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Whinney Hill Steps

November 2019 – After 14 volunteer days we finally completed the Whinney Hill steps linking the Butterfly Meadow on the top to the footpath at the bottom. There are 84 steps in total.

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Whinney Hill Woodland

Feb 2019 – We have just finished thinning the western woodland at Whinney Hill in Accrington. This is the woodland closest to Whinney Hill Road. We started at the end of October 2018 and finished atthe start of February 2019. This was the first ‘thin’ of the woodland which was planted in about 1990. Trees… Read more »

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A new Accrington Larch bench at Oakenshaw weir

May 2018 – We installed one of our ‘Coppice style benches on behalf of the Ribble River Trust (RRT) at Oakenshaw Weir in Clayton-le-Moors. The RRT has installed a new fish pass downstream of the weir which means that salmon can now use the pass to bypass the weir and venture further upstream. Our benches… Read more »

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In Memory of John Broadley

March 2018 – We helped the Prospects Foundation to install a memorial stone and three Birch trees to commemorate John Broadley who was a pioneer of the Church Prospects Panel and an overall lovely chap. It was a pleasure to be able to help out.

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Woodland Thinning at Plantation Road, Accrington

We have been removing Maple and Rowen from a woodland at Plantation Rd to allow more room for native tree species. We ring barked some trees to provide some dead standing trees and brash piles to provide deadwood habitat. The non native trees have been replaced with 400 new native trees, including Crab Apple, Hawthorn,… Read more »

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Himalayan Balsam removal

Over the summer months we’ve primarily been working to help eradicate Himalayan Balsam from a number of public sites across Hyndburn. These include Whinney Hill Greenspace, Huncoat, Clayton Forest Park, Abbott Clough and Rushton House Farm.

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Chainsaw Course

We ran a chainsaw course at Whinney Hill.  We had four participants who all passed! Training our volunteers is a big part of what we’re about.  We want to help our volunteers to progress and develop and chainsaw training is critical to what we do.  So far we’ve now facilitated certificated chainsaw training for 16… Read more »

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