Community Column: Queen’s Award Nomination for Civic Pride

Published October 18, 2016 at 15:00

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. Unfortunately they  were not successful on that occasion but to their delight they have been told they were being given a second chance!

They are now awaiting a visit from the assessor, hopefully we can win the MBE for charities this time.

When the news of their nomination spread last year, these were some of the comments on social media wishing them well;
Jan E Taylor: Well deserved guys. Rawtenstall looks all the better for you. Congratulations Civic Pride Rossendale.
Margaret Rusden: So pleased for them, they deserve the recognition. They do a great job keeping surrounding areas looking great, just look at the planters outside Asda – gorgeous.
Louise Dobson: I’ve been thinking for ages that they deserve recognition for all their hard work. Well done everyone!’

Hopefully your good wishes will bear fruit this year!

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