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Proffitts are delighted to be working in partnership with Twin Valley Homes and Child Action North West on the youth music project ‘Yo Radio’. This weeks drumming masterclass with Elbow drummer, Richard Jupp, at Blackburn Central High School went down a storm!Elbow band member runs drumming masterclass for Youth Music project in Blackburn
The young people at Stepping Stones, Burnley are currently undertaking their AQA training in bulb planting and maintenance. Working with the neighbourhood watch co-ordinator, Tony Moores, and the Proffitts Community team, a bulb planting session took place yesterday – with great results! Well done all.
The first guided ride, led by FORBA (Forest of Rossendale Bridleways Association) was held on Sunday 8 December. As you can see, it was a beautiful ride around Haslingden and Rawtenstall. The second ride for experienced riders, (again organised by FORBA) will be on 12 January. Contact Chris Peat for more details 01254 386459 or 07811 279 092. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Proffitts heard the good news today that we have conditionally secured £30,000 for the Western Park project. Fantastic news!!! And Stacksteads Countryside Park Group are thrilled that this much needed play area transformation is one step closer . Total monies now secured £44,000 – we’re over half way there!
Please help us secure £250,000 funding from the Community Sport Activation Fund – Sport England, for communities in Rossendale
Proffitt’s has been commissioned by Rossendale Borough Council to apply for £250,000 funding from the Community Sport Activation Fund – Sport England. This is a £47.5 million Lottery funded programme which will provide grassroots activity at a very local level. Essentially, it will focus on family orientated sporting activities within communities in Rossendale, encouraging people to develop a ‘Sporting Habit for Life’. Please help us build a robust case for the funding by completing the survey below. Do feel free to forward the link onto family, friends and colleagues who also live in Rossendale – the more data we have the better! Thank you in advance.
FORBA poster rev bBridleway routes around Rossendale
“Routes around Rossendale” is a new project which aims to encourage people to explore the countryside on their doorstep in Rossendale by foot, horse or bicycle. The project (which is funded by Natural England’s Paths For Communities Programme and Lancashire Environmental Fund) is focused on refurbishing/creating a new a multi user path (3 metres wide) along a section of disused railway in Stacksteads, and signposting 8 circular paths on existing rights of way around Rossendale. A leaflet and web page will be produced, detailing the new path and loop routes, so that walkers, cyclists and horse-riders can make the most of Rossendale’s beautiful countryside and excellent facilities.
As part of the process, guided walks and rides are being held between December 2013 and February 2014 to give newcomers confidence in the routes and in their abilities.
Several guided bridleway rides will be held in the coming weeks for different abilities of riders. Please watch this space for more news. The first ride for experienced riders will be on Sunday 8 December and will take in a recently refurbished byway in Rawtenstall and show people the way along Cribden Side, a notoriously difficult to find route. Festive mulled wine, soup and mince pies will be provided on return. The second ride for experienced riders will be on 12th January, route to be confirmed. For more details visit www.forba.org.uk
Please can you take just 2 minutes to vote for Friends of Snig Hole Park to win a share of the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund http://www.galaxyhotchocolate.com/fund/Default.aspx?p1=friends-of-snig-hole-park – thank you!