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TESP Projects

TESP is involved in a wide variety of projects, from creating natural play areas to carrying out countryside conservation projects and all sorts in between. Our projects have one common theme:  improve environmental understanding and promote health and wellbeing by actively engaging people in the outdoors.

On our projects we endeavour to reduce the impact on the environment as much as reasonably practical. We use locally sourced, natural materials and where possible promote the use of traditional hand tools and muscle to get the job done.

Take a look here at some of our projects to see if they inspire you. If you have a project you would like TESP to get involved with, but don’t see something similar, here just drop us an email or ring for a chat, all the projects for TESP are unique so don’t be afraid to ask if we can help.

Hooton Village Memorial Hall woodland regeneration

This project at Hooton is being managed by TESP on behalf of the village hall committee. The project has been funded by WREN using monies from the landfill communities’ fund.

The woodland at Hooton Village Memorial Hall (HVMH) was planted 20 years ago by Mersey forest since then it has had little or no woodland maintenance and the woodland walks were very poor underfoot for much of the year due to boggy conditions. The aim of the project was to make the woodland the jewel in the crown for HVMH instead of it simply being a hall with some woodland on the back of it. With the help of the local residents and user groups the committee wanted to regenerate the woodland, provide a path not only for able bodied people but for users with limited mobility or for parents with young children and pushchairs. To that end the WREN proposal was to:

  • Improve the health and biodiversity of the woodland by thinning and replanting where necessary.
  • Install a 1.2 metre wide, reclaimed compacted gravel, circular pathway around the woods, with the added benefit of sculpture trail.
  • Provide large mobility kissing gates at both entrances.
  • Install a children’s play area, living willow dome, additional seating and an outdoor education area.  

TESP delivered every aspect of this project starting in November 2016 with a completion date scheduled for March 2017.