Interpretation board designed and erected at Lowestwood Mill Pond, Linthwaite by Greenstreams; sponsored by Thornton & Ross and Titanic Mill
How do employers get involved?
Greenstreams offer a great opportunity for businesses who want to help improve the local environment. We offer several options, at differing levels of involvement, from adopting one of our riverside greenspaces to championing the development of the 3 Valleys Nature Park.
The Greenstreams Sponsorship and Adoption scheme is suitable for businesses of all sizes who want to contribute to their local area by improving and maintaining our riverside greenspaces – now more important than ever for our health and well-being.
At its basic level, the sponsorship provides for a regular maintenance session to a local riverside site with a Greenstreams employee and volunteers.
A step up from that for those who want to do a bit more, we run tailored volunteer sessions for employees – inside or outside work hours.
We do try to keep arrangements flexible and we will adapt measures to suit individual employers. We can even arrange an ‘adoption partnership’ with a group of smaller companies wishing to improve their local area.
For employers interested in promoting “active travel” see our e-bikes project (LINK), which can provide a loan/hire service to allow employees to try out an e-bike for up to a month.
Thornton and Ross have been long term partners at an historic, wildlife-rich dam bordering the River Colne and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal near Titanic Spa at Linthwaite. Volunteers have played an invaluable part in helping to keep the dam free from litter and vegetation every two months.
In the lower Colne, volunteers and staff from John Smith’s Stadium and Cummins Turbo Technologies are working with us to develop the natural green spaces along the river around the Stadium.
Our work has included improving habitats for wildlife, installing eye-catching gateways and route maps, and creating safer paths and access to the riverside for all to enjoy.
One of our biggest challenges has been to clear up the historic rubbish, which blighted the riverside paths. We will continue to work on the ongoing problem of litter in this area.