Design of a public information display
As part of our work with Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT), we produced a public information display for the Meadowhall, Hadfield Weir fish and eel pass.
Thanks to funding secured by DCRT the multi-species fish and eel pass was installed by the trust in partnership with the Environment Agency as part of the strategic objective to restore the ability of fish and other creatures to move more freely within the river system.
The public information stand is sited on the walkway outside the Oasis entrance at Meadowhall. Immediately overlooking the pass, the graphic informs the public about the benefits of the pass to the river’s biodiversity.
The pass plays a vital role in reconnecting fish species previously isolated by the many weirs on the River Don. The pass is also a major asset in helping restore the iconic Atlantic Salmon to the region. Such is the success of the project that Salmon have been sighted for the first time in over 200 years.
This was the first public information stand we produced for the trust. Since this time we have produced and installed a further 20 information stands. These are sighted on the river Don from Wardsend Cemetery in Sheffield to the mouth of the river in Goole.
Built to last
The lectern-style stand is made from heavy gauge stainless steel, powder coated to match the surrounding ironmongery with the graphic encapsulated within Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) which is extremely robust and (dare we say) ‘vandal proof’ The ‘tamper proof’ fixings add to the security.
We commissioned local artist, John Paul Cooke, to create the illustrations which show the species likely to benefit from the pass and how they use the pass to travel over the weir and on up the river.