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A Shropshire councillor and climate activist who took a giant polar bear to the COP26 conference a year ago will be giving a talk on the first anniversary of his epic journey. Article by David …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

Changing your mode of transport to something more planet friendly can be daunting. Increasing our families ability to travel on two wheels rather than four has been made much easier through the expertise of a …

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 …

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 …

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A Shropshire councillor and climate activist who took a giant polar bear to the COP26 conference a year ago will be giving a talk on the first anniversary of his epic journey. Article by David …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Changing your mode of transport to something more planet friendly can be daunting. Increasing our families ability to travel on two wheels rather than four has been made much easier through the expertise of a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Residents and visitors to Telford and Wrekin will see new, enhanced and promoted provision for cycling and walking in the borough, following Telford & Wrekin Council cabinet’s approval of a Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

“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 …

“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 …