A slightly sunburnt Civic Pride Witter

Good evening Reader
129 well-read intelligentsia opened last week’s Wittering …. so if you weren’t one of ’em imbibing that thrill-packed offering, you won’t know RHS were all over us last Weds then on to the Pride crews in Bacup and Weir and Hassy. We’re uber-chuffed we’ve now got multiple* folk involved gettin’ gardens old ‘n’ new across Rossendale ready for inspection. And to McD’s for feeding us in the morning. Twice. A reet grand day. We find out inspection results at the RHS’s presentation “do” in Autumn … details to follow. Eventually. When we’ve gottem. Ok? (* = lots & lots : sorry, am Witterin’ again – but d’you fancy being one of multiple folk?? Contact details on website)

Anyhow, getting it all done in time obviously left Our Organisers rather knackered (oops sorry) cos we’ve not got much from ’em for this week … so, nice ‘n’ briefly :
WEDS 19TH meet 7pm at Haslingden Rd Gardens (adjacent to Latter Day Saints church & St Mary’s Chambers) to give our huge gardens there some essential tlc. Not been there before? Just turn up & ask for Tracey (big boss …..)
THURS 20TH meet 9.30 at CP Store or 10am at the layby, inbound-to-R’stall side of the bypass, to complete last week’s labourings including some balsam-bashing. Oh, and we think BBC TV might be turning up. Somehow they’ve got wind of us (must wash us feet more often, then). Long story. Tell you on Thurs. But only if you turn up. Right?
FRI 21ST Buffer Stops 8pm onwards. Just the nine of us last week. All very serious. Not.
MON 24TH 9am meet at New Hall Hey roundabout on the bypass (near Hardman’s Mill). We need a quick scoot round to shift any new litter before the bypass gets shorn (aka grass cut). Thank you to troops who responded to last week’s QT “litter clear” effort and filled 18 bags with bypass litter yesterday …. so next Mon’s quick scoot will be just that IF (yup, if) we get a good turn-out. Thanks!
WEDS 26th July – it’s that nipping up The Old Man of Coniston, just to show we can and to celebrate a 70th. Meet Sun Inn Coniston LA21 8HQ (look for a CP hi-viz!) at 10.30am, suitably clad, shod ‘n’ provisioned. Leave litterpickers at home (whaaaat??). Ring me for car share details (07877211314). A drink or two afterwards in Coniston. Should be done by 3.30. Some are then over-nighting in Windermere. It’ll be a small, slow group – none of yer forced-march jollies with us, pal!

Have you a Civic Pride event happening? Let me know – I’ll pop details in T’Witterings (then just watch the world flock to you …. yeah, right)
Chris PS I think The Whitaker’s got a free party lined up v soon…. check ’em out