Knitting news!

Horticon were engaged by Salford City Council to install the latest woolly word to take up residence on the canal - #FLOATIEST.

It has been knitted by the Bridgewater Canal Knitting Project who enthusiastically knit heritage inspired patterns designed by artist Rachael Elwell. 

Its new home is in Boothstown Marina and we think it very fitting that the boat moored next to it is the Francis Egerton*. We wonder what he would have made of it?!

*Francis Egerton was the Third Duke of Bridgewater - the Duke who, along with John Gilbert and James Brindley was responsible for the building of the Bridgewater Canal.

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Broughton House Donation

We were delighted to support Broughton House by donating a patio umbrella and a trellis for their raised planter, in a recent garden renovation project undertaken by volunteers from Urban Vision. 

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Worsley Delph Community Fund Competition

Congratulations to The Worsley Village Association, the winners of our £500 community fund competition.

The money is going to be used towards the Worsley Village Summer Fair, an exciting event attracting around 700 local residents and visitors. The fair includes over 30 stalls selling a variety of food, drinks and other goods. There will also be children's activities and a live performance from a Ukele band, as well as a photography and art contest. 

Thank you very much to all the organisations who entered the competition. 


See below our poster advertising the competition:


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Friends of Lightoaks Park, Salford

We were delighted to be able to support the aims of the Friends of lightoak Park, where we have recently completed the installation of playground facilities, by making a donations of £500 which was presented by Maxine Peake, the well known actress.

Read the news article on the event from

Lightoaks Park, Salford

Works are currently underway in the play area at Lightoaks Park in Salford. We organised a competition for Year 1 and Year 2 pupils from Light Oaks Infant School to design a poster to warn other children not to enter the building site. We were very impressed with the posters and it was difficult to choose the winners but after a lot of deliberation the 3 winners from each class are now displayed on site. Congratulations to all the entrants!