Blackrod Scout Group needs You!

Scouting has taken place in Blackrod for many years, with the present 47th Bolton (Blackrod) Group celebrating its 50th year in 2015.  Although presently lacking a Scout Troop, there are thriving Beaver and Cubs Sections; Beavers are for 6 –8 year olds and Cubs are 8 up to 11 years...

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Wobbly Headstones in the Churchyard!

The annual check of the headstones revealed that two of them need some attention.  The stonemasons have been to look and one has had to be laid flat as it was in a dangerous condition.   Are there any relatives still in the area of Sarah Preston who has a...

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Gardening Group needs YOU!

If there is anyone who could help the gardening group volunteers with a bit of mowing John Price would love to hear from you. All equipment will be provided – you would not be needed every week but if you have an afternoon to spare please contact John on 01204...

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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2015 -Updated again!

It was certainly a weekend of two halves!  Fabulous weather on Saturday with hoards of visitors sharing our annual community day and then came 3pm on Sunday!!! Gales and torrential rain made some very soggy scarecrows around the village.  However, not to be deterred,  by 6pm people came out again...

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PCC News

The new PCC committee was elected for 2015/16 as follows:   Lay Chair:                                         Brian McCabe Deputy Lay Chair:                            Chris Skinner Secretary:                                         Janet Milward Treasurer:                                         Jean Hibbert Deputy treasurer:                             Bob Chapman...

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Bell Tower work-update 2

THE BELLS, THE BELLS…. Our bells and their frames are on their way back from John Taylor and Co. in Loughborough and work commenced in July with the arrival of a large truck carrying the framework pieces all painted a lovely shade of red!  Below are some pictures of work...

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Events Group News

Million thanks to all who supported the annual Plant Sale – lovely hanging baskets and good strong plants which should withstand the wind and hail on a May day in Blackrod!!  £1100 sold – we now have to wait for the bill to see how much was raised for church...

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Blackrod Community Walks-Summer 2015

Tuesday 9th June—Haigh/Red Rock circular walk.  Meet at Suzanna’s Little Scotland at 10am to start the walk. Leader is David and Dilys on 07535571750 Tuesday 14th July— Longworth Clough and Charters Moss. Meet at St Katharine’s Church in Blackrod at 9:45 to consolidate transport and start at The Black Dog...

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