The Good, The Bad & The Ugly is an idea taken from other Civic Trusts which encourages their residents to make comments or give opinions on their environment.

Any resident wishing to propose an item for inclusion as one of the categories should send their suggestions to A photograph would be welcome but is not essential.

The Good can be anything that is pleasing, either abstract such as a community service or visual such as a well designed shop window display or a pleasing landscape feature.

The Bad, again can be abstract or visual, such as a lack of car parking or a poorly designed road layout are an example of each.

The Ugly is very much a visual aspect, examples of which can be derelict land/buildings, overgrown landscapes, features not in keeping with the local area.

Listed below are examples of each category submitted so far by members of the public.

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The Good

1. Memorial to “Jack”, a young man from Littleborough who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

Photograph: Memorial plaque to Jack


2. Sympathetic restoration of Birch Hill clock tower.

Photograph: Birch Hill Tower


3. Hollingworth Lake, often taken for granted

Photograph: Hollingworth Lake


4. Littleborough village centre, still largely unspoiled

Photograph: Village square


5. Benches in Cenotaph garden. Nice design and in keeping with cenotaph area.

Photograph: Garden bench


6. Flag/banner display in streets. A nice topical feature throughout the year.

Photograph: Flags in streets


7. Restored drystone walling on Todmorden Road. Excellent restoration by craftsmen to original condition.

Photograph: Walling alongside Todmorden Road


8. “Katie and friend”. Nice landscape feature at Canal bend.

Photograph: Two boats used as planters


9. Townhouse Brook adjacent to Calderbrook Road. Potential water feature.

Photograph: Brook in need of t.l.c.


10. Image Warehouse, Halifax Road. Change of use of building but still retaining original Co-op features.

Photograph: Image Warehouse


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The Bad

1. Lack of car parking in Littleborough.

Picture: P for parking sign

2. Water trough at the bottom of Blackstone Edge Old Road.
This was a nice feature, planted with flowers but has become neglected and overgrown.

Photograph: Water Trough


3. Waste land at side of railway arches. Potential for use as Littleborough Market.

Photograph: Land by railway arches


4. Small garden and seats at end of Ebor Street. Derelict and needs tidying.

Photograph: Ebor Street garden


5. Waste land at canal bend, Hollingworth Road. Potential for leisure area.

Photograph: Waste land by Canal Street


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The Ugly

1. Smithy Bridge pub. Falling into disrepair and attracting vandals.

Photograph: Smithy Bridge pub


2. Vape shop on Hare Hill Road. Frontage not in keeping with area.

Photograph: Frontage of Vape shop


3. Littleborough taxi rank and takeaway building. Unsympathetic to the Central Conservation Area and untidy

Photograph: Shop front of taxi shop


4. Burned out garage on Ebor Street. Eyesore! Especially when viewed from a train, not a good first impression of Littleborough.

Photograph: Burnt out garage on Ebor Street


5. Fire damage to Sun Hotel. Again, not a good first impression of Littleborough.

Photograph: Sun Hotel


6. Height warning signage on railway arches. Disfiguring and not in keeping with a listed structure.

Photograph: Disfiguring sign on road arch


7. Artificial stone retaining wall on Halifax Road. Already showing signs of deterioration.

Photograph: Concrete block stone wall


8. Advertising hoardings by railway arches. Not in keeping with, and spoiling the view of a listed structure and adjacent viaduct.

Photograph: Advertising hoarding in front of the arches

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