News and Publications

New walks and cycle route to help explore the area

Wednesday April 20th, 2016 | Stephanie

Two walks and a cycle route have been developed to help you explore the area and its rich heritage. Follow the links below to download the leaflets or look out for them at the Bog Visitor Centre and Bishop’s Castle Town Hall Visitor Information Centre. Ancient trees and stones – a walk above Wentnor and […]

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Newsletter, Spring 2016

Wednesday March 16th, 2016 | Stephanie

Developing work-based training in built heritage We recently welcomed Jen Jones to the team. As Training Officer, Jen will be supporting the Wilder Career Choice traineeship in work-based Environmental Conservation and achievement of a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate or Diploma. She is also tasked with developing a similar Level 2 Award in Built […]

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Self-employed contractor needed to operate small scale haymaking machinery

Wednesday March 16th, 2016 | Stephanie

The Marches Meadow Group formed last year to enable members share experiences and knowledge about wildflower meadows, hay-making, grazing, local contractors and using small machinery. The Group is looking for a self-employed contractor to operate their small scale haymaking equipment across member’s sites this season. The meadow sites are within the Scheme area. In the […]

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Curlew Country – Community Arts Project Coordinator – apply by 11 March

Tuesday March 1st, 2016 | Stephanie

We are looking for someone to develop and deliver a Community Arts Project within our ‘Ground-nesting bird recovery’ project. Themed ‘Curlew Country’, this community arts project will raise awareness of the plight of local curlews and the Scheme’s work to halt the decline in the population of breeding curlews in the area. Practitioners from any creative discipline are invited […]

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Nest boxes for Pontesford Hill – 27 February

Tuesday February 16th, 2016 | Stephanie

1st Rea Valley Scout group from Pontesbury have made 20 bird boxes to go up on Pontesford Hill as part of a bird box monitoring scheme starting this year. The scout group built the boxes from raw materials and will be constructing more boxes for the hill in the future to provide more nesting spaces […]

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Discover the wildlife on your doorstep… Community Wildlife Groups AGMs, everyone welcome: 1st & 2nd March

Tuesday February 9th, 2016 | Stephanie

Join us on 1st and 2nd March to find out about the wildlife on your doorstep, the valuable work of the Community Wildlife Group and how you can get involved. Tuesday 1 March, Rea Valley Community Wildlife Group AGM, Minsterley Parish Hall, 7.30pm Wednesday 2 March, Camlad Valley Community Wildlife Group AGM, Hyssington Village Hall […]

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Small Grants for Local Communities

Friday January 29th, 2016 | Stephanie

The Landscape Partnership Scheme is all about conserving and enhancing local heritage, raising awareness and encouraging communities to get involved. Through the Scheme grants and advice are available to community groups wanting to learn more about, care for or celebrate local landscape features or traditions. These can be anything from milestones and ancient holy wells, […]

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Curlew Curtain Call? A series of presentations about the curlew nest monitoring project.

Tuesday January 12th, 2016 | Stephanie

Over the last 11 years, monitoring has shown that the local curlew population has diminished by 25%. During the 2015 nesting season a nest monitoring project was carried out locally to see why these iconic long-lived birds are failing to breed successfully. Over 30 farmers gave permission to enable nests to be closely monitored, but […]

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Winter 2015 Newsletter

Friday December 18th, 2015 | Stephanie

Traineeship opportunity in conservation and land management We are offering a one year, local work-based traineeship, starting February 2016.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain the skills needed to get started in a career in nature conservation and / or land management.  A bursary of £9,000 plus a budget for external training is available […]

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Trainee opportunity in conservation and land management – one year work based placement

Tuesday November 24th, 2015 | Stephanie

We are looking for a trainee to make a Wilder Career Choice. The traineeship will give you the skills required to pursue a career in nature conservation and/or land management. This includes practical estate and habitat management, ecological surveying, environmental education and the ability to engage with volunteers and the public – and will be […]

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