Recently we were invited to the historic Lancashire County Hall in Preston to receive thanks for a community based charitable organisation we are involved with, Jackhouse Nature Reserve. The chairman’s dinner was a way of Lancashire County Council to say thanks to all those individuals and businesses who get involved with volunteer work related to maintaining the beautiful nature throughout Lancashire.
We believe the outside space around us is vital to maintain and encourage people to enjoy the wonders of what is on their doorstep. Which is why we work with Jackhouse Nature Reserve on a voluntary basis, to promote the place for local people to enjoy. The journey so far has been an exciting one that we have been involved with for quite some time now, where the group of volunteers running the group have managed to generate a good sum of money to fund the development of paths around the nature reserve to make it easy for anyone to access, from families to people of all generations.
Several members of the Jackhouse Nature Reserve group attended the chairman’s dinner at Lancashire County Hall to receive personal thanks from senior council officials including County Councillor Kevin Ellard, County Councillor Margaret Brindle and County Councillor Tony Martin. While the council are facing an extremely hard time at the moment with the budgetary cuts, it is great to see that volunteer groups and those individuals and businesses involved with preserving Lancashire’s natural environments are being recognised for the work that is being done. People involved in projects like Jackhouse Nature Reserve and other projects don’t get involved for fame and fortune (they would be waiting a long time for that!), people get involved because the projects that are being run by volunteers are important to them in one way or another. So it’s nice to have some official recognition from Lancashire County Council.
May the good work continue for all community based volunteer projects running throughout Lancashire.
And just to finish off, where would we be without some pictures of the chamber where all Lancashire County Council councillors meet to discuss the changes that are happening. Very interesting architecture, which these photos from my mobile phone don’t really do justice.
We do get involved with charitable organisations, community interest groups and more to help out where we can. There is clearly only so much time in a day that we can devote to such projects, although do get in touch if a group that you are involved with needs some kind of support and we will be more than happy to have a coffee to see if there is anything we can help out with.
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