Welcome to the news from the Trust
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Postcode Community Trust – this is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Our project received £20,000 from the Trust towards our ‘Paths to World Heritage’ project which aims to replace and repair damaged steps and boardwalks throughout the Trust’s landholding.
All our 275 hectares of land is open to full public access. We want to encourage as many local people and visitors to
explore this landscape to improve health and well being and experience nature and heritage. We wish to ensure that people can continue to enjoy the access to our land long into the future. To ensure this we need to replace sections of rotting timber steps and boardwalks with local stone which is more sustainable long term.
Work will start on the repairs in the spring and will be undertaken by local contractors and supported by Trust volunteers.
We would like to say a BIG thank you to the Postcode Community Trust to enable this project to go ahead.
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
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.
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:
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.
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