Shawbury Moat Information
The Moat and the surrounding field is owned by the Diocese of Lichfield and leased to Shawbury Parish Council. Over the last twenty years the whole site had become neglected and was barely accessible; it was also unsightly due to overgrown vegetation, brush and scrub
The Parish Council set up a small Working Group to try and tackle the problem of restoring order to the site. The Shawbury Moat Project Group came into being in early 2006.
The Group has not only set about restoring and maintaining the site, but has sought to establish a strategy, obtain funding/grants, develop a programme of work and initiate improvements in and around the Moat. As part of the process, the Group has worked closely with English Heritage, Shropshire Council's Countryside Conservation Service and its Community Archaeologist and the Environment Agency, and has taken advice from the Badger Trust, tree specialists and pond/biodiversity experts.
We need YOUR help at Shawbury Moat! Please come along to a future tidy-up session, even if it's only for an hour or so.
Regular tidy up session are held and details can be obtained from Mr Adrian Brown on 01939 250295
Don't forget to bring sturdy footwear, gloves and secateurs/loppers.
Information about work and progress will be added to this page of the web site for you to download.