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


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

FoTV Annual Meeting 2022

Below are details and information regarding our AGM.  Our AGM will take place on Tuesday 17th May and will be held at Skelmersdale Ecumenical Centre commencing at 7pm. Please make every effort to attend as we need as many of you to attend as possible in order to move forward the work we undertake in … Read more

Results from the Bat Walk

THE RESULTS ARE IN!!! We have excitedly received the results from our recently held bat walk event held in Tawd Valley Park. The data below shows the bat species that made themselves known and how many times they passed by. Common Pipistrelle – 75 Soprano Pipistrelle – 10 Noctule – 6 Brown long eared – … Read more