Pocket Park – Church

A little oasis along the canal

This Spring as part of the Super Slow Way Linear Park project, artist Rebecca Chesney and members of the community will be clearing, replanting and tending to this little park to make it a more pleasant place to stop, have a rest, take a breath or have a brew, a little oasis along the canal.

Introducing more wildflowers will provide varied forage for pollinators: bees, butterflies, moths, ladybirds, beetles, dragonflies and damselflies. … which in turn will encourage more birds.

Flowers such as clover, buttercup, oxeye daisy,, selfheal, knapweed, foxglove, cowslip, birdsfoot trefoil and yarrow along with rowan and wild cherry trees will all provide forage for insects and a patchwork of colour.

We’ll be on site clearing and planting Tuesday 5th April – Friday 8th April from 10 – 3.30pm and need volunteers to help!

If you’d like to get involved with planting this week or caring for the park in future please pop down to the site or get in touch with zara@superslowway.org.uk.

You’ll need warm (and possibly water proof) clothing and and footwear for changeable weather and be aware there are no toilets on site. Fee’s butty van is good for food and hot drinks until about 2pm ish each day. We have gloves and hand tools for anyone who turns up.

You’ll find the Pocket Park by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Church (next to: Best Pneumatic Systems & Vending, Bridge St, Church, Accrington BB5 4HU)

The Pennine Lancashire Linear Park pilot project is funded by the UK Government via the UK Community Renewal Fund