Come share ideas and join in planning Whaley Carnival 2019

Whaley Bridge Carnival is holding a community consultation meeting at 7pm on Monday 11th February in the back room of Whaley Bridge Bowling Club. All are welcome. Complimentary wine kindly provided by the Bowling Club.

Whaley Bridge Carnival is planned to be held on Saturday 29th June, however a number of officers of the organising committee are stepping down for personal reasons.

The purpose of our community consultation meeting is to seek fresh ideas and volunteers to assist in planning this year’s event.

Above all we need fresh ideas about how to get groups and individuals to participate in the parade and / or on the carnival field at the Bowling Club.

Please come and join us, have a chat and give us your ideas.

Photos courtesy of Peter Cull

Special Photo Cover of Christmas Lantern Parade, Light Switch On, Father Christmas’ Grotto & Christmas Market

Our photographer Peter Cull has kindly shared some images from Saturday night’s Lantern Parade through Memorial Park, The Christmas Light Switch On, Father Christmas’ grotto and the Christmas Market in the Mechanics Institute where crafts were on sale and mulled wine was served by volunteers from Horwich End WI.

The full photo archive can be seen by click here

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Lamppost Poppies – Thank you!

Many people will have noticed the large lamppost poppies which went up throughout Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale on the 31st October to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1, and to remember those who lost their lives in conflict then and since.


The project was organized by Whaley4Wards and 110 poppies were sponsored in total.  These poppies were sponsored by individuals and businesses for £10 each, raising a massive £1100 for the Royal British Legion to carry on their work.To put this sum into context, 36 parish councils took part in a RBL lamppost poppy scheme last year in Derbyshire, raising £4223 in total.

Thank you very much to all the sponsors who are listed HERE.

The £1100 raised has now been paid to the Royal British Legion, and the receipt is below ,alongside a letter of thanks from the Royal British Legion.

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