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Lunt Meadows

Looking forward to a long-term collaboration …

Crosby’s Soroptimists are in partnership with the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside in a long-term project at Lunt Meadows.

This is a recent wetland development adjacent to the River Alt. It is a nature reserve ‘with a difference’, as it includes one of the few surviving Mesolithic settlements.

SI Crosby members view this relationship in the long term. Members have initially assisted with local open events and publicity, to involve residents in Lunt Meadows’ progress. This includes distributing a seasonal Lunt Meadows flyer .

The club is also supporting the Trust in applying for project grants to enhance visitor facilities. The initial project – a much-needed toilet – is underway.

The current main project is ‘Presenting Mesolithic and Modern Man, showcasing the past, present and future’. The key element is to build a visitor centre on the site. This would enable people to take part in a wide range of educational, social and skills-based activities, triggered by the archaeology and environment. Local children and adults – and groups disadvantaged through age, gender or other factors – will benefit.

One Soroptimist has volunteered to act as independent chair to the project board. The board will work with Trust staff, partners and consultants to ensure effective reporting and timely progress.