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South Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Manchester

Delamere Forest Live Music concert venueBased at our Delamere offices we have team dedicated to  creating and managing Delemere Forest,its surrounding woodlands and new community woodlands in The Mersey and Red Rose Forests covering Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside & South Lancashire.

The team is working together with other partners to restore derelict, underused and neglected land to new community woodland. Some of the woodlands that the team have created include  Livia, Viridor, Sutton Manor, Higher Folds, Sefton Meadows, Horrocks, Moston Vale, Bidston Moss, Rose Farm, Barlows Farm, Wheatacre, Maypole and Fairchild's farm.

Dream Sculpture, Sutton Manor near St HelensThe team includes:

  • Vernon Stockton (Team Leader)
  • Richard Topley (Community Woodland Manager)
  • Sarah Wilson ( Admin Officer)   
  • Duncan MacNaughton, Richard Mostyn, Phill Lee and Adam Evans (Community Rangers)

 The team can be contacted on 01606 882167or by email  or find their office with multimap


Crowd watching football - Newlands, Moston ValeChildren from St. Mark’s Primary School in Swinton put their own stamp on stone amphitheatre, which forms part of the Lower Irwell Valley Improvement Area (LIVIA) Community Woodland, Greater ManchesterWorkers completing pathways and landscape work at Moston Vale. Manchester

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.