River Worth Friends
The River Worth is a river in the Keighley Big Local; flowing from moor land through the Worth Valley into Keighley where it empties into the River Aire. The river corridor provides a green corridor of natural habitats, wild fauna, flora and floodplain.
In 2015 Phil Sheridan a Big Local resident and member of Salmon and Trout Conservation UK gave a presentation about the River Worth to the newly formed Keighley Big Local Partnership.
As a result the Partnership agreed to fund and support the ‘River Worth Friends’; a mutual support network of residents, groups and business with an interest in the River and its environs
River Worth Friends has 3 aims: To bring the River into focus and raise its status as an important asset to the people of Keighley; to Raise the River’s status as a rich and diverse home for people, wildlife, and business and to engage residents and business to take on a pro-active role in looking after the river
The River Worth Friends is now an established interest group, supported by the Aire Rivers Trust. With the continued support of both Big Local and the Aire Rivers Trust it regularly involves residents from Stanbury [the headwaters of the River] to Keighley [where the River empties into the River Aire] in campaigning, sharing knowledge and delivering practical action.
If you’d like to get involved then please do get touch. Message the group via Facebook, ‘like’ and follow the page to keep up to date with event, progress and news.