Today we visited Groundwork Lancashire West and Wigan to see what the volunteers have been up to there. We trekked around Amberswood Common, venturing through the wood and wetland. We were really impressed with the huge 160 hectare site, coming across swans and cygnets, ducks and moorhens on the way.
Back in their Wigan office we talked through a SITA bid. The team there were succesful in winning some SITA funding for their site so they gave us ideas and inspiration for our Boarshaw Clough bid.
Obviously, we could not visit Wigan without trying the world famous pies. A team favourite was the hot pot pie.
Thanks to Lucy, Nikki and the team for an inspiring day! You can read more about their project here – http://www.northwest.groundwork.org.uk/lancashire-west–wigan/what-we-do/case-studies/2011/greenheart-team.aspx