As a voluntary group accessing funding is vital to enable this group of dedicated locals make a difference at this gem of a beauty-spot, whether that be organising community events, funding educational projects that benefit young and old, improving the amenity at the site and funding equipment that can be used by the group.
Whilst unfortunate that is happens, litter-picking has always been a popular and necessary activity that the group organises 4 or 5 times a year. One of the proble More.....
Formed in 2010, Friends of Eatock Lodge is a group of local residents getting together to secure improvements around the lodge, promoting its use for leisure and education, whilst engaging in events and activities from Litter Picking and bird song walks to Family Fundays.
It works with both the Council and third parties to improve the amenity of this former colliery site, and now Local Nature Reserve nestling in an urban setting, ensuring it is maintained and sees occasional investment, which will benefit the local community and encourage its use.
* Maintain the sites access, public use and status as an SBI (Site of Biological Importance).
* Raise awareness of Eatock Lodge as a local resource, and increase local knowledge of its wildlife and history.
* Improve the site for wildlife value and public use.
Friends of Eatock Lodge is a founding member group of Westhoughton Community Network (Westhoughton.net).
The group received an Environmental Award (Civic Award) from Westhoughton Town Council in 2020 for its work over the years at Eatock Lodge.
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