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The Tame Valley Wetlands Scheme – Our Achievements
The wetlands of the Tame Valley, located along a 20km stretch of the River Tame between Coleshill and Tamworth, offer
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Tame Fish (Part 2)
Here’s another dreamy, relaxing video of fish on the River Tame. In 2016, Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership led a
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The River Tame as you have never seen it before
Tame Valley Wetlands is excited to share with you the first of a few short videos filmed underwater in our fabulous
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A Journey Through Tame
Fasten your seat belts and watch our film below for a whistle-stop tour of the Tame Valley Wetlands Nature Improvement
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Balsam meets its match at Church Pool Covert!
Tameforce transform a forgotten stream in a day!
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Working together in the Tame Valley Wetlands – celebrating our achievements!
Nearly one hundred volunteers and representatives from local groups and organisations on the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership came together
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Sand Martins move into the Community Wetlands at Kingsbury Water Park
Welcome to your new home!
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Himalayan Balsam meets its match!
Himalayan balsam is meeting its match right now in the Tame Valley Wetlands scheme area thanks to the support from
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New tenants arrive at Hams Hall
Back in February we installed a series of wildlife cameras and nest boxes around the office at Hams Hall. During
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We’re in the final for the UK River Prize 2018!
Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership reaches the final for the prestigious UK River Prize 2018!
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Tamworth Spring Clean
DOZENS of bags of rubbish, four shopping trollies, two bicycles and a bench frame were among the waste and litter collected
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TORC lend a hand
If you’ve noticed any extra conservation work going on around Tamworth in the last few months, you may have TORC
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Heritage Training Workshops to be held in Warwickshire
Warwickshire County Council in partnership with Tame Valley Wetlands is to hold a series of heritage training workshops over the
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Tameforce volunteers donate over 7,000 hours since 2015
A team of dedicated volunteers have been improving the landscape of the Tame Valley Wetlands for wildlife and people, totalling
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Work on the willows continues at Borrowpit Lake
The Lamb Angling Club held a work party on Sunday, 19th November 2017 to continue the work on the willows which
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Start of the ‘big’ stream clean up at Borrowpit Lake
In just 4 hours we removed 10 bags of rubbish from 30m of stream. Read more about what we found.
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Pathway improvements at Borrowpit Lake
Tame Valley Wetlands are extremely grateful for help by six volunteers from Keir Services who transformed a dark, enclosed pathway
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Curdworth hedge receives heritage makeover
If you have driven along the Kingsbury Road through Curdworth village you may have noticed some work happening at the
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Mini-beast hotels
Tame Valley Wetlands worked with the Community Environmental Trust to enhance an outdoor space at St. Gerards Primary School in
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Quotes requested for the production of films
TVWLPS is seeking to commission a series of promotional films for its circular and long distance walks in the Tame
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Quotes requested for the creation of animated film
TVWLPS is seeking to commission a short animated film to illustrate the story and importance of the Tame Valley from
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Himalayan balsam meets its match!
Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership is working with CABI scientists and Partners to introduce a new control method for Himalayan
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Lights, camera, wildlife, action!
If you had the opportunity to film your experiences in the Tame Valley Wetlands, what would they include? Walks? Wildlife?
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New Gnomes and Toy Trains
This is a story of generosity, of kindness and of garden gnomes. You may remember the great ‘Gnome Massacre’ at
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Friends of Tame Valley Wetlands launch meeting
The Friends of Tame Valley Wetlands will represent the local communities in the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership (TVWLP) and
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Apprentice Blog: Goodbye Tame Valley Wetlands
25.08.17 Today is my last day as a marketing apprentice for the Tame Valley Wetlands. I have enjoyed every moment
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NCS participants lend a helping hand!
Over the summer, almost 100 young people on the National Citizen Service (NCS) gave their time to help out on
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Project Update: New Circular Walks
Two new circular walks leaflets have been produced with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Tesco's Bags of Help scheme.
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Wildlife Discovery Day – BioBlitz 2017 Success!
Kingsbury Water Park's, Community Wetland is teaming with wildlife after 612 species were recorded throughout a 24 hour BioBlitz.
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Tame Valley Wetlands’ Celebration Supper!
The Tame Valley Wetlands team invited local community groups, councillors, partners and volunteers to an evening of celebration on 13th
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John Muir Award Update
Since January 2017, 33 young people across the Tame Valley Wetlands have achieved their John Muir Award (Discovery Level) with
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Vole Patrol
Tame Valley Wetland volunteers kicked off vole patrol training yesterday.
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Community Wetland vandalised
A community wetland area at Kingsbury Water Park has been vandalised for a third time in as many weeks.
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TameFest’s third year of successful celebration!
The community came together to  celebrate the landscape and heritage of the Tame Valley Wetlands for the third year in
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Some of our key achievements so far…
Thank you to our staff, partners, volunteers and funders for their fantastic support so far!
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Tamworth to welcome popular heritage event, TameFest!
TameFest 2017 will take place on Tamworth Castle Grounds, on Saturday 27th May for its biggest edition yet. Hosted by
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Ratty’s Return project update
Tame Valley Wetlands are on a mission to create a wetland corridor fit for Water Voles, once a familiar sight
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Visitor Centre gets a facelift
As part of the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme, the Kingsbury Water Park's visitor centre is getting an £80,000
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BBC Countryfile visits the Tame Valley Wetlands
The BBC’s most popular rural show visits North Warwickshire in search of Britain’s fastest declining mammal, the water vole, discovering
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Discover, explore and conserve – a John Muir Award Tale
Students at the Kingsbury School have been on a journey of discovery as they explored their local country park as
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Make a Difference in Conservation, Train for Free!
Local people are being offered a FREE, nationally recognised qualification in Environmental & Heritage Conservation. Courtesy of the Tame Valley
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Invasive Species Week 27th March – 2nd April
This week is Invasive Species Week, hosted by NNIS (Non-native invasive species). Would like to know more about them specifically?
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Partnership Scheme engages with 2,500 school children!
Since May 2015, Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme has engaged with over 2,500 children from 31 different schools.
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An important time for the Tame Valley Wetlands
The Tame Valley Wetlands, spanning from Birmingham through rural North Warwickshire and Tamworth, is a landscape of real importance for
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Community Wetlands Project completed
The new and improved Sand Martin bank has now been installed at Kingsbury Water Park's Community Wetland.
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Doing our bit for National Nest Box Week
BTO National Nest Box Week: 14th-21st February 2017 In preparation of the BTO’s 20th National Nest Box Week (NNBW) and the onset
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Tesco Bags for Help Projects
Work has started on the ground to improve walking routes throughout the Tame Valley Wetlands area, thanks to Tesco's Bags
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Tameside LNR welcomes Sand Martins with new Des Res
Sand Martins migrating to the Tame Valley now have a new custom made hotel at Tameside Local Nature Reserve.
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Hedgerow restored at Whitacre Heath SSSI
During January 2017, contractors working for Tame Valley Wetlands restored 170m of native hedgerow using traditional methods at Whitacre Heath
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Six of Britain’s Toughest Winter Wildlife
Winter is the coldest and darkest time of year. While we’re keeping warm in our heated houses and warm clothing,
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Tame Valley Wetlands 2016 Highlights
This year has been a busy one for the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme. Led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
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Wandering in the Woods
There has been a journey of discovery this year, as young people from Project Nirvana, run by Warwickshire Community and
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Watch the Community Wetlands project film!
Have you heard about our wetland creation project at Kingsbury Water Park? Watch the short film we made about this
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Launch of Warwickshire Wildlife Watcher Scheme
A new scheme to raise awareness and improve reporting of incidents of wildlife crime is being launched in Warwickshire on
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Taming the Tame – Press release!
A major project to restore an island along the River Tame in Fazeley got underway this week as part of a Heritage
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Woodland transformed thanks to local residents!
Coleshill’s residents joined forces with the Tame Valley Wetlands, local councillors Dom Ferro and Adam Farrell and Amey NDS to
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Summer 16′ – Young fun in the sun!
A summer of youth engagement across the Tame Valley Wetlands Young people tend to get a bad rep in the
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Access Task Force Volunteers Wanted!
Become a Tame Valley Wetlands Access Task Force volunteer!   Interested? Click here for more details.
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NCS Tamworth’s battle with balsam!
A team of 16-17 year-olds from Tamworth’s National Citizen Service (NCS), led by UpRising Birmingham, have given over 300 hours
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A ‘buzzing’ day at Kingsbury Water Park!
Kingsbury Water Park buzzes in the sunshine! On a hot, sunny, somewhat breezy day, visitors to Kingsbury Water Park enjoyed
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Fun Work Experience Week!
Steven’s account of his work experience week with the TVW team: From the 27th of June to the 1st of
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TameFest 2016 Success!
Tame Valley Wetlands has celebrated its local heritage with the annual TameFest event, hosted this year at Kingsbury Water Park.
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#VolunteersWeek
Volunteering This week we’ve celebrated volunteering and encouraged people to join in. Volunteering is an essential asset to any charity,
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Throwback Thursday – Lea Ford Cottage
The History of Lea Ford Cottage   Seen as it’s a Thursday, we’ve decided to do a throwback and what
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John Muir Award Opportunities
John Muir Award! Is your youth group looking for a new challenge? The John Muir Award is a great way
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#TameYouth – Volunteering Opportunities
 Join TameYouth!   TameYouth is for young people (16-25) in the area who are keen on the outdoors, want to
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Exciting new community wetland project receives boost from Biffa Award
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has been awarded a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award to create a new community wetland at Kingsbury
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New Tame Valley Wetlands Activity Guide now out!
The latest Tame Valley Wetlands Activity Guide, covering December 2015 to April 2016, is now available! You can pick up your
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Local groups receive over £7,000 from TVW community grant
The Tame Valley Wetlands have awarded grants to 6 local groups, which will be used to deliver environmental projects in
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£2.5 million Tame Valley Wetlands Scheme in full flow…
PRESS RELEASE Thanks to £1.8 million from the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund, an exciting and ambitious new landscape partnership
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Fairytale canal bridge gets a makeover
As part of the Tame Valley Wetlands Scheme, the Canal & River Trust have restored one of the most unusual and
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CABI releases rust fungus to control invasive weed, Himalayan balsam (26 August 2014)
From today, not-for-profit research organization, CABI, will be releasing a rust fungus at locations in Berkshire, Cornwall and Middlesex as
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Seen us on BBC Midlands Today Springwatch?
As we get the ball rolling on our exciting new scheme to help restore and reconnect people with the hidden
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Press Release: 3rd April 2014
£1.7 million funding awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the Tame Valley Over £1.7 million has been secured
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Our Partners: an updated list (March’14)
As of the beginning of March 2014, the following list of 18 organisations are the official members of the Tame
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Working with nature to reduce flooding…
The Tame Valley provides a good example as to how best we should help reduce flood risk: dredging, particularly in the
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Executive Summary
The River Tame is the largest tributary of the River Trent and the main river in the West Midlands, approximately
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Completion of the Development Phase
An Update: The Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership (TVWLP) submitted its second round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
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Press Release 07.08.13
Development of £2.4 million Tame Valley Wetlands Scheme in full flow… A Partnership of organisations behind an exciting new scheme
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Welcome to the TVWLP website!
Hello and welcome to the new Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership (TVWLP) website! Thanks for visiting. The scheme, funded by
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