Welcome to the news from the Trust

Response to Power Station Site Development

The Trust has sent  a response to the Harworth Group regarding the consultation on the development of the former Power Station Site in Ironbridge. Harworth Group are the new site owners and have consulted with the local community and stakeholders on their views as to  the development of the site. To read the full response please click on the attached link: Ironbridge Power Station Response

Annual Open Evening 2019

Join us at our Annual Open Evening on Wednesday 22 May 2019 at Barrow 1618 Free School.  Our guest speaker, Mark Bannister a local beekeeper will be giving a fascinating talk on life in a beehive.  Trust staff will be giving information on our current and future projects and will be on hand if you have any questions on comments.  Refreshments will be provided.

3D Tour Bower Yard Limekiln

The Trust was delighted when as part of the Telford 50 Legacy Programme – 50 Buildings for Telford, Bower Yard Limekiln was selected to be one of the buildings.  The 50 Buildings Project uses digital scanning to create a virtual tour of the site of the Limekiln . As well as being a new online resource for residents, schools, visitors and community organisations, the tours also help to promote Telford’s heritage, record the condition of buildings and support funding bids.  To take the virtual tour click on the attached link:

https://50buildings.telford.gov.uk/virtual-tour-locations/bower-yard-limekiln

Tesco Bags of Help Grant

We are delighted to have won £2,500 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. #bagsofhelp
Voting was held in local stores throughout January and February with customers choosing which project they would like to win the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us.

The grant money will be used to design and create a series of Family Activity walks in the Ironbridge Gorge to encourage local’s and visitors to explore their doorstep countryside. The walks will be available to download from our website.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.  Since launching in 2015, it has provided more than £71 million to over 23,000 local community  projects.

Learning about Lydebrook

On Thursday April 11th, 7pm to 8.30pm at Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Community Centre, the Trust will be hosting a film called High Water Common Ground.  The film is about flooding and what we can do to alleviate it.  The film will be followed by  the launch  of a  Citizen Science project called ‘Learning about Lydebrook as well as giving an update on the Farm the Flow project.

The aim is to get the local community involved in monitoring issues around natural flood management, and for those who sign up, no experience will be necessary as full training will be given. We also hope to capture local knowledge of the Lydebrook catchment.

This project is part of a national DEFRA research project funded via the Environment Agency in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council, several Universities, Natural England, and IGMT

Wild Service Tree

There is a lovely write up in the latest What’s What magazine about the wild service tree that can be found on Benthall Edge which is managed by the Trust. If you would like to explore the area you can download the ‘Lime Trail of Benthall Edge heritage walking leaflet from our website http://www.severngorge.org.uk/…/SGCT-Lime-Trail-Leaflet-fin… .
If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01952 433880 or email: staff@severngorge.org.uk

To read the full article please click on the link  https://issuu.com/whatswhatmagazine/docs/ww_marapr_2019_magforissuzi/84