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

FoTV leading the (path)way

This weekend has been a very busy one for Team Tawd, FoTV and our amazing volunteers. Friday and Saturday saw the creation of a pathway to connect the Meeting Place Picnic Area to the other main public footpaths in the area. On Friday, Team Tawd along with WLBC Ranger Chris got to work using the … Read more

Team Tawd’s Track Tune-up – Part 2

Friday seen the continuation of the pathway maintenance project currently happening down in Tawd Valley Park. WLBC Ranger Chris organised a mini digger, powered wheelbarrow and a whacker plate along with deliveries of stone and gravel. Chris and Team Tawd then got to work digging out a new path line to shift the path away … Read more

Team Tawd’s Track Tune-up – Part 1

Earlier this week, Terry and Mike of FoTV took a visit down to the Tawd Valley Park to identify projects that FoTV and volunteers could achieve during the spring and summer months. One project that required action was the need for maintenance on areas of the riverside pathways that run through the Valley. This had … Read more

Tigers Clough Kick Sampling

Last Sunday, The River Squadron visited Tigers Clough in Rivington, not only to get some more kick sampling practice in, but also to compare the results they recorded here with the results that they have obtained from past River Tawd kick sampling sessions. Tigers Clough is situated in the ancient Knollshaw Estate and is near … Read more

The Queens Green Canopy

This morning, FoTV was involved in one of the four tree plantings across the West Lancashire Borough Council area, as part of The Queens Green Canopy Platinum Jubilee project. The chosen site for Skelmersdale’s tree is next to the newly placed rock feature located metres away from where the old bandstand used to be. Fun … Read more

The Meeting Place Project – Part 2

This weekend FoTV volunteers were joined by WLBC Ranger Ben for the second part of the Meeting Place Project. As you may remember on our last volunteer day, FoTV volunteers constructed a large timber raised vegetable and wildflower bed and also laid tonnes of gravel to create a pathway and flooring ready for picnic tables. … Read more

FoTV in Our Lancashire Newsletter

Friends of Tawd Valley have had a featured section in the Our Lancashire Newsletter for West Lancashire February 2022. Click the link below to check out the OUR Lancashire website for news, events and information about your local area: Our Group Finder – OUR Lancashire

The Meeting Place Project – Part 1

This weekend FoTV volunteers courageously defied the elements and battled through the cold wind and rain to get the job done. The Meeting Place Project has been in planning for some time and this Friday and Saturday finally seen spades hit the ground and work get well underway. On Friday, Team Tawd – Don, Peter … Read more