Aug 22 2013 by Rebecca Koncienzcy, Skelmersdale Advertiser
Skelmersdale Whitemoss Fund to help bees
LANCASHIRE Wildlife Trust has secured a £20,000 grant from the Whitemoss Community Fund.
The award is part of a two-year scheme to get local people involved in creating bee-friendly wildflower areas across West Lancashire.
Plans for the scheme will identify 13 sites which will be open to the general public.
Local people are also encouraged to take part in the scheme, to create a nectar-rich environment and to attend various courses such as bee identification and bee keeping.
The importance of bees as pollinators at a local level was outlined by John Lamb, of Lancashire's Wildlife Trust. He said “Bees are critical pollinators of crops, fruit trees and wildflowers as well as providers of honey so it’s fantastic that the Whitemoss Community Fund is able to support this project.”
As well as funding the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, the Whitemoss Community fund is also set to fund Four Lane Ends Mission in Bickerstaffe, Hilldale Village Hall and Skelmersdale Cricket Club.
Rob Routledge, chairman of the advisory committee of Whitemoss, is happy with the funding they have done: “I’m particularly pleased we have managed to support a wide and diverse variety of projects in different locations.”