Wild Wellington Project

Britain is one of the most nature-depleted countries on earth. The biodiversity and habitat loss at the heart of this is just one facet of a climate and environmental crisis that presents our generation with the biggest challenge of our age. It is a crisis that our governments have consistently failed to tackle and which they must now grasp – however costly or inconvenient the side-effects. But in the meantime, it is up to ALL of us – in every community up and down the land – to take action ourselves. Collectively, we can make a positive difference. The Wild Wellington Project is our attempt to grow our local response, seeking out opportunities to rewild spaces across the town in order to enrich our natural environment in ways that benefit wildlife, air quality and the climate – whilst also making them more attractive and enjoyable for us, too. As we reported recently (see this March 2023 blog post), our successful grant application to Telford & Wrekin Council’s Coronation Fund means that we’ll be able to plant an orchard in the churchyard behind All Saints Church – a central location where thousands of people will see it each year.
GET INVOLVED Planting of the orchard at All Saints Church will take place in Autumn 2023 and we want as many people as possible to get involved. By then, we hope to be levering in additional resources – and local interest – so that mini-orchards and mini-meadows can be created right across Wellington, if not this year then in future years. This will need the cooperation of councillors and council officers, but also of people all around the town – community groups, faith groups, youth groups, schools, businesses, individuals. If you’d like to participate in some way as the project takes shape, please register your interest by filling in the contact form at the bottom of the About Us page.