Pat on the back from MP

JAKE BERRY has promised to help out the Friends of Darwen Cemetery – not with a massive government grant but a bit of digging on one of their regular working parties later this year. “No problem.” he said with a smile.

The MP for Rossendale and Darwen was very impressed with the work being done by the group and by the lads from the Probation Service’s Payback team who have been in action at the cemetery recently.

He was on his way from a constituency surgery in Darwen to a second at Edgworth and wasn’t dressed to help out with the digging and the cutting this time. But he promised to have a go for himself next time.

FODC February 2011