Over the summer we’ve been working alongside local residents and the Wildlife Trust in Canklow to run ‘Creature Count’ activity mornings.
10 adults and 18 children came along to look at the wildlife that’s local to the area, and – with the help of local resident and butterfly expert Steve – we captured butterflies, snails and grasshoppers in bug pots. We also took the opportunity to talk to local children about what improvements they would like to see to their green spaces, and what their favourite mini beasts are.
People in Canklow told us they would like more group activities and a cafe. We’ve been working alongside community members and social enterprise Casting Innovations to host a pop up cafe, to help generate income for the local kids clubs to get up and running again.
The first cafe event was a big success – with both adults and children coming along – and we had a phone call the very next day from a local resident saying the community were asking when they can do it all again.
joined us at the cafe!
We’re working with local people to make the café a regular feature, and to help secure sustainable, long-term funding for the kids’ clubs.