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There are only four establishments in Great Harwood listed on The PROSPECTS Foundation website Fairtrade list.
Do you know of any more that are selling or using Fairtrade products?
Community or voluntary organisations using in their bazaar makes, cakes and bakes etc.. or for refreshments at their meetings?
Please help Great Harwood PROSPECTS Panel promote Fairtrade in Great Harwood and increase the list and get the venues to display the Fairtrade logo.
If you are not using Fairtrade please consider doing so. You will then be listed on the web page. Thanks for your support. We would like to double the list in the next 3 months.
FairTrade in Great Harwood
The Council’s Dog Warden service are joining forces with the Dog’s Trust again to offer free micro chipping at the Tesco Extra car park in Accrington, on Friday 8th November and Thursday 14th November.
The sessions are open from 11am to 3pm in the Tesco Extra car park on Eagle St Accrington, no need to book just turn up and join the queue.
Micro chipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they become lost or stolen. A tiny microchip is inserted under the animal’s skin, which gives the pet their own unique code. The microchip can be scanned and matched to the owner’s contact details, which are kept on a database.
The law is changing and from 6th April 2016 micro chipping will be compulsory for all dog owners in England, so why not get ahead of the game and bring your dog along to one of the sessions.
COME AND GET YOUR DOG MICRO CHIPPED
In June 2009 Oswaldtwistle Library, which is run by Lancashire County Council was refurbished and the library was very keen to engage with the local community.
One approach that was chosen was to try and set up a selection of community based groups run by volunteers .
During 2010 I was approached by Peter Jones who was a member of the Reading Group with an enquiry as to whether we would be able to set up a Writers' Group. Peter an author himself with several published works was very enthusiastic to try and establish a Writers' group at the library.
The first meeting was held on 10th October 2010.The meeting was well attended and four members of the original group: Carol Cooper, Joan Crossley, Stuart Hartley and Mary O'Rourke are regular attenders at the fortnightly meetings. The group has continued to grow and there at least 13 members; two of whom joined at the last meeting on 23rd September 2013.
Every fortnight Peter selects a topic or asks for ideas from the group, for which they prepare something for the following fortnight. Over the last three years they have written a very wide selection of material from sonnets to reviews and sketches and just about every genre in between. Every fortnight there is a very lively meeting and often amusing anecdotes are heard.
Every month the group contributes a piece to the Acorn Magazine
Jill Macdonald Constable a local author has run a couple of workshops for the group and at the next meeting on 14th October the author Linda Hooper will be running a workshop. Due to the success of the group Peter was approached by the manager of Clayton le Moors library to help set up another Writer's Group which has proved to be very successful.
In October 2011 Peter suggested the idea of holding a Christmas quiz for the members of the Reading and Writers’ groups and library staff. This was very well received and two more quizzes have taken place, the most recent one compiled by Patrick and Charlotte, who runs the Clayton Writers’ Group, with another one planned for Christmas 2013.
The group have even submitted an application to appear on the BBC Eggheads programme.
A very big thank you to all the members of the group for making this group such a success and especially to Peter for his commitment, ideas, help and enthusiasm.
© Susan Jabbari 2013
3rd Anniversary of Oswaldtwistle Writers Group
The people in the picture are as follows: Back row left to right: Peter Jones, Brian Croft, Susan Jabbari, Stuart Hartley, Martin Peacock, Ray Cook, Dana Nadeau.
Front Row seated: Rose (new member), Carol Cooper, Mary O'Rourke, Joan Crossley.
Meet Lancashire author Roger Price at Accrington Library at 3pm on Thursday 7th November 2013. Roger will talk about his previous career as a Police Detective Inspector, his journey to publication and his new book "By Their Rules". This is a free event with free refreshments, but numbers are limited. Please contact the library on 01254 872385 to book a ticket.
Author Talk at Accrington Library
For the first time ever, Accrington is set to host a series of Christmas Markets and the Council is asking traders to come forward and be part of this exciting new venture.
Cllr Clare Pritchard, Cabinet Member for Markets, said; “We’re really pleased to announce our plans for a series of Christmas Markets to run during December in front of Accrington’s historic Market Hall. These seasonal markets will help promote local traders selling festive food, drink and goods including art and toys, to Hyndburn folk and people right across the region, looking for some Christmas cheer and gifts. So we’re asking traders to apply for space on the markets now, to join in the festive fun and help make this a prosperous Christmas to remember in Accrington town centre.”
TRADERS WANTED FOR ACCRINGTON’S FIRST CHRISTMAS MARKET
We will shortly be drawing the winners of this month's privilege card draw. Our first prize is a £50 voucher to spend in-store at the mill and the second prize is a 3 course meal for two in a choice of our 4 restaurants.
If you would like to join our FREE privilege card scheme and get great offers every month and be entered into our prize draw, just call in and fill out a form at our main reception or any till point.
Good Luck Everyone!
Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Village
Peel Park Hotel
Turkey Street, Accrington
14th November 2013
Tickets £ 3.00
‘Get your Christmas presents early’
Local ‘calendar girl’
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Join the campaign - and help save a ‘vital’ GP walk-in centre at the Victoria Hospital.
There will be an extraordinary meeting of the full Council on Thursday 14th November at 7.00 p.m. to discuss the future provision of the GP Walk in Centre at Accrington Victoria Community Hospital.
A consultation exercise is currently underway about the future of the centre, with an online survey –
The Chair and Chief Executive of the East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group will be at the Council meeting to present options about its future.
Local and Regional Traffic Reports now available on The Acorn Community News online
Planning a trip out well Acorn Community News have joined forces with Frixo to provide you with a minute by minute real time traffic report facility.
Find out whats happening both locally and nationally on the roads before you even leave the comfort of you own home, and whilst on route check via your smart phone or tablet PC for the very latest traffic news about your destination.