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DON  GORGE  COMMUNITY  GROUP

Registered Charity No:  1121646
 
 
 
Contact:          
Liz Reeve, Secretary, Mereliz Cottage, 4 Lower Sprotborough, Doncaster DN5 7NB
Tel: 01302 313030
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sprotbrough Lock

 
 
 Background
 
 
The Don Gorge is an area of outstanding natural beauty to the west of Doncaster in South Yorkshire.  As the name implies, the river is bordered on either side by steep limestone cliffs which were carved out over thousands of years by the receding ice flows of the last ice age.
 
The Gorge is accessed via Boat Lane in Sprotbrough village to the north bank and Mill Lane, Warmsworth to the south bank.  Road bridges across the canal and river link both banks and allow access to the Trans-Pennine Trail which extends through the Gorge on the north bank of the river.
 
For the purposes of this group, The Don Gorge is defined as being the stretch of the River Don west of Doncaster
 from the A1(M) motorway in the east to Conisbrough Viaduct in the west. 
 
The group works in conjunction with the Revival, the Lower Don Partnership 
 
 
Aims
 
 
            to promote, for the benefit of the public, the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural
environment of the area known as "The Don Gorge"
 
and
 
            to advance the education of the public in the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural
environment of the area known as "The Don Gorge"

 

 

Management

 

We have a committee representing all sections of the community, from both the Sprotbrough and Warmsworth sides of the River Don.  We welcome suggestions for improving and promoting the area in a sensitive way and would like the local community and visitors to share our responsibility in maintaining what is an area of outstanding natural beauty. 

For more information and how to get involved with the Don Gorge Community Group,

contact the group’s secretary, Liz Reeve

Email:  lizreeve@dongorgecommunitygroup.com Telephone: 01302 313030

 

 

Our Work

 

One of our tasks is to support the Conservation Volunteers and to raise funds to further our work. We have been fortunate in obtaining grants from the following:

 

 

South Yorkshire Community Foundation - for an information leaflet

Yorkshire Rural Community Council - to produce the Don Gorge Education Pack

Robin Hood Airport Community Fund - to purchase tools for the Conservation Volunteers

South Yorkshire Flood Fund - to purchase a secure container for tools and other equipment

 

 

 

 
 
Tools bought with money from the Robin Hood Airport Community Fund
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                   The River Don and the Canal
 
 
 
 
Sprotbrough Flash Nature Reserve                         
  
 
 
 
 Management Committee
 
 
Chairman:  Ray Bartlett
Secretary:  Liz Reeve
Treasurer:  Vacant 
DMBC:  Sean Price 
Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council: Cllr Fiona Cahill
Warmsworth Parish Council:  Cllr Alan Bennett
Sprotbrough Resident:  Steve Swift
Interested Person:  Bernard Pearson
Warmsworth Resident:  Vacant
Interested Person:  Vacant
 
Anyone wishing to apply for a vacancy on the committee should contact the Secretary

Conservation Volunteer Co-ordinator:  Mick Reeve, Tel: 01302 313030
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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