Residents in closeknit Burnley neighbourhood counting down to their first Easter bunny parade

Residents in a closeknit Burnley neighbourhood are looking forward to welcoming the Easter bunny.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 3:45 pm

An Easter bunny parade has been organised to take place in Rosegrove and Lowerhouse as part of celebrations to mark the annual holiday.

Residents are also being invited to decorate their front windows in an Easter theme and there is a prize for the best ones.

Organised by the Rosegrove Neighbourhood Watch, the parade takes place on Saturday, April 3rd, and will leave Rosegrove train station car park at 6pm. All Covid-19 guidelines will be observed.

Youngsters in Rosegrove at the scarecrow festival organised by the Rosegrove Neighbourhood Watch last year

Residents are asked to complete their window displays by Friday, April 2nd, so that neighbours and visitors to the area can walk around and admire them.

The Easter spectacle has been organised by Rosegrove Neighbourhood Watch volunteers who have staged a series of events throughout the pandemic to keep everyone's spirits lifted.

They began to bring the community together at the start of the pandemic with socially distanced celebrations to mark VE Day. Residents took part in the national 'Clap for Carers' initiative every Thursday and the neighbourhood watch group extended this with a 'Dance on your Doorstep' challenge for the children every Sunday.

It proved to be incredibly popular and something the youngsters looked forward to every weekend.

A scarecrow festival and Hallowe'en event saw some fantastic displays created by residents in their gardens and windows for passers-by to enjoy. As' trick or treating' was not allowed the group organised a virtual fancy dress competition so that families could still enjoy the traditional festival.

For more information about the group please go its facebook page Rosegrove Neighbourhood Watch.