What's on

As the second lockdown comes to an end, we are continuing to follow the Government Guidelines. Since March 8th 2021 our ‘Lone Rangers’ (litter pickers) and ‘Secret Gardeners’ have been back out working hard throughout the valley, working on their own or with one other ‘buddy’.

From 29th March 2021 we are now able to organise our regular Community Garden work parties once again, with up to six volunteers working together. We’re starting to reclaim our gardens from the ravages of lost time, weeds are being removed, plants and bulbs planted and Himalayan Balsam will once again start to be bashed in the very near future!

Following the lockdown restrictions our long term volunteers are being joined by a steady stream of new and willing recruits, and we all look forward to seeing the results of their hard work later on this Spring and Summer.

However, Mother Nature (and collecting litter) never stops and so we’re always looking for more help.

Our bee and butterfly friendly plants across our gardens and the first of our rewilding area in Rawtenstall Cemetery are helping the populations of both to thrive. Rewilding is a key part of our strategy which benefits the environment and ultimately the community.

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A Survey Free Witter

Dear Civic Pride, Welcome to your newsletter. This week it’s safe to read without being invited to fill in any more questionnaires, although it’s fair to point out that suggestions from responses to our WW’s survey are already being implemented. Thank you for your feedback! As usual, Civic Pride has been busy throughout the Valley […]

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Another survey Wittering

Dear Civic Pride, Firstly…..Thank you for sending in your replies to our survey about the Weekly Witterings. We valiantly hack away at the keyboard each week, but wondered what people thought and if we could improve the information shared via our regular newsletter. It’s been great to get your feedback about our communication lines, including […]

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A Tell Us What You Think Witter

Dear Civic Pride, Thanks to all our regular gardeners this week; things are coming along splendidly in the community gardens and there have been lots of positive comments from local people up and down the Valley. Lockdown in March really forced us backwards during the busiest time in the horticultural calendar, and the amount of […]

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A Proud Community Witter

Dear Civic Pride, Welcome to another week of gardening, litter picking and community spirit. Thanks everyone…..What would Rossendale look like without your fantastic efforts…? If the last few weeks are anything to go by then we’d be sinking below an antisocial tide of rubbish on our streets and in public spaces. There seems to be […]

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A What a difference Witter!

Sunday 9th August 2020 Dear Civic Pride, It’s been a busy week of environmental endeavour in sunny Rossendale, and it’s such a pleasure to see so many volunteers out litter picking, gardening and balsam bashing. May we extend an especially warm welcome to all our new recruits who are rolling up their sleeves and helping […]

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