National Trust Response to HS2 Phase 2A Report

The National Trust welcomes the level of detail accompanying the HS2 Phase 2A Birmingham to Crewe report but has concerns where the railway passes close to Shugborough Hall and Downs Banks in Staffordshire. We are working with experts to understand the impact of HS2 at Shugborough and Downs Banks. We understand that an elevated section…

National Trust response to Spending Review

The National Trust’s response to the Spending Review announcements made today. Richard Hebditch, External Affairs Director for the National Trust, said: “The Government’s commitment to ensure the new commercial model for English Heritage will have sufficient funding is very welcome, as is recognition of the importance of heritage, and Historic England, more generally. Within Defra’s…

Getting kids back to nature: what we’ve learned so far

This month the Wildlife Trusts launched their Every Child Wild campaign, pledging to ‘make nature a part of growing up’. In this blog, first published on the Wildlife Trusts website, the National Trust’s Tom Seaward writes about what we’ve learned from four years of getting kids back to nature. It was the first queue for…