News from the Front Line

Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam has an attractive flower, spreads very rapidly but is not a native species.  The problem is that, as it grows, it kills off all the other plants.  The good news is that it’s great fun pulling it up! Pull – roots are shallow so come out easily Shake – remove the soil from […]

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What next for CPR?

Without our generous benefactors we wouldn’t be able to buy the plants, materials and equipment.  Without the vast amounts of work done behind the scenes, it would not be the efficient organisation it is.  Without the sheer hard work of our frontline volunteers maintaining the gardens, picking litter and reporting fly tipping we would not […]

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Growing a Greenhouse in Rawtenstall!

Spring is just around the corner, the bulbs are starting to poke their shoots above the soil and the days are getting longer.  Soon, Rawtenstall will be a mass of flowers but there’ll be something extra this year…a new greenhouse behind Rawtenstall market! We’re looking for help so would you like to join this new […]

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Cracking Crawshawbooth

Determined to raise cash for some much needed hanging baskets for the Jubilee Gardens in Waterfoot, one (slightly insane) volunteer decided to do a sponsored ltterpick from dawn to dusk! Remember please that this was January 19th and so the day started with a frosty reception from mother nature and at times included breaking the […]

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Wonderful Woodland

On Saturday 18th January one CPR volunteer was joined by 3 Pendle Forest Orienteers keen  to start clearing woodland in Waterfoot for a forthcoming orienteering event.  The problem was that whilst we’ve been busy over the last few years clearing litter from the most visible (and less visible) areas, we just don’t have the resources […]

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