RMNF Proud To Support In Bloom
9th June 2018

RMNF is proud to provide financial support to the Catley Lane Head “In Bloom” initiative. When the “In Bloom” initiative was first suggested, RMNF trustees sought and gained agreement to use some of the funds donated to our forum by DQAG. Our thanks go to those members of the DQAG who approved the donation.

Helen and Elaine write:

Dear Neighbours,

You may have noticed we have begun to tidy up our lovely village in readiness for our first entry in the Rochdale In Bloom competition. We are entered in the “Neighbourhood” category.

Judging day is not yet confirmed but SHOULD be around the beginning of July.

You will have seen us around the village (two women with grey hair in gloves . . Felicity and sidekick!).

The next step is to involve as many of you, our neighbours, in the spirit of “In Bloom” who feel willing and able to help. It’s infectious, many of you have begun and have already put up hanging baskets, window boxes and cleared flags and paths.

If anyone else would like help with putting up new baskets and boxes, please let us know ASAP – we have a man with a drill!

We also have spare top soil.

If you have any questions (or of course things that you are unhappy with) do let us know.

We ask for some extra help with some final weeding and cutting back and plan a whole village attack with a working party on Saturday 16th June 1000 to 1200 – Meet at the cattle grid.

Please bring yourself and weapons if you can spare us some time.

Finally, we would like to thank the following kind sponsors to date:

  • David Brierley – Fernhill Bed and Breakfast
  • Graham Brierley – Brownhill Farm
  • Alan Moore – Spring Court Auto Centre
  • Jon Meek – Jon Meek Transport Ltd
  • Joe Brierley – Indépendant Agricultural Contractor


Helen and Elaine (1 & 13 Smallshaw Rd)