Archive for August, 2017

Woodland Trust

Earlier this year the Friends of Millwood & Alderwood helped the Woodland Trust to advertise the help they give to groups with grants by interviews both on Radio Merseyside & in the Liverpool Echo.  The Friends were successful in securing a grant that has enabled us to carry on working with the local Schools & The Venny again.  Children were able to go back to see the fruits of their labour from when we worked with them last year.

There are always on going jobs to be done one of the worst was removing a car from the pond and other cars off the pathway.

With the hard work of Lancashire Wildlife Trust and some heavy duty machinery thankfully they got them out.  There was a few feet long Eel living in it along with other pond life.


The Friends group has been going out into the local community to events that other groups & local authorities held to encourage more people to come along and use the woods.  The first was in Garston Urban Village were we got people to make bird boxes, seed balls, planted wildflower seeds, and gave out our leaflets. It was a really wet & windy day so everyone had to stay inside.  It was nice chatting to other groups and finding out what they do. Members from Earthworks &  the Millwoods walking group & Mersey Forest also attended on that day.

The Venny had an event that was a really busy day the group ended up running out of wood for the bird boxes and seeds for the balls so we had to finish up early as it started to pour with rain. Through going there we got invited to go along to other events.

We went to the Palm House in Sefton Park with Five Families and that day we along with Mersey Forest just did plant pots. It was mostly toddlers & it was surprising as they didn’t want to wear gloves unlike older children who are mostly  frightened of getting their hands dirty.

Sludge pipe

United Utilities has restarted work on the sludge pipe that needs replacing.   Work stopped earlier this year due to the bad weather it is due to be finished by 15th September 2017.  Please be careful going around the woods due to heavy machinery. Once they finish the will be making good the pathways.

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