New group launches dedicated to the protection of Lindow Moss

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A new group has formed which is dedicated to raising awareness and helping to conserve and protect the historically and ecologically important landscape at the edge of Wilmslow. 

Transition Wilmslow members have been raising community awareness of, and campaigning for, the restoration of Lindow Moss for more than a decade.

The 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 and organised a Lindow Moss Community Forum with lectures and discussions on zoom from 2020-2022 with between 50-80 attendees.

The success of the Community Forum, the commencement of restoration and the need to reach out to people beyond Wilmslow has resulted in the establishment of a Friends Group, Friends of Lindow Moss which will be launched officially on Saturday 3rd February at the Wilmslow Guild on Bourne Street.

The event will feature talks on the value of peatland landscapes and what is proposed for the restoration for Lindow. There will also be the chance for attendees to contribute their thoughts and aspirations for the future of the Moss.

If you would like to join the event please follow the link here to reserve your space. Coffee and tea will be available from 1.30pm with proceedings starting at 2pm.

Gary Parker, Interim Chair of Friends of Lindow Moss said "We are looking forward to officially launching the friends group. This is an important year for Lindow as it also sees the 40th anniversary of the discovery of Lindow Man.

"A series of events will be taking place to encourage more people to discover and understand this amazing landscape on our doorstep. We hope that you will be able to join us to discuss and contribute to the future of Lindow Moss."

For more information you can email [email protected].

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