RESIDENTS are being invited to fill their streets with colour and nectar for butterflies by helping to plant native wildflowers at the entrances to Woodnook Vale Local Nature Reserve. Extra wildflower plants will be available for volunteers to take home too, for butterfly rich gardens and backyards.

A full day of community planting has been arranged for the nature reserve in Accrington on Thursday, August 29, where a mixture of meadow flowers like Cowslip, Oxeye daisy and Red campion will be planted.

Anyone interested can join in at Miller Fold Avenue between 9.30am and11am, Perth Street between 11.30am and 1pm and Royds Street between 2pm and 3.30pm.

Come along and join the teams at the following locations:

All tools, gloves and plants will be provided on the day.

The activities are organised and supported by staff at Proffitts – Investing in Communities and Hyndburn Council.

Cllr Munsif Dad from Springhill Ward said “This is a great chance for local families to get involved in a fun activity close to the doorstep of many houses. I hope that residents will also enjoy bringing some wildflowers home for their own gardens too.”

Working alongside residents, children and young people from schools in the area, Fern Gore Residents Association and Hyndburn Council are leading a project to improve three of the main entrances at Woodnook Vale Local Nature Reserve.

The project is supported and funded by Lancashire Environmental Fund, Springhill Area Council, Lancashire County Council and Hyndburn Council LNR initiative.