£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 […]

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 […]

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 […]