Norden cleaned-up in time for carnival

Date published: 12 June 2018

Friends of Norden Jubilee Park teamed up with Rochdale in Bloom members and other residents on Sunday (10 June) to tidy up Norden, ahead of Norden carnival.

Paul Ellison, who organised the clean-up and is on the Norden Carnival Committee, said: “Another good volunteer day in Norden.

“Planters were cleared on Edenfield Road by Emma Metcalfe, with Rochdale Council planting them up soon.

“Litter picking was done throughout Norden Village by Andrew Dunham and son and Phil Starr, Susan Taylor, Paula Gregory and Holly maintained the excellent flower beds in Jubilee Park.

“Steve Davison and Nigel Morrell tidied by Heap Road and even Steve did some dry-stone walling!

“I strimmed grass areas around the village and applied weed killer. Also, myself and Phil put up bunting throughout Norden Village, ready in time for the Norden carnival where we will have a use for the World Cup too!

“Flags and more hanging baskets are going up this week.

“This is all for making Norden Village look at its best for Norden Carnival.

He added: “Many thanks to The Bridge Inn Chippy who supplied the volunteers with food and drink for free.

“Let's keep Norden in Bloom.”

The RHS Britain In Bloom competition will start in Norden on Tuesday 3 July, as judges arrive for Rochdale in Bloom.

For the next few weeks, the volunteers will meet every Sunday at 10.00am at the park.

Norden Carnival, has taken place every June as a charity fundraising event. It features a parade, alongside a funfair, food and drinks, live music, plus a variety of craft stalls and fabulous raffle prizes.

This year, the carnival is on Saturday 16 June and has a Magic Garden theme.

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