Shropshire Biodiversity

Wildflowers

Many of our common wildflowers are in decline. Roadside verges provide vital corridors for wildlife and many are rich in wildflowers.
ash cottageShropshire Council as part of its strategy to protect the countryside and wildlife of Shropshire has a Wildflower Verge Reporting webpage. If you know of roadside verges that are good for wildflowers or have notable plants on them, you can record it here. Once recorded it will be passed on to the highways team who will adjust their mowing regime accordingly, where safe to do so.

Help to protect Biodiversity in Shropshire, National Plant Monitoring Scheme – Find a square


TreesAsh Jubilee Walk - Copy

For 2017/18 Shropshire Council are supporting tree planting in Shropshire by offering community groups and landowners of freely accessible land the opportunity to apply for a limited number of free trees. The scheme operates on a first come first served basis. To find out more click here.

Enjoy the Countryside – Protect Your Natural Environment – Take Your Litter Home!

Ash Garden Trail

Ash Garden Trail took place on Sunday, 2nd July 2017.
Thank you to Pam and helpers for organising the event.

20170703_201132[1]A very big thank you to the 10 homeowners who opened up their gardens for public viewing, and all those who provided cakes, ice-creams, books etc. to help us along the way.

It was a lovely day with 10 superb and diverse gardens to see, the weather was kind and we made a fantastic £720.00!

 

Broadband Delivery in Shropshire

Boost for thousands more homes and businesses as Connecting Shropshire announces £11.2m contract

Other useful links :-
Information about the UK Government’s Superfast Broadband Programme for Britain – BDUK 
For businesses visit The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership 

To find out if you currently have, or are are about to receive, access to faster Broadband at your property click here

Ash Jubilee Walk 18 June ’17

Jubilee Walkers – The rain and sun in the last couple of weeks has certainly brought on the crops and grasses! Sturdy walking shoes and long trousers are strongly recommended. You can do the walk in sections, so you can do as much or as little as you please. The weather report is wall to wall sunshine & 25C so sun hats and sun cream also strongly recommended, a bottle of water is a must! A decent pair of secateurs wouldn’t go amiss either! Binoculars if you want to make the most of the views. We are checking the route and will be at the Village Hall at 2:30 pm for an update/start of the walk, look forward to seeing you there.

 

Shropshire Village Halls Quiz

Do you like general knowledge/enjoy quizzing?  Would you like to join a Village Halls Quiz team? Shropshire Village Halls are having a quiz challenge.

The quiz evenings will be hosted by village halls across Shropshire, once a month on a Friday evening, from October to April*. The teams will be four persons (not necessarily the same four!).  We would be delighted if you would like to join the pool of people to represent Ash Village Hall.

We need a person who is willing to be a point of contact to co-ordinate the team each month.  Refreshments, sandwiches, cake, tea or coffee will be provided by the host hall for £2.50 per person.

Let us know by end of June if you are interested. Please contact us

*6 October; 3 November; 1 December; 2017 & 5 January; 2 February; 2 March & 13 April 2018

The Golden Potato Trophy

Just for fun enter our Golden Potato Competition.

So we are all beginning from a level playing field; collect your bag of seed potatoes, cost £3, from  the Village Hall or contact us if you would like some.

There are two classes so you can plant your spuds as either, ground or container grown. Bring along your prize potato root to the Produce Show in the autumn (date TBC) for the big weigh in and the chance to win our Golden Potato Trophy!