Our Work

Calver Weir Restoration Project (CWRP) has emerged and grown from the efforts of a number of local residents and interested parties, who have been working to save the weir from collapse for years.

In 2004, emergency repairs were carried out to prevent the imminent collapse of the weir, with the £40,000 cost of this work covered by donations from local businesses and residents. In the same year, CWRP was registered as a charity and subsequently secured a Development Grant of £50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a comprehensive plan to restore Calver Weir and to conserve the adjacent wetlands.
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Between 2004 and 2009, CWRP raised the necessary funds to finance the total £1.844 million cost of the project. The work has been largely underpinned by the Heritage Lottery Fund (£1.244 million), Environment Agency (£165,000), English Heritage (£100,000), and augmented by donations from Peak District National Park Authority, local businesses and residents.

The restoration of the weir was successfully completed in August 2010, and is now the subject of an inspection and maintenance schedule to ensure that it remains in good condition.
In June 2010, Calver Weir Restoration Project recruited a Project Officer on a part-time 3-year contract, whose job it is to attract a greater range of visitors to the area, improve footpaths and access points, and carry out important conservation work.

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Our Work
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Local Walks
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