From Scrub Land to Community Allotments

Also known as the Street Allotment Guy, Casper Macindoe used the time given to him through furlough to make a difference in his Shrewsbury community. From a simple idea and a conversation with an acquaintance, to now helping grow produce in over 200 square meters of ground throughout the town. Casper tells us a bit […]

Electric Shropshire Railway One Step Closer

A large scale scheme that could have huge environmental and economic benefits is one step closer to its goal. MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, Daniel Kawczynski has been pushing the case for electrifying the railway line between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury. The line serving Telford, Oakengates, Wellington, Shifnal, Cosford, Albrighton and Codsall, is the only part […]

Climate Crisis Creates Water Shortage for Newport Allotments

Newport Town Council have turned off the supply to the town’s allotment in the face of the climate crisis in a bid to reduce water waste. The Town Council has agreed to provide water containers to Meadow View and Boughey Road sites as a temporary measure. Councillor Lyn Fowler stated that some “exciting” long-term, sustainable […]

£15m Competition to Create Jet Fuel from Household Waste

A £15 million competition ‘Green Fuels, Green Skies’ was launched last week by the Department for Transport (DfT). As part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution announced in November 2020, the competition was created in a bid to reduce emissions from the aviation industry. The funds available will support […]

Eco-conscious Parish Councillor Needed for Bayston Hill

Bayston Hill has launched a ‘Your Parish Council Needs You’ campaign, urging people to consider becoming a parish council for the area. Shaun Jones, Locum Clerk to the Council has launched the campaign to increase interest in what he describes is an ambitious and forward looking council. Councilors have the ability to shape an area […]

Pioneering Carbon App Trialled in Shropshire

Ludlow, Bishops Castle, Whitchurch and Pontsebury are leading the way with tracking their carbon through a new app developed by the Shropshire Climate Action Partnership (SCAP). SCAP is working with a large number of organisations and groups with the aim of getting Shropshire to be carbon zero by 2030. Their app is designed to track […]

Forest Fun Training Additional Dates Released

Wrekin Forest school based in Telford Shropshire has seen a surge in enquiries since releasing their new ‘Forest Fun Training’ courses. Running for two days in June this Level Two course will allow individuals to deliver a form of forest based outdoor learning in their own locations, such as Muddy Monday or Wellie Wednesday. The […]

Bridgnorth Community Tidies up ‘Grot Spots’

The town of Bridgnorth is sparkling free of rubbish due to the hard work of a group of voluntary litter pickers. The Bridgnorth Litter Picking Club coordinated by Councillor Julia Buckley has seen a surge in activity recently in spite of covid restrictions. Organised through a Facebook page and Whatsapp group volunteers from the community […]

Search to find Shropshire’s Young Environmentalists

Wellington Rotary Club are currently running a “Young Environmentalist” Competition for youngsters aged 7 -17 as part of a wider National Competition. The Club say: “The aim is to encourage young people to explore, investigate, research and undertake an environmental sustainability project on the theme of ‘Climate Change/Carbon Reduction’. Those entering may focus on one […]

Lottery Fund Awarded to Repair Cafe by TT

During normal times, Telford Repair Cafe runs on the last Saturday of the month at the Forge at The Wakes. A free social event where you can bring along items that you need to be fixed to volunteers who may have the expertise to help. Anyone can join in and support the repairs. A great […]