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Coronavirus update (Tue 7th Apr)

Hello all, As of today, (Tues 7th Apr) our project staff (Julie, Roger and Barbara) have all been placed on ‘furlough’ through the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  This decision was made as it became increasingly apparent that we could no longer continue to deliver our grant funded project work.  As with all our project […]

Foraging for food

Have you ever tried a Spring nettle soup or the subtle taste of wild garlic in a salad or omelette? Wild spring greens are in abundance at this time of year along with the first edible flowers that are starting to appear such as nettles, wild garlic, lady’s smock, violets, primroses, chickweed, rosebay willow herb shoots….. Whilst […]

Signs of Spring 3

Here are three more woodland related plants you may come across on your daily exercise. As always please follow government rules and don’t travel to exercise and maintain a safe distance from others. Please search online to get better images of the plants. Greater Stitchwort                      […]

Signs of Spring 2

Here are three more woodland related plants you may come across on your daily exercise. As always please follow government rules and don’t travel to exercise and maintain a safe distance from others. Please search online to get better images of the plants. Dog’s Mercury                      […]

Signs of Spring

Spring has sprung and at this time of year you can watch as plants come to life. Woodlands with their mix of flowers, shrubs and trees are a particularly good place to see this. As the current government guidelines restrict movement and limit exercise to your local area not everyone is lucky enough to have […]

The Secret Garden

Take Notice – Biodiversity The Wildlife Trusts and the RHS set up Wild About Gardens to celebrate wildlife gardening and to encourage people to use their gardens to take action to help support nature. This years campaign draws inspiration from the dazzling new film, The Secret Garden, as it brings the magic of wildlife, childhood and gardening to […]

Be Active – Sustainable Transport

Our Theme of Sustainable Transport is all about encouraging walking and cycling and recognising the additional health benefits of increased physical activity. Walking and cycling are great ways to get out and about and find out about your local environment. Please only walk in your local area and follow UK Government guidelines for taking daily exercise. […]

Coronavirus update (Tue 24th Mar)

Hello, Following government guidance last night we have now closed our offices on Broadway in Accrington.  These will remain closed for the foreseeable future.  All staff are now working from home and can be contacted by e-mail using the addresses on the ‘Contact Us’ page of the website. It goes without saying that we all […]

Coronavirus update (Tue 17th Mar)

Following the government guidance announced yesterday (Mon 16th Mar) we have taken the decision to cancel all upcoming events as they are ‘non-essential’ and bring people together which raises the potential risk of transmitting the virus in our community. We have also advised all our Prospects Panels and Forums to do the same. As a […]

Coronavirus update re our activities (Mon 16th Mar)

Hello, This is just a quick update given the everchanging situation surrounding Coronavirus and it’s potential to impact on people gathering for events, meetings and visiting our premises on Broadway. As of today (Monday 16th March) we are continuing to deliver our activities as shown on our Events Calendar.  We will continue to deliver these activities […]

Enfield Wharf Volunteer Day

On 19th February a small group of volunteers braved the cold and wet conditions at Enfield Changeline Bridge No 114A on the Leeds Liverpool Canal.  In particular we were tackling shrubs and litter near the Enfield Wharf, Blackburn Road entrance.  This historic location is used by walkers and cyclists visiting the area and by local […]

Come and Plant a Tree at Rothwell Heights

We will be planting trees and shrubs at Rothwell Heights which is at the top of Willows Lane in Accrington and part of Woodnook Vale Local Nature Reserve.  The site is opposite the KCL Garage just before you reach the hamlet of Bedlam. The event will start at 10.00am and finish at 2.00pm, or when […]

Prospects is Recruiting!

We are happy to announce that we are now recruiting for a new post here at Prospects.  The new post is an Outdoor Learning Officer with a strong emphasis on addressing Climate Change. The post will be for 3 years and will be for 22.20 hours per week over 3 days, including Saturdays. The salary […]

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