The East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership was established in 2011 with funding from the Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways (CWWW) LEADER programme. Using a ‘bottom up’ approach, the partnership encourages public, private, community and voluntary groups to work together and ensure that our inland waterways are integral to local economic, environmental and social regeneration.
The Waterways Partnership is governed by a constitution which formalises its structure and working processes. Central to this governance are the Executive Committee and Joint Forum.
East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership Constitution (pdf 197kb)
The work of the partnership is underpinned by the Waterways Strategy 2012-20, which sets out a long term approach for the development of our local waterways. Developed with and for our partners, this document identifies the main outcomes, priorities and objectives, thereby providing a framework which partners use to help achieve their potential of our area’s waterways.
Waterways Strategy 2012-2020 (pdf 4mb)
For more information, please visit the Waterways Partnership website:
Waterways Partnership (external website)
Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways (CWWW) LEADER
Inland waterways were a core strand of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways (CWWW) LEADER programme, which covered a large rural area in the East Riding of Yorkshire, as well as Ryedale and Scarborough districts of North Yorkshire.
During 2009-10, the LEADER programme provided funding to enable consultants to work with statutory, voluntary and community agencies to research the waterways within its area and to establish the foundations for an effective partnership. This funding and cooperation led to the creation of the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership in 2011.
Please visit the Rural Programmes website for more information on the LEADER CWWW programme:
Rural Programmes East Yorkshire (external website)