Chance to try line dancing in Whalley

Aid morning - A coffee morning with cake and gift stalls organised by Whalley Christian Action Group, in Whalley Methodist School hall, raised £267 to be divided between Cafod and Christian Aid.

Table sale - Bookings are being taken at £10 for stalls at the next table-top sale in Whalley Village Hall on Sunday, March 27th, when it is expected sellers will provide a variety of goods including bric-a-brac, jewellery and hand-painted cards. The tables can be booked on 01254 822350 or 01254 823402.

Cotton tales - At the meeting of Whalley and District Historical and Archaelogical Society, Mr P. Cross spoke about the emergence of the Lancashire Cotton Industry.

Tricky time - Winners at Whalley senior citizens’ social were: Whist, Ladies – D. Farnworth. Gents – J. Hull. Dominoes: J. Pitlovitz and H. Hardy. The next social will be on Satrday, March 5th, at 6-45 p.m. in Whalley Methodist Church hall.

All in line - A line-dancing evening has been organised for English Martyrs’ RC Church, Whalley, in the Millennium Hall at Oakhill College on Friday, March 5th. Tickets, at £5 are on sale. An Easter egg raffle is to be drawn on Easter Day. Gifts of Easter eggs, large and small will be welcomed by John and Patricia Whiteside.

The spring outdoor collection will take place after both Masses next weekend.

A planned giving renewal will take place in the parish over the weekends of March 19th and 20th and March 26th and 27th. It will be conducted by Mr Derke Pearce, who worked for Cardinal Hulme managing the financial affairs of the Archdiocese of Westminster.

Grants cash - Whalley Parish Council has approved grants and donations to: Whalley Juniors FC (£500), Ribble Valley Rail (£100 plus two days lengthsman), Whalley and District Historical and Archaelogical Society (£100), Whalley Pre-School (£200 plus one day lengthsman), Ribble Valley Citizens Advice Bureau (£150), Whalley Cricket Club (£500), Whalley Table Tennis Club (£400).

The council is to tell Lancashire County Council of concerns about gritting in the Abbey Fields area and inadequate lighting near the pedestrian crossing by Whalley Medical Centre in King Street.

Balkanics back - Lancaster-based folk band The Balkanics Band returns to Whalley Village Hall on Saturday, March 5th, after an acclaimed session at the hall 18 months ago. The band’s repertoire is based on Balkan and Klezmer tunes. Tickets at £6 from Whalley Post Office, on 01254 822350 or 01254 823402, or at the door.