The hard weather is bringing the upland birds overwintering on the higher areas of the Moorlands down to the wetter warmer areas of Staffordshire.
The Churnet Valley Living Landscape Project (CVLLP) has now started work on its exciting programme of projects. Two new recruits are now actively working with the local community – Helen Anderson has been appointed Community Engagement Officer and Suzanne Cole is the Community Grants Officer. Both are vital to support the programme because the CVLLP is tasked with sustainably managing the landscape of the Churnet Valley through community involvement.
Earlier this year the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) endorsed the CVLLP’s initial proposals and awarded a £1.89 million grant as part of its Landscape Partnership (LP) scheme. These proposals are now becoming reality with the start of a programme of projects aimed at providing long term social and environmental benefits for the area. The programme will run for the next four years ensuring that the outstanding assets of the Churnet Valley are protected, enhanced and celebrated for generations to come.