Reducing pollution in the River Stour in Cradley and improving access for local people.
The river Stour suffers greatly from urban pollution. Water from industrial and densely populated areas of the Black Country enters the river through outlet pipes. This introduces large quantities of chemicals and metals to the river. The Cradley Reedbed Project aims to reduce pollution in the river Stour by installing reedbed wetlands. A wooden boardwalk over the wetlands and new community orchard will improve access and encourage local people to use the site. Volunteer action days, educational activities and community events will involve local people in this exciting work.