School children from all over West Lancashire celebrated their growing achievements recently at the ‘Show What You Grow’ 2015 festival of school gardening.
Over 72 green fingered children from 11 schools brought school grown produce, homemade scarecrows and magnificent displays of drawings, paintings and photos of their gardening work to the event at West Lancashire College on July 8th.
The event was organised by the Community Food Growing Project of West Lancs CVS in conjunction with West Lancs Allotment Federation and West Lancashire College, and was funded by Upholland Tawd Vale Lions.
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Read the latest edition of the One West Lancs newsletter here.
One West Lancs held its second Forum & West Lancashire Showcase on 13th May 2015 at Edge Hill University. The theme of the event was ‘Tackling Poverty and Inequality by creating opportunities for all’ and 126 people from 60 organisations across the public, private and voluntary sector attended.
The presentations, displays and films included:
- Professor John Diamond, Director of Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice at Edge Hill University (I4P) – on the challenge faced by all sectors working to reduce inequalities
- Hugh Evans, Deputy Chief Executive, North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce – on the West Lancs Economy
- Karen Thompson, Consultant in Public Health, Lancashire County Council, on behalf of West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – Health Inequalities in West Lancs
To read their presentations, go to: www.onewestlancs.org/forum.html
A number of community groups gave ‘Shout Outs’ on their work at the Forum event and these are outlined in the June edition of the One West Lancs newsletter: www.onewestlancs.org/forum.html
Read the latest Dig In newsletter here – published by the CVS Community Food Growing project