RHYDDINGS STUDENT ATTENDS ROTARY YOUTH PROGRAMME

Matthew Dobson a 15 year old student who attends Rhyddings Business and Enterprise school has recently completed a week long course in the Lake District. The programme called by the name of RYPEN (Rotary Youth Programme for Enrichment) is designed to give young people experience of teamwork, leadership and confidence. Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary work

MAJOR WORK CARRIED OUT AT LOCAL RAILWAY STATION

  Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary continue to improve the appearance both inside and outside the local railway station. Three major jobs have been completed on the external approach to the station. The subway which for years has been in a very poor state has been painted in brilliant white who has transformed this area. In

HYNDBURN BONFIRE A ROARING SUCCESS

  The annual Hyndburn bonfire held at the Accrington Cricket club ground and organised by the three local Rotary clubs, Accrington, Church and Oswaldtwistle and Great Harwood and Rishton was a great success, fortunately the weather kept dry during the evening allowing the public to watch the event in good conditions. As in previous years

ROTAKIDS PLANT CROCUS BULBS IN OSWALDTWISTLE

  Last week Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary were out in force, planting purple crocus bulbs around the green areas of Oswaldtwistle. This week it was the turn of the two Rotakids schools, White Ash Specialist school and St Andrew’s Primary School, both located in Oswaldtwistle . Cath Heap, the Rotakids coordinator for Church and Oswaldtwistle

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,

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