Since September 2018, Support Staffordshire has taken on the role of Rural Community Council for Staffordshire (previously done by the Community Council of Staffordshire) and is the local member of ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).
Environment, Rural, Sustainability & Animals
Dr Tom Kingstone is a researcher from Keele University. He is currently running an initiative called FRRESH, which stands for the Forum for Rural RESearch on Health & Well-being.
Through FRRESH we aim to bring rural stakeholders (e.g. health and social care workers, voluntary sector organisations, council members, members of the public, academics) together to discuss important health and well-being topics that impact people in rural areas. This discussion can then inform the research that we do.
Transforming the Trent Valley (TTTV) is a partnership of 18 voluntary and statutory organisations and quarry operators who are working together to restore and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the Trent Valley. By working with the communities that live, work and play along the River Trent, we hope to build a sustainable landscape that is enjoyed by all and protected into the future.
Grow Wild, the outreach project of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, has two grant funds open for application: community projects and for youth-led projects. We’re interested in projects inspired by UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi, that help people connect to each other and nature.
Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC) is pleased to announce that it has secured an excellent line up of national and local speakers for their upcoming Community-led Housing (CLH) Conference. The event, aimed at the rural West Midland region, will take place on 19 September in Albrighton near Wolverhampton. It is part of a national programme of training events funded by the Nationwide Foundation and organised by Shropshire RCC on behalf of its regional ACRE Network partners.
Support Staffordshire is delighted to announce it is to join ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) to become a member of the national network of rural support organisations; ensuring Staffordshire remains a key partner in the national conversation about rural life.
The following consultations being launched by Stafford Borough Council as detailed below:
The Globe Foundation is an environmental not-for-profit based in Uttoxeter. Globe has developed an innovative solution to support community recycling, a plastic recycling project known as The Litterbug Project, that crafts plastic litter into reusable items.
A cohort of Uttoxeter volunteers took to the streets to litter pick, as part of the Daily Mail’s Great Plastic Pick Up.