Clean for the Queen
On Saturday 5th March, as part of the national Clean for the Queen campaign the group organised an event which included a village-wide litter-pick and the planting of a ceremonial tree by the Mayor of Wigan. Drinks and a cake made especially for the occasion were then served to participants by the ladies of the Evergreen group.
The day's events soon came to the notice of the BBC via Twitter and the group was approached to appear on Radio 5 live the following morning to discuss the clean-up campaign and the Wigan Council scheme 'The Deal'. Not only did 4 representatives take part in the radio programme, but group members Maxine Abberley and John Worrall were also invited to share the red sofa on the morning BBC news programme!
Shortly after the planting, group member John Worrall placed a plaque commemorating the day near the tree as well as one next to the Mosley Common Miner which gives a brief account of the mining history of the area. This is a small part of a heritage trail that the group plans to create around the village.
In April the group took advantage of a break in the rain to do some much needed weeding at the gateway as well as sowing some more wildflower seeds. They were helped in their endeavours by the group's newest and youngest recruit, 2 ½ year old Daisy Ellen Abberley!