Category Archives: Local Groups

The Wrekin Forest Volunteers

The Wrekin Forest Volunteers, Telford’s Shropshire Wildlife Trust volunteers, will be holding their third Telford Wildlife Forum of 2016 at 7:30pm on Tuesday 26 July at Horsehay Village Hall, Bridge Road, Horsehay, Telford, TF4 2NF when author and photographer Jenny Steel will describe the wildlife gardens she has made and the wildlife they attract, culminating in her current two-acre wildlife garden, complete with wildflower meadow, in South Shropshire.

There will also be a round-up of local conservation news.

Entrance is £2 for Shropshire Wildlife Trust members and £3 for non-members, which includes free coffee, tea and biscuits.

This promises to be a very interesting evening and it would be greatly appreciated if you would publicise the event for us.

For further details contact Stephen Mitchell – 01952 590820 / 07842 137410 or Rob Doran – 01952 407021 / 07926 387733.

 

Blog:       http://wrekinforestvolunteers.blogspot.co.uk/
Forum:    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/wfv/info

Afternoon of Entertainment (Age UK)

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is holding its annual Afternoon of Entertainment 2015 variety show at Oakengates Theatre in May.

Now in its eighth year, this hugely popular show is aimed at the over 60s living in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin living either independently or in a care setting and promises a fun afternoon of music and comedy.

The theme of this year’s show is the Swinging 60s and will feature the music of The Beatles. Frank Sinatra and Elvis as well as songs from the musicals of that era. A line up of professional entertainers including the Two Beatles Tribute Band, comedians Dandy Glynnis & Allan Briscoe and local entertainer Dave South will be joined by choirs from Wrockwardine Wood Arts Academy and Redhill Primary Schools.

There will also be a raffle with great prizes and refreshments on sale.

The Afternoon of Entertainment variety show will take place on Tuesday 19th May 2015 from 2pm to 4.30pm at Oakengates Theatre@ The Place, Oakengates, Telford TF2 6EP.

Tickets are now on sale priced at £5 each available from Age UK based at Meeting Point House at Telford Centre.

The Wrekin Forest Volunteers

The Wrekin Forest Volunteers, Telford’s Shropshire Wildlife Trust volunteers, will be holding their first Telford Wildlife Forum of 2015 at 7:30pm on Tuesday 27 January at Horsehay Village Hall, Bridge Road, Horsehay, Telford, TF4 2NF when Luke Neal, Community Officer, Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme will be giving an illustrated talk in which he will describe the ‘Meres and Mosses’ project and the landscape it aims to restore.

There will also be a round-up of local conservation news.

Entrance is £2 for Shropshire Wildlife Trust members and £3 for non-members, which includes free coffee, tea and biscuits.

For further details contact Stephen Mitchell – 01952 590820 / 07842 137410 or Rob Doran – 01952 407021 / 07926 387733.

A new local community website for Telford & Wrekin

A new local community website for Telford & Wrekin

Streetlife, the local social network, has a simple aim: to help people make the most of where they live by connecting with their neighbours.

The website provides a free and easy place to share local news, views, recommendations and resources, enabling people with busy routines or reduced mobility to keep in touch with their community.

Conversations started on Streetlife have helped unite lost pets with owners, expose doorstep scammers, save threatened public services and recall local history.  The site is also encouraging real-world friendships, with neighbours sharing gardening equipment, IT advice and dentist recommendations, organising craft groups, street parties and book clubs.

Streetlife has just launched across Telford & Wrekin, and everyone – residents, groups, local government representatives and businesses – is invited to share their knowledge, discuss the local issues they care about, and help build a stronger, better connected community.

Get involved!

  • Sign up at streetlife.com with your postcode and email address
  • You’ll automatically be linked to the people and conversations where you live
  • You can post messages, events, polls and pictures, and locals will be able to respond
  • You can customise your account so you control how often you receive local updates

Sign up and join the local conversation on streetlife.com.

Telford Wildlife Forum

The Parish Council has received the following information from The Wrekin Forest Volunteers:

The Wrekin Forest Volunteers, Telford’s Shropshire Wildlife Trust volunteers, will be holding their final Telford Wildlife Forum of 2014 at 7:30pm on Tuesday 28 October at Horsehay Village Hall, Bridge Road, Horsehay, Telford, TF4 2NF when Professor Simon Leather of Harper Adams University will be giving an illustrated talk entitled ‘Birds, bugs and roundabouts’ in which he will describe how he became interested in working on the roundabouts and discuss their potential role as nature reserves and how road safety and wildlife conservation can coexist.

There will also be a round-up of local conservation news.

Entrance is £2 for Shropshire Wildlife Trust members and £3 for non-members, which includes free coffee, tea and biscuits.

This promises to be a very interesting evening and it would be greatly appreciated if you would publicise the event for us.

For further details see attached poster or contact Stephen Mitchell – 01952 590820 / 07842 137410 or Rob Doran – 01952 407021 / 07926 387733.

Telford Community Spaces Conference 11th November

On Tues 11th November, Energize (the County Sports and Physical Activity Partnership for Shropshire Telford & Wrekin), are putting on a half day seminar at Whitehouse Hotel (AFC Telford, Bucks Head).

As well as expertise and support from the Energize Team they will have workshops from industry experts offering you hands on practical tips to develop your project and make it attractive to funding agencies.

Shropshire’s Director of Public Health Prof Rod Thompson will open the event with his thoughts on the value of open spaces to the health of communities and the morning will be closed by Sarah Royal from Birmingham Open Space Forum who will share practice and experience in making open spaces attractive and inclusive for the whole community.

A buffet lunch and networking opportunity will conclude the event with a range of marketplace exhibitors on hand to provide even more support and advice for your local project.

For further details about the event and to book a place at £20 per delegate please see https://communityspaces.eventbrite.co.uk/

Britannia Historical Society

Meeting dates for Britannia Aqueduct History Society for 2014/2015
Tues. 28th Oct 2014
Tues. 16th Dec 2014
Tues. 24th Feb 2015 (AGM)
All meetings are held at the Britannia Inn, Aqueduct, Telford at 9:00 pm.
Meeting dates subject to alteration. Please check with Tel 593968 or Tel 595864.