NEWS

Solar meadow webinar video now online

On Thursday 11th February we ran an online webinar with Sharenergy informing people about the results of our stage 1 feasibility study into the creation of a solar PV meadow on land we own at Coach Road in Oswaldtwistle. Dave Green of Sharenergy hosted the webinar and Phil Barwood, Chair of Prospects, was also answering […]

Welcome to our New Rewilding Officer

Meet Gareth Muir, our new Rewilding Officer. Gareth comes to us from TCV in Leeds and has a wealth of experience working with local communities on food growing and other conservation projects. Gareth will initially be concentrating on setting up our ‘Growing Together 2021’ programme whereby we’ll be sending out home food growing packs to […]

Prospects looking good for Lancashire’s biggest community renewable energy scheme

Prospects is pleased to announce that we are developing the biggest community renewable energy scheme in Lancashire. More information and webinar details are available by clicking this LINK. The feasibility work is currently underway and is being funded by the Rural Community Energy Fund which is hosted by the Local Energy North West Hub. In […]

Winter Tree Identification 3

Here is the third of a series of posts to help you identify some common trees in Winter. To see the others  click here: Winter Tree Identification , Winter Tree Identification 2 Winter tree identification is based on the twigs, buds and bark so here is a simple guide to the twigs of some trees you […]

Winter Tree Identification

Winter is here and at this time of year trees can look sparse but with a few simple tips you can identify some common trees in our woodlands. Woodlands are a great place for a Winter walk. They are more sheltered and even at this time of year have wildlife that you can see. Birds […]

Meet our Outdoor Learning Officer

We’re very pleased to announce that Danielle Rowlands has joined our team at PROSPECTS as our new Outdoor Learning Officer and started working for us last week! The Outdoor Learning Project has come about as a result of an initiative funded and promoted by the Ernest Cook Trust. Danielle’s role is all about educating people about the natural environment […]

Green Mentor Post Recruitment

New Green Mentor needed! We’re very pleased to announce that we have secured funding from the Ernest Cook Trust for a new 2-year part-time post (18.5 hours per week). With your encouragement, groups of young people aged between 10 and 14 years old (known as Green Influencers) will engage with their peers and others in […]

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 […]

Rewilding Job

We’re now recruiting for a Project Officer to deliver our Rewilding programme (incorporating the Growing Together initiative) We have secured funding from the Hyndburn Windfall Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund to provide a 12-month contract for a 3 days a week (22.20 hours per week) post. This will continue to deliver our successful […]

Last Chance …

Hurry – there’s only just over two weeks left for you to donate and support our work by choosing us as your local cause when you shop at your local Co-op. This round of the Local Community Fund closes on Saturday 24th October. At the end of last year a PROSPECTS project was chosen as […]

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 […]

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