Explains how the council works with others on biodiversity issues, climate change, waterways issues and what the waterways partnership is.
The East Riding of Yorkshire Biodiversity Action Plan (ERYBAP) sets out how we will work with our partners to conserve and enhance biodiversity in the East Riding. A lot of work has gone into producing this document which has been consulted on with local specialists, naturalists and with the public. As a partnership document, its success will be down to the participation and enthusiasm of the people involved.
The East Riding of Yorkshire Biodiversity Partnership has over 130 members, all of whom are individuals and organisations with a shared interest in biodiversity. The Partnership exists to develop and adopt the Species and Habitat Action Plans of the East Riding of Yorkshire Biodiversity Action Plan (ERYBAP), and to then implement the actions through the delivery of local biodiversity projects. A central role of the Partnership is to promote and raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity in the East Riding, and to get others involved with implementing the ERYBAP.
Systems developed as part of the council's Eco-Management Audit Scheme (EMAS) and Environmental Policy are used to deliver improvements for biodiversity. These improvements will allow the council to take forward many of the priorities within the ERYBAP.
Read more about EMAS.
Our approach to working with partner organisations, residents and businesses on climate change adaptation and mitigation is outlined in our Environmental Policy.
We work with organisations like Your Climate (Climate Change Partnership for Yorkshire and Humber), Humber Emergency Planning Service, Humber Environmental Managers’ Network and the Energy Saving Trust, plus other local authorities from across Yorkshire and the Humber where appropriate.
We work in partnership with public, private, community and voluntary organisations to manage, develop, enhance and promote our waterways so that they contribute to economic, environmental and social regeneration. This work is primarily undertaken through the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership.
The East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership was established in 2011 to bring together different organisations with an interest in the area’s waterways and develop a collaborative approach to their economic, environmental and social regeneration.
The partnership is governed by an agreed constitution which formalises its structure and working processes. Central to this are the Executive Committee and Joint Forum.
The partnership’s structure and operating area have been developed through inclusive consultation. Membership includes a range organisations from the public, private, community and voluntary sectors. Since its creation the partnership has been driven by a strong, enthusiastic and committed group of community volunteers, whose significant involvement with the partnership continues.
For more information, please visit the Waterways Partnership website:
www.waterwayspartnership.co.uk (external website)
Inland waterways were a core strand of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) CWWW LEADER programme, which covered a large rural area in the East Riding of Yorkshire, as well as, Ryedale and Scarborough districts of North Yorkshire. During 2009/10, the LEADER programme funded consultants to work with statutory, voluntary and community agencies to research the waterways within its area and to establish the foundations for an effective partnership between the various interests. In 2011, the East Riding and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership was established to encourage public, private, community and voluntary organisations to work together and develop our waterways so they contribute to economic, environmental and social regeneration.
Please visit the Rural Programmes website for more information on the LEADER CWWW programme:
http://www.ruralprogrammeseastyorkshire.co.uk/ (external website)