Welcome to the PROSPECTS Website


Phil Barwood, the chairman of the Prospects Foundation, was presented with an MBE by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on Friday, 20th May 2016.  Phil's MBE is for services to the environment and the community in Hyndburn.  


On 30th December 2015 Communities Secretary Greg Clark offered his congratulations to people from across local government, fire authorities, housing and the voluntary sector who have been recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours List.

He said:

Congratulations to everyone in local government, the fire service, housing and the voluntary sector who were recognised in this year’s New Year Honours list.

These individuals have made an extraordinary contribution to society and I am delighted that they have been honoured in this way.


The PROSPECTS Foundation is Hyndburn’s main charity for protecting and enhancing the local natural environment. Our charity exists to raise awareness of environmental issues and to help community groups and local people get involved in conservation work. We’ve been around since 1998 and have involved hundreds of local people in a range of activities, including tree planting, improving the canal, community food growing, recycling and dry-stone walling. 

Grass scything at Plantation

Volunteers learn how to scythe grass as a form of habitat management
(Peel Park / Coppice, Accrington)

The PROSPECTS Foundation is based at

The PROSPECTS Environment Centre, 54 Broadway, Accrington.

Pop in between 10am and 4pm Monday, Wednesday or Thursday to meet the staff, look at the displays, to find out more about PROSPECTS or to collect a monthly newsletter.  

We are closed on Tuesday and Friday when we host activities, training and events.

 Our phone number is 01254 230348

Or write to us at: The PROSPECTS Foundation, 54 Broadway, Accrington BB5 1EW

See 'Contact' on the Menu to the left for email addresses and phone numbers for staff

Tell us by email what you would like to see happening at the PROSPECTS Environment Centre.

Our new Environmental Awareness programme is funded by Awards for All


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