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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Prince's Trust Team 16 create Fairy Door Trail through the Woodland

The Prince's Trust team 16 Ormskirk, delivered through West Lancashire College, helped West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Rangers create a fairy door trail through the woodland at Coronation Park, Ormskirk, as part of their community project.

Over a week of braving the elements and working hard the team opened a pathway leading through the woodland creating habitat piles for wildlife, making bird boxes and feeders to go up in the woodland.

They also developed spotters' guides for children to discover what they have created. If you would like to have a go at spotting visit the office at Coronation Park.

Heidi McDougall, Director of Leisure and Environment, said: "The Council is very grateful to the Prince's Trust Team 16 for their help in creating this lovely new feature for the park. We wish them every success with the rest of their community project."

The team of volunteers were brought together through the Prince's Trust, a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1976 by HRH Prince Charles and Frederick John Pervin to help young people.

Nationally they run a range of training programmes, provide mentoring support and offer financial grants to build the confidence and motivation of disadvantaged young people. Each year they work with about 60,000 young people, with around 80% moving on to Employment, Education, Training or Volunteering. For more information on the next Prince’s Trust Course starting on 7 May, please call Ben Duffy on 01695 52344 or 07500 606740 or email ben.duffy@westlancs.ac.uk.

For more information about volunteering opportunities with the Parks and Countryside Ranger Service please email beacon.park@westlancs.gov.uk or phone 01695 622794. Please note that we can only accept volunteers aged 18+. You can also follow the Rangers on Twitter @WLBC_Rangers or Facebook (external link).

For more information on West Lancashire Borough Council's parks and countryside sites please visit countryside.

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