Civic Pride is a
small charity made up of volunteers who love where they live and
are committed to 'working for a cleaner, greener, safer place to
live and work'.
As well as weekly litter picks around the Rossendale Valley, the
group undertake larger projects on a monthly basis. In November
this involved planting 500 trees, 420 of which were donated from
the Woodland Trust, Jubilee Woods Prize. Over 30 volunteers from
the local community gave up their Sunday to plant these and
transform the derelict Retail Park.
Civic Pride is now looking forward to the Olympic Torch coming
through the Rossendale Valley. The organisation will use a
grant from the local council to fund a range of projects including
providing new bins, garden competitions, flower baskets, beds and
planters around the town.
The organisation has said:
"The coincidence of Keep Britain Tidy announcing their new
initiative couldn't have been better timed and we are proud to be
part of that initiative."
Love Where You Live would like to congratulate Civic Pride for
their hard work and continued dedication to improving their local
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