The PROSPECTS Foundation is working in partnership with Hyndburn Borough Council, Proffitts - Investing in Communities CIC and The Friends of Memorial Park on an exciting new project at Memorial Park in Great Harwood.
The PROSPECTS Foundation is working in partnership with Hyndburn Borough Council, Proffitts - Investing in Communities CIC and The Friends of Memorial Park on an exciting new project at Memorial Park in Great Harwood. The project will celebrate the historical and environmental heritage of the park. Planned improvement works include making repairs to the war memorial and upgrading access, signage, railings, walls and gardens.
As part of the project the PROSPECTS Foundation will be:
- carrying outland woodland management sessions at Round Wood (Biological Heritage Site) in the park, including tree coppicing and the removal of invasive non-native species like Rhododendron. Local people are invited to come along and learn new skills at weekly volunteer sessions.
- creating a new nature trail in the park.
- creating a new forest school space.
- planting wildflowers and bulbs to bring more colour and interest to the park.
- working with local schools and designing a biological heritage pack and lesson plan (key stages 1 and 2) to educate children about the key natural, environmental and wildlife aspects within the park.
- organising a series of nature walks in the park, including bird and bat walks.
- running bird box and bat box workshops and installing the boxes in the park.
- installing a bird box web cam.
- co-ordinating an ecological survey of the park to help document the wildlife present. The survey will be undertaken by a wildlife expert and activity sessions will be held to help people improve their wildlife ID skills and knowledge.
Brandon Cherry, Hyndburn Woodlands Officer, is co-ordinating the project on behalf of the PROSPECTS Foundation, with help from our Outdoor Learning Officer, Sonja Bottomer.
We’re looking for volunteers to get involved! To find out more please email email@example.com or call (01254) 230348. All activities will be advertised on our events calendar. You can also sign up to our regular e-newsletters by entering your email address in the white box at the top of this page and hitting the green 'subscribe' button.
You can also read more news about the project on the Proffitts CIC website.
The project has been made possible thanks to support from Hyndburn Borough Council, Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Environmental Fund and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.