Barnoldswick’s ‘glitterati’ leave town sparkling

Some of those taking part in the Barnoldswick in Bloom Community Action Weekend with bloom mascot Titchmarsh at the group's stall at Barnoldswick Market. (S)
Some of those taking part in the Barnoldswick in Bloom Community Action Weekend with bloom mascot Titchmarsh at the group's stall at Barnoldswick Market. (S)
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More than 200 bags of rubbish were collected from Barnoldswick’s green areas at the weekend as over 50 people took part in the town’s Big Spring Clean.

Waste was picked from parks, open spaces, roadside verges and Stocks Beck by a hardy army of volunteers dubbed as “Barlick’s glitterati” who beavered away throughout Saturday and Sunday.

The weekend was organised by Barnoldswick in Bloom to celebrate the beginning of spring as part of a national Tidy Britain Community Clear Up Day.

Marjorie Adams, Chairman of Barnoldswick’s bloom group said: “It was magnificent to see so many people tackling litter all around the town.

“It’s made a huge difference to the appearance of our town and people who took part can be very proud of themselves.

“It’s tremendous having over 50 people taking part in the organised activities and I know lots of individuals did their bit in their own time.

“Since January, when the litter picking movement really got going in Barnoldswick, there’s been a massive change to how the town and its approaches look. I’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone who’s helping.”

Barnoldswick in Bloom arrange mass Community Action Days once a month and have ad-hoc activities most weeks.

As well as litter picking, more planting was carried out at the Memorial Gardens during the action event.

This year, Barnoldswick is in the national finals of Britain in Bloom and the town is gearing up to become as near perfect as possible this summer.