Where to go

Name
C/O The River Stewardship Company
Address
Unit 1 Newhall Road Industrial Estate
Sanderson Street
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
Postcode
S9 2TW

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
9am-5pm (project activities include evenings and weekends)
Time of day
Evening
Afternoon
Morning
Session Information
Volunteer days are Wednesdays 10.30 - 1.30pm and one Saturday per month 10 -1pm

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Yes
Wheelchair access details
Most of the 5 Weirs Walk is accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs. A considerable amount of the Tinsley Canal towpath is also fully accessible but access/suitability varies. Please contact us for more detailed information.
Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Yes
Culture/ethnicities accommodated
All

Other Details

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, of all ages and abilities. 

Please contact us to arrange an initial meeting with the Blue Loop or River Stewardship Company where we will be able to advise on any issues.  


Local Offer

Description

We can provide volunteering activities for young people with physical and/or learning disabilities. 

Contact Name
Hellen Hornby
Contact Telephone
0114 3540012
Contact Email
hellen.hornby@the-rsc.co.uk
SEN Provision Type
Universal

Last Updated
23/10/2018
Keywords
volunteering, river, practical conservation, lower don valley
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