Fit for the Future Network visit to National Trust Hafod y Llan farm (credit Fit for the Future Network)

New royal recruit marks one year anniversary for Fit for the Future Network

A royal recruit has marked the successful one-year anniversary for an innovative carbon cutting network that brings together some of Britain’s biggest landowners. The Fit for the Future Network, which was launched by the National Trust and the sustainable energy charity Ashden in November 2013, now has an international membership of 85 land-owning, charitable and…

It’s not all child’s play

Megan Postlethwaite, one of our Media, Campaigns and Communications interns, on how the National Trust is helping adults have more fun The National Trust aims to encourage people to connect to our special places. It’s not only about the visit but the individual adventure or journey experienced along the way. We maintain a belief in a hands-on approach…

Bees’ needs and farming subsidies

There was good news for bees this week as Defra published its National Pollinator Strategy (NPS) to address the decline in the numbers of bees and other pollinators like moths and hoverflies. The National Trust is aiming to do its bit to help but questions remain about the impact of wider policies on pollinators, which…

Politics of planning

At the National Trust’s AGM on Saturday, our outgoing Chairman Sir Simon Jenkins – as he bids farewell to members – will give his views on the current state of the planning system. His thoughts have also been reported this week in the Telegraph, Guardian, and Daily Express. Sir Simon comments on the positions of different political…

Green carpet award ceremony for National Trust environmental stars

Environmental stars from the National Trust got the chance to walk the green ‘grass’ carpet at a glitzy award ceremony this month at Anglesey Abbey. Miranda Campbell, our environmental advisor for the East of England, writes: Unsung environmental heroes were finally recognised at the first ever National Trust regional Environmental Awards, held last night at Anglesey…