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Spring Plant Fayre – Saturday 20th April 2024

Spring Plant Fayre – Saturday 20th April 2024

Help us step up for nature

We are holding a Plant Sale on Saturday 20th April 2024 at our office at Darby Road, Coalbrookdale, 10-2pm to raise funds to to promote, protect and conserve the living landscape of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site. Your support will enable us to carry out vital conservation and access work to help species thrive and facilitate opportunities to engage, inspire and connect people with nature.

Every donation will be DOUBLED as part of the BIG GIVE GREEN MATCH FUND

Tree Planting at Jiggers Bank – Saturday 9th March 2024 – All Welcome

Tree Planting at Jiggers Bank – Saturday 9th March 2024 – All Welcome


Come along on Saturday 9th March at 1.30pm to help us plant some trees at Jigger’s Bank! We have been awarded a grant from The Tree Council enabling us to buy some more trees to plant on our sites.
Open to all, full instructions will be given and tools will be available but if you want to bring your own spade, please do! If you can’t join us for the whole session, you are welcome to join us for a shorter period too.
We will be meeting at the Coalbrookdale Community Centre with a short 15 minute walk to the work site. Although not very steep, the ground is uneven and muddy in places, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
For more details and information, please contact vco@severngorge.org.uk or 01952 433880.
Planned Tree Works – Captain’s Coppice

Planned Tree Works – Captain’s Coppice

Light Gives Life Project

We are planning to undertake roadside felling and coppicing work along the edge of Coach Road in Captain’s Coppice, this work has several objectives:
Safety: Removal of trees considered dangerous, for example due to squirrel damage or Ash Die Back.
Biodiversity: Increased sunlight reaching the woodland floor will benefit ground flora and invertebrates, and the species that feed on them.
Veteran Trees: By carefully selecting which trees to fell, we can help others to thrive and become even better habitat.
This work is funded by a grant from the Potter Group and is overseen by Shropshire Wildlife Trust. The work forms part of our Forestry Commission approved Woodland Management Plan.
The works will be undertaken by Trust staff and contractors during early March 2024. Some paths and the road will be temporarily closed to ensure public safety.
As always, Trust staff will undertake a pre-work survey to ensure no protected species are disturbed by these works.
Telford & Wrekin Planning Ref: TWC/2024/0081
Planned Tree Works at Lloyds Coppice

Planned Tree Works at Lloyds Coppice


Planning permission ref (TWC/2023/0835)

Following on from the public meeting at Coalbrookdale Community Centre in November 2022 and the subsequent woodland site visits, we have listened to people’s concerns and have decided to alter the scope of the works in Lloyds Coppice.

While there are tree safety benefits, the proposed tree works primarily aim to increase woodland biodiversity and resilience under the conditions of our Countryside Stewardship Grant.

Any comments on these works should now be submitted to the Planning Department at Telford & Wrekin Council.

This approach has been agreed between the staff and Trustees of the Severn Gorge Countryside Trust.

Bandsaw Mill Quote

Bandsaw Mill Quote

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust are currently seeking quotes for the supply of a bandsaw mill for processing timber.

The specification of the mill is

Power source 11Kw 400v electric

Log capacity 700mm x 4.8m

Mill to be supplied with loading ramps, 20 sawblades, electronic setworks, powered feed and powered de-barker.

Candidates will be chosen from a combination of price, spec of the system, and business suitability.

Applicants will have until 23 September 2023 to submit all relevant information to staff@severngorge.org.uk

For any additional information or to discuss this opportunity please email ceo@severngorge.org.uk

Annual Open Evening

Annual Open Evening

We are holding our FREE Annual Open Evening on Wednesday 26 July from 7-9pm at the Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley.
Come along to learn more about the work of the Trust and enjoy a talk by our guest speaker, local ecologist, John Handley who will be giving a talk on the importance of Hay Meadows.