National Trust response to HS2 Community and Environment Fund and Business and Local Economy Fund announcement

We cautiously welcome the HS2 Community and Environment Fund and the Business and Local Economy Fund announced by the Department for Transport today. A sum of £30 million is to be made available for residents and local communities between London and Birmingham to “invest in project projects such as the refurbishment of local community centres,…

Can you dig it? Developing Our Archaeological Knowledge

In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures. So it seems certain that there are going to be those who are worried about the archaeological impact…

Invitation To Join Our Snowdonia Hydro Tour

On September 8th the National Trust is hosting a free Hydro Tour in Snowdonia as part of the ‘Community Energy Fortnight’, which aims to engage communities with local energy possibilities and inspire others to generate and save energy.   Hydro schemes are an integral part of the community energy projects in Snowdonia and the Mountain…

National Trust joins Community Energy Fortnight

The National Trust, along with several other organisations are hosting a series of events that will form the ‘Community Energy Fortnight’ later this summer, with the aim to inspire others to generate and save energy together for the benefit of all. The fortnight of events will include a Big Red Bus Tour around Greater Manchester,…

In the city

If you go down into town today, you’re in for a big surprise… From 11:00 today in Victoria Square, right in the heart of Birmingham, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of a strange new object that will tour the city’s parks and open spaces over the coming months. Imagine a gigantic acorn. Picture…

Bristol’s BIG Green Week

Talking about the state of our environment shouldn’t be all doom and gloom. In just under a week’s time Bristol will play host to BIG Green Week, the world’s leading festival on sustainability, arts and culture that aims to tackle climate change in a fun and vibrant way. With over 120 events on campaigning, nature,…