Talk of the Trent

Discover more about the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme. Our blog posts are written by members of the Transforming the Trent Valley Team, scheme partners and volunteers.

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Latest Posts

Happy 1st Birthday Transforming the Trent Valley!

15th April 2020 by admin

I joked with Louise (Transforming the Trent Valley Scheme Manager) that she has just had her first ‘Sarahversary’ and asked if we had to sum up our 1st year of the scheme what three words would we choose? For me, I chose easier, amusing and informative. Louise chose supportive, fun and challenge.

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A Room with a View.

8th April 2020 by admin

I am gazing out of the window of my new makeshift home office across the green in front of my house. A variety of flowers have started to poke their heads up to enjoy the watery April sunshine.

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Latest update from the Wellies Project

5th February 2020 by admin

Volunteers with the WELLIES project recently had some great fun making bird boxes ready for installation along the River Dove in Derbyshire as part of the Transforming the Trent Valley scheme. They have been on riverside walks looking at the flora and fauna, installing the fantastic bird boxes they have made ready for bird nesting […]

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Latest update from Branston Friends

5th February 2020 by admin

Branston Friends have been busy planting spring bulbs and tidying up the local cemetery recently and have shared these photos with us. Thank you to all of the Branston Friends volunteers, we can’t wait to see the flowers bloom this spring! Nicola Lynes, Community Engagement Officer Transforming the Trent Valley

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RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.

27th January 2020 by admin

You might have seen that one of the projects running within the Transforming the Trent Valley scheme is the ‘Big Washlands Watch’, which is all about citizen science – engaging people with their local wildlife and teaching them how to identify species and submit biological records.

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Call for Citizen Scientists.

6th January 2020 by admin

Transforming the Trent Valley scheme is launching our ‘Big Washlands Watch’ project in 2020. This project aims to learn more about the number and types of species living in the Trent Valley area by encouraging local people to get involved in some citizen science activities. We would like to hear from people and groups within the Transforming the Trent Valley scheme area who want to learn more about the wildlife on their doorstep and would like to help us to record it.

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Have you heard about our Community Grants Scheme?

21st November 2019 by admin

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we can give out grants of up to £2000 to constituted community groups who want to run a project in the Transforming the Trent Valley area. View a map of the scheme area.

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First round of Community Grants awarded

8th October 2019 by admin

We are pleased to announce the first successful applications to our Community Grants scheme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Four organisations providing opportunities within the scheme area have between them been awarded a total of £5,750 in the first round of applications. Our congratulations go to FISH 2013 who have been awarded £975 to support four […]

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