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Woodland Walks - Phase 2

Work has now started to complete the proposed permissive footpaths in Singleton Park. This will include a path from close to Singleton Lodge that runs near to the road side to South Lodge. It then joins the existing path at Caudle Wood. Weather permitting, these paths should be open to the public early in the New Year.

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Added: 26-10-2015
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Singleton Woodland Volunteer Group

Thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of John Highton and Patrick Allen, the volunteer group is up and running and making a difference to our woodland and paths. First of all, thank you to the bulb planters who turned out recently. We have now planted over 3,000 daffodil bulbs and 200 english bluebell bulbs in both Puzzle Wood and Caudle Wood. We will see the fruits of our labours in Spring! Jim Pawson donated a lot of tete-a-tete bulbs and Dave Kay planted these in and around Puzzle Wood together with two crab apple trees. Since September you have donated a fantastic 61hrs of volunteer labour. The Smiths donated stone for around the bench in Puzzle wood and together with the volunteers, have created a solid base for the bench. Thanks again go to all concerned. Three volunteers are starting a chainsaw training course and this will mean that they can be insured to use chainsaws on trust land. When the course is completed the volunteer group plan to start to tidy up the woodland on the Park during the winter months. Lancashire Wild Life Trust will be demonstrating a saw attachment that will allow us to cut planks from suitable tree trunks. This will allow us to use the timber for bench seats and bird nesting boxes etc. The demonstration will take place in Church Wood on Monday 23rd Nov at 10-30am and you are most welcome to join us.

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Added: 26-10-2015
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Trust Residential properties

The Trustees, in conjunction with the Trust's land agent, are conducting a survey of all their domestic properties. In addition to a rolling programme of window and door upgrades, general structural maintenance is being prioritised. The overall aim is to bring all the properties up to a similar and contemporary structural standard. This activity is a priority, given the funds now available, however, individual properties will be addressed on a needs basis.

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Added: 29-07-2015
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Volunteers needed !

The new permissive walks will need some ongoing maintenance such as litter picking, bulb planting, maintaining tree guards, pruning, and planting new trees. There are lots of jobs, both big and small and to suit all ages and abilities and John will be looking to form a group of volunteers who together will undertake this work. If you want to be involved in any way then please contact the Trust by telephone c/o Ingham & Yorke, Chartered Surveyors, 01200 423655. There will be a meeting on Thursday 25th June at 7:30pm at Singleton Village Hall where you can come and find out more information about this group.(Light refreshments will be available)

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Added: 15-07-2015
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Great Singleton - A Vision for the Future

Fylde Borough Council has granted outline planning permission, subject to a number of planning conditions and to the completion of an S106 agreement for the majority of the proposals within the Vision. For more information please go to (Singleton - A Vision for the Future). There are some minor changes to the original application however this has now given the Trust a clear mandate to continue to develop the community's vision for the future of Singleton.

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Added: 15-07-2015
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Worswicks Farmhouse

Plans have been drawn up for two semi-detached dwellings on the site of the old farmhouse. As part of this, it is our intention to demolish the existing building as it is not viable to create a property from the existing shell to meet all the modern building regulations. The front elevation of two new dwellings will mirror the existing facade as this is part of the heritage of the village. (This is a similar philosophy to that used for the refurbishment of the Village Hall.) We will apply for detailed planning permission once the bat survey has been carried out and this is expected to be completed in May of this year.

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Added: 15-07-2015
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