Environment articles


Introducing Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park

Introducing Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park

Following a really successful and fun environmental day in the spring with St Michael’s, the current Year 7’s were asked if they wanted to help with some preparation for winter in Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park. The Friends of Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park, all volunteers, work with Stockton Borough Council to ensure this fabulous environment continues


Sensory Garden for New Life Family Resource Centre

I am sure that everyone has heard acronym T.E.A.M. being used to communicate ‘together everyone achieves more’ but in the case of the Prince’s Trust programme, Johnson Matthey and the staff at New Life Family Resource Centre that does really ring true. The current cohort of young people on the Skills Academy based SRC Bede 6th Form


Bloomin’ Lovely

In just a few short years the allotments in Port Clarence have been transformed from a huge waste ground, target of many fly tippers, into a Horticultural Centre of Excellence, with classrooms, growing tunnels, raised bed community growing areas, a community orchard, a Faith Garden and now just completed the Labyrinth which we hope will


Community Clean Up

Year 7 students from St Michael’s Catholic Academy are taking part in a massive clean-up at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Country Park on 27 March 2015. With ever more pressure on local authority budgets, Cowpen Bewley Woodland Country Park is now being maintained by the ‘Friends of Cowpen Bewley’ – all volunteers, who need our help


Port Clarence Horticulture Centre

There continues to be day by day changes down on the allotments in Port Clarence. The number of raised beds seems to be on track to exceed 200 this year with both residents and local groups choosing to get busy and grow their own produce for 2015. BCN met with Barry Malcolm when we were


New seedlings signal the future for Wynyard Woodland Park

A MAJOR project to help protect and conserve one of our much loved country parks is a step nearer completion. Stockton Council has been working in partnership with the Forestry Commission on a scheme to encourage Wynyard Woodland Park’s native ancient semi-natural woodland habitat to regenerate. The project has seen the non-native conifer trees such

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