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NEWSLETTER, February 2017

Wednesday February 8th, 2017 | Stephanie

Mining heritage revealed, researched and repaired Living locally, we are used to seeing remains of the past mining industry dotted around.  It’s amazing to think that, at its height in the 1800’s, the lead mines in this area were some of the most productive in Europe. Our mining heritage has shaped the landscape around us.  […]

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HEARTLAND – exploring the spirit of place

Wednesday February 8th, 2017 | Stephanie

In 2017 three artists will open your eyes to new ways of seeing and understanding our fragile Shropshire Hills landscape.  There will be opportunities to explore and appreciate the history, the stories and the future of this beautiful rugged upland area and to understand what part we humans can play in caring for it. Come […]

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CURLEW COUNTRY – invitation to tender for fox control contract

Wednesday January 11th, 2017 | Stephanie

CURLEW COUNTRY – Shropshire Hills and Welsh Marches Curlew Recovery Project INVITATION TO TENDER FOR FOX CONTROL CONTRACT Deadline for applications Wednesday 8th February. A covering letter and CV together with an example risk assessment suitable to be used in conjunction with the work will be required for the application. The contractor will be required […]

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Curlew Country 2016 NEWSLETTER

Wednesday December 21st, 2016 | Stephanie

Following the information sharing event last month at Kerry Vale Vineyard, we have published aseperate newsletter for people to keep up to date with the project.  Follow the link to download the PDF – Curlew Country 2016 NEWSLETTER. More and more people are getting involved with Curlew Country.  A big thank you to Sue Salmon and the Mytton […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Curlew Country Project on a mission to save local curlew population

Friday November 18th, 2016 | Stephanie

The Curlew Country Project aims to save the significant population of breeding curlew between and around the Stiperstones and Corndon Hills. 30 people gathered this week at Kerry Vale Vineyard, Churchstoke to find out more about the Curlew Country Project.  They heard about the project and how it has gained national recognition with its ground […]

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Two new traineeship opportunities starting in the New Year – apply by 2nd Jan 2017

Tuesday November 1st, 2016 | Stephanie

Are you looking for a career in conservation and land management?  The Landscape Partnership Scheme is funding two traineeship placements to start in the new year. Both are 12-month placements and ideal for people looking to gain practical experience in conservation and land management. The traineeships will involve practical estate and habitat management, rights of […]

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Impressions of the Past – new Community Arts Project around Pontesbury

Friday October 28th, 2016 | Stephanie

Iron Age hill forts are found on many of the prominent hilltops and spurs in the Stiperstones & Corndon area.  These include the impressive remains on the summit of Earl’s Hill and the lesser known lower Hill Camp on Pontesford Hill.  With community support, Friends of Pontesford Hill, together with Shropshire Wildlife Trust and the […]

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NEWSLETTER, October 2016

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 | Stephanie

Saturday WILD Skills This autumn sees the start of a programme of exciting activities for young people in the Scheme area.  Young Ranger’s kicked off on 15th October with an autumn ramble in the Hope Valley.  It was a chance to get to know each other and find out what the Young Ranger programme has in […]

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Volunteers wanted to help with hands-on conservation work this autumn

Wednesday October 12th, 2016 | Stephanie

It’s time to don your boots, apply gloves and join us once again on our Tuesday Task Team.  We have put together our autumn / winter programme of practical tasks at sites across the Scheme area.  The usual scrub bashing and clearing needs tackling on the Rescuing Rocks sites.  This exposes the rock and scree […]

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HeARTland. Contemporary art project in the Shropshire Hills – call for expression of interest

Wednesday September 14th, 2016 | Stephanie

HeARTland is a collaboration between the National Trust, Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership, Arts Alive, Ben Osborne Photography and the Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme. We want to work with artists to develop an artistic programme for March – October 2017 that helps audiences to make an emotional connection with the landscape of […]

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