Thursday, 13 March 2014

Feb - Mar 2014 - Affetside Link Newsletter


We offer very warm welcome to all the newcomers to Affetside. Amongst those new to the village are Rebecca and her team at the Pack Horse Inn. Judging by how busy our local pub has become, this has been a very successful refurbishment. So if you haven’t popped into the Pack Horse since the alterations, do take a look. It’s a massive transformation and a great place to warm you up on a cold night!

The pub has it's own website and can be accessed by clicking here


The Affetside Society AGM will be held at The Pack Horse Inn on Tuesday 11th March at 7.30pm in the Pack Horse. Do come along to discuss anything concerning the village and input into the planning for all the events for the forthcoming year. EVERYONE is most welcome.


The local police force hold regular meetings to liaise closely with the community. All local residents are welcome to attend the meeting, so if you have any concerns relating to crime or antisocial behaviour in the area, please go along to the next meeting. The next PACT (Police and Community Team) meeting will be held above the Tottington Library on Tuesday 18th March from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.


The applicant at Birches Farm has withdrawn from his appeal so he can focus on a new, even larger wind turbine. The application will be heard by Bolton’s Planning Committee in Bolton Town Hall on 6th March at 2 pm. If this application gets the go-ahead it will set a precedent and more applications are bound to follow. So, if you are unhappy about the prospect of turbines in and near to Affetside please go along to the meeting. Although there is not an opportunity to speak, the committee will be able to see that you are not happy with the increasing number of applications in this area.


If you shop on-line, there is a very easy way to help raise funds to help with the upkeep of our village green. Simply register on the website and type in THE AFFETSIDE MILLENNIUM GREEN TRUST when it asks you which charity you would like to support. There are over 2,000 companies you can shop with like Amazon, M&S, Teso, holiday companies etc etc. Just log onto the Easyfundraising site first and then go from there to the on-line shop you want to purchase from. Everyone wins. It costs you nothing but we raise money for our village simply by doing what many of us do daily... shop on-line! Please will you register and help. It is very simple. So far we have raised £113 for the maintenance of the village green. If you use Google Chrome as a web-browser there is an add on to use that will automatically identify any websites you go to that are partnered with Easyfundraising - details can be found here

Thank you for reading and we will keep you updated for the next Affetside Link (Online Edition), also do remember to check out regularly

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