Support Staffordshire are represented on the following Boards and Networks:-
Environment, Rural, Sustainability & Animals
Working with the Environment Agency, the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership has enabled 17 angling and conservation volunteers to help monitor the quality of the River Churnet. At a number of workshops held over the last eighteen months, the volunteers have been trained to monitor the Riverfly population and will be sampling and recording data at various sites in the valley.
A new scheme, aimed at boosting the rural economy across Staffordshire has officially been launched.
The Staffordshire LEADER Local Action Group have secured £2.249 million of European funding through the LEADER Programme (2015-2020).
A wide range of different organisations – from the public, private and VCSE sectors- took part in the first food summit, organised by the Staffordshire Rural Forum, at Rodbaston on 30th November.
There were interesting presentations from Tom Andrews of Sustainable Food Cities and Kay Johnson of the Lancashire Local Food Partnership which showed the breadth of food issues which can affect all aspects of our lives from food poverty and health issues to food production and business impact.
Staffordshire Rural Forum is pleased to announce the date of the first Staffordshire Food Summit which will be held at Rodbaston on 1st December 2015.
This all day event will be looking at all aspects of food from farming and food production through to community food activity and food banks. To book a place go to:
Southern Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE) has set up a Community Fund from their surplus in the financial year 2014/15.
The Cannock Chase AONB Partnership has a small pot of money for community groups to develop projects that focus on Cannock Chase Area of Natural Beauty.
The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are holding a series of free Lichfield Wildplay dates, which form part of the Lichfield District Council funded "Wild about Lichfield" project.
There are 8 sessions running on four different dates over the autumn and they will be using some new sites for the sessions such as Stowe Pool and Beacon Park.
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.