The Tawd Tabloid

We would like to start off this daily dose of updates with another MASSIVE thank you to Sue Kenyon for donating another two pairs of binoculars and three bird books to FoTV. The binoculars will help greatly with the events/sessions we have in Tawd Valley Park and the books will make a great addition to our classroom. Thank you again, Sue. We really appreciate your kind donations.

We would also like to give another big thank you shout out to Tracy Mangan and her sister Jan, who very kindly donated a large number of wines to be used in any fundraising events we have in the future. We really appreciate the very kind donations.

Next up, Thursday saw our very own FoTV volunteers – Pete and Don show art students and their teachers from West Lancashire College round the valley, before heading back to the classroom for refreshments served up by Elaine.

Let’s hope this walk inspires the students to create art based on what they saw in the valley.

Friday saw Team Tawd and Ranger Chris out raking the meadows of Tawd Valley Park. The raking and maintaining of the Valleys meadows is a long and tough job and requires a lot of man hours, we really want to thank the team for their continued efforts in sticking with this mammoth task.

The first Saturday of November brought with it our volunteer day. It was a great turn out of volunteers who continued Fridays shift of raking the valleys meadows. After the hard work was complete, the group returned to the classroom for some bonfire night themed refreshments – Parkin and treacle toffee. YUM, YUM!!! Whilst everyone enjoyed their delicious treats, Dave Gibson did a ‘firework’ display with his vinegar and bicarbonate ‘rockets’. It was an absolutely brilliant, educational, entertaining display. The youngsters in the group were really captivated. Well done, Dave. Thank you to everyone who joined us. We really appreciate your support.

We have some astonishing news – First of all, we want to thank you so, so much to everyone who has donated to our Half-Mile Lake Improvement project. We have already reached our main target. We are now on to our stretch target, which could potentially see a community wildlife interpretation board at the lake. Please help us reach it!!! To find out further information on the project, please click the link below:

Half-Mile Lake Habitat Improvements – a Community crowdfunding project in Skelmersdale by Friends of Tawd Valley (

We hope you had fun reading through the weekly park catch up. Keep checking back for more fantastic updates.