The current round of consultation for the South Staffordshire Council Local Plan Review has commenced. You can take part in the consultation here. Sites in Kinver, Swindon, Wombourne and Lower Penn are included. Though our immediate local sites are not currently included in the preferred options, we do have an opportunity to apply for Local … Continue reading Local Green Space – South Staffordshire Consultation
Stourbridge News 16 March 2021
"Anger and heartbreak over "horrendous felling" of trees at Ridgehill Woods"
Ridgehill Woods Felling March 2021
"We are devastated and disappointed in both South Staffordshire Council and the Forestry Commission who authorised the felling licence of our much-loved wildlife haven and Green Space, despite strong objections from the local community and numerous organisations such as the Wildlife Trust and the CPRE. Whilst the woods were in need of some management, this … Continue reading Ridgehill Woods Felling March 2021
As you may know, our local Green Belt hold designations including Sites of Biological Interest (SBI). It's vital that in order to protect our local Green Spaces, members of the public record all sightings of Flora and Fauna to the Staffordshire Ecological Record here. For help finding a Grid Reference, try this link. For help … Continue reading Nature Spotting
Ridgehill Woods Felling Licence Application No: 015/4056/2019
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Open Space Survey
We are investigating the importance of Ridgehill Woods as a Green Open Space for the local community. Please could you spare some time to complete this survey to help us?
History of the ‘Kingswinford Ridge’
For the Time Team fans! Please read about the Kingswinford Ridge - amateur historians and detectives welcome! http://www.sgb.kjdocs.co.uk/
Please feel free to join us on a litter pick in Ridgehill Woods this Sunday the 28th April. Meeting at 2pm, Lodge Lane entrance. Please bring gloves and bags. Refuse bag collection has been arranged afterwards.
Did you know that Ridgehill Woods are designated by DEFRA as a 'Priority Habitat Inventory - Deciduous Woodland'. The more trees which are felled, the further this habitat is at risk. This website is a great tool to explore the Green Belt areas at risk from development: https://magic.defra.gov.uk/