There are two pieces of litter for every footstep you take on a beach. The tide of litter on our beaches appears to be on the increase, quantities of litter on UK beaches have more than doubled since 1994, and plastic now accounts for over 70% of all litter. Not only can litter be a health hazard to us and off putting to tourists, it’s estimated that over 100,000 marine animals die every year from entanglement or ingestion of items discarded on our beaches or at sea.[Read more…] about Help National Trust beach cleans fight the tide of litter
Northam Community Encounters is ‘a cross-community space where we can all come together and re-imagine a more connected sustainable future’.[Read more…] about Northam Community Encounters for a sustainable future
The gardeners are preparing to plant 100 hydrangeas in the garden at Agatha Christie’s holiday home Greenway, now cared for by the National Trust. This mass planting is part of a project to rejuvenate an area of the garden known as the Hydrangea Walk.
A National Trust shop will be popping-up in Dartmouth marketplace once a month with a range of goodies to tempt market-goers. The shop will be joining the National Trust offsite van which regularly attends the market to promote the National Trust places in the English Riviera and the benefits of National Trust membership.
Members of North Devon Voice FM got in touch with South West MEP Giles Chichester to raise their fears over the future of local radio in the face of the Digital Economy Bill. Here’s Giles’ letter to Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey