Mid-Jan Witter

Evenin’ All

Great turnouts to organised sessions last week – 12 volunteers on Thursday, 15 on Sunday. That’s not counting all those stars out on their own in their own time. We’re so grateful to y’all.

Special well-done to Leanne (one of the Hassy crew). I’m told she single-handedly cleared that appalling layby on the A56, just before the Rising Bridge roundabout.

THIS WEEK’S SESSIONS :

Weds 17th 10am Bacup Pride meet at the lockup behind Bacup market.
Thurs 18th Civic Pride Thursday Morning crew – attracting more volunteers every week, really making a difference so come ‘n’ join the fun! Meet 9.30am at the store or 10am on the bypass layby, inbound-to-R’stall side. Perennial weeds need yanking out, several areas requiring our tlc. Could be up for two brews – one from lovely Lynn (our volunteer catering manager!) then a McD’s freebie after we’ve finished. Tempted, eh??
Friday 19th – change of venue!! 8pm in Casked (next to the Civic Pride shop, opposite the fire station) then aiming for Buffers at 9pm.

OTHER STUFF (will try to be brief – honest!)
1. Friday 23rd March Mayor’s Charity Ball : 4 course dinner plus entertainment and chance to chat. Venue is The Riverside Whitworth 7pm for 7.30pm tickets £35. This year the mayor is Colin Crawforth who’s been a big long-term supporter of all things Civic Pride so it’d be good to return the compliment. Email me if you want to attend : chris@civic-pride.org.uk or ring on 07877211314
2. Burnley Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Services would like a Civic Pride representative as a Trustee. Let me know if you can help ’em out – the time commitment is minimal and it could help us to recruit volunteers which is vital to us.
3. East Lancs Railway – if you’re ever at R’stall station you may have seen a beautiful locomotive called City of Wells. ELR are trying to buy it and need donations (whether large, small or tiny) towards the £300K purchase price. Get in touch via their website.
That’s it – other than to say it’s now 35 minutes longer (gettit?) – oh, and ‘orrid January’s half-done!

Cheers!

Chris