Sep 02 2019

Smithills Update 31st August 2019

Hello all It’s been yet another busy week here! Team Smithills out and about Last Saturday we had a stall at FoodFest, the fringe event for Bolton Food & Drink Festival. FoodFest was organised by Bolton Station Community Development Partnership, and had a focus on community projects in...

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Aug 27 2019

Smithills Update 23rd August 2019

Hello all   Volunteer hours We have just collated volunteer hours data to the end of July, and the Smithills volunteer team have given a whopping 3353 hours of time to the project over that period! This is really amazing and reflects the diverse activity volunteers are doing...

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Woodland Trust and NHS Volunteers
Aug 22 2019

NHS to the Rescue in Bale Hill Wood!

On 21 August the Woodland Trust volunteers looking after Castle Hill and the three Derwenthead Woods in North West Durham welcomed additional support from a team of  volunteers from the NHS. Working with NHS Corporate Services, a volunteers day was organised at Bale Hill Wood...

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Aug 12 2019

Smithills Volunteer Update 12th August 2019

Hello all  Welcome  To our newest volunteer… Russ Hedley!!!! (No escape for Russ).  Task day The next task day is on Sunday (18th), 9.30am to 12.30pm, and it will be plug planting of wildflowers near to Sugar Loaf. This is in partnership with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, who have supplied...

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Aug 12 2019

Balsam pulling in Dora’s Wood

For the past four seasons our local wildlife group has been on a quest to destroy all balsam at Woodland Trust's Dora's Wood!. Quite an adventure it has been - nobbled by nettles, snatched by sticky weed while braving the brambles to reach the illusive...

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Aug 11 2019

Smithills Volunteer Update 30th July 2019

Hello all Welcome To Siobhan Fearon, who joins the Wildlife Group.    Sport on the Square Alex, Pete and Pam braved the hottest day of the year (34.5 degrees!) stood under a gazebo on the Town Hall Square, where they spoke to visitors about the various wellbeing activities we have...

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