New Life for Sheffield’s Waterways (UK)

New Life for Sheffield's Waterways

A plan which will help to bring new life to Sheffield’s formerly industrial waterways has been agreed.

The strategy, which was signed during the One Big River Week – a week of events celebrating Sheffield’s waterways, sets out an action plan that will continue the recovery and put the city’s canal, rivers and streams at the heart of daily life.

The Sheffield Waterways Strategy aims to continue the renaissance of the city’s 150 mile network of rivers and streams which, in places, was once devoid of life.

A huge amount of work, over recent decades, has helped many of the city’s waterways to recover as important wildlife habitats and places to visit but a partnership of local organisations is working together to continue their revitalisation.


Press Release, May 28, 2014