July’s Monsters!

Due to the wet weather Giant Hogweed is particularly prolific this year and while it is still only July our small team of volunteers have been tackling some real monsters already.

Remember – coming into contact with Giant Hogweed can cause life-long burns especially when combined with sunlight. Make sure your family and friends understand the danger.

If […]

By |July 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Himalayan Balsam Bash

The morning of June 26th saw FOBB get stuck into a strip of balsam that had been tackled over two years along the western edge of a 45 acre field that borders the River Bollin near Ashley Mill in Bowdon. The difference made to the abundance of balsam here over the past two years […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Giant Hogweed Burns Children

Many local residents will have heard about the two boys who were badly burnt and hospitalised by Giant Hogweed in Bolton this week  (news article), sadly this menace is only too common in Bowdon and Hale.

We urge all parents and children to be able to identify this dangerous plant and avoid any contact with […]

By |July 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Support Our Funding Application for Local Footpath Upgrade

FOBB would like to establish the local support to upgrade the footpath adjacent to the River Bollin on
its approach to Priory Bridge, (see map below).

Those of you who regularly use this section of footpath will be aware that, just like the Grange Road
riverside path before its up-grade, this section becomes a quagmire during the winter […]

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund supports F.O.B.B.

This summer FOBB received funding from the Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund of almost £1000 to allow us to market our work to the wider community.
We have a brilliant new logo, a fantastic ‘A’ board to take on our volunteer group sessions and, thanks to sponsorship from Pixus, who helped us design both of […]