News and Publications

Invitation to tender for consultant fieldwork archaeologist by 19 May

Friday May 8th, 2015 | Stephanie

We are inviting tenders for a consultant fieldwork archaeologist for the Open Hills, Old Ways and Commons project. Please download the documents below for further information.  Applications must be with us by 9am on Tuesday 19 May 2015. Tender covering letter_ Open Hills, Old Ways and Commons Project information_Open Hills, Old Ways and Commons Open […]

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Guided walk to discover Shropshire’s rich mining heritage – Tuesday 12 May

Friday May 8th, 2015 | Stephanie

On Tuesday 12 May, Andrew Wood and Mike Shaw, from the Shropshire Mines Trust, are leading a walk to help you discover more about Shropshire’s rich mining heritage. The lead and barytes mining operation in south-west Shropshire was one of the largest in Europe in 19th century.   Whilst you may have visited Snailbeach Mine and […]

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Spring 2015 NEWSLETTER

Friday March 27th, 2015 | Stephanie

Local survey to discover the reasons for curlew decline Local farmers gathered recently to hear a talk from the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and find out about our new Ground Nesting Bird Recovery Initiative. Using scientific methodology, we will assess why curlews are not able to rear sufficient numbers of chicks to maintain a […]

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Ground-nesting Birds Recovery Project

Wednesday March 11th, 2015 | Stephanie

Over 20 people attended a meeting held in Chirbury Village Hall to find out about the new Ground Nesting Bird Recovery Project. Starting in April 2015,the project is using a scientific survey to assess why so many curlew nests fail in our area. 25% of the curlew population has been lost in the last ten […]

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Spotlight on birds of conservation concern

Wednesday March 11th, 2015 | Stephanie

Last Sunday, we reached our target to build over 50 bird boxes and we will be installing them on Resting Hill, the woodland above Snailbeach this Saturday 14th March. This is the start of a project to provide homes for and monitor pied flycatchers and redstarts, both birds of conservation concern. Children from Chirbury, Hope and […]

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Discover the wildlife on your doorstep – a series of evening events

Wednesday February 4th, 2015 | Stephanie

Join us for a series of local wildlife evenings in February and March to hear the results of the Community Wildlife Groups 2014 survey work. Guest speakers include botanist, Rob Rowe, who has led on plant surveys, Stuart Edmunds, from the Shropshire Mammal Group, who has been out and about with volunteers recording mammals through […]

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You Tube link – take a look at our meadow restoration demo day

Thursday December 18th, 2014 | Stephanie

In the summer, members of the Meadows Group took part in demonstration days at meadow sites in the Scheme area.  They were trialing different machinery  for meadow restoration.  The You Tube footage  shows a mini-mower and baler in use in a meadow near Norbury – cutting the grass, scarifying the field, then spreading green hay […]

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Apprenticeship opportunities for employers and apprentices

Friday December 5th, 2014 | Stephanie

Working with Walford and North Shropshire College, and following consultation with employers and potential trainees, we have developed a new Mixed Heritage Skills Apprenticeship Programme.  The aim is to provide training and learning opportunities for apprentices in a range of countryside management and heritage construction skills in the workplace, and to provide employer’s with dedicated and […]

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LiDAR exhibition at Bishop’s Castle Town Hall until 5 November

Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 | Stephanie

Interested in landscape archaeology?  Join Community Officer, Joe Penfold, this Wednesday evening, 7pm at Bishop’s Castle Town Hall to hear all about the new community archaeology projects, which are running under the Land between Lands programme. Joe will be explaining all about the LiDAR aerial survey and how volunteers are using the data to investigate and record […]

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Wild foraging in the Hope Valley on Sunday 12 October

Wednesday October 8th, 2014 | Stephanie

Fancy a fry-up with a difference this Sunday?  Join us for wild foraging, followed by a scrummy cook-up with Rob Rowe and John Hughes, from Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Discover the edible delights on offer at this time of year, if you know where to look, and enjoy an autumnal ramble through the Hope Valley. The […]

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