Tawd Roundup

Get prepared for this update by making yourself a brew and putting your feet up, because we’ve been up to quite a bit since the last catch up and there is a lot to get through. Are you ready? Lets do this…

Lets begin our blog with the actions of Team Tawd and the Purple Umbrella group, as they were at The Ecumenical Centre building another two raised beds in the Purple Umbrella garden. They also topped it off by planting a few herbs and alliums. BUT WAIT… It doesn’t stop there, a week later, Team Tawd were enjoying the sunshine, again at The Ecumenical Centre. They continued filling the recently constructed raised beds with compost and topsoil, ready for The Purple Umbrella group’s upcoming planting endeavours. PU also added some strawberry plants to one of the beds. There is no stopping this dynamic duo of teams – The magic happens when they join forces.

On the second day of the meteorological spring, the FoTV volunteers faced wintry conditions as they set out to do some litter picking around the valley focusing their attention on the area around the fishing lake. Despite the challenging conditions they did a fantastic job collecting over 20 bags of litter that Ranger Ben took away and disposed of.

Afterwards, the volunteers gathered in the classroom to enjoy warm drinks and biscuits, a well deserved moment of relaxation and camaraderie after a productive morning of community service. A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone for their hard work and commitment.

Next up, we were at West Lancashire College Career and Progression Fair during the week. It was such a well organised event and it was lovely helping the leaders of tomorrow decide their futures. We really appreciated the invite.

WE HAVE SOME AMAZING NEWS! Our very own Cornelius Jones had the honour of receiving “Highly Commended” at The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen Award 2024. CJ has been an inspiration when it comes to protecting and restoring the natural environment, not just in Skelmersdale, but far and wide. We at FoTV are super proud of him. Keep up the amazing work, CJ. You’re doing fantastic.

On Friday, Team Tawd, led by Ranger Chris, finished off clearing a forgotten pathway at the south end of the Valley, just below Yewdale. It’s starting to look brilliant down there. Thanks to their hard work and determination the pathway was restored ready for use again. Why not take a walk in the park and check it out for yourselves?

Before we sign off we’d like to make a few well wishes…

Firstly, our best wishes go out to Pete Meadows, who is a little under the weather at the moment. He doesn’t stop and is a true driving force behind Friends of Tawd Valley. We hope he makes a speedy recovery. Get well soon, P.

Another shout out goes to Dave Gibson. Dave isn’t a hundred percent at present and has his hands full at home. He is also an important cog in our organisation and we hope he gets on top soon. All the best, Dave.

That’s it from us for another update. Check back in the near future for more goings on in Tawd Valley Park.