hedgelink news and events
The Durham Hedge laying Competition will be on 6 October 2012 at Barningham Estate, Near Barnard Castle, County Durham by kind permission of Edward Milbank. Everyone welcome. Other complimentary activities will be available throughout the day including seeing the British Wood Carvers Association in action.
The event is supported by Durham County Council, Heart of Teesdale, Trees Please, Butterwick Trees and Thorpe Trees.
For further information download this leaflet (PDF, 1.3mb), or please contact the Durham Hedgerow Partnership on 03000 267 143 / 03000 267 142 or email@example.com
In March 2011 the Hedgerows for Dormice initiative concluded. The project worked with many organisations and landowners and provides a roadmap to continue to improve hedgerows for dormice as well as a host of other species.
The Hedgerow Harvest project is part of The Tree Council's Hedge Tree Campaign. It aims to put people back in touch with their foraging heritage and inspire them to plant productive fruitful hedges in their communities.
Diane Barker is putting on a photo exhibition in Worcester in January 2011 in which hedgerows form a major part. The exhibition runs from 22nd January to March 26th in the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.
The Devon Hedge Group is starting an exciting new project. The project's aim is to increase community involvement with, and access to, Devon’s exceptional hedgerow heritage.
Green Veins and Lanes organises, among other things, and art competition for children and teenagers, as well as a photographic competition open to everyone.
The Scottish National Hedge Laying Championships will be held on 9 October 2010 at Ferlongs Farm, Ancrum Scottish Borders. Everyone is welcome, either to take part or to come and watch, and enjoy the day out.
Solway Coast AONB hedgelaying competition
In February 2011 the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will hold an annual hedgelaying competition in the North Cumberland Style. The style requires a hedgebank or 'kest' to be built. Help is on hand to give advice.
For more information, please contact Rose Wolfe of the Solway Coast AONB team on 016973 33055 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to lay a hedge!
The Soil Association's Organic Farm School project runs a number of seasonal hedge laying courses each year. Learn the art of hedge laying with a practical farmer on a working organic farm.
Find out more on the Soil Association Website.
Local hedgerow surveys 2009/10
Money is available from Defra to contribute towards the funding of local hedgerow surveys during 2009/10. As in previous years upto £5000 of funding is available to any individual survey. Defra sponsors hedgerow surveys in line with its responsilties as lead partner for the Hedgerow Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP).
Defra are particularly looking to contribute funding to surveys which will assess progress against the stated targets at a local level (e.g. county, district, city or parish). For further details contact John Stratton, Defra on 020 7238 6022. The deadline for applications is Friday 27th March 2009. Click for details of previous surveys