IMPORTANT NOTE

This website contains information specifically relating to the 2010-2016 HLF-funded CVLLP project.
It is likely that contact information and links may become out of date.
Please contact us if you require assistance.

Our partnership is continuing to develop and deliver projects
For general information please see the Churnet Valley website

For the latest news and events, please use the Churnet Valley Guide

Land advisory services

Are you a land owner in the Churnet Valley? CVLLP partners can offer the following land advisory services:

Woodland Advice

Woodland management and woodland creation advice to improve woodlands for wildlife and woodfuel:

  • Woodland visits providing tailored advice
  • Grant applications
  • Woodland management plans
  • Help from volunteers
  • Free trees for new woodlands
  • Sourcing  suitable contractors
  • Felling/ thinning licences
  • Selling timber

Woodland wildlife is threatened, with 60% of species in decline. Lack of management causes decline. Woodland management improves woods for wildlife & woodfuel.

Contact Tabi Kime 07860592302 tabi.kime@rspb.org.uk

 

Grassland Advice

We can help you improve your grassland for you & your wildlife:

  • Grassland advice for landowners in stewardship schemes, as well as those not in schemes
  • Meadow creation- green hay strewing and sourcing seed
  • Applications to new schemes
  • Grazing support, finding suitable animals, grazing infrastructure
  • Sourcing voluntary help
  • Scrub management & invasive species advice

Over 97% of our wildflower meadows have been lost. Well managed grassland can encourage wild flowers, bees, birds and butterflies.

Contact Nicki Dyas 07960 874813 n.dyas@staffs-wildlife.org.uk

 

Farming Advice

We help farmers to harness their aspirations & resources towards a sustainable farming future:

  • Analysis of development options tailored to your farm
  • Funded apprenticeships for your farm
  • Opportunities for 16-24 yr olds to gain qualifications as part of a farming apprenticeship
  • Opportunities for young people in farming families to gain an apprenticeship on family farm
  • Information on training, advice on regulations compliance, networking opportunities

Contact Chris Higgins 07980 838349 acresbrook@yahoo.co.uk

 

Himalayan Balsam Control

Do you have this invasive plant on your land?

Himalayan Balsam is a non-native invasive weed which takes over our native wildflowers. Please help control it by:

  • Pulling it up yourself, before seeds develop.
  • If you are struggling to tackle it yourself, we can provide help and advice.
  • Let us know where it is

Contact Helen Anderson 01538 381356 helenanderson@smcvs.co.uk


The Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve and enhance this unique landscape and heritage for all to enjoy.
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Registered Office: The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0WT. Registered as a company in England & Wales number 959609