The Littleborough Events and Associations Forum evolved from discussions on the LittleboroughOnline Forum between individuals interested in promoting Littleborough and the many events that take place here during the year. There are many community groups in Littleborough, all of which have the best interests of the village at heart. The forum members felt that if those groups could come together and cooperate with each other on the organising of events and projects then the results could be much more effective than if groups worked separately. By combining our skills, expertise and contacts we could support and enhance each other’s efforts, avoid conflicts of dates and spread events across the diary.
The chief aim and objective of the members of “LEAF” is:
"To encourage and develop the participation, appreciation and education of the community of Littleborough in creative, cultural and recreational activities in the Littleborough area."
The forum presents an opportunity for representatives of the various groups to meet and share ideas. So The Coach House, Littleborough Civic Trust, the Featherbed Quilters, Littleborough Business Association, Littleborough in Bloom, Friends of Hare Hill Park, Friends of Hollingworth, Lake, The Arts Week Committee, Littleborough and District Lions Club, the local branch of the Wildlife Trust, NSPCC and Rochdale Morris Dancers have already joined the group. Organisers of the forthcoming “Tim Bobbin” festival, the Moorend Trust and the Waterways Trust have also expressed interest in participating and help and advice is being offered by representatives of Rochdale Tourism. The forum is also supported by local councillors and the Pennine Management Team. We would welcome the involvement of Littleborough Businesses and any other local organisations not already involved.
The group now has a properly established constitution, chairman, vice-chair, treasurer and secretary.
We organise the Littleborough Rushbearing Festival, Lancashire Day, Christmas Lights Switch-on, Littleborough Farmers' Market and other local events.
We meet at 7.30 on the first Wednesday of the month at Littleborough Conservative Club.
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