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Environment, Rural, Sustainability & Animals

Support Staffordshire works with a wide range of organisations and groups involved in the environment, in rural issues and animals as well as those engaged in promoting environmental sustainability. These include charities, social enterprises and community groups which manage nature reserves or care farms or animal rescue centres, friends groups formed from volunteers taking a positive interest in a particular area of land or a park, and community businesses running their local pub or shop.  

Staffordshire Rural Forum

Support Staffordshire is an active member of the Photo of rural landscapeStaffordshire Rural Forum which is supported by Staffordshire County Council to provide a voice on rural issues, and also to bring relevant partners together to take joint action on rural issues where this is needed and can make a difference.

In particular Support Staffordshire officer, Jill Norman, chairs the Community Themed Action Group of the Rural Forum. She can be contacted at Jill.Norman@supportstaffordshire.org.uk 


South West Peak Landscape Partnership Board

The South West Peak Landscape Partnership Board is a multi-agency board Peak District logofocusing on the part of the Peak District within the Staffordshire Moorlands, the Goyt Valley area in Derbyshire, and the Macclesfield Forest and Lyme Park areas of Cheshire. It is in the process of putting together the full application for Heritage Lottery Funding.

This comprises a number of national partners like the RSPB and Historic England as well as local charities such as the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Support Staffordshire. The lead body is the Peak District National Park Authority.  

More information can be found on the South West Peak website or via the South West Peak Landscape Partnership Development Officer, Karen Shelley-Jones at Karen.Shelley-Jones@peakdistrict.gov.uk


For further information, or an informal chat, about how we can help you on this subject or any other, please contact your locality office during their opening hours, or on 0300 777 1207 anytime Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm. You can also email us at info@supportstaffordshire.org.uk 


Additional Information: Please also visit our Parish & Village Organisations page.