The Event Hub

Here you’ll find a host of events run by a variety of environmental organisations, wildlife groups and local people across the Marches

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January 2020

23

January

24 hours in the Life of a Ranger

By The National Trust

On Thursday 23rd January, 10.30am – 1pm

At Tea Rooms

Contact Patrick for more information

23

January

Energy from the Sea

By the Christian Group from the Methodist Church in Clun

On Thursday 23rd January, 7.30pm

At Clun Methodist Church

Jim Halcro Johnson will be giving a presentation on “ Energy from the Sea”.

The event has been organised by a Christian group from the Methodist Church in Clun, which has been an Eco Congregation for at least 10 years trying to promote an environmental focus for all connected with us.

Refreshments provided. Entry free but donations welcome.

25

January

Bringing Shropshire Biodiversity Data to Life

By Good for Nothing, Shrewsbury

On Saturday 25th January, 10am

At Preston Montford Field Centre

The aim of the event is to bring together data and technology geeks with local biodiversity experts to work out how to make the considerable amount of vital wildlife and habitat data we have relating to our county more accessible.

Sign up required, click the button below

26

January

Trust 10 Trail Run

By The National Trust

On Sunday 26th January, 8.30am onwards

At CMV/Long Mynd

Contact Tom for more information

30

January

Stepping Stones – an exciting new project in the Shropshire Hills

By The National Trust

On Thursday 30th January at 7.30pm

At Norbury Village Hall

  • Find out about the project, plans and opportunities
  • Hear guest speaker, Peter Carty from National Trust, talk about habitats & wildlife of the Stepping Stones area and the importance of the project
  • Meet local community groups and hear what they are doing to benefit habitats and wildlife and the potential activities you might like to get involved with
  • Tell us your main areas of interest and thoughts on our plans

The meetings are free and everyone is welcome. Booking not essential but helpful to know numbers.

Alternative meetings on 10th February at Pontesbury Public Hall, and 13th February at National Trust tearoom, Cardingmill Valley.

February 2020

10

February

Stepping Stones – an exciting new project in the Shropshire Hills

By The National Trust

On Monday 10th February at 7.30pm

At Pontesbury Public Hall

  • Find out about the project, plans and opportunities
  • Hear guest speaker, Peter Carty from National Trust, talk about habitats & wildlife of the Stepping Stones area and the importance of the project
  • Meet local community groups and hear what they are doing to benefit habitats and wildlife and the potential activities you might like to get involved with
  • Tell us your main areas of interest and thoughts on our plans

The meetings are free and everyone is welcome. Booking not essential but helpful to know numbers.

Alternative meeting on 13th February at National Trust tearoom, Cardingmill Valley.

13

February

A Talk on the Development of the Country House Park and Garden

By Chris Gallagher

On Thursday 13th February from 8.00-9.30pm

At Pulverbatch Village Hall

Talk by local, Chris Gallagher, Historic Landscape Consultant on the Development of the Country House Park and Garden. Pulverbatch WI Open Meeting – All welcome. 

Tea and coffee. Donations welcome.

13

February

Stepping Stones – an exciting new project in the Shropshire Hills

By The National Trust

On Thursday 13th February at 7.30pm

At Carding Mill Valley

  • Find out about the project, plans and opportunities
  • Hear guest speaker, Peter Carty from National Trust, talk about habitats & wildlife of the Stepping Stones area and the importance of the project
  • Meet local community groups and hear what they are doing to benefit habitats and wildlife and the potential activities you might like to get involved with
  • Tell us your main areas of interest and thoughts on our plans

The meetings are free and everyone is welcome. Booking not essential but helpful to know numbers.

20

February

Sustainable Futures: A presentation on the Middle Marches Community Land Trust by Tim Selman and Lizzie Hulton-Harrop

Organised by the Christian Group from the Methodist Church in Clun

On Thursday 20th February from 7.30pm

At Clun Methodist Church

Middle Marches is a community-led initiative to protect, conserve, restore and enhance our environment.

Refreshments. Free entry – donations welcome

22

February

Woodland Walk at Horderley

By Middle Marches Community Land Trust

On Saturday 22nd February at 11am

Meeting at The Plough Inn, Wistanstow, Craven Arms SY7 8DG

27

February

Environment & Climate Emergency: Networking and support event for community groups in the Shropshire Hills

By the AONB Partnership

On Thursday 27th February from 7-9pm

At Craven Arms Community Centre

The evening will cover the following topics:

  • Tree planting – what, where, how
  • Community energy and transport
  • How to assess your area and decide what to do
  • Using environmental data and maps
  • Nature recovery and net zero

To book onto the event, please click the button below. 

29

February

Herefordshire Meadows Forum

By Herefordshire Meadows

From morning start and finish with lunch. Times TBC

At Bishops Frome Village Hall, WR6 5AR

29

February

Our Food: The cost to the Earth and its people

By Ludlow Fairtrade Town Group and Ludlow Food Network

On Saturday 29th February at 10am

At Ludlow Methodist Church, Ludlow, SY8 1NH

Entry fee £8.50. Please click the button below to book

March 2020

12

March

Year of the Burial Ground Conferences

By Caring for God’s Acre

On Thursday 12th March, 10am-4.30pm

National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP

We have organised two ‘Beautiful Burial Ground’ conferences in March. These days will bring together experts for a packed itinerary – inspiring attendees to investigate and record in burial grounds and show how records can be used to help with management decisions and interpretation.

Booking is required. Entry fee £15 

13

March

The Botanist Gin

By Richard Gulliver

On Friday 13th March, 7.30pm

At Church Barn, Church Lane, Bishops Castle SY9 5FD

Richard will talk about the role he and his wife played in the selection of the 22 Islay botanicals in The Botanist Gin, relate fascinating aspects of some of the 22, and tell of the years spent sustainably harvesting these plants, between 2010 and 2017.

26

March

Year of the Burial Ground Conferences

By Caring for God’s Acre

On Thursday 26th March, 10am-4.30pm

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW

We have organised two ‘Beautiful Burial Ground’ conferences in March. These days will bring together experts for a packed itinerary – inspiring attendees to investigate and record in burial grounds and show how records can be used to help with management decisions and interpretation.

Booking is required. Entry fee £15 

April 2020

15

April

Born Free – It’s not just all about lions!

By Clun and Bishop’s Castle Branch of The Shropshire Wildlife Trust

On Wednesday 15 April from 7.30-9pm

At Methodist Church, High Street, Clun. SY7 8JB

Mandy Ford has worked for Born Free Foundation, the international wildlife charity, for 21 years. She will tell us how the Foundation came about over 30 years ago and will talk about animal rescues that have taken place and current projects.

Members £3, Non-Members £4. Students and young people free, includes Fairtrade refreshments.

25

April

Walk at Gyr y Cwm

By Middle Marches Community Land Trust

On Saturday 25th April at 2pm

Gyr y Cwm is located near Lydham Village Hall. 
We will meet at the layby on the left heading west along A489 map ref SO 308927. 

May 2020

16

May

Bat Walk

By Clun and Bishop’s Castle Branch of The Shropshire Wildlife Trust

On Saturday 16th May from 8-9.30pm

Meet outside Methodist Church, High Street, Clun SY7 8JB

Jordan Whitcomb will walk us round Clun, spotting and hopefully hearing bats as they emerge.

Free event, donations welcome. 

June 2020

17

June

Walk and Talk at Smiling Tree Farm

By Middle Marches Community Land Trust

On Wednesday 17th June, 5pm

At Smiling Tree Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire, SY7 0BW

29

June

Get to know Rhos Fiddle

By Clun and Bishop’s Castle Branch of The Shropshire Wildlife Trust

On Monday 29th June from 2-3.30pm

Meet at Clun Bridge Car Park at 1.30pm for car sharing (limited space at the reserve)

Walk starts at Rhos Fiddle: SO 205 857. Grassy area next to (but not blocking) field gate to Rhos Fiddle reserve. Remember good shoes and the active insect population.

Rhos Fiddle is one of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s most interesting upland reserves. We’ll have a personal tour with Clive Dean – Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s Reserves Officer for South Shropshire.

Free event, donations welcome. Places limited.

Please book your place with Mary Eminson on 01588 640921 or clunandbc@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk 

July 2020

11

July

Hay Meadow Festival

On Saturday 11th July

At The Discovery Centre, Craven Arms

More info coming soon

August 2020

11

August

A Dragonfly walk on the Long Mynd

By Clun and Bishop’s Castle Branch of The Shropshire Wildlife Trust

On Tuesday 11th August from 2-3.30pm

Rendez-vous at Pole Cottage, top of Long Mynd, SO 413 937

Peter Carty, National Trust Countryside Parkland & Gardens Manager will lead a walk to show us the spots on the Mynd that Dragonflies love. Wear stout shoes and dress for the weather, it can be blowy up there.

Free event, donations welcome. Places limited.

Please book your place with Mary Eminson on 01588 640921 or clunandbc@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk 

September 2020

16

September

Embracing Change in Farming

By Clun and Bishop’s Castle Branch of The Shropshire Wildlife Trust

On Wednesday 16th September from 7.30-9pm

Hightown Community Room, Vicarage Road, Clun, SY7 8JG

Lizzie Hulton-Harrop grew up on a working family farm in Shropshire, just beneath the Stiperstones, about 300m above sea level. She will talk about the challenges and tensions for farmers in making a living and protecting the environment, sharing with us the journey she and her mother have taken.  

Members £3, Non-Members £4. Students and young people free, includes Fairtrade refreshments.

Feature Your Event

We’d love to feature your event on the Hub! All you need to do is please complete this form.

Sign Up To Event Notifications

If you’d like to be notified each time we add a new event to the Hub, you can sign up here.*

*By signing up to this list, you will only be notified about events added to the Hub. It is different from the main Middle Marches mailing list.

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

Email Us

info@middlemarchescommunitylandtrust.org.uk

Call Us

07497 142 485 (Jonathan)