We want the people and the local community to benefit from the Haigh Woodland Park project through education, training, volunteering opportunities, events and activities.

Project proposals

Bothy Cottage restoration and new build Pavilion in the Walled Garden

  • A new Volunteer Hub and Community Activity and Volunteer Co-ordinator role
  • A new education partnership with Wigan and Leigh College Horticulture students
  • A new partnership with Community Rehabilitation
  • Two horticultural apprenticeships
  • Volunteer horticulture projects
  • Low intensity activities from the Be Well team
  • Adult learning courses
  • A flexible space for community activities.

Plantation Gates restoration and Woodland Hub

  • Volunteer projects to restore the woodland and improve access to the woodland and canal
  • One arboriculture apprenticeship
  • Development of the education partnership with Wigan and Leigh College construction and multi-skills students
  • Buddy walks in the woodland for those with limited mobility
  • Supported walking and running groups
  • Outdoor adventure programme including canal based activities
  • Forest school
  • Nature walks
  • Play team visits.

Across the whole Park

  • A new Assistant Manager (Woodland and Landscape) role
  • Volunteer project to support new interpretation
  • New partnership with adult social care
  • Improved outdoor adventure educational activities
  • Supported employment work placements
  • Growing links between the volunteer programme and social prescribing
  • Dementia friendly activities
  • Mindfulness and wellbeing activities.

Share your feedback

We welcome comments and suggestions from all stakeholders and residents on the project proposals.

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