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From guided nature walks to tree planting and willow weaving to habitat management, Prospects endeavours to provide a wide range of events to suit all ages, abilities and environmental interests. Have a look at our events to see if there is anything you fancy!

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Click Here for a sample of the activities we will be hosting at The PROSPECTS Enviroment Centre during the next four months.

FILM FESTIVAL

Films showing weekly from 9th September to 16th October.  Matinee and evening performances. Tel 01254 230348 for more information.

You need to SIGN Up on the right hand side of this web page to receive the newsletter and an invitation to individual films. The Film Programme & Invitations will be sent out from August.  For Film Licence and Copyright reasons you must SIGN UP/register with PROSPECTS to receive information.

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Sep 3, 2014

WALKING FESTIVAL - Peel Park Playground and Parks

Family and pushchair friendly walk with Hyndburn Borough Council to look at the new playground and paths and hear about the work that has been done and is planned.   Meet: Bowling Green Car Park, Peel Park Avenue, Accrington, BB5 6HF.  Wed 3 Sept – 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Aug 31, 2014

Walking Festival – Introduction to Hyndburn Ramblers with Stepping Out Walk.  Meet at Mercer Hall, Queen Street, Great Harwood and the walk will be between 2-3 hours long.  Sun 31st Aug, 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Aug 31, 2014
Walking Festival - Huncoat Circular - A 7 mile moderate walk through countryside, woodlands and canal, bring your lunch and wear appropriate foot wear.  Meet: Arden Hall Gates, Plantation Street, Accrington, BB5 6RU.  Sun 31 Aug, 12noon to 5.00pm
Aug 29, 2014
Walking Festival - Bat Walk and Talk Spouthouse Wood, Huncoat.  Come to the Prospects Environmental Centre for a talk on bats and then a walk through Spouthouse woods to search for some.  Meet at Prospects Environmental Centre, 54 Broadway, Accrington, BB5 1EW. Booking Essential.  For more information phone Roger Plum, 01254 230348, 07974 626835 or email roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk. Fri 29th Aug, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Aug 27, 2014

Walking Festival - Jackhouse Nature Reserve Walk.  An easy going walk exploring the history and wildlife of Jackhouse Nature Reserve.  Meet: Outside The Plough Pub, Fielding Lane, Oswaldtwistle, BB5 3BE.  On Weds 27th Aug from 1.30 to 3.30pm

 

Aug 24, 2014

Walking Festival - Jubilee Walk – A 4 mile walk around Baxenden taking in countryside, parks and Woodnook Vale.  Meet outside Haworth Art Gallery, Hollins Lane, Baxenden, BB5 2JS.  This is a Baxenden Community Forum event.  Phone Sheila on 01254 384619 for more information. Starts 1.30pm and finish approximately 4.oopm.

Aug 22, 2014

Walking Festival - Ladybird Trail - An 8 mile walk around Hyndburn taking in the views, history and wildlife through woodlands, fields and the canal.  Meet: Entrance to Mercer Park on junction of Grange Street and Sparth Road, Clayton-le-Moors, BB5 5TA.  Fri 22ndth Aug, 1.00pm to 17.00pm

Aug 20, 2014
Walking Festival - Family Walk & Bug Hunt at Woodnook.   Family walk and bug hunting, pushchair friendly. Meet Kim Coverdale from Lancashire Wildlife Trust at the Nuttall Street entrance to the cycleway, Woodnook 2.00pm.  For more information phone Roger Plum, 01254 230348, 07974 626835 or email: roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk.        Weds 20th Aug from 2.00pm to 3:30pm
Aug 18, 2014

MONDAY CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Sessionat Hollins Wood, Woodnook Vale Nature Reserve with The Wildlife Trust.  One of our regular ‘Monday Volunteers’ conservation sessions.  This week they will be dealing with invasive species and balsam pulling using different tools and techniques.  Meet at the top of Plantation Street at the entrance to Arden Hall.

For more information phone Kim Coverdale on 01282 704605 or 07717 366815  Session Mon 18th Aug
10.30am to 2.30pm
Aug 16, 2014
Walking Festival - Guided walk on the Coppice.  Tramper buggies available on the day. Hire a Tramper and try out the new paths on the Coppice. Bring your own tramper or walk as well. Booking essential to hire a tramper.  Meet: Bowling Green Car Park, Peel Park Avenue, Accrington, BB5 6HF.  For more information phone Roger Plum, 01254 230348, 07974 626835 or email roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk.
Aug 15, 2014
Traditional Crafts The workshop will be led Julie Livesey.  The theme of this workshop is rag work techniques.  The ULTIMATE in thrift crafts, rag work is enjoying a timely revival with the renewed Interest in recycling materials to produce something new. The textile materials are Cheap or Free... the TECHNIQUES ARE SIMPLE to Grasp... How to Book…... email: barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  By website: EventBrite: the-prospects-foundation-6436481173  Session Fri 15th Aug, 10.00am to 14.30pm
Aug 15, 2014
Walking Festival - Visit to Foxhill Bank Nature Reserve.  TheWalking Bus’ will start from Tesco, Great Harwood and you can join us along the route at St John’s Street, benches along the white path past the cemetery, Tottleworth railway bridge, Spring Street canal bridge, High St bridge canal café and at Church Kirk canal bridge at the end of the Hyndburn Greenway.  We will spend time touring the Nature Reserve with Phil Dykes, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and enjoying a picnic before our return walk to Great Harwood.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL via PROSPECTS. A Gt Harwood PROSPECTS Panel event.  Full day event - times to be confirmed.
Aug 14, 2014
ONE PLANET PLANTERS are an open group of volunteers who carry out light food-growing activities on a range of community sites around Accrington.  They meet on once a fortnight but   please contact Ian Hodgson to confirm details and the venue for each session.  Dress for practical gardening work please.  For more details, contact Ian Hodgson on 07599 453236.  Session Thurs 7th Aug from 1.00 to 4.00pm
Aug 13, 2014

 Walking Festival - Evening Stepping Out Walk  Meet:  Outside Swan Inn, junction of Sandy Lane and Manchester Road (A680), Barnfield, BB5 2BN  Wed 13 Aug from 6.45pm – 9.00pm

Aug 13, 2014
Baxenden Community Forum – This is a workshop activity for footpath clearing.  Meet at the top of Waverledge Road.  Phone Sheila on 01254 384619 for more information. Session Weds, 13th Aug
10.00am
Aug 13, 2014
The 2014 Walking Festival starts today.  For more information phone Roger Plum, 01254 230348, 07974 626835 or email roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk.  The Festival will end on Sunday 7th September.  See website for details.
Aug 12, 2014

MIAMI – Eco Crafting with Plastic Bags.  Workshop including Weaving & Fusing Plastic

with Pauline Hague & Diane Flynn from Pendle Crafters.  You will learn different techniques and 10 things to do with plastic bags.  You won’t have time to make 10 but you will have the knowledge and skills to produce more things at home.  How to Book…... email: barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  By website: EventBrite: the-prospects-foundation-6436481173   Session: Tues 12th Aug from 9.30am to 1.00p.m
Aug 11, 2014
MONDAY CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Sessionat Spout House Woods with PROSPECTS.  One of our regular ‘Monday Volunteers’ conservation sessions.  This week they will  be doing fencing removal and meadow work.  Park on Burnley Road and meet at the notice board at the start of Spout House Lane.  For more information phone Roger Plum, 01254 230348, 07974 626835 or email roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk.  Session Mon 11th Aug, 10.30am to 2.30pm
Aug 7, 2014

AND SOW TO BED (Raised Bed Food Growing) The last in a series of four workshops with Ian Hodgson that are aimed at people new to food growing in a small area or those creating their first raised bed.  This session is about compost and soil improvers.  These workshops are FREE to Hyndburn residents.  How to Book…... email: ian.hodgson@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  By website: EventBrite: the-prospects-foundation-6436481173

Thurs 7th Aug from 10.00am to 12.00noon  This is a stand alone event you do not need to have attended the previous three workshops.

Aug 4, 2014
MONDAY CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Sessionat Arden Hall or Woodnook with The Wildlife Trust.  One of our regular ‘Monday Volunteers’ conservation sessions.  For more information phone Kim Coverdale on 01282 704605 or 07717 366815  Session:  Mon 4th Aug, 10.30am to 2.30pm
Jul 31, 2014
ONE PLANET PLANTERS are an open group of volunteers who carry out light food-growing activities on a range of community sites around Accrington.  They meet on once a fortnight but   please contact Ian Hodgson to confirm details and the venue for each session.  Dress for practical gardening work please.  For more details, contact Ian Hodgson on 07599 453236.  Session: Thurs 31st  July, 1.00 to 4.00pm
Jul 29, 2014

MIAMI Group Activities. This week the group will be developing their skills and finishing projects started during the June & July demonstration workshops.  The group will gladly help newcomers to the group and you can bring your own project for help and advice. Session: Tues 29th July, 09.30am to 1.00pm.  

How to Book…... email: barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  

DROP IN for a cuppa and a chat with the group.

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Jul 28, 2014

MONDAY CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Sessionat Spout House Wood, Huncoat with PROSPECTS.  One of our regular ‘Monday Volunteers’ conservation sessions.  This week they will be dealing with fencing.  Meet at Spout House Lane, Huncoat BB5 6NZ.  Session: Mon 28th July, 10.30am to 2.30pm

For more information phone Roger Plum, 01254 230348, 07974 626835 or email roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk
Jul 25, 2014
WOODY on The Coppice every Friday in July – 25th.  Session: 10.00am to 4.00pm.  They will installing bird and bat boxes, benches, waymarkers and path edging on the Coppice.  These are relaxed volunteer sessions.  Anyone interested should book with Mike as they need to make sure the necessary PPE and tools are available and sometimes Woody may need to cancel if the weather is too bad.  Contact Mike Stapleford (Social Enterprise Development): 01254 230348 Extension 205 mike.stapleford@prospectsfoundation.org.uk
Jul 24, 2014

SOW TO BED (Raised Bed Food Growing) The third in a series of four workshops with Ian Hodgson that are aimed at people new to food growing in a small area or those creating their first raised bed.  This session is about predators, pests and diseases and how to make your own feeds from natural resources.  These workshops are FREE to Hyndburn residents.  Session: Thurs 24th July, 10.00am to 12.00noon.  How to Book…... email: ian.hodgson@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348

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Jul 21, 2014
MONDAY CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Session at HOLLINS WOOD, Woodnook Vale Nature Reserve, conservation work session with The Wildlife Trust.  One of our regular ‘Monday Volunteers’ conservation sessions.  This week they will be using different tools to tackle Himalayan Balsam.  Meet at the cycle way next to Hollins Technical College BB5 2QY.  For more information phone Kim Coverdale on 01282 704605 or 07717 366815    Session: Mon 21sth July, 10.30am to 2.30pm
Jul 20, 2014
Dr Bike Cycle Check   A family event, free bicycle health check with some minor repairs.  From 1pm to 4pm on Snday, 20th July  at Great Harwood Tesco car park down the side of the building.  Qualified mechanics - adults and children’s bikes. FREE security marking.  Booking Essential if you know your bike needs a minor repair.  Reserve a place by 2.30pm on the day.  This is an Arrod Pedal Pushers event by Great Harwood PROSPECTS Panel in partnership with CTC the national cycling charity.  Tel 07599 106670. E: gthprospectspanel@mail.com Twitter: ArrodPROSPECTS Facebook:ProspectsPanelGreatHarwood
Jul 18, 2014

WOODY on The Coppice every Friday in July – 18th and 25th.  They will installing bird and bat boxes, benches, waymarkers and path edging on the Coppice.  These are relaxed volunteer sessions.  Anyone interested should book with Mike as they need to make sure the necessary PPE and tools are available and sometimes Woody may need to cancel if the weather is too bad.  Contact Mike Stapleford (Social Enterprise Development): 01254 230348 Extension 205 mike.stapleford@prospectsfoundation.org.uk

Sesson: Friday 18th July, 10.00 to 4.00pm

Jul 17, 2014
ONE PLANET PLANTERS are an open group of volunteers who carry out light food-growing activities on a range of community sites around Accrington.  They meet on once a fortnight but   please contact Ian Hodgson to confirm details and the venue for each session.  Dress for practical gardening work please.  For more details, contact Ian Hodgson on 07599 453236  Session: Thurs 17th July, 1.00 to 4.00pm
Jul 15, 2014

LIFE WITHOUT TV featuring Ian Hodgson—A philosophical and interactive session exploring thoughts and ideas about the nature of reality - wake up and live….  Session: Tues 15th July, 1.00pm to 3.00pm  How to Book…...   email: ian.hodgson@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  

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Jul 15, 2014

MIAMI Group Activities. This week the group will be developing their skills and finishing projects started during the June demonstration workshops.  The group will gladly help newcomers to the group and you can bring your own project for help and advise. Session: Tues 15th July, 0930am to 12.30am

How to Book…... email: barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  

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Jul 14, 2014
MONDAY CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Sessionat The Coppice with PROSPECTS.  One of our regular ‘Monday Volunteers’ conservation sessions.  This week they will putting up bird and bat boxes.  Meet at the top of Avenue Parade.  For more information phone Roger Plum, 01254 230348, 07974 626835 or email roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk.  Session: Mon 14th July, 10.30am to 2.30pm
Jul 11, 2014
WOODY on The Coppice every Friday in July – 11th, 18th and 25th.  They will installing bird and bat boxes, benches, waymarkers and path edging on the Coppice.  These are relaxed volunteer sessions.  Anyone interested should book with Mike as they need to make sure the necessary PPE and tools are available and sometimes Woody may need to cancel if the weather is too bad.  Contact Mike Stapleford (Social Enterprise Development): 01254 230348 Extension 205 mike.stapleford@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Session: Friday 11th July, 10.00 to 4.00pm
Jul 11, 2014

CLEAN & GREEN. The workshop will be led by Kate Furey and Julie Livesey.  The theme of the workshops is ‘keep calm and clean green’.  You will find out how to use environmentally-friendly items as cleaning products and how to make beeswax furniture cream (take a small sample home).  .  How to Book…... email: barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  Session: 10.00am to 13.00pm

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Jul 10, 2014

And Sow to Bed (Raised Bed Food Growing) The second in a series of four workshops with Ian Hodgson that are aimed at people new to food growing in a small area or those creating their first raised bed.  This session is about soil types, crop rotation, seeds and how to sow different types of seeds and there will be some free seeds to help you get started.  The session is from 10.00am to 12noon on Thursday, 10th July.  These workshops are FREE to Hyndburn residents.  To reserve a place or for more details, contact Ian Hodgson on 07599 453236. 

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Jul 10, 2014
AND SOW TO BED (Raised Bed Food Growing) The second in a series of four workshops with Ian Hodgson that are aimed at people new to food growing in a small area or those creating their first raised bed.  This session is about soil types, crop rotation, seeds and how to sow different types of seeds and there will be some free seeds to help you get started.  These workshops are FREE to Hyndburn residents.  How to Book…... email: ian.hodgson@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation      Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  Session: Thurs 10th July, 10.00am to 12 noon

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Jul 7, 2014

MONDAY CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Sessionat Arden Hall with The Wildlife Trust.  One of our regular ‘Monday Volunteers’ conservation sessions.  This week they will be dealing with invasive species and balsam pulling using different tools and techniques.  Meet at the top of Plantation Street at the entrance to Arden Hall.  For more information phone Kim Coverdale on 01282 704605 or 07717 366815 Session: Mon 7th July, 10.30am to 2.30pm

Jul 7, 2014

RHYTHMS of NATURE.  Exploring nature through percussion with Ian Hodgson at the PROSPECTS Environment Centre.  Please book to ensure you get a place. Session: Mon 7th July, 10.00am to 12noon How to Book…... email: ian.hodgson@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Facebook: ProspectsFoundation Twitter: @Prospects1998  Tel: 230348  

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Jul 4, 2014
WOODY on The Coppice every Friday in July – 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.  They will installing bird and bat boxes, benches, waymarkers and path edging on the Coppice.  These are relaxed volunteer sessions.  Anyone interested should book with Mike as they need to make sure the necessary PPE and tools are available and sometimes Woody may need to cancel if the weather is too bad.  Contact Mike Stapleford (Social Enterprise Development): 01254 230348 Extension 205   E: mike.stapleford@prospectsfoundation.org.uk  Session: Friday 4th July, 
10.00 to 4.00pm
Jul 3, 2014
ONE PLANET PLANTERS are an open group of volunteers who carry out light food-growing activities on a range of community sites around Accrington.  They meet on once a fortnight but   please contact Ian Hodgson to confirm details and the venue for each session.  Dress for practical gardening work please.  For more details, contact Ian Hodgson on 07599 453236.  Session: Thurs 3rd July 1.00 to 4.00pm
Jul 1, 2014

MIAMI (Make It & Mend It) The July event is Pantry Pamper with Pendle Crafters.  How do you make cleansers, toners, moisturisers and other pamper products from items in your kitchen?  Make your own cost-effective products.  The session will be held from 0930am to 1.00pm on Tuesday, 1st July at The PROSPECTS Environment Centre, 54 Broadway, Accrington. Places are limited. Book early. FREE to Hyndburn residents.  For more information contact Barbara Sharples Tel 230348 or email barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk

MIAMI sessions will also take place on the 15th and 29th July when the group will continue to make new and finish crafts using the skills learnt during the June Jewellery and July Pamper Pantry workshops. Newcomers will be able to learn from group members.

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