Welcome to the news from the Trust

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

Get your Tokens!

Cadi our Community Development Officer visited Tesco in Madeley today to add her token to the #Tescobagsofhelp vote. You have until the 28th February to place your vote and as the saying goes…….’every little helps’
We would be really grateful if you could vote for our ‘Family Walks in the Ironbridge Gorge Project next time you are shopping in Tesco. 😊

Tesco Bags of Help Award

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

Repairs to access infrastructure

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.

Christmas Wreath Workshop

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!!