New Outdoor Learning Post

Just like buses, two come at once!  Yes, we’re recruiting for another post at Prospects We have secured funding from the Ernest Cook Trust, Hyndburn Windfall Fund and the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust to provide a new 3-year, 3 days a week (22.20 hours per week) post. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on Monday 12th […]

Community Tree Planting Post

Prospects is currently recruiting for a new post! We have secured funding from Hyndburn Windfall Fund and Hyndburn Borough Council to fund a 4-day a week (29.60 hours a week) post for an initial 12 months. We are working with our partners to try and extend this by another 12 or 24 months.   The […]

Discover Hyndburn Walks Launch

On Thursday 27th August The PROSPECTS Foundation is launching a series of ‘Discover Hyndburn’ self-guided walk leaflets.  The leaflets are aimed at people new to walking, those returning to walking, people new to the Hyndburn area as well as visitors and ramblers wishing to explore Hyndburn and the surrounding areas. They range from shorter walks […]

PROSPECTS 2019-2020 Annual Report

Why not check out our 2019-2020 Annual Report? It’s packed full of everything we got up to in the last year and there’s lots of great photos too. It’s the ideal read for a quick summary of all our projects, not forgetting a look back at our hugely successful 21st anniversary celebration event in Accrington […]

Hyndburn’s Local Nature Reserves

Just over two years ago our successful Heritage Lottery Fund project achieved it’s aim of getting two areas of Hyndburn declared as Local Nature Reserves. The two reserves of Peel Park & The Coppice and Woodnook Vale were officially designated at a ceremony at Haworth Art Gallery. You can learn more about the reserves here Hyndburn’s […]

Orienteering in Peel Park

Last year, as part of our Heritage Lottery Funded project to designate two new Local Nature Reserves in Hyndburn, Prospects Foundation in partnership with Pendle Forest Orienteers and Hyndburn Borough Council established a new orienteering course in Peel Park, Accrington. The course provides a good way to exercise in the open air and explore one […]

Family Activities

School Holidays! Most of our young people have been home educated since the beginning of lock-down.  Saturday, 18th July is the start of the traditional wakes-weeks in Hyndburn and the start of the long summer school holiday.  Since March, several of our partners and national charities have produced educational and fun family activity ideas and […]

The Big Butterfly Count is back

Following the fine spring weather we’ve seen the earliest average emergence of butterflies for the last 20 years. It’s vital that we understand how these weather patterns affect butterflies to help protect them for the future. By spending just 15 minutes taking part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count, you will help Butterfly Conservation understand how […]

Discover Hyndburn Walk Leaflets

PROSPECTS is not currently organising and leading any guided walks.  We have considered all the UK Government guidelines and the information and guidance available from the Ramblers and, like many walking groups, we have decided now is not the right time. Our Discover Hyndburn walks are now being written up into self-guided walk leaflets.  The […]

Taking Action for Insects

 Action for Insects is a campaign led by the Wildlife Trusts, supported by a range of partners who are all determined to reverse the alarming declines in insects and help nature recover across the UK. The Wildlife Trusts hope to inspire and help people take action for insects where they live, learn, work and farm. Just how important are insects to our everyday […]

Biodiversity – Plants that Harm

Do you know about INNS – no not places to eat and drink – Invasive Non-Native Species? The plants we are most likely to encounter in Hyndburn are: – Himalayan Balsam – Well established and extremely invasive. Found at moist and semi-shaded places, waste ground, and thin woodlands; but particularly on soft banks by slow-moving water along canal sides, streams […]

Discover Hyndburn Walk Leaflets

Discover Hyndburn Walks We are not currently running a programme of Discover Hyndburn guided walks due to Covid-19.   These are normally held every two weeks (March to September) and we visit different places around the Borough.  We have hosted walks around Woodlands, Stanhill Village, Jackhouse Nature Reserve, Woodnook Vale & Rothwell Heights and to other […]

Safe Cycling in Hyndburn

Our Theme of ‘Sustainable Transport’ is all about encouraging walking and cycling and recognising the additional health benefits of increased physical activity. Cycling UK are asking people to use the new interactive map: show your council where pop-up lanes are needed. Click on the link below. Show your council where you need safe space for […]

Gwyn Robinson

We are sad to report that Gwyn Robinson, former chair of the Oswaldtwistle Prospects Panel, passed away in May. Gwyn was one of the founding directors & trustees of the charity back in 1998 and remained on our Management Committee for 15 years, until 2013, when Gwyn and Val moved from Foxhill Bank House in […]

Walking in Hyndburn

PROSPECTS is committed to supporting walking in Hyndburn and the adjacent local authority areas.  There are several walking routes on the PROSPECTS website.  PROSPECTS staff and some volunteers will be checking several of these routes out to make sure there are no hazards and we will be adding some new walks of three to eight […]

Growing Together Bags Coming Soon!

Our Growing Together Project is almost ready to distribute bags containing everything you need to grow greens and salads on your windowsills and in your gardens. Volunteers including those from St Christopher’s High School, the Hyndburn Hub, Woody and Idle Women have been busy preparing and packing up seeds, compost, pots and bags. If you […]

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