The River Nene Regional Park is an independent Community Interest Company creating a green infrastructure network of environmental projects extending from Daventry to Peterborough linking the towns of Northampton, Towcester, Wellingborough, Kettering and Corby. This is an independent not for profit organisation that is able to hold assets on behalf of the community. It has to meet certain standards and produce an annual Community Report.
Since the inception of the River Nene Regional Park in 2004 over £20 million pounds has been secured for ongoing investment in this area.
Some of the River Nene Regional Park projects include the award winning Tree Top Way at Salcey Forest, the innovative facilities at Stanwick Lakes and Top Lodge at Fineshade Woods. Funding is also being invested into community projects through the environmental grants scheme focussing on areas identified by the River Nene Regional Park as being key to the environmental network. All of these projects are bringing about change on the ground and enhancing the environmental assets that we already have.
Working with a wide partnership of organisations the River Nene Regional Park is in a strong position to deliver projects around its core themes which include:
The Vision for the River Nene Regional Park is:
By 2016 the River Nene Regional Park will be an independent, inclusive, reciprocal and beneficial partnership of public, private and third sector members. It will be nationally and internationally recognised as the centre of excellence for the piloting, co-ordination and delivery of regional sustainable development. It will address strategic issues such as climate change, the enhancement of local biodiversity and the innovative development of the environment as an asset for social development, education, leisure & recreation, heritage & cultural activity, and as a primary vehicle of economic regeneration.
'Providing Sustainable Solutions for Businesses and Communities'. A new leaflet providing an overview of the RNRP and its services. [ 506KB ]
The Climate Challenge, described in more detail in this document, is RNRP’s innovative offer to the Government, and to partners, to link together the two key, but presently separate, national initiatives on Climate Change. The proposal is that RNRP would use an allocation from Green Taxes that the government will levy on business and individuals on energy consumption beyond their allowances, to develop and implement environmental initiatives that will also provide tangible social and economic benefits. [ 4MB ]
RNRP has released a brochure showcasing some of the pioneering work that it has undertaken over the years. [ 3MB ]
Investors in the Environment (IiE) is a green accreditation scheme to help your business or community organisation save money and be green! Come along on 19th June to find out more information and how to pledge. [ 393KB ]
This document reviews the establishment and development of RNRP and considers its successes. Starting at the other end of the document, and reading towards the centre, it makes a case for the logical development of this innovative, but tried and tested concept, by the establishment of a network of Regional Parcs, based on the RNRP model, both in the UK and in partnership with our EU colleagues. It characterises the main elements of a Regional Parc and the advantages of this approach to other organisations who can benefit from our experience in Northamptonshire in the development of a transparent, efficient and effective partnership. [ 3MB ]
The latest River Nene Regional Park Newsletter providing an update on current projects is now available. [ 529KB ]
The latest River Nene Regional Park Newsletter providing an update on current projects is now available. [ 599KB ]
The latest River Nene Regional Park Newsletter providing an update on current projects is now available. [ 912KB ]
The latest River Nene Regional Park Newsletter providing an update on current projects is now available. [ 881KB ]
The latest River Nene Regional Park Newsletter providing an update on current projects is now available. [ 1MB ]
This unique event launches Made in Corby, an ambitious three year programme of new arts activity that will see Corby’s communities working with artists of local, national and international significance.