bp12Bacup Pride

Bacup Pride were formed in September 2011 by a group of like-minded volunteers with the aims of improving the appearance of the fabric of the town, discouraging Crime and Antisocial behaviour, fostering Community Spirit and to promote and celebrate the history and heritage of Bacup and Stacksteads and the wider OL13 area.IMG_0929 low res

The group’s activities range from planting, weeding, low level maintenance and litter picking.bp26

With a lot of hard work and a small amount of funding our group nurtures the Wall of History Garden , Yorkshire St, Bacup, and maintains the planters in the Town Centre including the area at the end of St James Square/ Market St, aptly named Pride Corner by our Resources Officer.

bp7We plan regular sessions, (promoted via our Facebook page and by email) where we welcome new members and invite them to “get stuck in.” Perhaps gardening as part of the group or off litter picking, it all helps. Equipment can be provided; most people find litter picking rewarding, addictive even, with many members acting as ‘lone rangers’ in the area where they live often when their diary doesn’t fit with the group timetable.  The town is very grateful to those that do both.bp19

 Our thanks also go to Beta Group who generously sponsor us and also provide us with access to van when required.

Beta Group

For more information about Bacup Pride, please contact:

Andrew Walmsley

07786 151021   or   bacuppride@gmail.com