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Diggle’s VIPs Turn on Christmas Lights

Competition winners: Cara Hamilton, Millie Tomlin and Jack Ellis

Diggle’s very important pupils (VIPs), winners of the Christmas art and writing competition organised by the Diggle Community Association, turned on the village Christmas lights on Sunday 3rd December following the annual carol singing and procession through the village. (See here)

Before walking with Diggle […]

Diggle’s Christmas Lights Switch-On

Join us on Sunday 3rd December from 3:15pm at Diggle Band Club for Carols, mulled wine, minced pies and Diggle’s Christmas Lights switch-on.

Mountain Rescue Charity Box Stolen

by Ken Bennett

From: www.saddleworthfm.com

A FURIOUS ex-council chair lashed a sneak thief who stole a charity box from the counter of a village pub.

Neil Allsopp (65), was caught up in the real life drama when the thief tore the box from its chains and made off into the night chased by pub staff […]

Turnpike Challenge riders raise over £900 for Prostate Cancer UK

by Jon Stocker

The Turnpike Challenge just gets better and better.

This year with the fantastic sunny weather the event saw its highest number of entrants. Eighty six riders turned out for the challenging 25 mile ride up into the Pennines.

As might be expected, the hot weather took its toll on some of the […]

Saddleworth Turnpike Challenge 2017

Saddleworth Rotary and Clarion Cycle Club are once again running the Father’s Day Turnpike challenge, a 25 mile bike ride into the dramatic scenery of the Pennine moors. The ride is fully supported with roaming Clarion riders and a van. There is a half way refreshments point and at the end of the ride there […]

Diggle Duck Race: 17th April

The ducks are already in training for this year’s Easter race. https://www.facebook.com/events/263040387466933/?ti=icl

Diggle’s Christmas Lights Switch-On: 4th December

Event: The Diggle Christmas lights switch-on

Location: Diggle Band Club on 4th December 2016 at 2:30pm

2:30pm Mulled wine and minced pies

2:45pm Diggle School Choir and Diggle Band perform a selection of Christmas carols

3:30pm Procession to the Christmas tree site lead by Diggle Band

3:45pm Short service and community carol singing led by […]

Diggle children get planting for polio

Diggle Primary School, Rotary Club and the Diggle Community Association (Photo: ©stuartcoleman)

Thousands of primary and secondary school pupils are planting purple crocus bulbs this week as part of a project by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) to stamp out polio across the globe.

The Grow Your Own Crocus competition was […]

Diggle Diamonds Need Your Votes

by Mike Hall

Diggle Diamonds has just been shortlisted for an award run by the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving initiative. If they are to be selected for funding, they need your help and votes.

To show your support for the work they do please visit Grassroots Giving Applications and give them your vote.

Diggle […]

Turnpike Challenge 2016

2015 Turnpike Challenge (Photo:© StuartColeman)

by John Stocker

The second Turnpike Challenge Charity Bike ride was again held on the morning of Father’s day, 19th June. The joint venture between Saddleworth Rotary and Saddleworth Clarion Cycle Club attracted 60 riders of all age groups including one energetic Rotarian – John Ainley. The weather was […]