The Stanhill Village Heritage Trail is in popular use with walkers and visitors. So far this year over 300 visitors have received a guided tour and talk including societies and families. If you know of any societies or groups who might be interested in the 'Stanhill Experience' please ask them to contact me or visit our website on stanhillvillage.co.uk. We have been booked for further events including some as far ahead as next January.
Last year the owners of 19 Stanhill Street, Oswaldtwistle BB5 4QE opened their garden for a weekend as part of the National Garden Scheme. Everyone who attended was impressed and enjoyed themselves.
This year there is a repeat performance and the garden is open from 12 - 5pm on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September.
You may have read recently of the exercise conducted by the Tactical Operations Unit and the Lancashire Safer Roads Team in Stanhill. They targeted speeding motorists. A number of drivers were pulled over for speeding as well as other offences. In two cases drivers were speeding at 44 mph and 50 mph in the 30 mph limit.
Bury Meadows [or Brookside as it is usually referred to], is a large wooded area with 60,000 trees, lodges and walkways. It has tremendous potential as a recreation area for the community. Ideas include horse riding, kayaking, fishing, orienteering, woodcraft as well as continuing to provide a pleasant place to walk and jog and enjoy nature. However, the woodland and its facilities needs to be managed and as a first step we are working with a consultancy, the local council and the Environment Agency to bid for funds to carry out a feasibility study.
Before the demolition of the ‘Pickle Factory’ and the creation of the new housing estate, there were two cherry trees in front of the factory that gave many residents a lot of pleasure.When these were chopped down we campaigned for them to be replaced in the Memorial Gardens. The new cherry trees were planted shortly after at which time a group of volunteers
This year’s fete was again a successful event despite a slightly cooler and breezier day than the previous year! Opened by Councillor Glen Harrison the fete attracted large numbers, who enjoyed a great day of fun and entertainment with traditional games and stalls. The money raised will provide the village ‘s donation to worthy local causes.