We would like to invite you to the launch of the Friends of Lindow Moss at Wilmslow Guild, Bourne Street on Saturday February 3rd between 2pm and 4pm.
Lindow Moss support - a short history
Transition Wilmslow members have been raising community awareness of, and campaigning for, the restoration of Lindow Moss for more than a decade. Led by Professor John Handley, there have been guided walks, lectures, a workshop, plant hunts, a Day School and other events as well as responses to planning applications and reports.
The Transition Wilmslow Lindow Moss Restoration Group was formed in early 2020 in response to concerns that the promised restoration (in return for selling off the peat farm site for housing) did not seem to be happening. The group, together with a group of community representatives met regularly to update on restoration progress and future prospects as well as commissioning a hydrology report and undertaking surveys and studies on site. They also organised a Lindow Moss Community Forum with lectures and discussions on zoom from 2020-2022 with between 50-80 attendees.
Friends of Lindow Moss
The success of the Community Forum, the commencement of restoration and the need to reach out to people beyond Wilmslow led to discussions about setting up a Friends Group. Initially a subgroup of Transition Wilmslow it has the option of becoming an independent group at a future date. In September 20 people attended the launch of the interim committee and we are now ready for the public launch on 3rd February.
We would be delighted if you could join us at the launch, both to find out what current plans are and to contribute your thoughts and aspirations for the future of Lindow Moss.
If you would like to join us please follow the link here to reserve your space (the link will take you to Eventbrite, an external site). Coffee and tea will be available from 1.30pm with proceedings starting at 2pm. There will be updates on progress as well as the opportunity for wider discussion with attendees.
We really hope that you can join us as we begin the next stage of our support of Lindow Moss.