Mossy Life



Guest article from Janet Cobb of RSVP: Supporting the recovery of Shropshire’s wildlife Over the last 60 years 97% of our wildflower meadows have been lost.  This loss has had a huge impact on wildlife.  There are more threatened species associated with meadows than with any other habitat in the UK.  Road verges offer a real […] recently published an article titled ‘Onshore wind farms blocked by planning rules favouring fossil fuels. The article featured the local Bishop’s Castle Heat Initiative. Quoted from from the i newspaper Newsroom: Almost three years ago, a group of residents of Bishop’s Castle in Shropshire hatched a plan to transform the town’s energy supply. Research […]

Latest update from Light Foot Enterprises: The Bishop’s Castle Wind Turbine-powered Community Heat project has been awarded a substantial grant to carry out further studies. The work will include Ecology and Technical studies, and obtaining ‘expressions of interest’ from the Town’s householders, organisations and businesses – including the Community College and SpArC, who wish to […]

Unwanted trees will be finding forever homes thanks to an initiative run by Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: People with ‘unwanted’ trees have been donating them to the Shrewsbury Town Council nursery at Weeping Cross, where they have been tended and cared for under the partnership Trees Outside […]

An “ambitious and exciting” plan for transforming how people travel in and around Shrewsbury over the next 10 years and beyond has been launched. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: Developed by the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan Partnership, the ‘Shrewsbury Moves’ strategy includes a raft of proposals to reduce through-traffic, improve public space and encourage people to […]

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday 6 January 2024. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that […]

Shropshire Council has signed up to be part of the Hydrogen Valley Consortium to improve the nation’s energy security and reduce carbon. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: The Hydrogen Valley is being delivered in collaboration by Cadent and National Gas Transmission who are working together to create a clear roadmap and vision to kickstart […]

Nearly £340,000 in grants has been awarded across the Marches under a new scheme to improve energy efficiency and drive down carbon emissions. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: Thirty companies and community groups across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Telford & Wrekin have been awarded the funding from the Marches Energy Grant – the first wave […]

Community groups across Shropshire are being offered the chance to grow their own King’s Orchards for free after Shropshire Council was granted more than £12,000 from the Coronation Living Heritage Fund. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: Shropshire Council has 200 fruit trees, including apple, pear, plum and damson trees, to be given away in […]

Grant funding has allowed more than £300,000 to be invested in projects reducing Shropshire Council’s carbon footprint and increasing energy efficiency. Latest update from Shropshire Council Newsroom: The Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings (SEPuBu) programme, led by Herefordshire Council in partnership with Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council,  and supported by the Marches Local […]