Funding for solar panel system and kitchen equipment

Riverside House have received £43,138 to pay for a solar panel system to power our cafe and community rooms as well as purchasing kitchen equipment and furniture. The funding has been provided by Enovert- an environmental body that supports community and environmental projects, awarding grants under the terms of the Landfill Communities Fund. We are…

Riverside House Survey

Between October 2016 and September 2019, a survey was available on the Riverside House website. During this time, a total of 86 people took part in the survey. This is the link to the report that was undertaken by Community First Partnership in April 2020. It gives validation to the ongoing plans and vision we…

Radio 4’s Tweet of the Day Brett Westwood becomes RH patron

It is with great pleasure to announce that Brett Westwood has accepted our invitation to become a patron of Riverside House. Brett has visited us to share his wealth of knowledge a couple of times and is always on hand to assist our budding Wildlife Officer Kat identify any of the unusual creatures, bugs and…

Horticultural Equipment

We have just received confirmation of a successful National Lottery Awards for All grant bid for horticultural machinery for Riverside House. This includes a two wheel tractor and implements that include a flail mower, rotavator, shredder and cultivator, as well as funding for beehives. This means we can develop the plots to grow vegetables and…

New Volunteer at Riverside House

We are really pleased to introduce Clare Evans (the one on the left) who started today as a volunteer support worker. Clare is a newly qualified yoga teacher who lives in Stourbridge. Clare has ten years experience working in Public Health and currently works for ‘Talking Health Taking Action’, a non-profit capacity building organisation that…

Secondment from Wildlife Trust

We are delighted to introduce Tarun Ingvorsen who started this week at Riverside House. Tarun is a Senior Project Manager from Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust and will be on an 18 month secondment from the Trust and with us for two days a week. The placement is funded by the Dudley Innovation Fund:…

New Directors at Riverside House

Today marks the Inaugural meeting of Riverside House CIC Directors. Joining Riverside House are Anthony Hughes & Louise Meakin. Anthony brings with him over 20 years’ experience in funding, project development and management of cultural heritage and education/ training sector experience. His professional activities include creative industry practitioner background and commercial sector directorships within cultural strategy boards,…

Volunteer Wildlife Officer at Riverside House

We are very pleased to announce that Riverside House now has a volunteer wildlife officer, Katrina Lear Parkes. Kat has a wide knowledge of local wildlife, especially songbirds, and a wonderful poetic way of describing and articulating wildlife and habitats. She will be observing and recording the species that are prevalent at Riverside House and…

£500 to help build perimeter fences

We are delighted to have received £500 from local business Geoff Hill. This money will be allocated to help us begin to build wooden post and rail fencing alongside the River Stour at Riverside House. This will help ensure the safety of visitors, especially children, to the site. The fencing will be installed by our…