Restoration of Riverside House: Engaging people in practical activities

Dudley CVS blog

Last December, we visited Lloyd Stacey, founder and director of Riverside House, at the beautiful historic site and former early 19th Century ironworks, to meet some of the wonderful people who are transforming the derelict site for the benefit of the community.

As we made our way through the wilderness of woodland located between the Stourbridge canal and the River Stour, we found the team busily clearing rubbish, cutting back the overgrown brash, chopping wood and burning the dead wood over a crackling campfire.

Riverside House has fascinating heritage, history, geology and wildlife. The space includes woodland, a grade II listed house and workshops, a walled garden, a dry dock and narrow boat basin. Lloyd and his team are working to expose the heritage features through clearing the overgrowth, cleaning graffiti and restoring brickwork.

Over the next few years, Riverside House will be renovated and transformed into a heritage…

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Our very own Volunteers of the Year

Thanks for sharing this fab blog post Becky, it’s nice to have a volunteer’s view of the Dudley Volunteer Awards experience 🙂

Dudley Young Health Champions!

First things first, congratulations to everyone that won an award at the Dudley Volunteer Awards 2017! What a fabulous night it was, from the performers and speakers, to the volunteers and lets not forget the Mayor and Mayoress being present!

Such hard work had gone into making the night as great as it was and i just want to put out a big THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in planning and making it happen!

Dudley CVS awards have a theme every year and this years was that every volunteer brings colour to black and white and their community. During the night a whopping 47 certficates were handed out and 59 volunteers across Dudley have been recognised and 17 awards where given out, 2 of them being Dudley Young Health Champrions- myself and Kiera Pooler.

The panel felt that the two nominees (me and Kiera) were ‘quite exceptional…

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