A Christmas Celebration

On Sunday 26th November the Community Centre Trust will be holding a Christmas Celebration Afternoon between 2pm-4pm at the Old School on Charter Lane. There will be:

  • afternoon tea & coffee
  • cakes, homemade mince pies & stollen
  • mulled wine
  • a bottle tombola
  • a raffle
  • a book exchange
  • Christmas music

Entry is just £5 so why not stop by with your family for a warming drink & join in the festivities!

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Summer Coffee Morning

On Saturday 8th July the Community Centre Trust will be holding a Coffee Morning between 10am-12pm at the Old School on Charter Lane. There will be tea, coffee, cakes & a raffle. So why not bring your family for a drink & meet up with friends.

All proceeds raised will go towards the restoration of the Old School.

In addition, if anyone can volunteer their time or donate prizes for the event it would be greatly appreciated.

Please email margaretstewart@btconnect.com if you can help in any way.

Coffee Morning

 

On Saturday 17th June the Community Centre Trust will be holding a Coffee Morning between 10am-12pm at the Old School on Charter Lane. There will be tea, coffee, cakes & a raffle. So why not bring your family for a drink & meet up with friends.

All proceeds raised will go towards the restoration of the Old School.

In addition, if anyone can volunteer their time or donate prizes for the event it would be greatly appreciated.

Please email margaretstewart@btconnect.com if you can help in any way.

Spring Coffee Morning

On Saturday 13th May the Community Centre Trust will be holding an Spring Coffee Morning between 10am-12pm at the Old School on Charter Lane. There will be tea, coffee, cakes & a raffle. So why not bring your family for a drink & meet up with friends.

All proceeds raised will go towards the restoration of the Old School.

In addition, if anyone can volunteer their time or donate prizes for the event it would be greatly appreciated.

Please email margaretstewart@btconnect.com if you can help in any way.

Christmas Coffee Morning

Chocolate and Mince Pies

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On Saturday 10th December the Community Centre Trust will be holding a Christmas Coffee

Morning between 10am-12pm at the Old School on Charter Lane. There will be tea, coffee, mince pies & a raffle. So why not pop down for 5 minutes for a drink & a catch up.

All proceeds raised will go towards the restoration of the Old School.

In addition, if anyone can volunteer their time or donate prizes for the event it would be greatly appreciated. Please email margaretstewart@btconnect.com if you can help in any way.

Mill Lane Planters

The Mill Lane Gateway into Charnock Richard was perceived by the Parish Council as a problem spot, at it’s junction with Preston Road the vacant land was being used for a number of purposes that didn’t enhance the area, firstly it was being used as a car park for commuters who were co-sharing transport and wanted to avoid parking on the motorway service area and secondly it was being used to display and advertise cars for sale.

The Parish Council decided on a project that had a dual purpose to deter both the nuisance parking and car sale pitch and would introduce a splash of colour to this gateway into Charnock Richard , this was to install a row of flower planters.IMG_20160625_143603

It took a couple of on site meeting by councillors, who were able and available to attend, to kick-start the project. Councillor Taylor drew up plans that were submitted to Chorley B.C.
Some investigation work to determine the whereabouts of underground cables ,that supplied local street lighting was carried out by Councillor Hill. Oak railway sleepers were purchased locally from Rustic Touch in Charnock Richard.

The site was cleared by Councillor Shaw with his mini-digger, who set up a new track breaking record , I’m sure he will be only to glad to explain this feat over a pint if you catch him at the bar.
The planters were assembled on site by the Mill Lane Planters team of Councillors Heaton,Cheetham,Almond and Shaw who also had the responsibility of filling the planters with soil driving the only String Controlled multi-directional dumper still in current service in the UK.

Our Lengthsman Gordon Yates supplied the floral display that you currently see in the planters and Councillor Cheetham added the finishing touches with a coat of wood stain.
The project whilst vastly improves the vacant plot at Mill Lane and adds a splash of colour to this gateway to the village is not quite complete as a small area to the west of the planters needs a little more work to deter nuisance parking but this will be completed in the near future.

Regards,
Mel Almond
Chairman

Yarrow INNS Project

INNS vol poster (1)Regular conservation volunteers, and pretty much anyone who likes to get into the great outdoors, will be familiar with Himalayan Balsam and its ability to take over vast areas of woodlands and River Banks. Pretty as it pink flowers may be, it is one of a number of unwanted, non-native weeds threatening to take over our countryside. Over the next two years we will be leading a coordinated attack on Himalayan Balsam and other non-native weeds in the Yarrow Valley Area, from Adlington to Bamber Bridge.

Removing invasive weeds is a vital conservation task and we need your help to make a real impact. The bad news is there is a lot of Balsam to remove, the good news is, it’s a pretty easy to plant to pull up, so no special skills are needed and while volunteers will need to be reasonably physically active it is a job where you can work at your own pace, so is not overly arduous.

As well as the regular days listed below there will be other sessions at various locations throughout the summer. Children accompanied by adults or more than welcome, Balsam pulling is a great introduction to conservation  and volunteering and may help parents or grandparents occupy days during the long summer holidays!

Areas affected:
Mondays – Leeds Liverpool Canal, Wheelton.
Tuesdays – Worden Park, Leyland
Wednesdays – Fox Hole Wood, Chorley
Fridays – Cuerden Valley County Park

All volunteer days run from 10am – 3pm (volunteers are welcome to join just AM or PM sessions should they wish)

For more details and meeting points etc. please contact:
Chris Taylor
Email: ctaylor@lancswt.org.uk
Phone: 07967820744
Facebook Page

Balsam Bashing

Borough Councillor Paul Leadbetter has organised a second year of Balsam Bashing along Sharratt’s Path. Himalayan Balsam is an extremely invasive weed & a single plant can spread its seeds 22ft away!
balsamPlease stop by to help out on Monday 20th June from 18:30 to help out, even if you can only spare 5 minutes it will make all the difference.
Everyone is to meet at the Charnock Richard end of the path and walk down to meet up with the rest of the group. More information can be found on the Facebook page.