Charity bungee plan for Darwen town centre

This Is Lancashire: Charity bungee jumping is coming to Darwen town centre Charity bungee jumping is coming to Darwen town centre

DARWEN Town Council is to spend £3,000 on bringing a bungee jump to the town centre to raise money for charity.

Councillors agreed to hold the event after a discussion at their monthly meeting on Tuesday.

The inspiration came from a charity bungee event hosted by The Anchor pub last year.

Sunnyhurst councillor Peter Hollings said those wishing to take the leap of faith would pay a fee and be encouraged to raise money for charity.

He said: “I have been mulling over an idea for a bungee day where we could hire a bungee and put it in the centre of town.

“People doing the jumps would have to raise money for charity.

“Obviously, I would like it to be just local charities and groups that benefit, but if we can spread it further it could bring people from out of town into the area.

“It will cost about £3,000 to do but we will easily make our money back on it.”

Coun Dave Smith said he fully supported of the idea.

He said: “They had one at The Anchor and there were loads of people who went to watch and stood in the street.

“But there, apart from the pub, there isn’t a lot, whereas if you bring it into the town centre the shops and market will benefit.

“I think it is a good idea and would bring people into the town.”

Coun Hollings said that although no date could yet be set for the event, he would prefer if it was during the summer.

He said: “I would like to do it later in the year, around June, as it could get a bit windy up there, in more ways than one!”

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5:12pm Fri 10 Jan 14

GracesDad says...

Hahaha, desperation setting in I see.
Hahaha, desperation setting in I see. GracesDad
  • Score: -6

5:13pm Fri 10 Jan 14

blackburnwithdarwen says...

What a wonderful idea!

Would not fail to attract attention providing Jack Straw and his ’lacky’ Kate Hollern were invited to open it for us. Just imagine the crowds!
What a wonderful idea! Would not fail to attract attention providing Jack Straw and his ’lacky’ Kate Hollern were invited to open it for us. Just imagine the crowds! blackburnwithdarwen
  • Score: 6

5:13pm Fri 10 Jan 14

fleece96 says...

With my experience in health and safety, my only concern would be someone doing the leap of faith and getting a mouthful of pigeon , plus injuries from small change falling from the sky hitting unsuspecting onlookers .
With my experience in health and safety, my only concern would be someone doing the leap of faith and getting a mouthful of pigeon , plus injuries from small change falling from the sky hitting unsuspecting onlookers . fleece96
  • Score: 0

5:20pm Fri 10 Jan 14

phil kernot says...

£3000 of tax payers money , were do thay get crazy ideas from , love that bit were he says we will easy get our money back I no it's for charity but councils shouldn't be flashing the cash anymore ,,
£3000 of tax payers money , were do thay get crazy ideas from , love that bit were he says we will easy get our money back I no it's for charity but councils shouldn't be flashing the cash anymore ,, phil kernot
  • Score: 11

6:00pm Fri 10 Jan 14

darwenTower says...

Here we go:
Will the naysayers form an orderly queue.

Phil, instead of being miserable hy don't you get some sponsorship and jump off it?
Here we go: Will the naysayers form an orderly queue. Phil, instead of being miserable hy don't you get some sponsorship and jump off it? darwenTower
  • Score: -2

8:14pm Fri 10 Jan 14

louderfasterlonger says...

phil kernot wrote:
£3000 of tax payers money , were do thay get crazy ideas from , love that bit were he says we will easy get our money back I no it's for charity but councils shouldn't be flashing the cash anymore ,,
What the telegraph fails to say is that the £3000 will be recouped from the sponsorship. It wont cost tax payers a penny. In fact. The more jumpers.. the more for deserving causes
[quote][p][bold]phil kernot[/bold] wrote: £3000 of tax payers money , were do thay get crazy ideas from , love that bit were he says we will easy get our money back I no it's for charity but councils shouldn't be flashing the cash anymore ,,[/p][/quote]What the telegraph fails to say is that the £3000 will be recouped from the sponsorship. It wont cost tax payers a penny. In fact. The more jumpers.. the more for deserving causes louderfasterlonger
  • Score: 2

8:55pm Fri 10 Jan 14

happycyclist says...

Give the £3,000 to the Darwen Gala committee, you bunch of money-wasting, useless, pompous t0ssers. It's OUR money! Or at least ASK the Gala committee if they want the bungee thing.
Bring back the For Darwen Party -they were positively sane compared to this lot currently in the town hall.
Give the £3,000 to the Darwen Gala committee, you bunch of money-wasting, useless, pompous t0ssers. It's OUR money! Or at least ASK the Gala committee if they want the bungee thing. Bring back the For Darwen Party -they were positively sane compared to this lot currently in the town hall. happycyclist
  • Score: 5

4:36pm Sat 11 Jan 14

louderfasterlonger says...

happycyclist wrote:
Give the £3,000 to the Darwen Gala committee, you bunch of money-wasting, useless, pompous t0ssers. It's OUR money! Or at least ASK the Gala committee if they want the bungee thing. Bring back the For Darwen Party -they were positively sane compared to this lot currently in the town hall.
Why not get some sponsors. Get off your backside and donate the sponsor money to the Gala... everyone happy.. even the unhappy cyclist might force a smile.. or even a positive comment.
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Give the £3,000 to the Darwen Gala committee, you bunch of money-wasting, useless, pompous t0ssers. It's OUR money! Or at least ASK the Gala committee if they want the bungee thing. Bring back the For Darwen Party -they were positively sane compared to this lot currently in the town hall.[/p][/quote]Why not get some sponsors. Get off your backside and donate the sponsor money to the Gala... everyone happy.. even the unhappy cyclist might force a smile.. or even a positive comment. louderfasterlonger
  • Score: -1

10:20pm Sat 11 Jan 14

english rose 1 says...

happycyclist wrote:
Give the £3,000 to the Darwen Gala committee, you bunch of money-wasting, useless, pompous t0ssers. It's OUR money! Or at least ASK the Gala committee if they want the bungee thing.
Bring back the For Darwen Party -they were positively sane compared to this lot currently in the town hall.
DTC already sponsors the Gala. And they can apply to the DTC/Crown Awards too. AND you can raise dosh for them by getting off your bike and get sponsorship by doing a bungee jump. As has been said, this event won't cost the taxpayer owt.
*
So thats £0 versus the cost of a Planetarium, a 'Hollywood Bowl' concert venue and 5,000 seater football stadium (items that For Darwen Party promised !). Compare and contrast costs !
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Give the £3,000 to the Darwen Gala committee, you bunch of money-wasting, useless, pompous t0ssers. It's OUR money! Or at least ASK the Gala committee if they want the bungee thing. Bring back the For Darwen Party -they were positively sane compared to this lot currently in the town hall.[/p][/quote]DTC already sponsors the Gala. And they can apply to the DTC/Crown Awards too. AND you can raise dosh for them by getting off your bike and get sponsorship by doing a bungee jump. As has been said, this event won't cost the taxpayer owt. * So thats £0 versus the cost of a Planetarium, a 'Hollywood Bowl' concert venue and 5,000 seater football stadium (items that For Darwen Party promised !). Compare and contrast costs ! english rose 1
  • Score: 2

5:02pm Sun 12 Jan 14

blackburnwithdarwen says...

english rose 1 wrote:
happycyclist wrote:
Give the £3,000 to the Darwen Gala committee, you bunch of money-wasting, useless, pompous t0ssers. It's OUR money! Or at least ASK the Gala committee if they want the bungee thing.
Bring back the For Darwen Party -they were positively sane compared to this lot currently in the town hall.
DTC already sponsors the Gala. And they can apply to the DTC/Crown Awards too. AND you can raise dosh for them by getting off your bike and get sponsorship by doing a bungee jump. As has been said, this event won't cost the taxpayer owt.
*
So thats £0 versus the cost of a Planetarium, a 'Hollywood Bowl' concert venue and 5,000 seater football stadium (items that For Darwen Party promised !). Compare and contrast costs !
Welcome back ‘The New Labouring spokesperson.’

Your output seems to have been dwindling of late so hope your all right.

Could I please ask your very valued opinion regarding ‘Safe Seats’ within Blackburn and Darwen. Do you think the community is best served by having Councillors and an MP only there because of the biased old labour voters within their new labour patch?

Please keep well and a Happy New Year to You & Yours!
[quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Give the £3,000 to the Darwen Gala committee, you bunch of money-wasting, useless, pompous t0ssers. It's OUR money! Or at least ASK the Gala committee if they want the bungee thing. Bring back the For Darwen Party -they were positively sane compared to this lot currently in the town hall.[/p][/quote]DTC already sponsors the Gala. And they can apply to the DTC/Crown Awards too. AND you can raise dosh for them by getting off your bike and get sponsorship by doing a bungee jump. As has been said, this event won't cost the taxpayer owt. * So thats £0 versus the cost of a Planetarium, a 'Hollywood Bowl' concert venue and 5,000 seater football stadium (items that For Darwen Party promised !). Compare and contrast costs ![/p][/quote]Welcome back ‘The New Labouring spokesperson.’ Your output seems to have been dwindling of late so hope your all right. Could I please ask your very valued opinion regarding ‘Safe Seats’ within Blackburn and Darwen. Do you think the community is best served by having Councillors and an MP only there because of the biased old labour voters within their new labour patch? Please keep well and a Happy New Year to You & Yours! blackburnwithdarwen
  • Score: 0

2:45pm Mon 13 Jan 14

pm1960 says...

Not sure what you are on about - Darwen has a Thatcherite Tory MP.

It's entirely up to the electorate who they cast their votes for.

Ward boundaries are drawn up by the independent Boundary Commission every 20 years or so, it's got nowt to do with the Council.
Not sure what you are on about - Darwen has a Thatcherite Tory MP. It's entirely up to the electorate who they cast their votes for. Ward boundaries are drawn up by the independent Boundary Commission every 20 years or so, it's got nowt to do with the Council. pm1960
  • Score: 0

2:24pm Tue 14 Jan 14

blackburnwithdarwen says...

To: “Not sure what your on about” quote above!

Maybe you really are not sure what I‘m on about but by including “Thatcherite Tory MP” in your copy I think you know perfectly well. There lies the main problems with politics in Blackburn. Politically biased voting. Voting for the party and not the person running it!

The financial divisions between those that are thought to have money and those that have not is the main reason. There are people who don’t particularly want a lot of money, just enough to lead a good and healthy life. Then there are those who want to achieve more to obtain more from life without getting into debt doing so. Then of course there are those who just don’t care, just after what they can get to survive. Everyone is born under any of those examples. If you were born within a wealthy family or a poor family will have a great bearing on your choice of politics. You will not be voting for any alternative due to the lifestyle you lead. But of course there are good people and bad people in any of those examples.

You will be voting for the political party that you feel is best for you. Your not going to vote for the person. The candidate is not the main factor. Therefore as the saying goes “ Even a donkey would be voted in . . .” Those that vote in a biased way are not going to vote for the best person. They only vote for the party and not the candidates qualities. This applies to any of the 'Safe Seat' political areas in Blackburn as well as for it's long established MP. The party vote was the reason for that success and not for the person.

Question: Why has Blackburn not improved after getting your vote once again. Could having ‘Safe Seat’ positions not be the reason for this failure?

Note: What we really need is a Labour Party opposition and not the same pretend to be party still acting like new labour with the same disastrous leaders!
To: “Not sure what your on about” quote above! Maybe you really are not sure what I‘m on about but by including “Thatcherite Tory MP” in your copy I think you know perfectly well. There lies the main problems with politics in Blackburn. Politically biased voting. Voting for the party and not the person running it! The financial divisions between those that are thought to have money and those that have not is the main reason. There are people who don’t particularly want a lot of money, just enough to lead a good and healthy life. Then there are those who want to achieve more to obtain more from life without getting into debt doing so. Then of course there are those who just don’t care, just after what they can get to survive. Everyone is born under any of those examples. If you were born within a wealthy family or a poor family will have a great bearing on your choice of politics. You will not be voting for any alternative due to the lifestyle you lead. But of course there are good people and bad people in any of those examples. You will be voting for the political party that you feel is best for you. Your not going to vote for the person. The candidate is not the main factor. Therefore as the saying goes “ Even a donkey would be voted in . . .” Those that vote in a biased way are not going to vote for the best person. They only vote for the party and not the candidates qualities. This applies to any of the 'Safe Seat' political areas in Blackburn as well as for it's long established MP. The party vote was the reason for that success and not for the person. Question: Why has Blackburn not improved after getting your vote once again. Could having ‘Safe Seat’ positions not be the reason for this failure? Note: What we really need is a Labour Party opposition and not the same pretend to be party still acting like new labour with the same disastrous leaders! blackburnwithdarwen
  • Score: 0

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