The project, funded by Lancashire Environment Fund, aims to improve an area of land, walkway and canal side which is currently neglected and in need of upgrading. The young people at Stepping Stones, Burnley, are undertaking their AQA training in planting shrubs and trees. Today, we planted pear trees on a steep embankment – this took a great deal of effort to remove the rocks and stones and the young people showed real team work to get the job done. It was a lovely, sunny day and the daffodils and crocus that the young people had previously planted, were in full bloom. A great day.

Whittlefield 12.3.2014