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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 […]

Canal Volunteering

The next Hyndburn Volunteer Workparty is on Wednesday, 19th February at 10:00am. Please remember that our Volunteer Work Party dates are subject to change if we are asked to undertake essential or additional tasks by the Canal & River Trust.  Contact Barbara Sharples to sign up as a Volunteer so we can email you with […]

Wednesday Wellbeing Walks by Water

Meet at 10:00am on Wednesday, 26th February.  Wear suitable footwear and clothing for walking and for the terrain and predicted weather on the day.  Only one dog per adult please. Meet at ‘The Woodlands’ entrance just off Whalley Road (A680).  The Hyndburn circular buses 6, 6A, 7, 7A pass ‘The Woodlands’ at the Sparth House […]

New Projects Receive Windfall Funding

Following the recent Windfall Fund assessment meeting 6 new projects received funding including Hyndburn Butterfly Project, Baxenden Community Forum, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Idle Women. This means Windfall funded work will be carried out at Whinney Hill Woodlands, Milnshaw Park, Hollins Wood, Jubilee Plantation, Woodnook Vale Local Nature Reserve and at Woodnook and Miller Fold […]

Trustee Safeguarding Training

We take our safeguarding responsibilities at PROSPECTS very seriously to make sure everyone has a safe and rewarding experience when taking part in our activities. Our trustees attended a safeguarding briefing session last night to make sure they are up to date with Charity Commission requirements and staff and trustees will be undertaking further training […]

Work at Huncoat Woods

Over the last few weeks our Monday and Tuesday volunteers have been working at Huncoat Woods, cutting down some of the trees. This is to open up areas allowing more light in to encourage growth of a shrub layer which will help improve the habitat and also to clear round some of the Oak and […]

Rothwell Heights Tree Planting

  We had a Saturday session on 23rd November as part of National Tree week to plant trees in the Forest School area at Rothwell Heights, in conjunction with Adventure Hyndburn and Hyndburn Borough Council. The area is part of the Woodnook Vale Local Nature Reserve. Over 200 trees were planted to provide an understorey […]

Next Windfall Deadline

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 – […]

New Funding Secured

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 […]

Bernard Scully

It is with sadness that we report that Bernard passed away on 15th October 2019 aged 72.  As anyone who knew Bernard will know, he was one of the driving forces behind the Church Prospects Panel for many many years.  Without Bernard and the rest of the Church Panel there would be no Donkey Back […]

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