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Community Response

Rocket Composter

The Rocker Composter, on loan from Church PROSPECTS Panel, is running well at Accrington and Rossendale College.  With the help of a grant PROSPECTS obtained from Global Renewables the college have purpose-built a house for the composter with holding bays for the compost produced.  Staff at the college have received training and all solid kitchen waste is now processed into compost.

Hands On Huncoat Station

The Hands On Huncoat Station group has now grown to five regular members and the station often receives praise from railway staff and passengers and is described as an asset to the line.

Church & Oswaldtwistle Station

Church & Oswaldtwistle Station is now being kept tidy by students from Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School with their volunteer hours contributing to thier Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Oswaldtwistle School Orchard

With the help of a Green Partnership Award a community orchard is being planted at the front of Oswaldtwistle School comprising of 16 assorted fruit trees selected for the East lancashire climate.

Bees for Hyndburn

The Bees for Hyndburn project took off in 2012 with funding help from Hyndburn Borough Council and Green Partnership Awards.  Twelve volunteers have so far trained in beekeeping and the first hive of bees is located in Gatty Park.  Workshops were held in spring to construct further hives.  It is hoped the project will progress to eight hives and hives will be located in Oakhill Park, Haworth Art Gallery and the Memorial Park.

Thermal Imaging Camera

The thermal imaging camera continues to be popular and has been used by pupils at St Mary's Primary, Norden high School and Accrington Academy. as well as by local residents to identify where heat loss from buildings might be tackled to save energy.

Healthy Streets

PROSPECTS is the lead partner in Lancashire County Council's Healthy Streets Programme in Great Harwood linking into the new 20mph zones and promoting walking and cycling.  Workshops have been held in both St John's and Our Lady & St Hubert's Primary Schools.  In these, the children have discovered the personal environmental benefits of walking and cycling and also how many times they need to walk around their playgrounds in order to walk a mile.

The Climate Change programme is funded by the Tudor Trust and the Esmee Fairburn Foundation.