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Marches Meadow Group

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Marches Meadow Group is open to all with an interest in the conservation and management of meadows in the Welsh Marches.

Currently the core area for the group is that covered by the Stiperstones and Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme, but they hope to widen that area as the group grows.

The Marches Meadow Group arranges visits to meadows with knowledgeable plant specialists, scything training and opportunities, talks on meadow management and conservation and courses on related topics, eg livestock keeping.  For meadow owners in the core area the Group has hay-making equipment (tractor, mower, hay-bob, small round baler etc) and they employ a contractor to cut and make hay on members' meadows.  (There is a charge for this service.)

For smaller areas scything may be an option, and the Group can also carry out plant surveys of meadows.  In addition, they can sometimes offer seed collected from existing high quality meadows or use the green hay technique to increase the plant diversity of grasslands.  

The Group also has an interest in surveying and managing road verges to maintain and increase diversity.

The venue listed is where the committee meets, but these meetings are open for members to attend and contribute.

For further information, contact Mr Small via email.


Venue Details

Address:
The Crown Inn
Wentnor
Bishop's Castle
Shropshire
Postcode:
SY9 5EE
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Contact Details

Name:
Richard Small
Email:
richard.w.small@gmail.com

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Last Updated:
21/06/2017

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