Disregarding the controversy surrounding the ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign,
Civic Pride does what it does best – rolled up its sleeves and got on with
making Rossendale look better for residents and visitors alike.
Saturday saw 11 Rawtenstall and Waterfoot volunteers filling 51 bags with
litter plus many other items too big or heavy for the bags. The old railway
behind the Coop is now clear as is Burnley Road East and its adjoining roads
and paths between Booth Road/Turnpike and the arcade.
Something’s stirring in the Waterfoot community so keep an eye on this
column to learn more!
The gauntlet was then thrown down for the Sunday session which was aimed at
clearing the main arteries of the Carrs Industrial Estate in Haslingden. As
one of the premier industrial and trading areas in the valley it is often
the first and last impression business visitors have of the area.
The numbers are staggering! 20 volunteers from across Haslingden and
Rawtenstall converged on the area and collected (at the last count) 120 bags
of rubbish plus who knows how many items too large and heavy to bag!
Add that to the regular work undertaken by our Lone Rangers and the total
for the week is well in excess of 200 bags or about 1.2 tons of unsightly
Well done everybody.