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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 […]

Latest Windfall Annual Report

Do you want to see what the Windfall Fund has been up to over the last 12 months? Well, the new 2018/2019 Windfall Annual Report is now available hot off the press! There is information on groups funded and projects undertaken and lots of photos showing activity that has taken place. If you need a […]

New Windfall Criteria

As a response to the Coronavirus situation and to help our local communities access funding as and when needed, we have amended the criteria for the Windfall Fund as follows: Mini grants are now available up to £1,000; A new rolling deadline for the Small and Large grants – so no more closing dates/application deadlines, […]

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 […]

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