Amendments made to Artist Brief docs below – please check for updates!


Proffitts are working on a project with Hyndburn Borough Council to improve 3 gateway sites into a newly created Nature Reserve in Hyndburn. Some of the work will be carried out by a Principal contractor (such as new kerbs, tarmac surfacing etc) and we would like to engage an artist/artists to work with the local communities and schools to create a ‘feature’ at each of the 3 entrances!

Through consultation already carried out; we have an idea of what form this might take and this information has been included in the artist briefs attached.

There is a separate brief for each of the 3 sites along with a location plan and the plans showing the work that the contractor will be carrying out to give some perspective to the project. The images and documents you need are all attached below. Do click on the images to enlarge. The deadline for responses is Thursday 3rd January by 1pm to rachael.gildert@proffittscic.com

Woodnook Gateways Artists Brief for Miller Fold Avenue rev a

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Woodnook Gateways Artists Brief for Perth Street rev a

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Woodnook Gateways Artists Brief for Royds Street rev a

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Hi everyone, here’s the link for the film that was made following the celebration event – it’s really lovely. Do watch and share!



If anyone has a spare 5 minutes today, then I urge you to view and share this beautiful video celebrating the local nature reserves of Peel Park and Woodnook Vale. It’s a great overview of the reserves and reminds us all how lucky we are to have such lovely green spaces so close. As the school holidays approach, this would be a wonderful day out with the family – get out, explore and discover new things together. And, when the children go back to school, enjoy the peace and quiet by taking a stroll through the woodlands and meadows. A lovely film, take a look…

As The Crow Flies Video 2018


Here’s a link to the some really lovely pictures taken at the celebration event at Haworth Art Gallery. Many people, including us, have said how much fun they had getting to know more about the work of the various organisations. Well done to everyone involved!



Thanks to everyone for a fantastic day yesterday. It was great to meet so many people and share the new plans for the Woodnook entrances. There were lots of good ideas and suggestion shared. Comments included:

‘Nature trails for children will encourage them to go right through the reserve”

”A sculpture at the entrance”

”Have something at the entrance that will encourage people to explore”

” It would be good if a common theme could be developed to contribute towards developing an identity for the whole area”

Watch this space for more updates. Remember, there is still time to share your ideas too – just comment on this page.


A beautiful day for the Peel Park and Woodnook Vale ‘Celebration of Nature’ event. Martin and Rachael from Proffitts will be there to show people the plans for the improvements to the Woodnook entrance areas – we look forward to getting your thoughts!


Hi everyone, below are some sketch designs to help us visualise the improvements intended for 3 entrances  in to Woodnook Local Nature Reserve.

Please leave your feedback in the comments section below – we’d love to hear what you think!




Great to see the activity on Thursday 26.04.18 to start off the Destination Nature entrance project. Primrose planting supported by Rebecca and Nicola from the Wildlife Trust. The event also enabled local people to tell us how else the entrances to the nature reserve could be improved such as more planting, signage, interpretation, artwork and more considerate parking.

Do you have any further ideas? If so leave your comments below.


We are pleased to announce we are starting work with Fern Gore Residents Association and Hyndburn Borough Council in improving 3 of the main entrances at Woodnook Vale Local Nature Reserve. The project is being supported and funded by Lancashire Environmental Fund, Springhill Area Council, Lancashire County Council and Hyndburn Borough Council LNR initiative.

The project will give opportunity for local residents to get involved in planting trees, shrubs and bulbs and producing environment themed artwork which will define the entrances and make more welcoming.

Improvements will take place at Perth St, Miller Fold and Royds St and we hope to see lots of residents as well as pupils from the local primary school getting involved. Watch this space!

Please click on the following links for further / exisitng information on the Local Nature Reserve itself: