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Woodland Day


Sunday, 25th September 2016

Bullough Park, Accrington (BB5 0LW)

What happens in woodlands and why?  Come along and find out.  We will be featuring all our new funded projects and including lots of activities and demonstrations for a fun family day out.   Stephen LoweRadio Lancs will be present on the day and the event will form part of his Sunday show.

If you represent a community group or a charity organisation and would like a stall at the Woodland Day then please contact Barbara Sharples on 01254-230348 or mobile 07599-106670 or email barbara.sharples@  Commercial organisations will be charged!

All stalls should link to one of PROSPECTS six themes especially Biodiversity: - 

  • Biodiversity - Improve biodiversity and wildlife habitats means protecting and enhancing local wildlife and plant life;
  • Energy - Promote energy conservation and the use of renewables;
  • Local Food - Increase the production of locally grown food;
  • Raising Environmental Awareness - Raising awareness of sustainable development issues;
  • Sustainable Transport - Encourage greater use of sustainable transport means encouraging more use of public transport, bicycles and walking;
  • Waste and Recycling - Increase waste minimisation and recycling.

We are thinking about a mini beast hunt, a geocache trail, a foraging or fungal walk, drystone wall building demonstration, twig twisters willow weaving, rural and heritage craft activities such as pole lathe, bodging, fret saw, artisan foods, a children’s craft tent – make a bug hotel, scarecrow making or make your own corn doll, forest school activity, higher or lower energy game and lots lots more.

Possibly a design a garden in a seed tray competition!  Can you demonstrate any of these or lead a workshop activity?  Send us your unusual and quirky ideas for more activities please.

We need volunteers to help plan, organise and manage the event and to act as stewards and refuse collectors etc. on the day. 

Bullough Park (BB5 0LW) occupies a 16.7 hectare area of land to the east of Willows Lane, Accrington between Park Crescent and Miller Fold, 

Contact PROSPECTS now as places will be limited.  Join the Woodland Steering Group and get involved!  More details to follow in the August What’s On.  


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.

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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

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