Witley Jones proud to support Unlocking the Severn project

We are proud to have supported the Unlocking the Severn by supplying tables and stools for children to work at whilst visiting the projects.

Unlocking the Severn is an exciting conservation and engagement project opening up the River Severn for rare fish that depend on it and communities who live alongside it.

Working in partnership, this project is being supported by the Canal & River Trust, the Severn Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency and Natural England, with funding provided by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the European Union LIFE Nature Programme.

The project will create fish passes along the river to allow for twaite shad, one the UK’s rarest fish, to migrate up the River Severn to their natural spawning grounds, as well as other important and endangered migratory fish species.

Through their work, the partners are also aiming to deepen the local community’s connection with the River Severn and the creation of their viewing point at Diglis will play a crucial role in facilitating this.

Supporting the creation of the Diglis Fish Pass Viewing Gallery

The Diglis Fish Pass Viewing Gallery has been created to allow local people of all ages and backgrounds to experience a look into the natural world.

The building has a viewing point at the biggest deep vertical slot fish pass along the river and provides a great opportunity to inform and inspire scientists and visitors.

We were delighted to be contacted during the initial stages of the design of the gallery, to discuss the furniture needed to kit out the space and make it a fun and inspiring space that people can enjoy.

Following discussions with the partners, our team went to work creating tables and stools for the space.

“Being based in Worcestershire, we love to support local projects, businesses and schools. Upon learning more about the project, our team wanted to provide practical and durable furniture that will stand the test of time.

We’d like to say well done to everyone involved in the project and we look forward to seeing the Viewing Gallery used for years to come as an inspiring and engaging space for people across the county to learn more about local nature and the River Severn.” commented Simon Downes, Managing Director, Witley Jones Furniture.