Environmental partners and organisations given local support.


In 2023-24 the "Environment" is managed in tandem with "Youth Services" by the same Borderland Rotary team of Charity Volunteers and Club members.

They organise and take part in projects to improve the environment around the Oswestry area, often in partnership with other organisations.

Environmental awareness is promoted with community action, and a good example is "Operation Pollination".


There are lots of projects in planning and ongoing


Not every idea planned works out, but most do.



 Environment Award winners

The Marches School Eco group won the inaugaral Borderland Rotary Inter School competition Environment Ward.


 Purple-4-Polio planting


Borderland Rotary and STAR Housing have jointly continued the successful planting of 1,000 narcissi bulbs on land off Unicorn Road in Eastern Oswestry. This season's planting compliments the 1,000 daffodils we jointly planted last year that made such a bright and cheerful show on the Middleton Road/Unicorn Road last year !

STAR Housing who purchased these narcissi bulbs have also planted white crocus in a ribbon pattern in a large purple crocus planting site on land on the junction of Unicorn Road and Chaucer Road. The white ribbon planting is to celebrate the fact that STAR Housing have been awarded the white ribbon for their work supporting people suffering domestic abuse.  White Ribbon day this year is Friday the 25th of November this year.


Watch this space for pictures when the flowers bloom !


Operation Pollination



President, Chris Bryan-Smith, joined Justin Soper (Borderland Rotary Environment) at Oswestry Guildhall to witness Oswestry Town Mayor, Cllr Jay Moore signing a pledge to support Operation Pollination which is a Rotary International project that highlights the need to increase biodiversity across the globe to enhance pollinator habitats. It is a fact that 25% of our food relies on natural pollinators, without them the world will be in serious eco-trouble. Currently, in the UK we have already lost 60% of our pollinators because of modern agricultural methods and within urban environments the struggle to find habitats is just as acute due to decked and paved private gardens and limited community green spaces. Cllr Jay Moore said, “Look out for lots more jolly wild flowers across the town – we must all do our little bit for the environment.”


Operation Pollination in Environment Education







Current Projects




Daffodils & Narcissi in Oswestry: Borderland Rotary Environment team, in partnership with STAR Housing and in support of Oswestry in Bloom, planted 1,000 daffodil and narcissi bulbs on the Middleton Road/Unicorn Road junction in Eastern Oswestry. The aim was to cheer local people of all ages up as they pass by and look forward to spring and summer. The flowers are now in full bloom and are a very cheerful sight!





Tree planting for a wildlife hedge in Whittington

Borderland Rotary, in partnership with Whittington Parish Council and Oswestry School's Community Action Group, planted 100 native trees to create a wildlife hedge on the boundary of a children's playing field in Whittington.  The trees provided by the Woodland Trust, were hawthorn, hazel, rowan, dogwood and wild cherry.



Conservation - for today and the future

Important locally as well as across the planet

A conservation environment protects plants and wildlife


Event in partnership with Evastore and Oswestry Town Council


Successful event raised £90 for various local community projects including a plan to plant native Spring bulbs in various community spaces around Oswestry to enhance people's well-being, with a multi coloured Spring flower display in public grassed areas.


For a £5 donation - upto 10kilos of paperwork shredded.  Local people/businesses could have their paperwork/documents securely and  professionally shredded!  All shredded documents go to Kimberley Clark to be converted into tissue paper!




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Environmental partners and organisations given local support.

Linda - Inspiring International Leader

Worldwide help, Mercy Ships, LendwithCare, and ShelterBox.

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Rotakids Clubs in the Oswestry district supported by Borderland Rotary

Borderland Rotary accepts donations

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Young citizens action

Local Youth initiatives and support

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Busy Oswestry

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Donations distributed to beneficiaries

Bonfire built by Borderland Rotary

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