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Our Story

In March 2019, the six of us started to meet to discuss the possibility of launching a Community Land Trust in the Marches. 

The idea initially came from a report written by Richard Keymer and Jonathan Brown about the Stepping Stones project in the Shropshire Hills. 

What We Do

WORK WITH ORGANISATIONS

We work with existing organisations and individuals to improve the connections in the landscape through sympathetic management and habitat recreation.

ACT AS AN ADVICE HUB

We share information, advice, skills, expertise and education for those managing, or seeking to buy and sell, land.

WORK WITH LANDOWNERS

Helping landowners to manage wildlife sites sustainably.

BUY & MANAGE LAND

Buying and managing land of high wildlife value for conservation purposes.

SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION

Supporting the production of quality food by looking after land and livestock. 

Our Vision

To help create an ecologically healthy and sustainable countryside in the hills of the Middle Marches to inspire both residents and visitors.

Your Support Makes a HUGE Difference

In the intervening period since our launch in April, the steering group has been busy laying the foundations for Middle Marches to be an active player, not only by supporting landowners to be responsible stewards of their land for future generations, but also taking on the management of farms and smallholdings to enhance their biodiversity and production of local food. 

Your support has helped us to: 

  • Draw up a register of skills and useful contacts that our 100+ supporters possess. Let us know what skills you have!
  • Negotiate with a local Trust over the shared use of premises that will provide an office, a meeting place and storage space
  • Investigate the purchase of a wildlife rich smallholding 
  • Participate in a network of local landowners aiming to improve water quality in the Rea Brook
  • Line up expert speakers on topics such as enhancing soil quality and bee habitats
  • Register our interest in the new £100m Climate Action Fund, to be launched by the National Lottery this autumn

Get In Touch

Address

Enterprise House, Station Street, Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ

Email Us

info@middlemarchescommunitylandtrust.org.uk

Call Us

07497 142 485 (Jonathan)