Lamppost Poppies

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This year, 2018, is the centenary of the end of the First World War.

To commemorate this centenary and to remember all those of the British Armed Forces who have fought and died in conflict then and since, and all those who have fought and died alongside them,  large poppies will be erected on lampposts throughout the centre of Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale.  The poppies will be put in place on the 31st October, and will remain in place until the 22nd November, centred around Remembrance Sunday on the 11th November.

Whaley4Wards have been able to organize this project through the kind sponsorship of individuals and businesses, each of whom has sponsored poppies for £10 each.

The response has been overwhelming and  every one of the  110 poppies has now  been sponsored. Every penny of the £1100 raised will go to the Royal British Legion to enable them to continue to carry out their work. A receipt for this money will be published here once it is received.  

110 poppies should make quite a spectacular display!

Please contact Chair of W4W Jon Goldfinch on goldfinchjon@gmail.com or 01663733067 if you wish to sponsor any remaining poppies. If anyone wishes to help put the poppies up, then we will be meeting in the Bowling Club car park at 4pm on the 31st Oct. We will form teams of 2 and one of you will need a step ladder so please bring one along if you have one.

Thank you so much to the Sponsors who have supported this project so far and are listed below :

Click HERE to see list of Poppy Sponsors  or scroll down

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Remembrance Day 2018 – Lamp post Poppies

Remembrance Day on 11th November this year marks the centenary of the ending of the First World War. To mark this we are through the Royal British Legion obtaining a number of large poppies, which can be affixed to lampposts.

We are inviting individuals , businesses and organizations to sponsor a poppy for £10 each. Every single penny raised will go to the Royal British Legion.

Sponsored poppies will be put up throughout Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale for a short period of time from the 1st November to the 22nd November, and should make a really striking display. If you would like to sponsor a poppy, please contact the Chair of Whaley4Wards, Jon Goldfinch on goldfinchjon@gmail.com or 01663 733067.

We will provide receipts and publish a sheet indicating sponsors and money raised, to which you can have your name or business added if you wish.

This project is being managed by Whaley4Wards , the regeneration advisory group to Whaley Bridge Town Council, with assistance from Tony Gunner of the Goyt. W4W propose and implement small volunteer led regeneration projects around the four wards of Whaley Bridge – Taxal, Fernilee, Yeardsley and Furness Vale. Recent projects include the painting of the Jodrell Rd play equipment, painting of the Canal St Railings, bench repairs, litter picking, design/installation of interpretation panels and shopfront grants, amongst many others. If you have ideas for potential regeneration projects around the town, or wish to become involved, please make contact via the details above.

Thankyou.

Have your say on the future of Whaley Bridge

Whaley Bridge to the Future is a working party to discover if residents of Whaley would like a Neighbourhood plan.

If you have a spare 5 minutes here is a survey we would love you to complete:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H3JSJ7F

These questions are being asked because Whaley Bridge has the opportunity to shape its future through the “Neighbourhood plan”. This is something that was introduced in 2011 by the Localism Act and is organised by local people guided by the views of those who live here. Other towns have successfully put plans in place for example Chapel-en-le-Frith and Disley. We would like to know if you think this is a good idea and what, if anything, you would like to see for Whaley in the future. Continue Reading →

Volunteers wanted !

Whaley4Wards will be preparing and painting the railings on Canal St from around 10am tomorrow morning – Sat 7th July.

If anyone would like to come along and help you would be very welcome.We will be finishing well before the England match at 3pm ! People can drop in and drop out as they wish.

We are going to do the stretch running from the Corner of Canal St down to the bus shelter.

Whaley4Wards is a volunteer group committed to carrying out small regeneration projects across the 4 wards of Whaley Bridge which improve the Town and make it an even nicer place to live. We welcome anyone who wants to join.

On Sun 15th July from 10.30am we plan to repaint the childrens play equipment in the Jodrell road play area. We will finish well before the World Cup Final at 4pm . If you would like to spend an hour helping, then your help would be very much appreciated.

Jon Goldfinch –  goldfinchjon@gmail.com

Help Conserve Water and maintain Water Pressure

Water saving tips

We’re all enjoying this beautiful, warm weather but it also means we’re using an incredible amount of water compared to our usual demand. This week we’ve seen record levels of demand with an additional half a billion litres being delivered to customers every day. With the hot and dry weather set to continue for the next few weeks, we’re asking our customers to help by using water carefully around the garden and home – if possible, please try not to use water outside in the garden while it remains hot as we are all using so much more water.

Try these easy tips in the house and garden and see how much water you can save.

Using water inside

Spend one minute less in the shower

If each member of a family of four spent one minute less in the shower they could save approximately 36 litres of water a day!

Use a washing up bowl

Instead of letting the tap run for longer than it needs to, use a washing up bowl – you can reduce wasted water by up to 50%! Even better, use your dishwasher, you’ll save yourself a job and often they use less water than washing dishes by hand – remember to do a full load each time.

Turn off the tap

Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth saves a massive six litres of water per minute! For a family of four that could be up to 48 litres a day.

Boil only what you need

People often overfill the kettle when they make a cuppa, think about it next time you make one just for yourself, and make your mantra: ‘boil only what you need’.

Using water outside

Ditch the hosepipe

Hosepipes use hundreds of litres of water an hour. Use a watering can for your plants, and a bucket and sponge for your car, and you’ll be doing the environment a good turn.

Water out of hours

Water your garden in the early morning or late evening, when less water is lost through evaporation.

Use mulch for moisture

Add a layer of mulch (eg bark chips, manure) over your soil to retain moisture and keep weeds at bay.

Choose less thirsty plants

Try planting drought-resistant plants, such as geraniums. They look great, and require a lot less water, and not watering them as often means you can save time too!

Buy a butt

A water butt collects the rain from your roof, so you can give your plants a drink.

More information can be found in our using water wisely leaflet (PDF 1,948 KB opens in a new window).