About Pennine Prospects
Pennine Prospects is a unique rural regeneration company created in 2005 as a champion for the South Pennines, the dramatic upland landscape that stands prominently above the urban centres of Greater Manchester, the Lancashire valleys and West Yorkshire. It is an award-winning partnership organisation that has attracted over £5million of national and European funding to deliver a wide range of projects aimed at promoting, protecting and enhancing the built, natural and cultural heritage of the South Pennines.
Pennine Prospects lies at the heart of a well-established partnership bringing together six local authorities, two water companies, government agencies and the voluntary sector. The company is strongly committed to sustainable development and enables partner organisations, local residents and businesses to maximise the benefit of the area’s rich natural, cultural and heritage assets.
Through its activities, Pennine Prospects supports the economy of the South Pennines by uncovering, highlighting and promoting all that is special about the area. In addition, the company develops community projects, promotes access to the uplands and waterways and connects people with their landscape.
Current projects and programmes include South Pennines LEADER, a community-led approach to development which supports innovative projects across the landscape; the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival; and partnership projects such as South Pennines Moorwatch and the South Pennines Fire Operations Group.
Pennine Prospects and natural flood management
Pennine Prospects has been an active partner in Calderdale Community Flood Resilience Programme – see how we have worked with local schools and communities affected by flooding promoting Natural Flood Management
Of course, there is more – much more – that can be done: Note the work of Treesponsibility in woodland creation in the Upper Calder Valley and the role for peatland restoration to ‘make space for water’ as delivered through the Moors for the Future Partnership
If you are a farmer and have been affected by flooding please contact the Rural Payments Agency Farming Recovery Hotline on 03000 200 301. More information and application forms can be found here