A COMMUNITY project in Burtonwood has seen another piece of its transformation completed from a fly-tipping hotspot.

In the past two weeks, a team from the Environment Agency has visited the Puddle Project at Fearnley Wood on Old Alder Lane to complete regeneration activities.

This included the renovation of a horse box into an education pod and the construction of a new chicken coop.

And the project was also visited by Warrington North MP Helen Jones, Conservative Chairman Paul Campbell and Liberal Democrat Cllr Robert Barr.

Mrs Jones said: “The Puddle Project is a wonderful scheme providing vital outdoor education for schools including Foxwood.

"I was honoured to visit and witness the positive impact of the project and the sheer enjoyment and delight on the children’s faces.’

"I commend all the staff, hard-working volunteers and partners for helping create such a beautiful environment."

Built on a location frequently blighted with rubbish, the community project featured on Channel 4's George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces in February this year.

Since then and after the culmination of three years of hard work, The Puddle Project is now a self-sustaining educational facility for those with additional needs.

Regeneration work is set to continue this week with United Utilities visiting the facility to construct a sensory garden.

Warrington Guardian:

Going the other way will be pupils from Foxwood Special School, who will be travelling to their head office and board room to learn about the world of business.

A spokesperson for the project added: "We would like to thank Environment Agency and local political figures for their fantastic efforts in creating an educational pod from a rusty old horse box.

"The Educational Pod is aimed at providing physical and mental wellbeing to the local community through agricultural and ecological interaction.

Warrington Guardian:

"It just goes to show that Warrington can be a shining example for education, care in the community and protection for the environment."

For more information about the services available from The Puddle Project, visit https://thepuddle.org/.