Natural England backs hedges and boundaries for wildlife and people

We are inviting applications for the Countryside Stewardship hedgerows and boundaries grant which opens on 1 February 2017. The hedgerows and boundaries grant, individually worth up to £5,000, is designed to help farmers and other land managers improve important farmland boundaries. The application window for the £5 million scheme closes on 28 April. Farmers can apply … Read more

Last chance to see world’s smallest art gallery featuring local artists

The world’s smallest pop-up art gallery has arrived at its last local stop as part of a UK tour. The exhibit, featuring artworks by six local people, has already visited Central and Haydock libraries and is at Eccleston Library until 15 February, when it will travel on to Ilford and Portsmouth. 60 artworks in total … Read more

Highly popular national cycle race returns to Chorley

A prestigious cycle race that has attracted thousands of people into Chorley will return to the borough for a third time at Easter. Chorley Council has once again teamed up with British Cycling to host the event that will see more than 100 professional riders take on a challenging course around the borough as part … Read more