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North West networking event

Developing your Big Local area through green initiatives

Saturday 28 October 9:00am - 3:30pm

'As in Eden', 14 Walmesley Road, Leigh, WN7 1YE

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Book now by contacting Rob Billson on 07540 888641 or email

About this event

It is for people in Big Local areas who want to:

  • Link up with other Big local areas in the North West
  • Learn and share experience about how environmental, greening and planting initiatives can improve communities
  • Exchange ideas and approaches and develop a greater understanding of what can be achieved with modest investment

Further information

This learning and networking event hosted by Leigh Neighbours Partnership Board is an opportunity for Big Local areas to explore the value of environmental initiatives for the community and share experiences of how greening activities positively impact on local areas. This event will include a walking tour of our project area.

The event is part of a series of networking events for areas in the North West, where participating areas can suggest and negotiate future topics and contribute to the organisation of the day.

Agenda Saturday 28 October

Time Description

Arrival, refreshments, networking


Introduction (with slides) to the Leigh Neighbours Project - consultation, early participation, a derelict site, hanging baskets and the individual and community benefits of greening and gardening projects


Talk and discussion: What are the green aspirations for Leigh Neighbours?




Potential partnership - who might you work with?

We’ve asked Nicky Ratcliffe from Prince’s Trust to talk about what they do and the potential for forming lasting partnerships locally. Delegates can then share their experiences and ideas on who they might work with locally


Lunch and idea sharing


Tour: See some of our successful greening projects and a look at some of the places that we want to improve


Coffee and wrap up session. How can delegates see greening working for them and what would they do if they were in Leigh?



More about this event

The event is free for anyone who lives or works in a Big Local area and we will provide lunch. We also provide financial support for travel, childcare and other care costs to residents in Big Local areas. We can also book and pay for travel in advance. For information on expenses and support, please contact Wendy Joynes by email on or phone 020 3588 0565. If you are attending a Big Local event as part of your paid work/employment then we ask that your employer cover your expenses. However, we can pay or contribute towards worker’s expenses in exceptional circumstances. Please ask when booking for further information.

Interested in participating? Want more information?

This event is being organised for Local Trust by Big Local rep Rob Billson in partnership with Leigh Neighbours Partnership Board (Leigh West Big Local). There is a maximum of 30 places available. To ensure as many areas as possible can take part we are initially limiting places to three per area. To book a place or if you have any questions please contact Rob Billson on 07540 888641 or

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