Shropshire Councils Community Tree Scheme 2017

Shropshire Council’s Community Tree Scheme

 

Shropshire Council’s Community Tree Scheme is up and running again this year. In addition to the transplant trees and hedging generously donated by Maelor Nursery, we are offering Parish and Town Councils and other owners of freely accessible land the opportunity to apply for a limited number (up to 5) of larger ‘feathered’ trees. These trees come in 10 litre containers and are usually some 2 – 2.5m tall, typically with side branches up the stem. However, they could be pruned as they grow to provide a clean-stemmed ‘standard’ tree, if that is what is needed.

An application form is attached for you to use for tree and hedging transplants and / or feathered trees as you wish. Please return your completed forms and maps to us as soon as you can – the scheme operates on a first come first served basis and will be closed once we have reached our allotted numbers of trees.

Application Form – Community Trees – 2017 – 2018 – Large Tree Version

Any questions or queries please feel free to contact us.

Many thanks

Zoe Hinton

Arboricultural Technician,

Natural Environment, Shropshire Council,

Shirehall, Abbey Foregate,

Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.

Annual Parish Meeting 2017

TO ALL ELECTORS OF WHITTINGTON YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE  

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

ON TUESDAY, 16th MAY, 2017

At 6.30 pm

TO BE HELD AT

THE SENIOR CITIZEN’S HALL

 

AGENDA

1.REPORT ON THE PARISH COUNCIL’S ACTIVITIES

2. Talk by Mrs Molesworth on Walsham How’s Journal of Wild Flowers

3. Report from various Organisations

4. OPEN FORUM

Including a discussion on the provision of a defibrillator for the Parish

 

Everyone welcome, come and have your say, it is your Parish!!

Light refreshments will be served

Parish Paths Partnerships (P3) Scheme under Shropshire’s Great Outdoors

In the next few months a group of volunteers from Whittington will be walking all the rights of way in Whittington under the co-ordination of Shropshire’s Great Outdoors.  The aim is to look at the Rights of way with a view to checking maintenance, way marking routes and access.  From this a list of priority work can be made; support to help rectify any problems found will be provided to our band of volunteers from Shropshire’s great Outdoors.

Key issues for landowners:

  1. Barbed wire should not be erected across a public right of way without adequate means of crossing it
  2. Bulls over 10 months old should not be at large on land crossed by a public right of way.
  3. Users of footpaths should be able to pass through or over an electrified fence safely and without difficulty and must not be exposed to the risk of receiving shocks
  4. Boundary hedges and trees are the responsibility of the owner/occupier and should not be allowed to obstruct the paths.
  5. Where a crop other than grass has been sown it is the duty of the owner /occupier to ensure that a growing crop does not encroach onto the line of the path during the growing season.
  6. It is the duty of the landowner to ensure that any gate or stile is kept in good repair and in safe condition.

Key issues for walkers- follow the country code:

Respect other people:

  • Consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
  • Leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available

Protect the natural environment:

  • Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under effective control

Enjoy the outdoors:

  • Plan ahead and be prepared
  • Follow advice and local signs

We welcome volunteers to come and help, to report issues with paths and to help with any maintenance work.  If you feel that you would like to be part of this group please contact Sue Tuerena 01691 657300/ 07803560455 or Phil James 07917024891 for more information.

Five Perry Parishes LJC Meeting 28th April 2016‏

Please find attached the agenda and previous notes for our forthcoming Five Perry Parishes LJC meeting. The meeting will commence at 7 o clock and will be held at Hordley Village Hall in this instance.

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Agenda April 2016

5PPS LJC Draft Notes 7th October 2015 ( v1)

As ever we encourage parish councillors and parish clerks to attend this meeting and this is open beyond confirmed representatives on the committee.

For those of you who are not familiar with where Hordley Village Hall is please see:
http://www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk/cb/hordley-and-bagley-village-hall-63

I look forward to seeing you there,

Many thanks in advance,

Kindest wishes,

Corrie

Corrie Davies
Community Enablement Officer
Shropshire Council
The Centre
Oak Street
Oswestry
SY11 1LW

01691 677306

Wildflower-rich roadside verges

Shropshire is valued for its beautiful countryside and wealth of wildlife. This precious ‘biodiversity’ is in great need of careful protection and constant management – common species such as bees and other pollinating insects, and wild flowers such as cowslips, have declined dramatically over recent years.

Biodiversity ‘corridors’ such as roadside verges are vital links to allow wildlife to move freely between fragmented habitats. Some of the best are even protected as local wildlife sites or sites of special scientific interest. Plantlife is running a campaign highlighting the need to protect these areas.DSC_1197

How Can You Help?

With over 5,000 kilometres of roads, cycleways, footpaths and verges in Shropshire, it’s not possible for us to inspect the entire network all of the time. If you feel there is a verge that needs protecting please let us know by completing as much as you can of our verge reporting form. Please provide us with as much information as you can in order to help us locate the verge and ensure that the interest is protected.

You can provide us with feedback at natural.environment@shropshire.gov.uk.