Great British Spring Clean
Well, if this weekend didn’t prove how much pride there is in our valley, I don’t know what will! Civic Pride Rossendale organised a litter pick in Newchurch on Friday morning. The village centre always looks good so we split into two teams – one to attack the Heys and the other, Staghills Road.
We were joined by four members of Newchurch Village Community Association (NVCA), who we’re confident will now be out there on a regular basis (won’t you guys)! We also welcomed the CEO and Operations Manager from RBC together with Cllr Lamb who took an hour out of their busy schedules to clear Top Barn Lane with three ‘full to bursting’ bags to bring the area total to 27!
Saturday saw two more NVCA members join two Whitewell Bottom and two Rawtenstall CP volunteers who between them collected 38 bags with plenty more to be done! Is there anyone in Waterfoot who’d like to lead a hands-on (JDI) team? We’ll give you all the support you need!
Sunday brought rain but 16 volunteers from Haslingden CP and Rawtenstall (hope you’ve all dried out now) cleared 50 bags off Carrs Industrial Estate. Last year the tally was 274 so that’s some improvement and is testimony to the work of a couple of volunteers whose businesses are on the estate.
Meanwhile, nearly 20 hardy people from Weir Pride completed what must have been the highest and certainly the coldest litter pick of the weekend! Up and down the main road and the streets in the village. The organisers were delighted to see four young children also came along. 9 bags but then they don’t have takeaways in Weir!
Bacup Pride met outside the T’Owd Con Club on Friday, then Saturday and Sunday at the Wall of History Garden. Saturday afternoon they spent visiting the new Stubbylee Pump Track (cycle track) followed by a litter-pick around the park/New Line area. 71 bags plus 3 TV sets!
Add this to what was collected the previous Saturday in Rawtenstall and we have a total of 259 bags. Now that’s some achievement!
We’re getting there!
Carrs Industrial Estate 2016
Carrs Industrial Estate 2017