Youths’ woodland wonder

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A team of six young people from Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service Princes Trust handed back a completed woodland walk in a formal handover ceremony at The Centre @ Halton.

The event was attended by local councillors, MP David Morris and Lancaster mayor Sheila Denwood.

The young people – Lloyd Ward, Thomas Hagel, Danielle Duff, Keith Whitehead, Daniel Higgins and Terry Knight – were required to undertake a Community Project as part of their 12-week Princes Trust Team Programme.

This section of the programme allows team members to gain real hands on experience of working life from planning and organising to teamwork,

communication and responsibility. For their community project, members of Morecambe Team 33 worked with Brian Jefferson and David Redmore to take on the challenge of transforming an unused and over grown piece of land recently purchased by The Centre @ Halton into a woodland walk.

The small team created the path, which turned out larger than expected, yet they still managed to complete the work in just eight days providing a functional and inviting space for the local community, visitors and wildlife to use.

As there is no funding attached to the community project, the team would like to say a big thank you to Pinnington, Travis Perkins, Hartley Hire, Builders Supplies, Think Pink Skips, KTS Timber, Bardon Aggregates, Harry’s Pantry, ASDA, Spar, Morrison’s, Bookers Wholesales, Westgate Co-op, Sainsbury’s Lancaster, Halton with Aughton Parish Council and local volunteers.

Without the kind and generous help and support of these local business, organisations and people the project would not have been possible.