Newport & District Civic Society/Newport Society -September speaker

To the Wrekin and beyond !

Newport and District Civic Society/Newport Society will be hosting John Hughes,

Development Manager, Shropshire Wildlife Trust at its meeting on Tuesday 27th September 2016.
John Hughes will be talking about the wide-ranging work of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Telford & Wrekin/Shropshire which covers so much more than you might think.
As an example, BBC Midlands Today earlier this month gave coverage to the purchase by the Trust of a scrapyard covering 6 hectares which lies on one of Britain’s largest peatbogs known as the Marches Mosses. Come along to the meeting to find out why it was purchased and what the Trust intend to do with it.

Speaker background:
John Hughes has worked for Shropshire Wildlife Trust for 16 years developing projects to protect wildlife and enthuse people. John is an entertaining and informative speaker, is well known for his autumn “fungus forays” and as an expert on Radio Shropshire’s Sunday gardening programme. Over these years John has successfully won many grants for the Trust to work on all kinds of environmental projects across the county, including health, heritage, land acquisitions and working with young people.

The event takes place on Tuesday September 27th at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston TF 10 9 JG.

Everyone is welcome to attend. A small charge is made to cover hall costs & refreshments; £1 members, £2 to non-members.
The new membership year for the Society starts this September. Members of the public will be able to join the Society at the meeting held on 27th September 2016.
For further information about Newport Society go to www.newportshropshirecivicsociety.co.uk

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