Our 2020 vision for a healthIER wealthIER Rossendale
In todays Daily Mail is an article on our beloved Bacup Coconutters.
We managed to dodge the showers (downpours!) last Saturday to tidy up and make good the beds at Yorkshire Street in Bacup.
Unfortunately, they were badly damaged earlier this year when workman erected a new street sign, and, they had overgrown in the time we were able to buy plants and time to re-plant.
The good news is that they're looking lovely again.…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on June 19, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
It's that time again!
Nominations are now open for the Rossendale Awards 2012.
We were amazed last year when we won the award for Community Business, and, would like you to vote for us again by visiting the site here - http://www.r-awards.co.uk/
Not only has our Whitaker Park site won another award at North West In Bloom for the second year running, but, our project has been asked to host the North…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on September 7, 2012 at 13:21 — No Comments
In conjunction with our Incredible Edible At Work scheme, we have also asked our Schools if they would like to participate in Incredible Edible Schools.
So many Schools nowadays are growing their own produce, and, it would be great for everyone to see exactly what they are doing. We're finding that some children are now actually encouraging their parents to grow their own!
We have our very first Incredible Edible School at Bacup & Rawtenstall…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on March 23, 2012 at 14:29 — No Comments
We managed to make a great start at the plot at the end of Yorkshire Street Bacup yesterday on the land which was kindly handed over to us by local property owner, Paul McIlroy.
First job was digging over the ground and removing some huge rocks and stones which laid just underneath the surface.…Continue
The name of Incredible Edible Rossendale is really getting around the Valley. We have been contacted by several local groups all wanting to know how to get involved. Volunteers asking to start and plant IER plots. Contact from far and wide supporting our group.
I really believe that we can make our mark in 2012 - The Valley Centre, Sharneyford, Whitaker Park, Snig Hole, Edgeside Park, Bacup Centre, Stacksteads Countryside Park, to name a few of…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on February 7, 2012 at 9:54 — No Comments
The good news just keeps on coming!
We are currently negotiating with a private landowner who has agreed to let us use land for planting in a very central position in Bacup town centre!
Again, we'll keep you updated, but, hope to start work within the next couple of months!
Anyone who wants to help, please get in touch.
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on September 6, 2011 at 12:27 — No Comments
INCREDIBLE news was received last week when the Heads Up Rossendale scheme based at Stubbylee Greenhouses received £276,000 from The Big Lottery Fund.
This is brilliant news as the Bacup Consortium Trust, which was faced with reduced funding from the borough council earlier this year, can now continue its brilliant work with Souta at the greenhouses.
Read the full story here - …Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on February 23, 2010 at 14:03 — No Comments