ROTARY COMPLETE A FURTHER PROJECT AT LOCAL RAILWAY STATION

Volunteers from Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary have completed a large project at the local railway station. Over the last 6 weeks club Rotarians have been seen at the entrance to the railway station where out of control weeds , vegetation and large bushes have been removed. This area has for many years been very unsightly,

Polio Eradication – a ‘Thank You’ from Bill Gates

Here is a video posted by Bill Gates on Facebook Thank You, Rotary! For more than 30 years, Rotary International has been a leader in the fight to #endpolio. Today, we're closer than ever to wiping polio off the map. Posted by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on martes, 13 de junio de 2017

TALKING NEWSPAPER FOR THE BLIND CELEBRATES 40 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG

A grand celebration was recently held at the Brooks club in Accrington to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Hyndburn District Talking Newspaper. Over 100 people were present to watch the people involved with the Talking Newspaper receive awards for voluntary long service, Secretary Marion Clark’s award was for a magnificent 35 years of service.

MAGNIFICENT ‘DRIVE’ FROM LOCAL GOLF CLUB GOES TO DERIAN HOUSE

A joint programme embracing Whalley golf club, Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary and Balti Stan restaurant of Clayton-le-Moors resulted in the grand sum of £5,250 being raised which was presented to Stan Bamber, Community Ambassador for Derian House who was accompanied by Sandra Robinson, Community champion. The cheque was presented by the captain of the golf

WORK CONTINUES ON IMPROVING THE APPEARANCE OF CHURCH AND OSWALDTWISTLE RAILWAY STATION

For the last 3 years volunteers from Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary have turned up every Saturday morning to improve the appearance of their local railway station. One of the ongoing tasks is to keep the very long platforms free of weeds, and in the endeavour to bring them up to their original state both a

ROTARY HELPS OUT ADVOCACY FOCUS

Jim Hargreaves, outgoing President of Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary, at a recent meeting presented a cheque for £500 to Advocacy Focus who are based in Accrington. This organisation have been delivering independent advocacy since 1998. This money will be used to further extend Advocacy public awareness events across Lancashire. The aim of these events is

LOCAL SCHOOLS ATTEND THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE AT LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

The Rotary club of Church and Oswaldtwistle were proud to sponsor two local primary schools at the 2017 annual District conference held at Lancaster University. Pupils from St Andrew’s School, who were attending the event for the second time, were joined by students from White Ash Specialist School. The Conference is an opportunity for children

JUNIOR TECHNOLOGY TOURNAMENT AT LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary have recently  took part in a brand new initiative for primary schools. The Rochester Bridge Trust and the Rotary have come together to introduce a technology tournament  aimed at the under twelves, and the first competition in the Church and Oswaldtwistle district took place at St Andrew’s  school. Rotarians Jim Hargreaves,

LIGHT AT LAST AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

However the main eyesore of the cleanup programme has been the scruffy and tatty appearance of the tunnel that is adjacent to  the station and has to be entered by both passengers and the general public as it is part of the pavement. The new contractors to Northern Rail are Carillion Services, are very much

WHITE ASH PRIMARY SCHOOL DEN BUILDING IN AID OF SAVE THE CHILDREN

  DEN Day was on Friday 16th June, when schools across the UK built dens, learnt about the importance of shelter and raising  money to change lives. The RotaKids club at White Ash Primary school in Oswaldtwistle, which recently was set up by the Rotary club of Church and Oswaldtwistle showed itself to have a