Don’t forget, the next closing date for Windfall applications is Friday 6th December 2019 at 12 noon. If you have an idea for a project or would like any any more information on how to apply or to find out if your group or idea is eligible then don’t hesitate to get in touch – […]
Do you shop at your local Co-op? Well if you do please choose us as your LOCAL CAUSE Our project has been selected as one of the local causes in the Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors Co-op stores. Support our cause and 1% of what you spend on most Co-op products and services will automatically go to […]
National Tree Week (23rd November to 1st December 2019) is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season and is a great chance for communities to do something positive for their local treescape. This is how you can get involved We are putting on 3 activities during Tree […]
WRAP UP LANCASHIRE IS BACK! For the 2nd year running Rotarians in Lancashire are collecting your old, unwanted coats and giving them to charities that support the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty and people fleeing domestic violence (to name a few) and our very own Windfall Fund has supported the project. Any size, style, […]
We have started an ink toner and cartridge recycling scheme. Please drop off your empty toner and ink cartridges in our collection box at the PROSPECTS Environment Centre in Accrington and we will ensure they are processed and recycled in the UK according to all current environmental waste regulations. The cartridges will be recorded and […]
Wednesday October 23rd Meet at Tesco, Queen Street, Great Harwood, BB6 7AT by the steps entrance by the bus stop at 9.50am Wear suitable clothing and footwear
On Sunday 13th October the Baxenden Community Forum held their annual Fungi walk. Ten people attended on a rainy Sunday. The walk set off from the Alma Inn down Hill Street to the railway lines, then on down to Shoe Mill where there’s always some good ‘Razor-strop’ fungus on show! We then headed towards Accrington along […]
A group led by professional photographer Matt Gartside went on a walk around The Coppice Local Nature Reserve to learn some photography tips and take photos of the sunset as well as the sites of the reserve. Luckily the weather was fine and a good sunset was seen over Accrington with everyone getting some useful […]
The partnership between the Canal and River Trust and The PROSPECTS Foundation is proving a huge success. Barbara Sharples, Activity Organiser at PROSPECTS explained, “In just three months the Volunteer Workparty has made a real difference. We have cleared an overgrown bed near the Canal Café at Rishton and planted it with cottage herbaceous plants […]
More than 12 different activities were on offer in Accrington Town Square on Saturday 7th September demonstrating everything environmental.Visitors were able to discover live invertebrates, make a smoothie using pedal power, learn about butterflies and how to attract the to their gardens, make bug hotels, take a virtual cruise down the canal, try out adapted […]
Danielle Kay, a medicinal herbalist, took a group for a forage walk on Woodnook Vale. Once fruits, berries and seeds had been gathered the group returned to Oakhill Park to make Elderberry Syrup, Fruit Oxymels, Nettle Seed energy balls, Hawthorn Berry tea and fruit squash. The group had an enjoyable time and went home with […]
Apprentices from Training 2000 spent 3 sessions making bird boxes and then hanging them in Huncoat Woods.
Volunteers from BT have worked at Growing Wild allotment site to rejuvenate the forest schools fire site and also clear and replant some raised vegetable beds. Thanks to the BT volunteers for their hard work.
On Saturday 6th July the Panel, in conjunction with the Foundation, ran a stall at the annual Rishton Festival. We were blessed with wonderful weather which meant a bumper turnout to the event. On our stall we attracted lots of children who wanted to decorate the hazel cookies that Woody Hyndburn had donated to us. […]
On 20th June 2019 Prospects attended the annual Schools Eco Conference which was held at Ewood Park Blackburn. Schools from all over Lancashire attended and Prospects ran a workshop to make butterfly feeders and also had a stall to promote our work to teachers and pupils.
A task with Great Harwood Rotary Club planting trees to make a small copse by the health centre