Vol­un­teers wanted to start new res­i­dents group

Accrington Observer - - WILDLIFE -

VOL­UN­TEERS are be­ing sought to set up a res­i­dents group after the dis­band­ment of a long-run­ning area fo­rum.

Res­i­dents and coun­cil­lors held a pub­lic meet­ing at Oswaldtwistle So­cial Club to lay the ground­work for a new sup­port group which would pro­mote Oswaldtwistle, act as a sup­port group for the town­ship and help pro­jects and good causes in the area.

The Ob­server re­ported in Oc­to­ber how the Oswaldtwistle Area Fo­rum was dis­banded after coun­cil bosses emp­tied their bank ac­count.

Coun­cil­lor Mar­lene Ha­worth told the meet­ing that they ‘need to move for­ward’ and the new group will have ‘noth­ing to do with the coun­cil’.

She said: “The more res­i­dents that we can get in­volved in it the bet­ter it will be.”

Coun Ha­worth said they need to form a new com­mit­tee and ‘des­per­ately need’ a chair­man, sec­re­tary and trea­surer.

Rev An­thony Roberts, who has put his name for­ward to chair the group, said: “All pol­i­tics should be left at the door.

“It should be about the peo­ple of Oswaldtwistle and what’s best for them.”

The next meet­ing will be held at the So­cial Club on Fe­bru­ary 25 at 7.30pm.

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