Following Boris's Road Map (and if all goes to plan):

From 29th March until 16th May, we are allowed to meet outdoors in groups of up to six people, socially distanced. Anne Dixon, our Gardening Officer, will be organising regular work parties on the various gardens. Sign up for our 'Monthly Grass Cuttings Newsletter' and the 'Weekly Whereabouts Updates' so that you can find out where to find us, if you would like to join us.

For the last three weeks CPR's Lone Rangers and Secret Garden Volunteers have been out litter picking and gardening, on their own or with one other person, and following social distancing rules - and can continue doing this.

Keep away from busy places. Wear your Hi-Viz Civic Pride Rossendale clothing with Pride, but remember to keep to the guidelines.

All being well then, from 17th May we can go back to normal gardening activities (up to thirty people can meet outdoors), and no doubt some outdoor social events.

Finally we hope that by 21st June we can celebrate Summer by being more or less back to normal.

Remember - STAY SAFE. Only go out and about if you feel it is right for you.

Who are Civic Pride Rossendale?

We’re a band of volunteers determined to make the town in which we live, a better place to live and work.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside and with a rich industrial heritage, the towns that comprise Rossendale have vast potential to cater for tourists. Mountain bikers and walkers alike are drawn to the surrounding hills which abound with paths, tracks and trails awaiting exploration.

For those preferring a bit of retail therapy, Rawtenstall offers a multitude of independent shops, whilst cafes and restaurants offer respite for the less enthusiastic shopper!


Restoring derelict public gardens, planning, creating new ones and maintaining them for the benefit of local residents, businesses and visitors alike are the primary goals of our enthusiastic gardening team. There’s always a lot to do and the more help we get, the better the end result!  Whether you’re an absolute novice, a green fingered enthusiast or a seasoned professional we need you!

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Driven by volunteers

Over the last few years, Civic Pride Rossendale has and continues to play a major part in maintaining a litter free and increasingly green town but there’s still much to do.

None of this would be possible without the help both in time and money given so freely by our volunteers.  However, as with any organisation we always need more, so please come forward and help us in our quest for a cleaner greener place to live, work or run a business.

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Can you, will you become part of the team that will be remembered for taking Rawtenstall, Crawshawbooth or Waterfoot to the next stage?  No longer declining East Lancashire mill towns, they’re revitalised, Pennine destinations ideally placed to capitalise on the growing interest in our industrial heritage and its glorious countryside.

Please don’t decide to do something about it tomorrow. Don’t bookmark this page for future review. As we say in Civic Pride – Just Do It! Send us a message NOW!

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