Jan 13 2020

Smithills Update 10th Jan 2020

Hello all Happy New Year! I hope that you have all had a good Christmas and that 2020 is treating you well so far. January is quiet in terms of events, but there are one or two things to update you about:   January task day Our Practical Group Leaders...

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Dec 02 2019

Smithills update 2nd Dec 2019

Hello all Well, we are just about recovering from our tree planting weeks! Thank you to EVERYONE who came along throughout the fortnight and helped our visiting groups to get trees planted. We’ve had brilliant feedback from everyone who came along. The mass tree planting on...

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Nov 20 2019

Smithills Update 18th Nov 2019

Hello all Hope you have had a good week. Updates since last week…   Volunteer hours Total hours for the year so far is 4766.75. If you’re interested in each group here’s the totals:   Woodland Working Group (task days etc)             1068.25 hours Events Volunteering                                                 458.75 History Group                                                           261.75 Practical Group Leaders                                          79 Education Volunteering                                          ...

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Nov 04 2019

Smithills Update 1st Nov 2019

Hello all A brief update this week…   Welcome  Welcome to Jo Rayner (Woodland Working Group / Events Volunteer) and to Louise Coulman (Woodland Working Group)! Tree planting Thanks to everyone from Smithills who has volunteered to help out with the tree planting weeks! Lantern Parade Thanks to all the volunteers who helped the...

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Oct 28 2019

Smithills Update 25th October

Hello all Staff news As some of you will already know, Andy, our Estate Ranger ,will be leaving us mid-November to move to the Lake District. We will be really sad to see Andy go, he has made a huge contribution to the project in his time...

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Oct 18 2019

Smithills Update 14th Oct 2019

Hello all A slightly lengthier update – lots of exciting stuff coming up! Tree planting time! First of all… next month is tree planting time! It seems not that long ago that we were all out in the hail planting trees at Walker Fold. We planted over 6000...

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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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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 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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