The Willow Tit, a once common sight in the British countryside, is now so rare that its declining stocks merits a red alert from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). It has been sighted regularly in the area around the heavily wooded section of the New Cut Canal in Paddington. The sightings are made more remarkable because the canal formerly part of the historic Mersey and Irwell Navigation has been abandoned for decades and has a polluted bed resulting from the Industrial Revolution.
Organisers of the Stockton Heath Festival are keen to encourage local people to get involved in the many competitions, exhibitions and activities planned for the summer.
Events Manager Andrew Renshaw said "There are lots of ways to take part in the Festival. Whether you're a budding artist, amateur photographer or entering your dog in the dog show. There really is something for all ages."
Take a walk on the wild side this May half-term and admire nature’s new arrivals. The team at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands is inviting visitors to have fun taking part in two seasonal quiz trails around the nature reserve and join in a day of wildflower-themed activities.
A fantastic programme of events and activities are planned for this year's Stockton Heath Festival - returning for the ninth year on Thursday 30th June until Sunday 3rd July.
Andrew Renshaw, Events Manager, with help from all the Committee volunteers, has been busy coordinating this years programme and is promising a varied and exciting programme of events.
Sooty, who resides in Woolston is proud to be the Courier's featured pet for the May/June edition of the Woolston Courier!
He was spotted out and about with his owners Ron and Sylvia, trending a new hair cut. We loved his curly mop of hair!
Have you got an interesting pet you would like to feature? Send in a picture and a few sentences about them and we will select one of your pets!
Stockton Heath and District Lions Club is a small local club which was established in 1986 with a primary aim of supporting local community projects. The club is part of an international association of local lions clubs stretching across the British Isles and the World.
Sunday 22nd May 2016 between 11am & 4pm.
Lots of delicious food from many small local producers will be on sale. Including preserves and pickles, mouthwatering pies and quiches, sauces, cordials and speciality teas, cheeses a variety of savoury and sweet treats, hot street food and more.
The Walled Garden will be selling their own garden produce as well as honey and apple juice and hot and cold food and drinks will be available from the cafe.
Witherwin Avenue, Grappenhall Heys, Warrington WA4 3DS.
Woolston & District Horticultural Society was formed in 1977 with the aim to promote interest in all gardening activities. It is a non-profit making organisation, run by volunteers. We have a Trading Hut (pictured above) where members can purchase all they need to enable their flowers and vegetables to flourish at reasonable prices. All products supplied with the relevant prices are listed on our website, or a hard copy can be obtained from our Trading Hut which is located at the rear of the Woolston Hub.
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