Great Ness and Little Ness volunteer litter pickers praised for efforts

A voluntary litter picking group in the Great Ness and Little Ness areas of Shropshire has been praised for their efforts to clear rubbish and keep the area clean and tidy. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: Members from the Great Mess to Little Mess community group pick litter weekly, and sometimes daily. The group […]

Fly tipper caught and fined

A successful Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN), issued by Telford & Wrekin Council, has resulted in a borough resident being fined £400. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: The rubbish was dumped in Bratton Lane, off the A442, in the village of Bratton and discovered by a member of the public and a council […]

Free Community Tree Scheme opens for coming planting season

Landowners are being encouraged to sign up for Shropshire Council’s free Community Tree Scheme which is launching today, ahead of the 2022/23 planting season. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: Shropshire Council secured funding worth £500,000 as part of a joint project led by the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the […]

Landscape changes as conservation project advances 

People living in and visiting the Knighton area will notice a change on the horizon later this year – and it’s part of a much bigger plan under the Offa’s Dyke Conservation Project (ODCP).   Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: The conifers above Knighton on Black Hall Farm are being carefully removed this autumn to […]

Award winning Park securing funding to enhance biodiversity

The Green Flag award-winning Stanmore Country Park has been granted more than £72,000 from Severn Trent’s Community Fund and Shropshire Council to enhance bio-diversity and encourage children to be involved in its care. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: The Shining Light on Stanmore Park Project has received £65,582 from the Severn Trent Community Fund, […]

Telford Trees for the Jubilee

Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Telford & Wrekin Council along with the borough’s Town & Parish Councils, have been busy planting special Jubilee trees over the last few months to recognise the historic occasion. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: “The project has been undertaken as part of The […]

Bring back the bees

Guest blog by Sally Lancaster – Generation Zero Carbon Shropshire You may have heard that bee populations are in decline, but why should we care about this? Everyone knows bees make honey but what else do they actually do to benefit us? It turns out they do a lot more than you may have thought… […]

If you care about bees should you eat honey?

Guest article on honey and bees by Michelle D’Arcy Jewell from The Vegan Hub: I’ve had a few people suggest that if they stopped eating honey then it would cause a decline in the number of bees and that would be catastrophic for the environment. I can totally understand why people might think this, after […]

Severn Trent vows to get River Positive to help drive health of Britains’s rivers

Severn Trent has announced a Get River Positive Plan: five pledges to transform river water quality across their region.     “The commitments are a clear and actionable response to calls for a revival of rivers in England.  Central to the pledges is a commitment that work carried out by the company will ensure storm overflows […]

Calling all Powys litter heroes! Spring Clean Cymru is back

“People in Powys and across Wales are being encouraged to help protect the environment and join Spring Clean Cymru 2022, showing that even small acts on your doorstep make a big difference. Powys County Council is working with Keep Wales Tidy to support Spring Clean Cymru. Together they are calling on individuals, households and schools […]