Hi Everyone,

Busy times ahead, more contacts = more requests:

Please do not feel obligated in anyway, we remain absolutely voluntary and only come along to any event of your own free will.

Thankyou for all you have done so far, we really are making good progress.

This week:

Tuesday 17th October, PUFP Meeting at Nelson Town Hall in the Pendle Room at 10.30am

Saturday 21st October, Nelson Council Environment Committee litter pick, meeting at the Wellbeing Centre Vernon Street Nelson at 11am Lunch is available afterwards.

Sunday 22nd October, Re-arranged Southfield Residents litter pick, meeting at Woodlands Road Chapel Nelson off Barkerhouse Road at 1pm Lunch is available at 12.30pm

Kind regards Peter.

The Town Council has sent the following letter to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

Atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

At the full council meeting of Nelson Town Council on 11th October 2017, a motion was passed to urge the British government to review its current approach in dealing with the reported human rights violations and indiscriminate killing of Rohingya Muslims.

Estimates suggest between 2,000-3,000 have been killed and over 400,000 others trapped in conflict areas. Eye witnesses have described civilians being shot indiscriminately, beheadings, rape, rounding people up into buildings which are then set fire to, and deliberate shooting of children.

It is further alleged from reports that the military has committed forced deportation, murder, rape, and persecution against Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State.
The Government along with the United Nations Security Council and concerned countries should urgently impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the Burmese government and military to stop further crimes against humanity. The Security Council should demand that Burma allow aid agencies access to people in need, permit entry to a UN fact-finding mission to investigate abuses, and ensure the safe and voluntary return of those displaced.
We urge the government to also discuss measures to bring those responsible for crimes against humanity to justice, including, before the International Criminal Court.
Nelson Town Council urges you to do more in achieving the objectives set out above and we look forward to receiving your report on the current and future plan of action.
Yours sincerely

Councillor Zafar Ali
Chairman Steve Watson
Nelson Town Council Town Clerk

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This Week:

Thursday Afternoon 12th October at 2pm

Hallam Road Railway Bridge Nelson, parking in Lonsdale Street.

Sunday 15th October at 12.30pm for Soup & Roll, 1pm Litter Pick.

Helping Southfield Residents at Woodlands Road Chapel Nelson, off Barkerhouse Road.

Tuesday 3rd October, Rigby Street Car Park Nelson at 10am

Wednesday evening 4th October, Environment Improvement Group meeting at the Wellbeing Centre, Vernon Street Nelson 7pm

Friday 6th October Waterside Colne, meeting at the Lord Rodney at 10.30am 

Come along to our Halloween Treat Event on Saturday 28th October. There will be free Children’s Rides, Free Facepainting, a Pumpkin Carving competition with a £50 in vouchers first prize and fancy dress competition with 4 top prizes of £50 in vouchers.

This week Friday 29th September:

Railway Street Nelson, meeting at the bottom of Waidshouse Road with the junction by Railway Street at 10am

Following week Wednesday 4th October:

Environment Groups monthly meeting in the Wellbeing Centre on Vernon Street Nelson at 7pm

Our Annual PUFP meeting will be held on the Tuesday 17th October, in the Pendle Room at Nelson Town Hall 10.30am

All Volunteers Welcome.