Catch of the Day!!!

Recently, the Ribble Rivers Trust, WLBC Ranger Service and Groundworks NW visited the Tawd Valley Park to conduct electro-fishing along a stretch of the river Tawd. The team wanted to collect data on fish species that could be living both upstream and downstream of Cobbs Clough Weir. Even though the weather wasn’t ideal, the troop … Read more

Weekly Round-up

Plenty happening over the past week or so… First up, Team Tawd and the WLBC Ranger Service have begun work repairing the fishing pegs at Half-Mile Fishing Lake. Check out their hard work below: Next up, FoTV have been continuing their important riverfly monitoring survey sessions along the river Tawd. Some positive results in this … Read more

Skelmersdale’s u3a Updates

Please find below Skelmersdale’s u3a meeting dates and meeting topics going forward. Formed in 2011, Skelmersdale U3A encourages members to participate in leisure, social and educational activities. We are a small voluntary organization where retired and semi-retired people of all ages, skills and interests meet for friendship, mutual interests and hobbies in order to prove … Read more

Wetland Work-out

The rain stayed away on Saturday morning whilst our team of epic volunteers gathered behind the allotments on Ashurst to begin digging the long and narrow drainage trench for the wetland/scrape project. WLBC Ranger Chris and Team Tawd had prepped the ground on Friday, by spray painting red marker lines on where they wanted the … Read more


One year ago, FoTV was awarded the Wild Trout Trust’s – Trout in the Town Official Bronze Chapter Accreditation for the work achieved in improving the river Tawd and its surroundings. Well today, because of the continued hard work to improve the river, FoTV have achieved the criteria requirements in obtaining the next accreditation… And … Read more

Would you like the opportunity to teach people how to swim?

STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming – Park Pool, Ormskirk Would you like the opportunity to earn a STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming. This free course will qualify learners to teach non- swimmers, beginners and improvers. This Ofqual regulated qualification is the first step in a swimming teaching career and on successful completion … Read more

Scrape Spectacular

FoTV volunteers and West Lancs Ranger Service had a fantastic day on Saturday, continuing the work on the wetland scrape project by the Tawd Valley Park Community Fruit Orchard. The digging was a slog, and it was very wet and dirty, but amazing progress was made, and the project is coming along nicely. It was … Read more

Fungal and Foraging Fun

This Sunday saw another excellent guided walk play out down in Tawd Valley Park. FoTV, WLBC Ranger Service and members of the community came together to listen to the fantastic and charismatic, foraging enthusiast – Mark Buxton, as he shared his knowledge and expertise for us on our “Fungal and Foraging Foray” event around Tawd … Read more