Welcome to the news from the Trust
We are lucky to have been selected to be in the customer vote for a Bags of Help grant from Tesco Midlands Supermarket. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like ours grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores. You now have the opportunity to vote in store during January and February on who should receive the awards. Please support us in your local store! Any award received will go towards creating a series of family activity walks in the Ironbridge Gorge. www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
Our contractors, Access & Habitat Management, have been busy repairing footpath furniture in the Gorge following our access audit in October which we carry out twice yearly. Thank you to JP Brayford and Paul Ferrington for all the work that they have carried out.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…….
We had a fantastic workshop on Saturday 1st December creating Christmas wreaths from natural foliage. Many thanks to Craig for leading the day and to all the attendees. You created some beautiful wreaths and they were all so different. There will be lots of front doors that will be the envy of your neighbours. Looking forward to next Christmas to do it all again!!
This year we are holding our Annual Open Evening at Jackfield Village Hall on Wednesday 23 May 2018 from 7 -9pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, so if you would like to hear more about the projects of the last 12 months and some of our plans for the future then come along. Our guest speaker this year is Dougald Purce – Consultant Arborist who will be talking about ‘Tree Safety in the Gorge’, who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have relating to trees. If you would like any further information please contact us on 01952 433880.
The Development Strategy for 2018-2028 is now available to download as a pdf. The strategy has been designed to help the Trust achieve its aim of:
‘promoting, protecting and conserving the living landscape of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site’
The Development Strategy will focus and prioritise our work for the years ahead. Initially covering a ten year period, the Development Strategy builds upon our successes so far together with the lessons learned and sets out the Trust’s vision and aims for achieving its charitable objectives until 2028.
Our new Outdoor Learning Programme for 2018 is now available to download from our website: http://www.severngorge.org.uk/severn-gorge-events/
There is a great range of walks and workshops that are a fantastic way of exploring the Ironbridge Gorge landscape and learning more about your doorstep countryside. Places go very quickly so make sure you book onto your chosen event soon.
If you would like to have a programme sent out to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01952 433880.
We have been able to fund this programme thanks to a grant from People’s Postcode Lottery