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Tree works herald town centre regeneration

The first phase of work on Skelmersdale’s town centre regeneration by project partners St. Modwen, West Lancashire Borough Council and Homes England will start in January bringing forward the long awaited development scheme.  Property developer St. Modwen will  start enabling works on the site in the heart of the town that will see 100,000 sq […]

Update on orchard progress

Over the last fortnight, the Ranger Service, working with Parks and Countryside Volunteer Rangers, student placements from Pontville School and West Lancs college and Team Tawd (the Friday group) to progress the community orchard.  Between them they have constructed 250m of path which links from the riverside to Manfield and passes through the new orchard. […]

Water Environment Grant bid unsuccessful

We recently applied for a Water Environment Grant (WEG) to fund the installation of wetland areas in Tawd Valley – to clean up the water before it enters the river.  Unfortunately we were recently informed that our bid has been unsuccessful.    In all 316 applications were received by WEG which meant that they had […]

Co-op team help Tawd transformation

Fourteen members of staff from the Co-op bank in Skelmersdale came to Tawd Valley Park for the day to help improve their environment. The team, from the Social Media Department spent the day rebuilding a set of steps near the stone bridge at bottom of Mill Street and litter picking. We are very grateful for […]

Community orchard plans

A new community orchard will be created this Autumn, alongside the allotment site at Manfield, Ashurst. We are looking for volunteers to help plant and create this new area, so please get in touch with Paula Campbell if you are interested in getting involved.  Phone Paula on 01695-585144 or email paula.campbell@westlancs.gov.uk.

Team Tawd work days

West Lancashire Borough Council Ranger Service is offering the opportunity to help shape Tawd Valley Park into the wonderful haven for people and wildlife it has the potential to be. There will be a rolling programme of activities and tasks where you can learn new skills in a friendly social environment. Tasks vary with the seasons […]