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Activities

Welcome to our 2018 Activities page. 

Please click on the activities below for more information. 
 
The SEPTEMBER Newsletter and What's On can be downloaded HERE
 

Activities/Workshops @ PROSPECTS

Please note that Booking is essential for some of the workshop & activities this month so please check the JOIN US and other links below or view the details in the newsletter above.
 
Watch this space for late additons and changes to the Newsletter/What's On...
 

SEPTEMBER

 We are running activities for young people during August.  Wildlife Wednesdays.  Please see the full details on the poster HERE  and start booking for one, two or all three activities. 
Want to know more about WildAid and Charlie before you book then please visit http://www.wildaid.co.uk/
 
SEPTEMBER (Tuesday) = CRAFTS AND WILDLIFE - Crafts at PROSPECTS - drop in sessions -
THERE ARE NO SESSIONS DURING SEPTEMBER.  Join Us details on the poster for October onwards.
 
1st September (Saturday) = MEET PROSPECTS at Baxenden Allotment and Garden Society Annual Show.  More information HERE.
 
4th September (Tuesday) = Cottage Border Perennials for Pollinators in Creative Containers with Potty About Herbs POSTER with Details HERE
 
8th September (Saturday) = 'WILDLIFE SATURDAYS'  = Worms, Worm-Charning and Compost with Wildlife Charlie, from WildAid. A variety of activities held at Oak Hill Park, Accrington! Come along and enjoy a WildAid experience to find out how to attract wildlife to your garden or backyard and learn about what lives in your local area. More information HERE
 
8th & 22nd September  (Saturday) = Bat Box - single chambered Kent style bat box  with Barry, Wood Creations.  You will learn basic woodworking skills, and learn about the value of bats to your backyard or garden. The second session is for people to complete their planter. This activity is part of the People’s Postcode Lottery funded Improving Hyndburn’s Wildlife project. Please book via email not Facebook or msgs to mobile number!  Detailsand how to book HERE.  
 
14th September (Friday) = BAT WALK with Baxenden Forum. A circular walk of about 3 miles. More information HERE and lots more information inthe September What's On above.
 
22nd September (Saturday) = 'WILDLIFE SATURDAYS'  =  with Wildlife Charlie, from WildAid. A variety of activities held at Oak Hill Park, Accrington! Come along and enjoy a WildAid experience to find out how to attract wildlife to your garden or backyard and learn about what lives in your local area. More information HERE.  Please book by Noon Wednesday prior to the Saturday so we can make sure we have enough resources for games and activities for eveyone attending and items for the take-away bags.  Details HERE
   

Coming in OCTOBER

6th & 27th October (Saturday) = Hedgehog House - Hedgehogs will be looking for somewhere warm and dry to hibernate.  Help them by creating a house ready for them to occupy in October..  You will learn basic woodworking skills, and finises for the house and learn about its value for the hedgehogs in your backyard or garden. The second session is for people to complete their hedgehog house. This activity is part of the People’s Postcode Lottery funded Improving Hyndburn’s Wildlife project. Details and how to book HERE.  Please book via email not Facebook or msgs to mobile number! 
Learn more about Hedgehogs HERE
 
9th October (Tuesday) = Sowing and Growing Herbs and Salads.  Accrington Womens Centre Gardening Workshop at the Women's Community Courtyard, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.  Sowing and Growing herbs and salads in containers for the Garden and Home with Julie Livesey. Poster HERE soon!
 
14th October (Sunday) = FUNGI WALK  HERE
 
19th October (Friday) = Willow Bird Feeders to take home and Flying bugs/insects, to celebrate Improving Hyndbuirn's Wildlife, for the PROSPECTS Christmas window.  Session 1 with Julie, Pip Cottage. Taking Bookings from 10:00am Tuesday 18th September. Details HERE.
 
23rd October (Tuesday) = Willow Creations to celebrate Improving Hyndbuirn's Wildlife, for the PROSPECTS Christmas window.  Session 2 with Julie, Pip Cottage. Taking Bookings from Wednesday, 19th September.  Details HERE
 
24th October (Wednesday) = AUTUMN SOWING at Woodnook Community Allotment from 1:30pm - 3:30pm, Autumn Sowing at the allotment and Salads to Containers. Julie will be on hand to offer advice and help for people to weed and sow. Please contact Julie at Prospects for more information.  Poster HERE soon!
 
Lots more events coming in October - December... DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
 
May - December = Wildlife Habitats and Feeders - Future Activities - Woodwork
 
June - December = Wildlife Activities and Crafts - Future Activities - HERE
 
May - December = Improving Hyndburn's Wildlife - Family Activities - HERE.  Young people will be able to work towards PROSPECTS Achievement Certificates
 
Events are also listed on Facebook ProspectsFoundation and Twitter Prospects1998
 

Improving Hyndburn's Wildlife Project 

2018 = Create a wildlife habitat in your backyard, garden, community centre/space, allotment, place of worship, cemetery, railway station etc.  Find out more HERE and POP into PROSPECTS to chat to Barbara, Improving Hyndburn's Wildlife, Project Officer.  Supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery awarding funds from POSTCODE LOCAL TRUST.
 
Please use the link below to compete the Survey.
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/0PBOE/
 

Weekly Volunteer Activities 

PROSPECTS holds regular VOLUNTEER activities at a number of sites around Hyndburn.  Please click on the sites below to find an activity near you.   Click on the What's On above for dates and times.

Monday and Tuesday (see the September Newsletter and What's On above for details of volunteering opportunities on Monday 17th September AND Tuesday 11th & 18th September.  Sessions are 10:30 to 2:30 or as much as you can do!)
CoppiceWoodnock Vale, and Whinney Hill.  
Join our Conservation Rangers or the Green Team.
 
Friday (7th, 14th, 21st and 28th September)
Woody at various locations.  Join Us.