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21 September 2019


You are cordially invited to "STEPS TO SUCCESS?", a meeting on Saturday, September 21st in Bacup, hosted by Rossendale Civic Trust. Meet at the ABD Centre, Burnley Road OL13 8EU (next to the Post Office and opposite St. John's Church) at 10.30 am. for coffee and start at 11.00 am.




Bacup has recently completed a £2 million Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) scheme to improve its town centre - this has not been without its problems, and much still remains to be done.The speaker in the morning is THI Manager Mhorag Saxon, from Rossendale Borough Council, who will tell the story with all its ups and downs, and outline hopes for the future.

There will be a buffet lunch with an opportunity to look round the town and see the work for yourselves.

NWACTS (North West Association of Civic Trust Societies) has in the last few years focussed on Buildings at Risk, and there are several of these within Bacup's central area, which will be included in our tour.  If time and weather permits, a short trip out of town at the end of the afternoon will visit yet another problem building and end with a cup of tea and cake in the Park Cafe.

During the meeting, we hope to have time for informal discussion on what you as Societies would like from NWACTS: more general meetings, social and educational visits, workshops in various subjects, etc.  

The cost of the meeting is £12 per person, including lunch and tea.

Please pay by bank transfer to Barclays Bank, Moseley Street Manchester, sort code 20 55 59 Account No. 10174688, or by cheque payable to NWACTS, and addressed to NWACTS c/o The Weavers' Cottage, Fall Barn Fold, Rawtenstall, Lancashire. BB4 7NW. Please reply by Tuesday, September 17th so lunches can be ordered.  

For any further information, please contact NWACTS Chair, Kathy Fishwick: e-mail or ring 01706 229937.

Bacup is on the cross roads of the A671 Burnley - Rochdale and A681 Haslingden- Todmorden roads. There is a bus service from Accrington to Rochdale (464 every twenty mins) and trains to Accrington from Preston.
There is also a bus every twenty minutes from Chorlton Street in Manchester which connects with the 464 to Bacup in Rawtenstall.



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