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Prestwich Green Space Groups

Prestwich Green Space Groups

Prestwich Green Groups

If you would like to chat about any of these groups contact me Kathy Taylor, Volunteer support and development officer - email kathryn.taylor@bury.gov.uk or call me on 07971379057

The Friends of Warwick Street Green

A group of residents who have saved a patch of greenspace and are making it into a community space.

Follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/398967002110566

Anybody local to Warwick Street who would like to help can contact Denise at denisejmcavoy@hotmail.com

Friends of Philips Park

Bury’s largest public greenspace is a local nature reserve with an ancient woodland, waymarked trails, and a former historic garden.

The park Friends have regular work sessions doing a range of conservation tasks, woodland management, path clearance, and reclaiming the gardens.

New volunteers are always welcome with no previous experience just and enjoyment of outdoor work.

Any new group members, meet at the Barn in Philips Park at 1pm every Monday, brew and a chat included.

There is also a core group that work a morning and afternoon session every Monday and Wednesday 9 to 3pm (Bank Holidays excepted).

For more information email friendsofphilipsparkwhitefield@gmail.com

Or find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087252548738

Friends of Gardner Mount

Regular volunteering events to help with the upkeep of Gardner Mount, off Gardner Road, Prestwich.

Facebook page 'Friends of Gardner Mount' Friends of Gardner Mount in Prestwich | Facebook has regular volunteering updates. Litter picking, flower bulb planting, looking after bird boxes, picnic events, bramble and weed cutbacks etc.

Clean Team Prestwich

Clean Team Prestwich tackles litter grot spots in urban and green spaces by:

  • Promoting a litter free Prestwich and surrounding areas

  • Taking direct action by organising litter picks and clean up events.

  • Coordinating with Bury Council / local councillors to facilitate improvements to Prestwich's urban areas and green spaces.

  • Acting as a voice for local people who want to support our aims.

  • Involving and educating the public and local businesses, and working closely with similar community groups

  • Exploring and seeking out sources of funding to achieve these aims.

For more information and to get in touch go to Litter Pickers Bury - Welcome to Litter Pickers Bury or Facebook Clean Team Prestwich | Facebook or email cleanteamprestwich@yahoo.com

Incredible Edible Prestwich and District

Incredible Edible – Prestwich & District (iepad.co.uk) started in 2010 and has 9 sites growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs. We have approx. 30 members and 60 volunteers. Our aim is to promote local food growing with members of the community. Our sites range across Prestwich, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Sedgley Park. This includes 2 forest gardens, numerous vegetable beds, an orchard, and an allotment. They’re all tended by volunteers and new help is always welcome. The food we grow is free to pick, and we also sell food, honey, and herbs at local events. We also hold 2 large annual events at Philips Park, with Apple Day in October and Wassailing in January.

It's all fun and very fulfilling! To get involved at any site or for more information, please email: iepad.volunteers@gmail.com

  • Main session Saturdays 10-12noon at Philips Park gardens, meet at the Barn.

Part of the Bury Incredible Edible Network.

To get involved or for more information email iepad.volunteers@gmail.com

Incredible Edible St Mary’s Park

Part of IEPAD www.iepad.co.uk, meeting fortnightly on Sundays between 10.30 – 12.00 in the growing season – late February to early November to grow fruit, veg and herbs. We share the harvests, and residents can help themselves too - ideally always leaving something for the next person.

Find us on Facebook St Mary's Park Veg Beds, Prestwich | Facebook or contact Joan on 07906601264 or email joan@garden-design-manchester.co.uk

Albert Avenue Community Allotment

Community gardening sessions on the allotment take place on Fridays, 10 to 11am, and Tuesdays 2 to 3pm - subject to volunteer availability.

The allotment site is kept locked, so volunteers need to let me know if they plan to attend.

These sessions are ideal for anyone wanting to learn how to grow their own vegetables or to those hoping to rent an allotment plot of their own and interested in finding out what is involved. The big bonus is that we share the harvests - there's usually something at the end of each session.

For more information contact Joan on 07906601264 or email joan@garden-design-manchester.co.uk

Brooklands Road Herb Beds

We have 5 raised beds on an unclaimed piece of land between Brooklands Road (M25 0FB) and Links Crescent. 3 are planted with herbs and 2 with herbs and edible flowers.

These are very low maintenance beds and gardening sessions are arranged on an ad hoc basis via a WhatsApp group. They usually take place on a Sunday afternoon.

As with the other 2 projects, anyone interested in helping with the maintenance should contact me on 07906601264 or joan@garden-design-manchester.co.uk.

Greenwood Social Group

Use hand tools to shape wood in the old ways. Come to a taster session to learn these skills. 3rd Thursday each month 11 am to 12.30 pm

The Barn, Philips Park Prestwich M45 7QJ For more details contact Alistair Waddell chairman@greenmountvillage.org.uk

Lancashire Wildlife Trust Practical Conservation Volunteering at Philips Park

LWT are the largest independent environmental organisation in the Northwest, working hard to protect and conserve green spaces for nature and communities.

We have a regular volunteering group, meeting every Tuesday at Philips Park 10am – 3pm. Activities are seasonal but cover a variety of conservation tasks, woodland management, and invasive species control. The group are welcoming and fun, led by an experienced member of staff.

No previous experience needed, and we provide any PPE required for the tasks.

If you are interested in finding out more or joining the group, please contact Iain at imackennon@lancswt.org.uk

Lancashire Wildlife Trust – Nature and Wellbeing service (MyPlace)

We currently run nature and wellbeing session at two sites in Prestwich – Philips Park and Highfield Road Allotments. Both sessions take place on a Friday.

If someone is interested in learning more about and take positive action for nature, meet new people, make new friends, and improve their wellbeing, this group is for them. Our nature-based activities are seasonal and responsive to the group’s interests, however, they broadly fit into 5 main themes: Bush craft, plant growing, being mindful, nature walks and practical conservation.

For more information our webpage is https://www.lancswt.org.uk/our-work/projects/myplace or you can email natureandwellbeing@lancswt.org.uk

To get involved in one of our groups, please complete the online form found here: https://www.lancswt.org.uk/myplace-self-referral

The Friends of St Mary’s Flower Park

The Friends of St Mary's Flower Park are a volunteer gardening group who tend the flower beds, weed, clear leaves, and look after the pond etc, throughout the year.

Working parties are held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings 10.00am - 12.00pm until the end of November, then restart in the spring.

If you like gardening, enjoy chatting with a group of likeminded people, or just want to do a bit of low-level exercise out in the fresh air, just pop along and meet us.

Find us on Facebook Friends of St Mary's Flower Park and Prestwich Clough | Facebook or email Amanda on amandajsmith150@gmail.com or call on 01617737910

The Tuesday Group. Practical Conservation Volunteering at Philips Park

This group was started by LWT, the largest independent environmental organisation in the Northwest, working hard to protect and conserve green spaces for nature and communities. Although funding has ended the group continues supported by me and Paul Robinson, green spaces officer.

We have a regular volunteering group, meeting every Tuesday at the barn, Philips Park 10am – 1pm. Activities are seasonal but cover a variety of conservation tasks, woodland management, and invasive species control.

No previous experience needed, and we provide any PPE required for the tasks.

If you are interested in finding out more or joining the group, please contact Kathy at kathryn.taylor@bury.gov.uk

Prestwich Environmental Forum

Prestwich Environmental Forum is a community group empowering individuals, groups and organisations in Prestwich to protect our local environment and take positive steps towards a greener and more sustainable future.

What we offer:

  • a space for individuals, groups and organisations based in Prestwich to come together to discuss issues and develop constructive solutions

  • a fair, democratic and inclusive group, providing an equal voice for all in Prestwich

  • an opportunity for community members to share ideas and learn from each other

  • a voice to raise awareness of the Climate Emergency within our community

  • a key stakeholder to Bury Council's Climate Strategic Board

  • an opportunity for businesses, services, the council and other stakeholders of Prestwich to work effectively with the community

  • a group voice, to be valued by businesses, services, the council and other stakeholders

  • a forum for discussion, networking and collaboration for positive climate action

  • a Prestwich group working with and alongside other groups in Prestwich, Bury and beyond

We have a committee who meet monthly and we hold quarterly members meetings (alternating between online and in-person) which are open to anyone who is or would like to be a member, one of which is our AGM where we elect our Committee and set our priorities for the next year.

We host an evergreen survey to collect our members priorities and are currently working on our website which will be available in 2024!

Link to survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNLzXGEezOZk-2Cbs2Km2EH11UdOdVEzUnXidncNoHah9O9g/viewform

You can contact us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PrestwichEF/ or via email at PrestwichEF@gmail.com

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