Volunteers are still being sought to drive forward a woodland Friends group.
Huncoat Community Forum is promoting a special group to support Spout House Woodland.
Roy Chetham, chairman of Huncoat Community Forum, said the area, off Bolton Avenue, is also set to be expanded into adjacent fields.
He said:?“We have been promoting for six months the idea of setting up a special group to support the woodland area. There has been a shortlist of people interested but so far nothing has happened. We need someone to come forward to help drive this forward.”
Mr Chetham also said that a makeshift bridge crossing through the wood is set to be upgraded.
A six-foot wooden log has been used by residents to cross for the past few years, but has become unstable. The makeshift bridge was formed after dangerous trees were cut down nearly ten years ago and were left to form natural habitats.
The Forum will look to bid for funding to replace the log with ‘sturdy’ wooden planks and handrails.
Mr Chetham said in recent years the log has become vandalised and is now ‘precarious’ for people wanting to use it.
He added: “Some of the trees got thrown into the stream and one in particular formed a log bridge.
“It’s not an official path but it became very convenient.
“We have tried to shore it up and preserve it but someone came along a while ago and vandalised it.
“The Prospects Foundation and the Forum are looking at putting in a proper bridge for the convenience of users.”
Mr Chetham said they hope to have the project complete by the end of the year.