Mossy Life

Telford mum sets up recycling drop-off in front garden

Liz Pinfield-Wells has recently been seen in the news showcasing her dedication to climate action through the set up of a Terracycle recycling point in her own front yard. Liz not only helps recycle items that can’t go in your kerb side recycling bins, she is also involved in the Telford Climate Action Hub promoting […]

Wrekin walkers exasperated with dog poo bag litter

Walkers at a Shropshire beauty spot have hit out at the scale of litter and dog waste abandoned. Latest update from BBC Newsroom: Article by Rob Trigg, BBC Radio Shropshire: Dave Daniels, who walks The Wrekin almost every day and is a volunteer litter picker, said it was “endless”. He refuses to collect dog waste […]

Plan to improve Shropshire for walkers and cyclists

New walking and cycling routes are being proposed in Shropshire under a 10-year plan aimed at getting more people active. Latest update from BBC Newsroom: The proposals focus on seven key market towns including Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, says Shropshire Council. Ten priority schemes have been identified, with most for Oswestry. The council’s cabinet decides […]

New campaign encourages residents to ‘Recycle Your Electricals’

Gloucestershire Recycles wants people to recycle their broken electricals as they launch their latest campaign, ‘Recycle Your Electricals’. Latest update from Gloucestershire Council Newsroom: The campaign aims to encourage more people to recycle their items rather than throwing them away. Electricals are rich in precious metals, but these resources are lost when electricals aren’t properly […]

Making a greener borough

Telford & Wrekin Council is on a mission to make the borough even cleaner, greener, safer and more enjoyable for everybody. See the latest update from Cllr Carolyn Healy (Labour) – Cabinet Member for climate change, green spaces, natural and historic environment and cultural services: We’ve been delivering so many projects over recent months that […]

Cabinet Commission presents options for restoring the Wye

A progress report has been published setting out some preliminary findings and recommendations from The Cabinet Commission for Restoring the Wye. Latest update from Herefordshire Council Newsroom: The Commission was set up by Herefordshire Council last year to investigate options for restoring the River Wye to good health. Its membership also includes the other three […]

Council continues to honour carbon pledge with installation of heat pumps

Latest update from Cheshire East Council: Cheshire East Council is in the process of installing a total of 14 air source heat pumps in its buildings across the borough, as it continues to honour its carbon neutral by 2025 pledge. The pumps are being funded by a government decarbonisation scheme grant and have already been […]

AceOn-inspired training centre gives engineers new technology skills for the future

A pioneering training centre for cutting-edge green technology is set to develop engineers of the future at Telford College. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: Telford-based battery and energy storage specialist AceOn Group, in partnership with Telford College, has created the state-of-the-art facility on campus which will deliver training courses and qualifications in line with […]

New e-bikes arrive in Hereford

An additional 47 Beryl e-bikes are being added to Hereford’s fleet this week. More will be added over the coming weeks, making a total of 200 bikes and 104 e-bikes available for users in the city. Latest update from Herefordshire Council Newsroom: The e-bikes can be hired from and returned to any of the existing […]

Neighbourhood Pride environmental schemes announced

Cheshire West and Chester Council has announced a large number of environmental projects, initiated by local councillors, will make a difference to communities across the borough. Latest update from Cheshire West and Chester Council Newsroom: The Council introduced the Neighbourhood Pride Scheme (NPS) specifically for councillors to propose small to medium environmental improvement projects within […]

Telford & Wrekin Council launches consultation on climate change guidance for development

Telford & Wrekin Council has today launched a consultation on a draft supplementary planning document that will provide guidance for developers of new commercial and residential proposals to achieve sustainable development and address climate change. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: The document, which is open for public consultation from Tuesday 14 February […]

Focus on energy solutions at business breakfast

Many businesses are currently facing significant increases in their energy bills. Shropshire business leaders can get free advice on how to improve energy resilience and reduce energy costs at a collaborative breakfast event on Monday 6 March 2023. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: Shropshire Council and Marches LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) are hosting a […]

Nineteen community groups receive grants for environmental projects

Shropshire community groups and environmental projects have been awarded a share of £15,000 from Veolia and Shropshire Council’s Envirogrant scheme. Nineteen projects from across the county were chosen from more than 100 applications to receive funding. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: The awards were handed out at a ceremony at Shirehall in Shrewsbury on […]

Plans to go on display for proposed walking and cycling route 

Latest update from Cheshire East Council: Plans to deliver a safe and green route for pedestrians and cyclists which would link Crewe town centre with the railway station will be on display later this month. Cheshire East Council is consulting on its proposed Mill Street Corridor scheme, which is part of a package of projects […]

Businesses benefit from council’s energy efficiency and resilience event

Businesses across the borough benefited from a showcase event to support them through the energy crisis. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: Representatives from 40 businesses attended the in-person ‘Energy Efficiency and Resilience’ session on Wednesday 8 February at AFC Telford United. Telford & Wrekin Council joined forces with Shropshire Chamber of Commerce […]

Work to start on large-scale solar farm in the borough

Latest update from Cheshire East Council: Cheshire East Council is set to begin work on a large-scale solar farm, which will generate renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions.  The 4.1 megawatt solar farm – enough to power about 1,200 houses – is being built by the council on land adjacent to the composting plant in […]

Council plants 1,000 trees at Arle Court roundabout

Gloucestershire County Council has planted more than 1,000 trees at Arle Court roundabout in Cheltenham. Latest update from Gloucestershire Council Newsroom: As part of the council’s ambition to plant a million trees by 2030, these trees have been planted at Arle Court roundabout close to Arle Court Transport Hub. Provided by the county council, the […]

Council bids to improve electric vehicle infrastructure

Air quality is set to improve and carbon footprint will be reduced in Telford and Wrekin if the local council’s funding bid for electric vehicle charge points is approved by central government. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: Telford & Wrekin Council has submitted a bid to government for funding to install 44 […]

Telford and Wrekin Community groups celebrate receiving Veolia EnviroGrant

£15,000 has been given to community groups by Telford & Wrekin Council’s waste and recycling partner Veolia. Groups showcased their project plans to fellow awardees at a celebration event at Randlay Community Centre this week. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: Groups enjoyed networking and hearing about other community groups’ grant projects at […]

Council updates on progress towards carbon neutral by 2025 ambition

Latest update from Cheshire East Council: Cheshire East Council reported progress on its bid to be carbon neutral by 2025 at a meeting of its environment and communities committee today. The council also reported back on the progress that has been made over the past year since it joined the UK100 network – in doing […]

Council hosts showcase energy event to help businesses through challenging times

Telford & Wrekin Council has joined forces with Shropshire Chamber of Commerce to host a business showcase event next week which aims to support businesses through the energy crisis. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: The in-person event, on Wednesday 8 February (9am-11am) at AFC Telford United, is called ‘ Energy Efficiency and Resilience’, and […]

New campaign to save energy costs and cut carbon

An energy-saving campaign has been launched by Gloucestershire County Council today, aimed at helping residents to save money and carbon this winter. Latest update from Gloucestershire Council Newsroom: The campaign, called ‘Cutting costs and carbon’, encourages people to see what they can do to reduce energy usage and make their homes more energy-efficient. In the […]

Council creating a green corridor for wildlife on disused railway site

Gloucestershire County Council is creating a green corridor for wildlife on a disused railway site by planting more than 3,000 trees. Latest update from Gloucestershire Council Newsroom: Trees and shrubs will be planted along a 1.88 acre stretch of land between Bournside School and Canterbury Walk, the former site of the railway line in Cheltenham. […]

Repair Cafe on tour

The Telford Repair Cafe is fixing our throwaway culture one repair at a time. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: The Telford Repair Cafe is extending its reach in order to further encourage sustainability across Telford and Wrekin, with £5,000 funding from the UK’s leading waste management company, Veolia, as part of added […]

Better Homes Loan can help residents improve home safety and energy efficiency

Telford & Wrekin Council and Just Credit Union have joined forces to launch a loan scheme which can help residents make their homes safer and more energy efficient and reduce their bills long term. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: Better Homes Loan will enable homeowners to access loans from £300 to £8,000 to […]

Council receives funding to boost active travel

Cheshire West and Chester Council has been awarded just over £128,000 to enable and encourage more people to walk, wheel and cycle by Active Travel England. The grant from the Active Travel Capability Fund is part of a national £32.9million investment to help accelerate walking and cycling schemes across the country, to tackle the climate emergency and […]

Warwickshire receives a large funding boost for active travel in the county

It is great news for Warwickshire residents as the County secures over £400k of Government funding to develop active travel schemes. Latest update from Warwickshire Council Newsroom: Warwickshire County Council is delighted to have secured £428,214 revenue funding from the Active Travel Capability Fund for 2022-23 following an announcement made by Active Travel England on […]

Less than two weeks to give your views on climate change in Warwickshire

Have your say before 15 January. Latest update from Warwickshire Council Newsroom: With the new year underway, residents, businesses and community groups across Warwickshire are being reminded that there is less than two week to give Warwickshire County Council their views on climate change and sustainability. The County Council control large budgets for Warwickshire’s highways, […]

Veolia EnviroGrant donates £15,000 to local community groups

Veolia, in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council, announces 17 grant awards to local community groups. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: Veolia, the UK’s leading waste and resource management company, is providing Envirogrant funding as part of its partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council to support projects that benefit the environment or […]

New electric vehicle for country park rangers fleet

Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park (SVCP) near Alveley are cutting Shropshire Council’s carbon footprint by using a new electric buggy to get about the site. The new utility task vehicle (UTV) has just gone into service at the 126-acre country park and, as well as reducing reliance on […]

Getting around Warwickshire by bus gets cheaper in 2023

Warwickshire residents are encouraged to get around by Bus in 2023 thanks to a new Government-backed scheme to save money on fares. Latest update from Warwickshire Council Newsroom: Most Warwickshire bus operators have signed up for the scheme aimed at capping the price of a Single ticket. This will help families, commuters and other passengers […]

National praise for borough’s work on food and climate emergency

Latest update from Cheshire West and Chester Council Newsroom: Cheshire West and Chester Council has received national recognition for its work to unlock a food revolution and tackle the climate emergency. The Council has been listed as one of 21 top performing councils out of nearly 200 analysed by Sustain, a national alliance for better […]

More green shoots set to grow across Warwickshire in 2023

It’s great news for the environment as 38 projects (totalling £344,608) are set to receive funding from the second round of Warwickshire County Council’s Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund. Latest update from Warwickshire Council Newsroom: Warwickshire County Council is very pleased to announce the fantastic climate change mitigation and adaptation projects that will be […]

Electric vehicle charging Task and Finish Group Review 2022

On Thursday 15 December 2022, Warwickshire County Council’s cabinet accepted the findings and recommendations of a Task and Finish Group review of electric vehicle (EV) charging. Latest update from Warwickshire Council Newsroom: In February 2022, the Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OSC) agreed ‘to monitor the rollout of electric charging points’. A member Task & […]

Council awards protected status to more than 100 neighbourhood green spaces

Telford & Wrekin Council has this week awarded Green Guarantee Site status to 107 green spaces across the borough. This status recognises the community and ecological value of these sites and confers protection against any potential future development. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: The addition of these new sites means that the […]

Leaner and greener businesses in Shropshire

Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: Over 70 delegates attended an informative event held at AICO in Oswestry on 30 November. The Sustainability in Your Business event, hosted by AICO, and organised by the Business Environment Network (TBEN), was supported by the Federation for Small Business, Oswestry BID and the Marches Growth Hub (Shropshire). The event aimed […]

Have a Merry Sustainable Christmas from Zero Carbon Shropshire!

This is one of the hardest times of year to stick with sustainable living intentions, as it’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy of consumerism that Christmas can sometimes seem to be. We’ve probably all bought unsuitable presents in desperation on Christmas Eve before! Latest blog post from Zero Carbon Shropshire: by Julie […]

‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ for a greener Christmas

Latest update from Cheshire West and Chester Council Newsroom: The Council is urging all Cheshire West and Chester residents to help the environment by choosing to reduce, reuse and recycle their food this Christmas. Global food waste produces more emissions than all commercial flights put together. In the UK, food waste contributes to 5 per […]

Biodiversity COP15: Investing in Warwickshire’s rich biodiversity

Find out more about how Warwickshire County Council is safeguarding and enhancing the County’s rich biodiversity. Latest update from Warwickshire Council Newsroom: To mark the start of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, Canada (7 – 19 December 2022), Warwickshire County Council is highlighting its commitment to protecting the flora and fauna of the […]

Have yourself a sustainable little Christmas

Warwickshire residents are being encouraged to explore some of the options for a greener and more sustainable Christmas. Latest update from Warwickshire Council Newsroom: The high temperatures of the summer may feel like a long time ago, but extreme weather events are a side-effect of climate change, and they pose a direct risk to Warwickshire […]

This is the difference you make: meet Ben, Habitat Specialist Ranger for Grasslands

Meet Ben Coleman, a member of Warwickshire County Council’s park ranger team. Latest update from Warwickshire County Council Newsroom: Fairly recently, Ben was promoted to Habitat Specialist Ranger for Grasslands and is now responsible for improving this vital habitat across the Warwickshire Country Parks portfolio. Ben is based at Ryton Pools, a park located between Leamington, […]

G20,000 Acorns in the ground as Warwickshire’s Tree Nursery takes root

Warwickshire is set to get a lot greener as the Warwickshire tree nursery plants its first 20,000 acorns. Latest update from Warwickshire Council Newsroom: It is great news for the environment and Warwickshire County Council’s tree planting aspirations as the recently approved tree nursery plants its first 20,000 acorns at the centrally located site in […]

Growing a greener Warwickshire – Tree planting season 2022/23

As the 2022/23 tree planting season gets underway, Warwickshire County Council shares its top tips for anyone wanting to plant a tree in the county. Latest update from Warwickshire Council Newsroom: The UK tree planting season runs between the colder months of November and March, when trees are naturally dormant and there is less chance […]

Solarvision Lighting Technologies expands in Warwickshire

A specialist in off-grid lighting in Warwickshire is set to expand in 2023 after receiving support from Warwickshire County Council. Latest update from Warwickshire County Council Newsroom: A specialist in off-grid lighting in Warwickshire is set to expand in 2023 after receiving support from The Warwickshire County Council Local Community and Enterprise Fund, a pillar […]

Help to shape a sustainable future for Warwickshire

Residents, businesses and community groups across Warwickshire are being invited to have their say on Warwickshire County Council’s draft Sustainable Futures Strategy. Latest update from Warwickshire County Council Newsroom: The new draft Sustainable Futures Strategy establishes the direction and priorities of Warwickshire County Council to reduce carbon emissions, support biodiversity and promote economic growth across […]

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Community heat network to harness waste energy

Shropshire could become the first location in the West Midlands to have a district heating system supplying energy to businesses and public buildings, in Shrewsbury. Latest update from Shropshire Newsroom: As part of its drive to reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2030, Shropshire Council is now exploring whether it can set up a […]

Staffordshire’s green changes contribute to bigger picture

As world leaders discuss the challenge of global warming, Staffordshire communities are urged to keep making changes on their doorsteps. Latest update from the Staffordshire Council Newsroom: Since declaring a climate emergency in 2019, Staffordshire County Council’s carbon emissions have fallen by 43 per cent as the authority pursues its goal of being net zero […]

Air quality programme shortlisted for national award

A project by Shropshire Council to monitor and reduce ammonia in the air caused by intensive farming practices has been shortlisted for a national award. Latest update from Shropshire Newsroom: The Digital Leaders Net Zero 50 List is a list of the top 50 individuals, organisations, products and initiatives that are helping us to reach […]

People power in action as Telford’s new pavement harnesses energy from footsteps

Residents and visitors to Telford will never need to worry about their phone running out of battery again, thanks to two free public charging points installed near Telford station, sustainably powered… by people’s footsteps! Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: Telford & Wrekin Council has installed a stretch of pavement beside the ‘Silver […]

New recycling wheelie bins delivered to nearly 80,000 homes

Almost 80,000 wheelie bins for recycling cans, glass and plastic have been delivered to homes across the Shropshire Council area in the last six months – with a further 19,000 set to be delivered before Christmas. Latest update from Shropshire Newsroom: The purple-lidded bins were available on request, with orders opening in mid-January [2022]. Just […]

Worcestershire Parkway Railway Station scoops top environmental award

Worcestershire Parkway Railway Station has been given a top environmental assessment award from a national body. Latest update from the Worcestershire County Council Newsroom: The station, which opened in February 2020, was presented with a Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment Award (CEEQUAL) and rated as ‘very good’ for being committed to sustainable working and delivering […]

Report fly-tips to help prevent deliberate fires during celebrations

As many of us prepare for Halloween and Bonfire night, Telford & Wrekin Council is urging people to keep a look out for potential fire risks in their area and be mindful when disposing of rubbish, to help reduce the risk of arson attacks. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: Since 2019, more […]

Hive of activity at Hillside Wood to save bee colony

A colony of bees has been saved when their oak tree home was blown down in strong winds blocking a path through Hillside Wood in Rivacre Valley Country Park. Latest update from the Cheshire West & Chester Council Newsroom: With the assistance of a local beekeeping expert and the Council’s tree contractor, Mancoed, the colony […]

Swamp mysteries competition to inspire wetland restoration project

People of all ages are being encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and help inspire a project to restore a wetland area at Stanmore Country Park in Bridgnorth. Latest update from Shropshire Newsroom: After winning grant funding from Severn Trent Community Fund, there are plans to restore a ‘misty swamp’ and the land around […]

Electric scooter trial in Chester extended until 2024

Chester has been part of a national trial of e-scooters since December 2020, a Department for Transport (DfT) initiative to encourage greener travel methods. Cheshire West and Chester Council in partnership with e-scooter provider Ginger are now planning to extend the trial for a further 18 months at the request of the DfT. Latest update […]

New eco grant gives businesses greater opportunity to reduce costs

High street businesses can benefit from a new eco grant to help them become more sustainable and reduce costs. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: The eco grant is one of a number of grants available to high street businesses through Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Our High Street programme and has […]

Carbon emissions fall as county sets example

Carbon emissions caused by Staffordshire County Council are falling sharply as the authority moves towards net zero.  Latest update from the Staffordshire Council Newsroom: Initiatives have already reduced emissions by 43 per cent since it’s climate emergency declaration in 2019 and more steps are planned as the authority aims to reach net zero by 2050.  […]

Besblock targets Telford wood waste to fuel manufacturing growth

Growing Telford masonry manufacturer Besblock is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint further by using wood waste from across the borough to generate energy. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: The firm, located at Halesfield, Telford has created a £3.2 million ‘energy from waste wood plant’ and is planning to invest in a […]

Local car-free project gets commuters cycling

Twenty employees at the MoD site at Donnington are piloting an innovative new project called Active SMiles, which uses behavioural science principles to incentivise and reward ‘active commuting’ – ditching the car and walking or cycling to work instead. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: The project was designed and is run by […]

Council pledge takes Telford and Wrekin another step closer to Net Zero

Telford & Wrekin Council, which is ranked in the top 3% of councils for action planning around climate change, has become a member of UK100 – a network of highly ambitious local government leaders, which seeks to devise and implement ambitious, cost effective plans for the transition to Net Zero. Latest update from Telford and […]

Nuplace’s sustainable development at Southwater Way is fully complete

Tenants have now moved in to all 46 homes at the latest housing development owned by Telford & Wrekin Council’s wholly owned housing company, Nuplace. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: Southwater Way is Nuplace’s most sustainable development, designed specifically to contribute towards the council’s commitment to tackle climate change. All properties benefit […]

Energy projects win £3.5million funding from Marches LEP

Three ambitious projects have won nearly £3.5million funding from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership to boost the region’s energy security and meet Net Zero targets. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: The three schemes were selected from 29 different projects which applied for cash from the LEP’s innovative Marches Energy Fund. Marches LEP […]

Free air source boot camp offered to upskill Midlands based engineers

Teach A Trade have partnered with Telford College to offer West Midlands and Shropshire based engineers a chance to become qualified air source heat pump engineer. Through the delivery of a 5 day training programme engineers will learn the principles of air source heat pumps, and how to safely install, test, commission, service and repair […]

Call for climate conscious households to support open house event

Climate conscious households are being asked to share their knowledge and experience of green tech and retrofitting their homes at an open house event in October. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: Shropshire Council, Zero Carbon Shropshire and Marches Energy Advice are encouraging people to sign up for Green Doors Day on Saturday 8 October […]

£15,000 of funding now available to community groups across Shropshire

Veolia UK and Shropshire Council have teamed up to offer £15,000 in funding to the county’s local community groups and clubs. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: The first ever EnviroGrant scheme in Shropshire enables clubs or groups to apply for up to £1,000 in funding for projects that benefit the local community or environment. […]

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 […]

Purity Properties Ltd fined for illegally cutting down protected trees

Property firm Purity Properties Limited (PPL) has received a substantial fine for cutting down trees illegally at a Wellington nursing home. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: Director Steven Jagdeep Singh has received a £9,600 fine while the company has been handed a £24,000 fine for removing three trees at The Priory Nursing […]

Learn to compost with our FREE workshops

Composting is a fantastic way to do your bit for the planet and save some pennies in your pocket, all from the comfort of your garden or community space. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: “As part of our ‘added value’ plan with our recycling and waste management partner Veolia, Telford and Wrekin […]

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 […]

Council’s Summer of Cycling gets dozens of children riding in first week

More than 70 local children have learnt to ride a bike during the first week of the school holidays thanks to a free initiative run by Telford & Wrekin Council, with hundreds more expected to learn during August. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: Telford & Wrekin Council’s Summer of Cycling campaign got […]

Increase seen in energy related scams

Scammers are using the increase in the energy price cap to try and take advantage of consumers, Shropshire Council’s trading standards team has warned. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: Scammers are using the increase in the energy price cap to try and take advantage of consumers, Shropshire Council’s trading standards team has warned. The […]

Shropshire’s first sustainability festival sees influx of exhibitors

More than 30 companies have signed up to take part in Shropshire Goes Green, Shropshire Council’s first sustainability festival being held in September 2022 – and the list is still growing. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: Building on the success of November 2021’s Shropshire Goes Electric event, which put the spotlight on sustainable transport […]

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, […]

Council leading the charge for electric vehicle plans

Telford & Wrekin Council’s electric vehicle (EV) charging strategy, has set out the pathway to support EV users with accessible charge points across the Borough with an initial £100,000 investment. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: The strategy, submitted to cabinet today (Thursday, July 14) supports the council’s climate change plan by encouraging […]

UK’s first off-grid bus station opens in Wellington, Telford

Telford & Wrekin Council opened the UK’s first bus station to generate its own electricity, in a bid to further reduce the carbon footprint of the borough and meet our ambitious target for net zero by 2030. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: The council has worked with suppliers Etesian Green and Journeo to create an ‘off-grid’ […]

Council’s new FREE climate action tool proving a hit with local businesses

A new digital tool which helps companies to operate more sustainably is already proving a hit with local businesses in Telford and Wrekin. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: Cool Shropshire and Telford is a sustainability initiative providing free environmental support to local micro businesses and SMEs. Sponsored by Telford & Wrekin Council and […]

Telford and Wrekin Council completes Big Spring Clean

The Big Pride in Our Community Spring Clean-up saw sustained activity from Telford and Wrekin Council to make the borough clean, green and safe. Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom: “Teams were out to cutting grass, strimming vegetation, managing shrub beds, emptying bins, picking up litter, sweeping roads and cycleways, enforcing standards and […]

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 […]

BBC Panorama Terracycle report could put off community participation

An interesting report from Panorama highlights issues with the Terracycle recycling initiative including the difficulty of participation with drop-off points in the community. The report shown on TV on the 30th May focused on London and indicated that many drop off points collect just a single item. This suggested it could be difficult for the […]

One year on community orchard flourishes after council investment

“12 months after receiving investment, a long forgotten Donnington orchard has been regenerated as a community facility with help from a council-led initiative and a dedicated group of volunteers. The Liz Clare community Orchard, named after the long standing Donnington ward member of 41 years, was planted by Yugoslavian refugees around the 1940s and recently […]

AO Recycling praises council for business support after gold award success

“A leading UK recycling company which has received ongoing support from Telford & Wrekin Council is continuing to go from strength-to-strength after landing an internationally-recognised accolade. AO Recycling, based at Halesfield 15, Telford has received The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for demonstrating high health and safety standards. It is […]

Win-win for climate and community as council launches new crowd-funding opportunity

“Telford & Wrekin Council has launched the West Midlands’ first Community Municipal Investment (CMI) today, meaning local people can now invest directly in a greener, more sustainable future for all.” – Read the full article on Telford and Wrekin Council’s website. The first Telford & Wrekin Climate Action Investment is open now, and it lets […]

Try your hand at Citizen Science

Citizen science is when research is conducted, wholly or partly, by members of the public, who don’t need to have a science background. Citizen science is sometimes described as “public participation in scientific research”, and can have benefits both ways: advancing scientific knowledge by increasing capacity to undertake research, as well as increasing our own understanding of science. Latest blog post from Zero […]

How to help Shropshire’s youngest citizens avoid climate anxiety

Guest blog by Deborah Murphy – Generation Zero Carbon Shropshire: Rising climate anxiety amongst the young Eco- or Climate Anxiety is a growing phenomenon. According to an article by Jonathan Webb and Denis Campbell (The Guardian: 20.11.21) ‘more than half of child and adolescent psychiatrists in England are seeing patients distressed about the state of […]