Getting involved with our waterways

Explains how to get involved with the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership and which groups are already involved.

How can I get involved in the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership?

Membership of the Waterways Partnership is open to all organisations which share its aims, agree to work within its constitution, and operate within its area.  

To express an interest in joining the Waterways Partnership, please email your name, organisation, email address and telephone number to: 

Email: waterwayspartnership@eastriding.gov.uk

You can find out more about the Waterways Partnership by visiting its website:

Waterways Partnership (external website)

Which groups are involved in the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership?

The East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership brings together different groups and organisations, all of whom have a vested interest in the area’s waterways, and promotes a collaborative approach to their economic, environmental and social regeneration

The Waterways Partnership includes, but is not limited to, the following groups:

  • Community and voluntary groups (local, regional and national)
  • Amenity association and civic societies
  • Internal drainage boards and flood risk management authorities
  • Navigation authorities
  • Landowners
  • Conservation groups
  • Biodiversity partnerships, wildlife charities and nature groups
  • Riparian town and parish councils (those that are situated adjacent to a waterway)
  • User groups representing boaters, anglers, canoeists, walkers and other recreational users
  • Infrastructure and partnership organisations dedicated to rural development
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) bodies (such as the Environment Agency and Natural England)


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