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Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:22

Planning Seminar 2018

Staff from CPRE's London office joined CPRE Staffordshire and members of other CPRE branches for a seminar on navigating the complexities of the planning system on 18 April 2018.

 

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Friday, 07 April 2017 19:07

CPRE Staffs AGM 2018

CPRE Staffordshire was pleased to welcome our national Chair, Su Sayer, at CPRE Staffordshire's AGM on Wednesday 12th September 2018.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Stafford Manor High School is enjoying a bumper year, following their success with the Royal Horticultural Society 'Team of the Year' Award. They have now scooped the prestigious CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) Staffordshire prize for their hard work both within the school and out in their local community.

Ably assisted by Mr Gordon Taylor (STEM Technician)and Matt Long (Rising Brook community gardener), green fingered year 7 and 8 pupils have been growing their own produce, including beans, carrots and potatoes, which they have then cooked and tasted in their food science laboratory.

Using environmentally sourced and locally donated timber from Cox Long of Hixon; recycled topsoil from Chelsey Farm; wood chip from Taylor Tree Works ;a shed donated by builders and neighbours, Wates, and plants, seeds, tools and expertise contributed by staff, parents, and Rising Brook community gardeners, the children have built raised beds, shovelled soil and tended and nurtured seedlings turning a neglected patch of the school's grounds into a productive and attractive vegetable and flower garden.

In addition to tending their own garden , the keen young gardeners have assisted the local House of Bread project with their community garden at Rising Brook Methodist Church. The schools's video, highlighting their work, can be viewed on Youtube: at http://youtu.be/DXeRiCiGOcw.

The youngsters fought off stiff competition from other local schools involved with hedge maintenance, crafting willow hurdles and creating sensory gardens. Mr Amyas Stafford Northcote, Chairman of CPRE Staffordshire presented the school with CPRE Staffordshire's unique local native hardwood trophy and a cheque to assist with their continuing initiative.

CPRE Staffordshire will be re-launching their award for 2017 in the new year. All Staffordshire schools, with projects that contribute to the protection, conservation or improvement of the local environment, may take part.The closing date for submissions will be midnight on Friday 7th July 2017and we will be accepting submissions from the start of April 2017. The first placed school will receive a monetary prize towards their school's environmental  projects and will hold the trophy for a year.        

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