RIMINGTON: WI to press for ‘Megafarms’ laws

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Resolutions - At the meeting of Rimington WI the two resolutions to be debated at the NFWI AGM were thoroughly discussed.

The first concerns the closure of local libraries due to Government cuts and the second, which could have serious implications on the farming community, deplored the setting up of “Megafarms” and asked that a ban on planning permission for them to be made law.

A number of members are to attend the WI border group meeting at Waddington where the speaker will be district judge Peter Ward. Arrangements were also made for the outing to Rufford Old Hall on May 23rd. Mrs N. Healey announced that the coffee and cake event in support of Clitheroe Area WI Show, in July will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Mayor’s Parlour on May 28th

A colourful booklet illustrating village life in and around Rimington, compiled by Mr Brian Cummings, may be ordered from the secretary. Mrs Spencer outlined the walking group’s April ramble which took them up Stopper Lane and across to “Y” wood on a bright, spring day and she encouraged others to join their monthly outings.

Mrs E. Hartley and L. Pate enjoyed their visit to Denman College and their chosen course on the skill of playing the harp.

Following the business meeting members tucked into trifles accompanied by a glass of wine and the evening ended with bingo.