On Sunday 12 June at Tittesworth Reservoir the eagerly awaited photographic exhibition “Vision of the Valley” was launched. This stunning exhibition celebrates the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership (CVLLP) 4 year Heritage Lottery funded project in pictures. Karen Bradley MP, Alan Taylor from the Heritage Lottery Fund and James Sells CVLLP Chair were all in attendance at the Wild About Water event, where families also enjoyed activities such as bushcraft, willow weaving, bug hunting and river dipping.
Environment, Rural, Sustainability & Animals
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is inviting applications for grant funding under the Big Energy Saving Network programme 2016/17 from eligible third sector organisations and community groups.
This year's £1.7m programme is jointly funded by DECC and National Energy Action (NEA). Deadline is 10 July.
Smart Energy is launching a new fund that will provide grants to not-for-profit organisations that can help engage people and communities across Britain with information about how to get and use smart meters.
The Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is seeking applications from not-for-profit organisations that can reach those who may face barriers to getting a smart meter, including:
The Farming Life Centre have a vacancy for a Manager to manage and develop an established Peak District rural/farming charity with a number of established services and projects in development.
Hours: 22.5 hours per week.
Contract: Initial contract to 31 March 2017.
Key Skills: project development/management, leadership, partnership working, community development.
Further details can be found on their website.
Stafford and Rural Homes are offering a range of free Community Learning courses.
“Vision of the Valley” Exhibition Dates
The CVLLP photographic exhibition “Vision of the Valley” is a stunning exhibition celebrating the 4 years of the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership project in pictures. To give as many residents and visitors the chance to see it, the exhibition will be on display at several locations in the valley over the summer.
Please note that the time for the exhibition to remain at each venue is to be confirmed.
Come and join us for some family fun in the beautiful surroundings at Tittesworth Reservoir on Sunday 12 June. The “Wild About Water” event is hosted by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Severn Trent Water and Support Staffordshire.
Tame Valley Wetlands and Walk Unlimited are pleased to be able offer a training course looking at the following aspects;
A communal shed in which men and women can meet up, share hobbies and make friends is set to open its doors from next month. The Gateway Shed is inviting people to join them on Sunday 5 June from 10am to 4pm, to look around the workshop facilities and be inspired as to what they could make, create or build with recycled and repurposed items.
April sees the launch of the 20th annual Stafford Borough Council Green Awards.
If your organisation, or another organisation you know about, has been eco-friendly please let us know – and join in the special celebrations with us this year!
Categories include: Business, Youth and Education, Community and Wellbeing and the Public Sector. There are also several special prizes relating to green tourism, energy, wildlife and transport, plus the ‘Green Purse’ and ‘Let’s Recycle’ awards and a ‘Best Newcomer’ prize.