Year of the River Sherbourne 2017

2017 - The Year of the Sherbourne

The lost, and somewhat forgotten, River Sherbourne in Coventry is having a revival in 2017. A group of local organisations who cherish the river and who know it well are pooling their resources to lay on some engaging events for people to come and enjoy and to learn more about this hidden gem.

The Sherbourne Partnership (made up of 11 different organisations) has been keen to sing and dance (quite literally) about the river for a number of years and with 2017 seeing two major projects getting underway along the river (at both the Burges and Charterhouse), it seemed the right time to do just that.

So, why not join in the fun and find out more by taking part in an event, see the first two months of fun and exploration listed below and keep an eye on this page for more events in 2017:

January 2017

Activity Date and time Location Organisation leading Booking on
Intro to the River Sherbourne at Lakeview Park and a Hedgelaying Taster session. Saturday 14th January
10am – 12.30pm (walk of river for 20 mins at the start).
Meet on the footbridge in Lakeview Park, opposite the junction of Lakeview Road and Malvern Road. Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, with support from Coventry City Council. Call WWT on 02476 302912 or email enquiries@wkwt.org.uk
FREE Guided walk of the route of River Sherbourne through the city centre – pointing out key features of historical and cultural interest. Wednesday 25th January 2017
7.00pm – 8.30pm. 
Meet point: Ikea Coventry main entrance, ending at Fargo Village. Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Call WWT on 02476 302912 or email enquires@wkwt.org.uk

February 2017

Activity Date and time Location Organisation leading Booking on
Intro to the River Sherbourne at Lakeview Park and a Hedgelaying Taster session. Sunday 19th February 2017
10am – 12.30pm (walk of river for 20 mins at the start).
 
Meet on the footbridge in Lakeview Park, opposite the junction of Lakeview Road and Malvern Road. Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, with support from Coventry City Council. Call WWT on 02476 302912 or email enquiries@wkwt.org.uk
FREE Love Your River – children’s activity. Tuesday 21st February 2017
1.30pm – 3.00pm.
Lakeview Park. Coventry City Council Parks Team. Booking is not required for this event.
All under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.
FREE Love Your River – children’s activity. Thursday 23rd February 2017
1.30pm – 3.00pm.
Charterhouse Field, Coventry CV1 2JR. Coventry City Council Parks Team. Booking is not required for this event.
All under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.
FREE tour of the Charter House – including the grounds (river) and the house itself. Thursday 23rd February 2017
3.00pm – 4.00pm.
 
Charterhouse, London Road, Coventry CV1 2JR. Friends of Charterhouse . Booking required. Booking details to follow.