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Glorious Garstang

Unveiling of the new environmental education panel with Stewart (left) and Colin (right). Photo: courtesy Chris Foster.

Today I had the great pleasure of meeting up with Colin Sills, Stewart Sim and other volunteers from the Garstang Millennium Green whilst unveiling a new amphibian-focused information panel for the local pond. The Millennium Green Trust comprises of 70 volunteers who work tireless to ensure the local park alongside the river in Garstang stays well kept and beautiful.

Garstang Bloomers (Photo taken before social distancing was required!)

The Millennium Green is a real credit to them, as is the greenery in rest of the town thanks to the Garstang ‘Bloomers’ (above). The wildlife pond itself is a new venture, but is now getting very well established. I hope the new panel adds a useful contribution to its educational value for all the community, and especially the youngsters who I hope will engage in pond dipping sessions in the future – and for them that it may spark a real interest in nature and local wildlife.

I have been living in the beautiful Lancashire town of Garstang for the past 3 years and thoroughly enjoyed being in this wonderful part of the world – I am lucky enough to look out over the Trough of Bowland to see the sunrise from my window each morning, and my beloved Lake District is not so far away. Its a fantastic place to live and the people here are also fantastic too – I have the best neighbour anyone could ever ask for and the community here is something else. Garstang was officially the world’s first fair-trade town and with a beautiful river thats right on my doorstep its probably one of the most glorious places in the whole of the north-west of England.

Garstang Millennium Green

Euxton Millennium Green

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