Mar 10 2019

Smithills Update March 8th

Hello all

It’s been a very busy week here!


 Tree planting

This week 260 people have helped us to plant 3,000 trees – we were joined by four local schools, the Forestry Commission, Seddons, Selfridges, Enterprise Car Hire, Co-op Insurance, Bolton at Home, AFG Law, City of Trees and Phoenix Futures. We’ve been posting daily updates and photos of the week on our Facebook page –

Thanks to Phil O, Margaret, Pete M, Gael, Paul J, Rob A, Alex, Pete H, and Barbara for volunteering to help the visiting groups over the past week.


Investors in Volunteering

Our regional assessment took place on Monday, here at Smithills – Clive, Margaret, Hanifah, Phil, Alex and Pete were interviewed along with myself and Chris. Thank you to everyone who has shared their thoughts with IIV.



Nine volunteers came to our risk assessment training on Tuesday, and six to the safeguarding training on Wednesday – both were interesting days and

Thanks everyone and speak to you soon


 Vicky Entwistle, Engaging Communities Officer



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