News and Publications

Job opportunity: Landscape Partnership Scheme Training Officer – closing date 4 Jan 2016

Tuesday November 24th, 2015 | Stephanie

MP15/119 Landscape Partnership Scheme Training Officer Fixed term for 2 years, 22.2 hours per week, Shropshire. £14,439 per annum. Can you make a difference to heritage and rural skills? The Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme is a five year programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund operating in the border area of Shropshire […]

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The Nature of Meadows – talk by Professor Ian Trueman, Sun 22 Nov at Norbury Village Hall

Tuesday November 17th, 2015 | Stephanie

Sunday 22 November, 11am – 12.30pm, join Professor Ian Trueman at Norbury Village Hall for a talk about ‘The Nature of Meadows’. Ian, a charismatic and entertaining lecturer of ecology, played a leading role in botanical conservation across the West Midlands and Welsh borders. Ian has kindly agreed to come and talk about the nature […]

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AUTUMN newsletter 2015

Wednesday October 7th, 2015 | Stephanie

Tuesday Task Team – good fun, keep fit and fresh air 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 programme of practical tasks at sites across the Scheme area. The usual scrub bashing and clearing needs tackling on the […]

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Captured on camera – take a look at the short film all about Buzz

Friday September 18th, 2015 | Stephanie

Every morning in June children from Chirbury, Stiperstones and Pontesbury Primary Schools were on Radio Shropshire with their Buzzes. The Buzzes were the culmination of a series of fun workshops in the schools delivered by local specialists and ourselves. The programme worked across the curriculum particularly linking with literacy and science, and the children learnt […]

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New machinery to help with meadow management

Friday August 14th, 2015 | Stephanie

Members of the newly named and formally constituted Marches Meadow Group are the proud recipients of a small tractor and hay making machinery.  This equipment has been purchased by the Scheme through the Wildflower Meadows, Pastures and Verges project to encourage best practice in conserving and enhancing species rich grassland. Countryside Officer, JP Brayford, explains […]

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Community artwork inspired by The Bagbury Bull, Hyssington

Tuesday August 4th, 2015 | Stephanie

Last Saturday over sixty local residents attended an event at Hyssington Village Hall to celebrate the unveiling of the Hyssington Community Wallhanging. The idea of a community artwork was inspired by the donation to the village of “The Bagbury Bull”, a willow sculpture by Shrewsbury artist Bill Sample. Based on a local legend the bull […]

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Summer 2015 NEWSLETTER

Friday July 31st, 2015 | Stephanie

Buzzes at breakfast time on BBC Radio Shropshire Every morning in June children from Chirbury, Stiperstones and Pontesbury Primary Schools were on Radio Shropshire with their Buzzes. The Buzzes were the culmination of a series of fun workshops in the schools delivered by local specialists and ourselves. The programme worked across the curriculum particularly linking with […]

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2015 Beach Party supported by Down to Earth

Friday July 17th, 2015 | Stephanie

Through our Down to Earth project we were able to support this year’s ‘Beach Party’ on 11 & 12 July, a community event which is held every other year. Down to Earth is able to fund community events such as exhibitions, bus tours and guided walks, which encourage people to get together, get involved and share what they love […]

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BUZZ OF THE DAY – all is explained on Radio Shropshire!

Friday May 29th, 2015 | Stephanie

This exciting new project is part of the larger ‘Buzz in the Borders’ Project. Throughout May and early June, we have been working with local schools on a project to raise awareness of the plight of our native pollinators, many of which are being lost through habitat and climate change. Amanda Perkins, Countryside Officer and […]

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Buzzes by children to be broadcast on Radio Shropshire in June

Wednesday May 20th, 2015 | Stephanie

Throughout May and early June we are working with local schools on a project to raise awareness of the importance of our local native pollinators, many of which are being lost through habitat and climate change.  This is part of the ‘Buzz in the Borders’ project. Stiperstones and Chirbury Primary Schools have used the time around […]

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