Published March 9, 2021 at 11:00
Civic Pride Rossendale (CPR) have appointed a new Chair and Vice Chair after current incumbents Roger Grimshaw and Helen Thomas –Laight stepped down.
Sue Shuttleworth has been appointed as Chair and Yvonne Malley as Vice Chair. Sue who has been a dedicated member of CPR for many years inspired, persuaded, nagged, and physically dug the ground of the site for the much-loved train on the roundabout which was named Rawtenstall Sue in her honour. The Vice Chair Yvonne Malley has also been a trustee for a number of years.
Outgoing Chair Roger Grimshaw outlined the achievements of CPR over the past year and thanked members for continuing with litter picking whenever possible during the pandemic. He also congratulated the amazing wild life plot at Rawtenstall Cemetery achieved by the Peaceful Plotters and the Weekly Wittering which has kept the volunteers up to date on developments, activities and some CPR history. Work also continued and strengthened with Rossendale Borough Council to help tackle litter issues and fly tipping and Roger also remarked on the positive feedback received from the public regarding the work of CPR and the difference it has made to people on their daily walks.
Sue is already developing ideas for a number of major projects including “Re-wilding Rossendale” an initiative to plant more wildflowers seeds, native plug plants, and perennials, to improve the local environment, encouraging more insects, birds and bats to the area. More detailed information about this project will be published in the next few weeks.
Sue said: “I have some big boots to fill –but hopefully my size 10s are up to the challenge. All the volunteers are raring to go and get out before the weeds and litter take over“
To find out more, to volunteer or to donate please visit www.civic-pride.org.uk or visit our Facebook page Civic Pride Rossendale.
(photo courtesy of Dave Allcock)