Friends of Lyme & Wood Country Park

The aim of the group is to continually improve the green space of Lyme and Wood Country Park. The group will fulfill the aim by: Carrying out and promoting both environmental improvement and practical conservation, to educate, encourage and support the local community in environmental practice by working with statutory and non-statutory agencies, other local community groups, youth organisations and local schools. Promoting the health and well-being of the local community by working together with local residents, community groups, youth organisations and local schools. Involving the local community in improving, and further development of the Country Park. Establishing and maintaining an ethos for the Country Park. Promoting sport, accessibility, community recreation and play facilities where possible. The Country Park consists of 274 acres of open green space for the community to enjoy, with a mixture of wooded and open grassland areas. It has 3 ponds (including fishing), nature and dog friendly healthy walking trails, and a high level viewing point. Continued planting of trees, wildflowers and plants support many different species of birds, wildlife and habitats, and have vastly improved the environment and habitat. The Country Park has a plant nursery area which includes an apiary, poly tunnel, indoor and outdoor meeting/educational spaces, workshop (to be used to engage and supervise young persons building bird boxes, hedgehog boxes, benches etc for the park), and dipping pond. A small Visitor Centre has recently been established. Key focus is community engagement and the volunteers conduct a number of 'Meet and Greets' which include talks about the Park, Bee talks, and guided nature walks.

Vista Road St Helens, WA11 0RN

Areas Of Work
Education and research, Environment, Health

Groups worked with

Areas worked in
St Helens - East Area A – Earlestown, St Helens - East Area B – Haydock, St Helens - East Area A – Newton-le-Willows