Good afternoon and welcome to the next update within the Let's Grow Preston team. I arrived at roughly 10.50am to the Ashton Park Pavilion base. From there, Paul Greenwood ( community involvement worker) let me know how long he'd be able to stay today and what the overall plan was. Soon another volunteer arrived and then another, all in quick succession. Once we were all together we made our way to the Peace Garden and absorbed ourselves in several jobs until Annie Wynn arriv
Annie Wynn, Chair of Let's Grow Preston has collected a kind donation of tools from Rollins Bulldog (makers of Bulldog tools) Annie met Martin Tompsett at the Rollins Bulldog factory in Wigan to collect; 20 Hand forks, 20 Hand trowels, 5 Border forks, 5 Border Spades, 3 Secateurs and 3 Hoes. These tools will make a big difference to Let's Grow Preston so we would like to say a big thank you to Rollins Bulldog and well done to Annie for sorting this out!
Good morning and welcome to another day into the volunteering roles Alex Ashworth is committing to in his local community. This morning I started my first day volunteering at INTACT. INTACT is based in Ingol near Preston and helps people with enduring mental or physical health problems by means of volunteering activities, roles and responsibilities. Some may be trained to man the reception desk, others may help in the I.T. section. Basically, it's designed as a support outlet
Good afternoon and welcome to the latest update regarding Alex Ashworth's gardening pursuits in the voluntary sector. Today I volunteered my morning for the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, for the 'Bees, Butterflies and Bikes' group. I have been attending these beneficial sessions since November last year (2015). The group meets every Wednesday morning at 10am outside the local co-op and near The Anderton Arms pub in Fulwood. It is lead by Chris Taylor of the Lancashire Wildlife
Good afternoon and welcome to the latest goings on within the volunteer world of Alex Ashworth. This morning I arrived at Ashton Park at 9.45am. Senior park ranger Steve Smith was dealing with some phonecalls so I made myself a brew then within the next 10-15 minutes we were both outside cleaning up Ashton Park in our litter picking eco-friendly way. In an excellent team building way Steve collected the parks debris from the roadside and I dealt with the inner park. Over th
Good afternoon and welcome to today's latest update regarding the Let's Grow Preston team. Today we all met from 12noon -3pm at the Communuty Garden at Ashton Walled Garden. We were all ready for action and, with the help of an additional colleague, we had a series of daffodils and bulbs to plant. Thankfully, the weather was on our side and after a period of delegation we all set to the task of planting, in the newly made raised beds that were created at the tail end of last
Hi my name is Alex and I'm going to be volunteering for 'Let's Grow Preston'. This means I'll be posting regular blogs to the website and keeping everyone up to date with the latest goings on at 'Let's Grow Preston'. As well as volunteering at LGP I also volunteer at Preston Parks on Monday mornings with Steve Smith ( senior park ranger) We do a thourough litter clearance of the park and/or some planting bulbs. Fortnightly on Tuesdays I volunteer at Leyland Day Centre. This i