Telford & Wrekin take part in Great British Spring Clean

Telford & Wrekin Council and local communities are coming together to support Keep Britain Tidy’s annual Great British Spring Clean and calling on others to lend a hand too. This year’s event runs until 13 June, and there are plenty of litter picks happening in local communities across the borough. Councillors, council staff, Street Champions, […]

June Vegan Vibes

Guest Article by Michelle D’Arcy Jewell Not Just Food Going vegan isn’t just about changing your diet. There are lots of other aspects you need to think about too. A lot of toiletries contain animal products and some are produced by companies that still test on animals. It might be a good time to consider […]

June in the Homegrown Garden

Well the weather is finally here. With the disappointing stops and starts of such a wet May behind us its now great being able to finally get stuck into our vegetable growing. Squashes and courgettes are already racing ahead and it’s wonderful to see how everything is thriving in the sunshine. Of course that does […]

Couple swap London commute to raise worms in Shropshire

Luke and Steph Boxall have swapped the hectic London city life for country idyll in an attempt to bring the benefits of worm poo to South Shropshire. “Worm Soil” is produced by hundreds of thousands of worms on their smallholding near Bridgnorth, and sold as an eco-friendly fertiliser. The product is sold in reusable and […]

Weekly Mossy News

A quick round-up of this weeks key green news from around Shropshire. Wellington blossoming again with launch of gardening competition Wellington is set to prove that it is blossoming again after lockdown, with the second annual gardening competition being launched. Green fingered residents of the town are being encouraged to enter the contest, organised by […]

Farm Shop harnesses summer sunshine to go off grid

Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth made a huge step towards its net zero carbon goal this week, by installing a new solar array next to the car park. The state of the art panels installed by Noble Green Energy, took just over a week to install, and will produce just over 90% of the complexes […]

Lottery funding supports new environmental youth group

Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) in partnership with South Shropshire Youth Forum have recently secured National Lottery Heritage funding for their Young Rangers project. Encouraging 12-16 year olds to take part in a range of conservation, outdoor discovery and heritage activities around the Shropshire Hills AONB. In addition to the school aged project […]

Oakengates refill store opens its doors

A new zero waste refill store is opening on Tuesday 8th June 2021 in Oakengates Telford. Based on the top floor of Oakengates Indoor Mall, Turtley Eco will be opening its doors for the first time after months of hard work by owner Zoe. Early this year, Zoe decided to take the plunge and start […]

Killer tree disease task force set up by Telford & Wrekin Council

A dedicated team is being set up by Telford and Wrekin Council to tackle the impact of Ash Dieback, a killer disease that could wipe out up to 35% of the counties trees. The disease was first recorded in the area in 2013. Ash Dieback is a fungus that is sweeping across the UK and […]

Endangered species found at British Ironwork Centre

The British Ironwork Centre has opened a new Extinction Trail designed to inform and educate visitors about a select number of species that are in danger or are under threat of extinction. The number of animal species threatened with extinction continues to skyrocket every year as a result of human interference and general neglect. The […]