Volunteers are sought to take part in the grants panel which will be making decisions on the new Churnet Valley community grants scheme administered by CVLLP partner Staffordshire Moorlands CVS..
Richard Whiting, Practical Projects Officer for CVLLP has been running a regular workparty. In recent weeks they have been hedgelaying on the Leek Arm of the Caldon canal.
The Youth Engagement Project has got off to a flying start with activities having taken place across the valley.
Undeterred by settling flurries of snow in the late afternoon, over 70 farmers made their way to the Rudyard Arms for the Green Futures event at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 5th February.
Works to make a popular stretch of canal towpath more accessible and user-friendly for the local community are set to begin shortly.
The works being carried out by the Canal & River Trust, the charity responsible for the nation’s waterways, will see the Caldon Canal towpath around Cheddleton resurfaced providing walkers, cyclists and disabled visitors with a clean, green traffic-free route. The ‘Connecting the Heritage’ project, will link two of the area’s most important and popular historic attractions, Churnet Valley Railway Station and Cheddleton Flint Mill, making it easier for wheelchair users and people with pushchairs to visit. The project will also see two wheelchair-friendly boat access points created at the Flint Mill, specially designed in conjunction with The Beatrice Charity.
Local photographer Tara Kirkland has shared with us these pictures of the meltwa
The hard weather is bringing the upland birds overwintering on the higher areas of the Moorlands down to the wetter warmer areas of Staffordshire.