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Community Column: Where Has All the Litter Gone?

Published on November 16, 2016 at 9:17 am

Civic Pride rally Rossendale into becmoing litter free.

Walk down Bacup Road in Rawtenstall early on Sunday morning and you’ll doubtless see plenty of fast food litter, cans, bottles and cigarette ends strewn across the pavements. Take Away corner is a reminder of what most of Rossendale used to look like before Civic Pride and other volunteers got to grips with the problem.

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Community Column: Water Band’s 150th Birthday

Published on November 3, 2016 at 4:48 pm

2016 is Water Band’s 150th year. To celebrate we’re having ‘A Bit Of A Do’ at the bandroom on Saturday 12th November between 3pm and 7.30pm and we would like to invite you along to help us mark this momentous occasion.

We are inviting past players and social members of the band, relatives of current and past players, friends and neighbours of the band, organisers who have booked the band this year, and anyone with an interest in Water Band and its aims.

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Community Column: Queen’s Award Nomination for Civic Pride

Published on October 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Civic Pride have again been nominated for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service after missing out last year.

Civic Pride were nominated for this prestigious award last year in recognition of our achievements in helping to transform our valley for all to enjoy, residents and visitors alike. It was proposed by Cllr Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council and supported by Jake Berry MP.

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Community Column: Light Up Your Lanterns

Published on August 17, 2016 at 10:28 am

The first workshop at Bacup Cricket was very vibrant and successful, there being a good mixture of 38 creative people, young, and not as young, creating some beautiful lanterns for the Parade on the 29th October.

The next workshops will be as follows;

Fearns School Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th August – this has to be booked in advance and as it’s during Theatre Week it’s already booked up!

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Community Column: Britain in Bloom Judging

Published on July 28, 2016 at 3:34 pm

If you were in Rawtenstall last Thursday morning (July 21st) you may have seen a group of individuals in Civic Pride hi-vis jackets walking around admiring the gardens. Judgement Day 21.7.'16-7-EditWhat was remarkable was that they weren’t weeding, planting, digging, pruning, sweeping up or picking litter which is what they’ve been doing day after day, in all weathers for many weeks during the lead up to Britain in Bloom!

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Community Column: Civic Pride Waterfoot Work

Published on June 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm

The area around Turnpike/Burnley Road East/Booth Road crossroads in Waterfoot has had a facelift thanks to Civic Pride volunteers Liz and Ian Hoskins.

Steps Before
Before Liz applied a bit of tlc!

Over the last few months whilst Ian has been busy picking litter, Liz has been out clearing the footpaths and steps of accumulations of leaves, weeds and soil. 

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Community Column: Samaritans Say Thank You to Priceless Volunteers

Published on June 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Samaritans in Pendle, Burnley, Craven & Rossendale are celebrating Volunteers’ Week (1-12 June 2016) by saying a great big thank you to their team of life-saving volunteers.

Every 6 seconds someone contacts Samaritans. Across the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 20,000 volunteers give well over 5 million hours of their time a year – responding to calls, fundraising, supporting people in prisons, workplaces and schools, and running its 201 branches.

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Community Column: Civic Pride Clear Carrs Industrial Estate

Published on April 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Another Community Column piece from Civic Pride Rossendale

Surely one of the premier industrial estates in the valley it is often the first, last and indeed lasting impression of Rossendale for its many visitors whether they come by car, van or HGV.

Early in March 2016 the Haslingden branch of Civic Pride supported by a few Rawtenstall members, realising what a despicable state the area was in, decided to do something about it. 

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