The Tyne Rivers Trust has added an important new Patron to its list of supporters in the form of the City of Newcastle. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Diane Packham, made the announcement that the City would lend its support to the Trust at the World Environment Day exhibition in Newcastle.

“We are very pleased that the City of Newcastle has chosen to support the Tyne Rivers Trust to demonstrate its commitment to World Environment Day”, says Trust Chairman Andrew Davison. “It is a validation that our approach to working for continuing improvement of the Tyne and safeguarding its health for future generations is gaining support by more and more interested parties.”

The City of Newcastle now joins Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council as a Patron of the Trust, bridging both sides of the Tyne as it makes its way through the urban part of the region. Other Patrons include fishing and canoeing organisations as well as a number of prominent local individuals including the Duke of Northumberland.

The Tyne Rivers Trust is a registered charitable trust established in March 2005 and works impartially to promote the health of the River Tyne and its tributaries and to complement the work of statutory and other bodies. Its aims parallel that of river trusts set up over the past decade to carry out similar projects on other major rivers around the UK.

Tyne Rivers Trust Project Manager Archie Ruggles-Brise and Lord Mayor of Newcastle Diane Packham at the World Environment Day Exhibition celebrate Newcastle City Council joining the Trust as a Patron.

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