Sooo much goin’ on in this week’s Witterin’s ….

Good Evening Volunteers All (especially the new guys, yet to experience the weekly dose of ol’ tripe ….)

Sorry – starting with a lecture … diatribe … bangin’ on about stuff. Just google Greenpeace palm oil. The palm oil industry is destroying huge swathes of untouched rainforest. Greenpeace’s campaign centres on the cuddly orangutan but – this utterly ruthless industry is wiping out entire ecosystems on a gargantuan scale. Orangutans are just one tiny part of it. Please look at it and add your voice.
I’d like to say “And now onto more local matters ….” but palm oil is an unnecessary additive in vast amounts of stuff on your supermarket shelves here in Rossendale – – and everywhere else, in fact ……

Weds 21st Bacup Pride meet 10am at the lockup behind Bacup Market
Thurs 22nd Civic Pride’s Thursday Crew meet 10am at Haslingden Rd Gardens (in front of St Mary’s Chambers) – start there but Aunty Pam sez there’s lots to do across that end of Rawtenstall. Bring yer mug!
Friday 23rd 10am Haslingden and Helmshore Civic Pride (H&HCP) meet at Hassy Market regular litter and gardening session. Check H&HCP’s Facebook page for any last minute changes
Friday 23rd 8pm onwards Buffer Stops. I believe last week’s gathering was – um – entertaining! (did Buffers light the fire for you??). Lashings of banter and beer … ‘n’ gin ‘n’ merlot ‘n’ – all sorts!
Saturday 24th November it’s a BIG day – loads goin’ on across the Civic Pride Nation!
• Sat 24th 10am Weir Pride’s Monthly at The Doal’s Centre (how did the Christmas Fair go on, folks??)
• Sat 24th 1pm onwards Waterfoot Co-op Those LOVELY people at t’Co-op have been hugely supportive of CP this year and today will be the Community Payout. Please go and voice your appreciation of them and of our super TMG team.
• ***Sat 24th all day ; Christmas Market on the Town Square – including the Christmas Lights Switch-On at approx 4pm. Civic Pride have provided the Christmas Tree – the preliminary groundwork went in today (19th), tree delivered tomorrow (20th), electrics connected Weds (21st), the latter thanks to Lee at RBC.
Sunday 25th H&HCP occasional-but-fairly-frequent litterpicking session – no details to hand atm – please check their Facebook page beforehand
Mon 26th 9.30 Civic Pride’s Trickett’s Memorial Ground team are back again – please help if you can spare a half hour or two.
Mon 26th H&HCP – see Weds 23rd for details. It’s wonderful to see those guys really goin’ at it!!

And that’s it – well, almost :

11th Dec 7pm Weir and Bacup Pride teams joint Christmas Bash , venue, Rose and Bowl Stacksteads – contact our Julie to book and for info. Email oldcloughstables@sky.com
21st Dec Civic Pride Christmas Bash at The Whitaker – contact Aunty Lynn to book – but be quick!! Email lynnmsmith70@gmail.com

That’s deffo “it” – see y’all out there during the week!

Chris PS LOADS of youngsters currently helping us for the volunteering part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – thanx Sue & Barry for co-ordinating. Lovely to see!