Don Gorge Community Group

DON  GORGE  COMMUNITY  GROUP
Registered Charity No:  1121646
Contact:          
Liz Reeve, Secretary, Mereliz Cottage, 4 Lower Sprotborough, Doncaster DN5 7NB
Tel: 01302 313030
Sprotbrough Lock
 Background
The Don Gorge is an area of outstanding natural beauty to the west of Doncaster in South Yorkshire.  As the name implies, the river is bordered on either side by steep limestone cliffs which were carved out over thousands of years by the receding ice flows of the last ice age.
The Gorge is accessed via Boat Lane in Sprotbrough village to the north bank and Mill Lane, Warmsworth to the south bank.  Road bridges across the canal and river link both banks and allow access to the Trans-Pennine Trail which extends through the Gorge on the north bank of the river.
For the purposes of this group, The Don Gorge is defined as being the stretch of the River Don west of Doncaster
 from the A1(M) motorway in the east to Conisbrough Viaduct in the west. 
The group works in conjunction with the Don Gorge Strategic Partnership.
Aims
            to promote, for the benefit of the public, the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural
environment of the area known as "The Don Gorge"
and
            to advance the education of the public in the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural
environment of the area known as "The Don Gorge"


Management

We have a committee representing all sections of the community, from both the Sprotbrough and Warmsworth sides of the River Don.  We welcome suggestions for improving and promoting the area in a sensitive way and would like the local community and visitors to share our responsibility in maintaining what is an area of outstanding natural beauty. 
For more information and how to get involved with the Don Gorge Community Group,
contact the group’s secretary, Liz Reeve
Email:  lizreeve@dongorgecommunitygroup.com Telephone: 01302 313030
 
 
Our Work
 
One of our tasks is to support the Conservation Volunteers and to raise funds to further our work. We have been fortunate in obtaining grants from the following:


South Yorkshire Community Foundation - for an information leaflet
Yorkshire Rural Community Council - to produce the Don Gorge Education Pack
Robin Hood Airport Community Fund - to purchase tools for the Conservation Volunteers
South Yorkshire Flood Fund - to purchase a secure container for tools and other equipment



Tools bought with money from the Robin Hood Airport Community Fund
 
 

VOLUNTEER DATES FOR 2012  

September   4th and 18th       
October         2nd, 16th and 30th
November    13th and 27th
December     11th 

Meet at the Landing Stage at Lower Sprotborough at 10 am.
Activities will vary according to need and weather.
Please bring a packed lunch and wear appropriate clothing.
 
  
                                   The River Don and the Canal
Sprotbrough Flash Nature Reserve                         
  
 Management Committee
Chairman:  Bernard Pearson
Secretary:  Liz Reeve
Treasurer:  Paul Gardner
DMBC Neighbourhood West:  Lisa Swainston
Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council: Cllr Ray Bartlett
Warmsworth Parish Council:  Cllr Christine Pattison
Sprotbrough Resident:  Steve Swift
Interested Person:  Sheila Bury
Warmsworth Resident:  Janet McCulloch
Interested Person:  Vacant
Countryside Ranger/Conservation Volunteer Co-ordinator:  Dennis Roe - 07717 701296 

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