Civic Pride (Rossendale)

National Britain in Bloom nomination for Rawtenstall and Civic Pride Rossendale after 2022 success

Published on February 20, 2023 at 10:11 am



line of civic pride volunteers with their winning trophy

AFTER scooping Gold with its first-time Britain in Bloom entry – Rawtenstall has been picked to represent the North West in the 2023 national competition.

Volunteer-led Civic Pride Rossendale coordinated last year’s entry and engaged hundreds of people from the community to back its plans – everyone from nursery age to 90.

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Rawtenstall takes gold at RHS North West Britain in Bloom 

Published on October 24, 2022 at 4:25 pm

Britain Bloom Gold certificate

After months of waiting Civic Pride Rossendale have been awarded Gold at the Royal Horticultural North West Britain in Bloom event.  

The event, which was held at Bolton Football ground, was held over 3 days due to the number of applications from across the North West.  

Three of the gardens in the “It’s your Neighbourhood” category were successful on the first day – The Gyro (roundabout) and Library gardens (Sparrow Park) achieved the highest award of Outstanding and the peaceful plot wildlife garden in the Cemetery received an Advanced award  

The second day saw Rawtenstall beat off competition from 11 other entries in the Large Town category to scoop the Gold.

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Latest Civic Pride blog

Published on March 28, 2019 at 3:02 pm

A lot of interest is being shown in the Great British Spring Clean between March 22nd and April 23rd and Civic Pride Rossendale welcome anything that highlights the scourge of litter and inspires people to roll up their sleeves and get picking!

Civic Pride volunteers are out there 365 days a year clearing our streets and open spaces so, in addition to organising their own mass litter pick, they’re helping out with two others as well.

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Civic Pride latest blog: Tackling river rubbish

Published on March 12, 2019 at 2:52 pm

The first Sunday in March saw an enthusiastic team of Civic Pride volunteers donning wellies, waders and hi vis jackets to remove some of the detritus that had been thrown into the Rivers Irwell and Limey Water where they meet to the side of B&M Bargains in Rawtenstall.

In addition to five shopping trollies, a chair and lots of other items, 12 bags were also filled with smaller items. 

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BLOG: volunteers transform memorial ground

Published on October 18, 2018 at 11:21 am

It’s taken two years and four hardworking Civic Pride (Rossendale) volunteers – and now Trickett’s Memorial Ground in Waterfoot  is ready for Remembrance Day.

Brambles cleared, areas newly planted and a huge hanging planter in the centre of the main lawn started to attract the attention of passers-by in the first few months.

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Water blooming marvellous idea

Published on July 20, 2018 at 12:10 pm

A charity which has been honoured by the Queen has risen to the challenge of keeping Rawtenstall looking blooming marvellous during the heatwave.

Civic Pride (Rossendale) has bought a submersible pump to draw water from Limey Water at Rawtenstall to help keep the town’s floral displays in tip top condition.

Rawtenstall’s award-winning community gardens and hanging baskets are planted and maintained by the charity which is made up entirely of volunteers.

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