New Volunteer at Riverside House

Today we welcomed Karen Feher who is joining the team for one day a week. Karen is on sabbatical from Waitrose in Stourbridge where she has worked for the last 25 years. We are really pleased she is with us and it looks like she enjoyed her first day. Advertisements

Mayor’s Community Weekend at Riverside House

As part of the Mayor’s Community Weekend, supported by National Lottery funding and the West Midlands Combined Authority, Riverside House have received a £500 award to hold a small event on the weekend of the 30th June. We will provide more information over the next several weeks, but keep your diary free for the afternoon…

Trees for Riverside House

Great news! The Woodland Trust are donating 210 trees to Riverside House. The trees include hazel, crab apple, downy birch, hawthorn, holly, goat willow, rowan, silver birch, wild cherry, common oak, field maple and grey willow. We will look forward to planting them later in the year and thank The Woodland Trust.

Dudley Mayor visits Riverside House

Yesterday we had the pleasure of welcoming the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Dave Tyler. We really appreciated his genuine enthusiasm, interest and pledge of support for the project. He stayed for well over an hour and talked to everyone about the work that has been undertaken during the last year. The Mayor finished his visit…

New Volunteers at Riverside House

We are really pleased to welcome two new members to the team. Ian Flynn is joining the board of trustees at Riverside House Stourbridge Limited. Ian currently is the Investment Manager at Warwickshire County Council. Ian has previously spent 10 years working in Japan in education and training and now lives a stone throw from…

Planning Permission Approved for Riverside House

Good news, Riverside House have had planning permission for change of use the site for community health and social care training with the siting of buildings for dining and meeting facilities, plus the enclosure of open boundaries with fencing. To see the planning consent in detail follow this link

New Volunteers at Riverside House

  Our latest volunteer at Riverside House is Richard Catchpowle. Richard started with us in December. Richards career has included engineering and building – that’s good timing as we are about to embark on the next stage of the project – constructing fencing, cabins etc. Richard will be a great asset to the team. I…

Artist Impressions of Riverside House

We really love these illustrations of Riverside House… …they are digitally drawn by artist Karen Wick.  Karen’s work is about ‘a response to the transient marks we make as we inhabit our surroundings’ and she is ‘particularly interested in the footprint left in places that become derelict and forgotten.’ Karen will be collaborating in a…

What a year that was…

…IN JANUARY 2017, TWO OF US STARTED WORK ALONG THE TOWPATH. WE WERE JOINED THE FOLLOWING WEEK BY ANOTHER AND SINCE THEN THE TEAM HAS GROWN TO 16 WORKING WEEKLY ON THE SITE, ONE ADMIN PERSON AND SEVERAL WHO HAVE SUPPORTED OTHER ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT SUCH AS: RESEARCHING THE GENEALOGY OF THE HOUSE, ART…

Storytelling and Country Crafts at Riverside House

Today we had the pleasure of welcoming Hannah McDowall to Riverside House. Hannah is a professional story teller and delivers training to help people develop and tell their own stories to support their professional and personal development. Today she told the team a short Native American story about Coyote who Steals the Sun and Moon,…

Archeological Survey at Riverside House

Last week we had a days archeological reconnaissance survey carried out by Kate Churchill and Vanessa Castagnino. The purpose of the survey is to pre-empt the needs for community based excavations. This is an extract from their initial findings: 1.      Subsurface archaeological remains associated with the New Works Iron Works in the south-east corner of…

New Volunteers at Riverside House

Riverside House has recently had the privilege of the support from local people generously offering their time.  From top left clockwise: Rae Hall, Ron Smart, Alan Jones, Odilia Mabrouk, David Harcourt (trustee) and Glenn Morris (Not pictured). Thank you…