The Green Pages

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The Green Pages

The Green Pages will sit under the Middle Marches Hub and list a range of local people with skills in a variety of disciplines, such as ecology, fencing and engineering. 

If you would like to appear on The Green Pages, please complete this form

Agriculture

Tim Selman

Tim Selman

Fencing Contractor

My team and I offer a range of services, including quality high tensile fencing – all variants of stock and deer, rabbit, permanent electric systems. Also sawn and cleft post and rail, tree guards, wooden structures. Local chestnut or oak timber is our preferred material, as softwood has become so unreliable.

We install gates, and can supply and make bespoke oak gates and posts to order. We will also undertake small woodland and tree work (limited by the size of our equipment), hedge laying, walling (dry stone and lime mortar), mowing, meadow management and hay making.

The team are also skilled in drawing up management plans and grant applications.

Contact details: selmans@mac.com

Mark Oldham

Mark Oldham

Agricultural Contractor

I undertake general agricultural contracting and maintenance work on all sizes of farms and estates but I have a particular focus on the small farm/small holding sector of the community.

Typically the jobs I undertake include:

  • Fencing: repair of existing barb wire and stock net fences, replacement of gates and gate posts. Complete replacement fences installed (mild steel or high tensile). Electric fence installations. Cutting back and clearing of over-growth prior to new fence installation also undertaken.
  • Equipment and machinery repair, including mechanical and electrical systems, particularly specialising in vintage and older machinery as often found on small farms.
  • Welding and fabrication, machinery operation (tractor & construction equipment ), farm building & infrastructure repair and maintenance.

Contact details: markaoldham@hotmail.com 

Ecology

Rob Rowe

Rob Rowe

Botanical Surveyor

I run a number of foraging and plant hunting days, searching for edible and medicinal species. The best time of year for foraging is Spring and Autumn, although there are always things to be found.

I have lived and botanised in South Shropshire for 40 years and during that time I have conducted plant surveys for many organisations including the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England, the National Trust, the Woodland Trust, Caring for Gods Acre, and our local Community Wildlife Groups.

I have helped set up the Marches Meadow Group and I am currently running a Road verges project and an Invasive plants project, amongst others.

Contact details: rob@robrowe.co.uk 

Gardening

Andrew (Floyd) Harold

Andrew (Floyd) Harold

Gardener

I believe the secret to a good gardener is a sensitivity to the needs of the environment. Holistic organic management is ideal to work towards. I am still learning and inspired by better practice, rewarded by the results daily.

For more information and to see examples of my work, please visit my website: https://arealgardener.co.uk/

Contact details:

  • 01588 630 265 (home)
  • 07932327262 (mobile)

Birds

Andy Spencer

Andy Spencer

Nest Box Volunteer

I look after the passerine nest boxes for the Upper Clun and Upper Onny Community Wildlife Groups, and private schemes around Bettwys Crwyn, Llanfairwaterdine, Colebatch and surrounding areas. I’m also involved in the Whinchat Long Mynd Project.

Target migrant species under The British Trust for Ornithology’s Retrapping Adults for Survival (BTO RAS) scheme are Pied Flycatcher and Redstart, where all data are submitted to The BTO for processing to monitor movement, migration, longevity and post natal dispersal etc.

Contact details: andyspencer66@hotmail.co.uk 

Any questions? Please get in touch

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