£320k investment in Hyndburn woodlands

FUNDING of more than £320,000 to improve Hyndburn’s woodlands has been secured.

The Jackhouse Nature Reserve in Oswaldtwislte, Woodnook and Rothwell Heights in Accrington, Clayton Forest Park and Lower Barnes Street in Clayton-le-Moors will have £324,198 from the Forestry Commission spent on them, if councillors agree.

Further funding for further improvements to Spout House community woodland in Huncoat is also due to be determined in the future.

Trees and woodlands officer at Hyndburn Council, Phil Johnson, said in a report to the council’s cabinet: “The council owns a large amount of woodland throughout the borough. This resource is hugely valuable to the local community for recreation, health, and education.

“These external grants will enable the council to improve key sites, including resolving existing issues that would otherwise fall as a cost to the council itself.”

The woodland in Clayton Forest Park, and Lower Barnes Street, will see work carried out to make it safer, and will be thinned out.

Mr Johnson said: “The two areas of semi-mature woodland, planted roughly 20 years ago, are at a stage where thinning is required in order to ensure their long-term health.

“They both contain several desire-line footpath that are only accessible to the sure-footed walker.

“Local people have expressed a strong desire for access improvements and community involvement.”

A Friends of Jackhouse Nature Reserve group will be set up, although any scheme there would be much smaller, documents show.

The Woodnook and Rothwell Heights scheme woodland was described as a ‘significant community resource’ but its footpaths are in a poor and hazardous condition.

They would be resurfaced, connections with nearby housing would be improved, and signage, notice boards and leaflets would be also be produced.

Mr Johnson added: “All work should be possible within the funding allocated by the Forestry Commission.”

The council’s cabinet will vote on whether to support the schemes at a meeting on Wednesday

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6:39pm Sat 31 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

BET IT"S SPENT WISELY NOT !!!
BET IT"S SPENT WISELY NOT !!! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 298

3:30pm Sun 1 Jun 14

wilddog says...

Will meet to think about it? Will be a nice floral basket outside townhall now!
Will meet to think about it? Will be a nice floral basket outside townhall now! wilddog
  • Score: 268

4:48pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ConcernedOssy says...

wilddog wrote:
Will meet to think about it? Will be a nice floral basket outside townhall now!
WE COULD MAYBE HAVE A SMALL BANQUET BEFORE MAKING ANY "SERIOUS DECISIONS" CLOWNCILS ALWAYS PERFORM BETTER ON A FULL STOMACH
[quote][p][bold]wilddog[/bold] wrote: Will meet to think about it? Will be a nice floral basket outside townhall now![/p][/quote]WE COULD MAYBE HAVE A SMALL BANQUET BEFORE MAKING ANY "SERIOUS DECISIONS" CLOWNCILS ALWAYS PERFORM BETTER ON A FULL STOMACH ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 272

5:11pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ConcernedOssy says...

£320k will probably just about cover a medium basket but why not push the boat out and get 2 !!
£320k will probably just about cover a medium basket but why not push the boat out and get 2 !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 268

6:46pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
£320k will probably just about cover a medium basket but why not push the boat out and get 2 !!
I know there's a lot of wood in it, but can the town hall be classed as woodland ??
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: £320k will probably just about cover a medium basket but why not push the boat out and get 2 !![/p][/quote]I know there's a lot of wood in it, but can the town hall be classed as woodland ?? ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 262

11:46pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ConcernedOssy says...

What about a wood sculpture of one of the Clownsil ???
What about a wood sculpture of one of the Clownsil ??? ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 245

6:19pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Cllr Ken Moss says...

ConcernedOssy, were you so concerned when so much money was spent in Oswaldtwistle between 1999 and 2010? Try living in Rishton, Springhill or Milnshaw during the Britcliffe era, there was nothing.

Whatever fantasies you have about Councillors having lavish banquets every five minutes I'm happy to say that you are wrong. Any food we get is paid for ourselves like everyone else in the country.

The grant money for these woodland projects has been applied for by lots of hardworking staff and volunteers to improve their surroundings in several different wards.

Before you knock something from behind your computer screen just have a little think about how much you understand about it first.
ConcernedOssy, were you so concerned when so much money was spent in Oswaldtwistle between 1999 and 2010? Try living in Rishton, Springhill or Milnshaw during the Britcliffe era, there was nothing. Whatever fantasies you have about Councillors having lavish banquets every five minutes I'm happy to say that you are wrong. Any food we get is paid for ourselves like everyone else in the country. The grant money for these woodland projects has been applied for by lots of hardworking staff and volunteers to improve their surroundings in several different wards. Before you knock something from behind your computer screen just have a little think about how much you understand about it first. Cllr Ken Moss
  • Score: -275

11:48pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Cllr Ken Moss says...

Hmmm, somewhat interesting comment voting going on since I replied.....
Hmmm, somewhat interesting comment voting going on since I replied..... Cllr Ken Moss
  • Score: -74

7:22am Thu 5 Jun 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Cllr Ken Moss wrote:
Hmmm, somewhat interesting comment voting going on since I replied.....
I do not appreciate this little dig if it is directed at me ! I am also somewhat surprised at the volume of comment votes. The problem is that the LT site is very basic and not so secure it can be accessed by anyone anywhere in the world with an internet connection, without need for registration or sign in and is therefore pretty open. It also asks that you accept cookies most of which contain adware, sometimes malware, I had on occasions even a virus the only way to avoid this rubbish being dumped on your HDD is to either use a analiser such as C cleaner which free to download, or ensure that your that your browser cache is emptied before you switch off your computer. I will be responding to your previous comment in detail later today.
[quote][p][bold]Cllr Ken Moss[/bold] wrote: Hmmm, somewhat interesting comment voting going on since I replied.....[/p][/quote]I do not appreciate this little dig if it is directed at me ! I am also somewhat surprised at the volume of comment votes. The problem is that the LT site is very basic and not so secure it can be accessed by anyone anywhere in the world with an internet connection, without need for registration or sign in and is therefore pretty open. It also asks that you accept cookies most of which contain adware, sometimes malware, I had on occasions even a virus the only way to avoid this rubbish being dumped on your HDD is to either use a analiser such as C cleaner which free to download, or ensure that your that your browser cache is emptied before you switch off your computer. I will be responding to your previous comment in detail later today. ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 77

8:01am Thu 5 Jun 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Hello Councillor it appears my comment in the LT touched a nerve with you,It was not directed at Hyndburn or you personally and was a merely an observation and generalisation of various councils I have dealt with over the years. that being said I have found Hyndburn even though councillors attendance records are abysmal to be one of the better ones locally especially when compared to such like as Blackburn with Darwen. It must be taken into account that if LT don't check their reporting for being comprehensive or accurate why should I be expected to ? I would also point that Peter Britcliffe and Co in their heyday were of the people I found them to be very helpful and therefore don't warrant your jibe !and prompt at times when I needed their help. I as voter am allowed to comment rightly or wrongly as and when I wish. Your chosen party have not got the best track record nationally for their financial ability and this often bring some of their decisions into question. It does not matter where the money comes from whether the taxpayer or central government it still require careful and diligent usage.Although you say you pay for all food you do however receive allowances and some expenses. If I was slightly misguided with my comment, as I said it was not directed at you personally. There is a saying that "nobody does owt for nowt " you could be one of the good ones maybe.I still consider Hyndburn make several naive decisions especially with regard to permanent "traveller" sites which are now in profusion and also many cutbacks with disabled and elderly. I am not going to get embroiled in any further lengthy rhetoric ad now consider the matter closed. The bottom line is that LT is a very poor example of a newspaper that is why it is read an commented on more on the web but as councillor you must be able to take critisisim.
Hello Councillor it appears my comment in the LT touched a nerve with you,It was not directed at Hyndburn or you personally and was a merely an observation and generalisation of various councils I have dealt with over the years. that being said I have found Hyndburn even though councillors attendance records are abysmal to be one of the better ones locally especially when compared to such like as Blackburn with Darwen. It must be taken into account that if LT don't check their reporting for being comprehensive or accurate why should I be expected to ? I would also point that Peter Britcliffe and Co in their heyday were of the people I found them to be very helpful and therefore don't warrant your jibe !and prompt at times when I needed their help. I as voter am allowed to comment rightly or wrongly as and when I wish. Your chosen party have not got the best track record nationally for their financial ability and this often bring some of their decisions into question. It does not matter where the money comes from whether the taxpayer or central government it still require careful and diligent usage.Although you say you pay for all food you do however receive allowances and some expenses. If I was slightly misguided with my comment, as I said it was not directed at you personally. There is a saying that "nobody does owt for nowt " you could be one of the good ones maybe.I still consider Hyndburn make several naive decisions especially with regard to permanent "traveller" sites which are now in profusion and also many cutbacks with disabled and elderly. I am not going to get embroiled in any further lengthy rhetoric ad now consider the matter closed. The bottom line is that LT is a very poor example of a newspaper that is why it is read an commented on more on the web but as councillor you must be able to take critisisim. ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 0

1:42pm Thu 5 Jun 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Hello Councillor it appears my comment in the LT touched a nerve with you, It was not directed at Hyndburn or you personally and was a merely an observation and generalisation of various councils I have dealt with over the years. That being said I have found Hyndburn even though councillor’s attendance records are abysmal to be one of the better ones locally especially when compared to such like as Blackburn with Darwen. It must be taken into account that if LT don't check their reporting for being comprehensive or accurate why should I be expected to? I would also point that Peter Britcliffe and Co in their heyday were of the people I found them to be very helpful and prompt at times when I needed their help therefore don't warrant your jibe !. I as voter am allowed to comment rightly or wrongly as and when I wish. Your chosen party have not got the best track record nationally for their financial ability and this often bring some of their decisions into question. It does not matter where the money comes from whether the taxpayer or central government it still require careful and diligent usage. Although you say you pay for all food you do however receive allowances and some expenses. If I was slightly misguided with my comment, as I said it was not directed at you personally. There is a saying that "nobody does owt for nowt " you could be one of the good ones maybe. I still consider Hyndburn make several naive decisions especially with regard to permanent "traveller" sites, which are now in profusion, and also many cutbacks with disabled and elderly. I am not going to get embroiled in any further lengthy rhetoric and consider the matter closed. The bottom line is that LT is a very poor example of a newspaper that is why it is read and commented on more on the web ( many of which are tongue in cheek) but as councillor you must be able to take criticism.

now spell checked in order to save further criticism
Hello Councillor it appears my comment in the LT touched a nerve with you, It was not directed at Hyndburn or you personally and was a merely an observation and generalisation of various councils I have dealt with over the years. That being said I have found Hyndburn even though councillor’s attendance records are abysmal to be one of the better ones locally especially when compared to such like as Blackburn with Darwen. It must be taken into account that if LT don't check their reporting for being comprehensive or accurate why should I be expected to? I would also point that Peter Britcliffe and Co in their heyday were of the people I found them to be very helpful and prompt at times when I needed their help therefore don't warrant your jibe !. I as voter am allowed to comment rightly or wrongly as and when I wish. Your chosen party have not got the best track record nationally for their financial ability and this often bring some of their decisions into question. It does not matter where the money comes from whether the taxpayer or central government it still require careful and diligent usage. Although you say you pay for all food you do however receive allowances and some expenses. If I was slightly misguided with my comment, as I said it was not directed at you personally. There is a saying that "nobody does owt for nowt " you could be one of the good ones maybe. I still consider Hyndburn make several naive decisions especially with regard to permanent "traveller" sites, which are now in profusion, and also many cutbacks with disabled and elderly. I am not going to get embroiled in any further lengthy rhetoric and consider the matter closed. The bottom line is that LT is a very poor example of a newspaper that is why it is read and commented on more on the web ( many of which are tongue in cheek) but as councillor you must be able to take criticism. now spell checked in order to save further criticism ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 82

7:42pm Thu 5 Jun 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
Cllr Ken Moss wrote:
Hmmm, somewhat interesting comment voting going on since I replied.....
I do not appreciate this little dig if it is directed at me ! I am also somewhat surprised at the volume of comment votes. The problem is that the LT site is very basic and not so secure it can be accessed by anyone anywhere in the world with an internet connection, without need for registration or sign in and is therefore pretty open. It also asks that you accept cookies most of which contain adware, sometimes malware, I had on occasions even a virus the only way to avoid this rubbish being dumped on your HDD is to either use a analiser such as C cleaner which free to download, or ensure that your that your browser cache is emptied before you switch off your computer. I will be responding to your previous comment in detail later today.
Obviously cookies cannot change the unexplained increase with the voting. AsI said before the LT is in the public domain (and other politcal parties) so it might be a good idea to take your concerns up with LT.
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cllr Ken Moss[/bold] wrote: Hmmm, somewhat interesting comment voting going on since I replied.....[/p][/quote]I do not appreciate this little dig if it is directed at me ! I am also somewhat surprised at the volume of comment votes. The problem is that the LT site is very basic and not so secure it can be accessed by anyone anywhere in the world with an internet connection, without need for registration or sign in and is therefore pretty open. It also asks that you accept cookies most of which contain adware, sometimes malware, I had on occasions even a virus the only way to avoid this rubbish being dumped on your HDD is to either use a analiser such as C cleaner which free to download, or ensure that your that your browser cache is emptied before you switch off your computer. I will be responding to your previous comment in detail later today.[/p][/quote]Obviously cookies cannot change the unexplained increase with the voting. AsI said before the LT is in the public domain (and other politcal parties) so it might be a good idea to take your concerns up with LT. ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 79

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