Our local football team had a winning end to the season with a 4-1 victory over Cammell Laird which ensure our survival in the North West Football League Premier Division.
This has been followed bu the U16 team winning the East Lancs Football League U16 cup with a 2-1 victory over Padiham.
Sadly Jim Atherton died last week. Jim was well known in Darwen and across Lancashire for his dialect poetry. He won many competitions and awards as well as raising large sums of money for charity through his poetry. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his many friends. His funeral is at Spring Vale Church on Monday 23 May 2016
Jim Atherton in costume reading one of his dialect poems
Lib Dem Councillors in the Whitehall Ward are delighted that the entrance to the Jack’s Key Estate is being repaired and resurfaced at last. Cllr Karimeh Foster said, we and local residents have been campaigning for this for over a year as the road had deteriorated a lot, we are pleased that at last the work is being done.
However we do question the fact that a small repair was done to the road just a few weeks before thew whole of it was resurfaced – this was a complete waste of money.”