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Tall trees come to town

For one day only Church Square in St. Helens will welcome some tall visitors.

On 27th September a magnificent moving forest of 30ft trees will set the scene for a day of fun and activities in the heart of the town.

The event is part of a campaign to promote Bold Forest Park, the area south of the Town Centre that is home of Dream and part of The Mersey Forest. The Forest Park already attracts 300,000 visitors each year, and with a huge range of businesses, places to eat and drink and shops to visit it is a real gem for St Helens.

From 10 am until 3:30 pm a range of fun activities for the whole family including forest crafts, bike rides and face painting will take place under a beautiful new forest in the square. Businesses from Bold Forest Park will also join the fun. Maps and other information about Bold Forest Park will also be available.

Supported by the St Helens Interreg PurHubs project, local businesses are now working together to promote the area, attract more people whilst continuing to promote St Helens as a great place to live, work and do business.

Council Leader Barrie Grunewald said:  “The plan will focus on areas of community woodland on the former collieries and surrounding agricultural land at Sutton Manor, Clock Face, Colliers Moss, Wheatacre, Maypole and Griffin Wood. It will examine how these areas can deliver a range of benefits for local communities and visitors from further afield.

A particular aim will be to concentrate on the visitor economy and explore how to stimulate the expansion and diversification of existing businesses in the area as well as the attraction of new business opportunities sympathetic with the Forest Park.”

You can follow the tall trees journey on twitter #DreaminBOLD and find out more about Bold Forest Park on our website www.boldforestpark.com

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