River Cole and Tyseley Energy Park: Creation of a Community Commons Project - Weir Removal

The University of Birmingham are collaborating with Birmingham City Council, the Environment Agency, the Active Wellbeing Society, Sport England and other local partners to deliver the River Cole and Tyseley Energy Park – Creation of a Community Common project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The project will deliver a series of interventions to improve the river and habitat connectivity for wildlife, this includes managing bankside trees and woodland to improve visibility and removing invasive species to restore and enhance natural capital.

A flagship intervention, delivered by Sanctus Ltd, with match funding from the Environment Agency, is the removal of a 2.6 m concrete weir in the river Cole channel alongside Ackers Adventure – a man-made structure built over 150 years ago.

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