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Making the news across West Craven

[Wednesday 01 November 2006]

A spectacular fireworks display, young people playing their part in brightening up Barnoldswick, and help for the local tourism industry…see what's making the news across West Craven.

Barnoldswick's spectacular fireworks plans…

pendle fireworks
Photo: Pendle Council

THE first ever Pendle Council organised firework display on Sunday (November 5th) promises to be an extra special spectacular event say organisers.

Held in Barnoldswick's Victory Park, the event begins at 4pm with children's entertainers, street theatre, fire show and live music stage.

Chairman of the organising committee, Councillor David Whipp said: "We're planning the finest fireworks event in the North of England. The fireworks will be fantastic, and there'll be much more besides, including live music, children's entertainment and an international eight strong troupe of fireshow performers."

Held in a safe and secure setting, the display by locally based international company, Classic Fireworks, is set to start at 6.40pm. Live music is due to continue following the fireworks with the event concluding at 7.30pm.

Kids brighten up Barnoldswick park…

A CLASS of pupils from Gisburn Road Primary School have planted Daffodils and Crocuses to help brighten up Barnoldswick's Valley Gardens come the Spring.

The children assisted Pendle Council Park Keepers and the Friends of Valley Gardens when the bulbs were planted back in October.

Mrs Banks, Head teacher at Gisburn Road Primary School, said: "We encourage all our pupils to get involved in the wider community. It will help them to appreciate the time and effort it takes to try and make Pendle look so beautiful and they will enjoy seeing them come up in the spring."

Be a friend of Alkincoats Park…

MEANWHILE, Colne residents interested in improving the facilities of one of their local parks have the chance to get involved and make a difference.

The Friends of Alkincoats Park regularly undertake work to keep the park properly maintained so visitors can enjoy a pleasant and safe environment.

Ann Kerrigan, Council Member for Parks and Recreation said: "As is common with many voluntary organisations these days, willing hands are in short supply and the Friends Groups for our parks are no exception. They are seeking to attract new members to their ranks to help promote their activities."

If you are interested and would like to know more then contact the Parks Outreach Officer on 01282 661570.

Fly-tippers prosecuted…

flytipping in pendle
Photo: Pendle Council

THREE Pendle residents have been prosecuted for separate offences relating to fly tipping.

Waseem Aslam from Earby, has been fined £100 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £75 for two offences.

Clifford Ashton, also from Earby, was fined £100 and had to pay prosecution costs of £75 for illegally disposing of commercial waste at Ghyll Cemetery, Barnoldswick.

Safdar Gondal, formally of Colne, was fined £75 and ordered to pay £100 prosecution costs for dumping the commercial waste from his grocery business.

John David, Council Member for the Environment said: "These prosecutions should serve as a warning to anyone who breaks the law and dumps their rubbish wherever they please. People who fly tip and dump rubbish know what they are doing and will have to pay for it when caught.

"These prosecutions follow on from our earlier successful prosecutions and demonstrate that Pendle Council will continue to take action and prosecute people who will continue to act in an irresponsible way. We're committed to making Pendle a cleaner, greener and safer place for everyone."

If you see anyone illegally dumping rubbish contact Pendle Council on 01282 661743.

Promoting Pendle's tourism industry…

pendle tourism
Photo: Pendle Council

BUSINESSES within Pendle are being offered grants to assist in attracting tourists to the area.

The Borough Council is offering cash injections of up to £4,000 to all new and existing tourism businesses in Pendle, regardless of whether the owner lives in Pendle. There is also a special fund exclusively for West Craven tourism businesses.

Grants of £500 - £5,000 are also available for people hosting events that will attract tourists to the area.

More information on the grants is available on 01282 661981.

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