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About Civic Pride

A founder member and local business women Jan Shutt, (CEO of Award Winning Sunday Best in Rawtenstall), was appalled by the litter around the town centre which was seen by customers traveling from far a field and did not think this gave a very good impression of the town.

Given the beauty of the local area Jan put a story in the local paper requesting volunteers to join her and called a meeting with Rossendale Borough Council requesting that they should go into partnership with the volunteers and so in 2000 Civic Pride was born to create a greener, cleaner, safer valley...

Since then Civic Pride has gone from strength to strength.

Can we, at Civic Pride, just say that we are a ‘mega non-political organisation’! We don’t care what colour you are (political or otherwise). What age or abilities you have. What religious beliefs (or lack of) you have. We have a whole document dedicated to saying, in a clear and unambiguous way that we do not discriminate in any way.

Civic Pride exists solely to enhance the environment of Rossendale

Help Us Out...

If you want to turn up to help us we go out every Wednesday evening from March to October to litter-pick. On the 1st Sunday in every month we do a BIG project. But, no worries – we DON’T expect you to turn out on every session and we DON’T expect you to stay for the whole session – WHATEVER TIME YOU CAN GIVE IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

Did You Know – You Can Do It Online? You Can Do It On The Telephone? You Can Even Do It In Public?

Yes - you can make a donation by either online banking, telephone banking or by walking into your bank. Just tell them that you want to make out a standing order to CIVIC PRIDE!

All we ask is £2.00 per Month. You can cancel the standing order at any time. If you would like to donate more - We will love you Forever!!

If you would like to make a donation by Standing Order please contact us at or you can make a one-off donation by clicking the "Donate Now" button on the homepage

Who We Are Now

Jan Shutt Yvonne Helen Chris Clive

Jan Shutt

Yvonne Malley

Helen Thomas-Laight
Head of Gardening/ Chair/Trustee

Chris Blomerley
Head of Stores/Vice Chair/Trustee

Clive Laight
Head of Public Relations/ Communications/Trustee

Roger Grimshaw
Head of Litter Teams

Nicola Bailey
Head of Finance

We Were Here We Love Rossendale