Restoring Shropshire’s Verges Project
Who are RSVP?
Restoring Shropshire’s Verges Project (RSVP) is a constituted group made up of volunteers. We are supported in various ways by the Stepping Stones Project, National Trust, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, and Caring for God’s Acre. We work across the whole of Shropshire, although much of our work to date has focussed on south Shropshire.
RSVP is the ‘umbrella’ for many other local verge projects happening across Shropshire. We support local individuals, small groups of residents or parish councils to set up their own verges project in their local area. As well as undertaking work such as managing road verges, liaising with Shropshire Council, giving talks and managing pilot projects
Our RSVP committee meets regularly – new members re always welcome! The current Chair of RSVP is Peter Carty. Lorna Taylor is the Secretary and Charlie Bell is the Treasurer. Other committee members are Janet Cobb, Katie Appleby, Geoff Taylor, Meg Stratford, Harriet Carty, Mike White and Simon Martin.
RSVP membership is free and is open to anyone who has an interest in road verge restoration and management for wildlife.