Nelson Town Council would like to thank all those who helped or participated in making our 2017 Lancashire Day event a success, despite the bad weather. On Saturday 25th November thousands of people attended the Annual Lancashire Day Event and Christmas Light Switch On. His Worshipful the Mayor Councillor David Whalley officially opened the event followed by a variety of Acts throughout the day. Nelson Brass Band provided traditional local music followed by Phil Knight & Friends singing Lancashire songs. We had a successful entry to our Town Crier Competition followed by a haunting dance display of life in a Lancashire mill by aboutimedc’s group Cotton. Local band dirty suns gave a live gig and we culminated the event with Britain’s Got Talents stars Mr Zip, Gabz and Ella Shaw and Brooke Layla from the Kids Voice.

“The 2018 Lancashire Day and Christmas Lights switch on was a fabulous family day out for everyone who took part. We had local acts along with guest performers- including, Ella Shaw, Mr Zip and Layla Brooke.
It was a proud moment for me as I was given the opportunity to do the countdown for the Christmas lights. Well done 2BR, Steve Watson (town clerk) and all of Nelson Town Councillors who participated.” Chairman, Cllr. Zafar Ali.

Ella Shaw, Gabz and Mr Zip from Britain’s Got Talent and Brooke Layla from The Kids Voice are coming to Nelson. They will be giving performances at the Nelson Town Council Annual Lancashire Day Event on Saturday 25th November from 11:00am in Nelson Town Centre. It’s free to attend and all performances are free of charge to watch.

Other Acts throughout the day will be Nelson Brass Band who are providing friendly 4th section contesting band music. Phil Knight and Friends singing traditional Lancashire Folk songs. Cotton, a captivating exploration of life in a Lancashire mill though dance, music and clogging. The Dirty Suns, a local band with a huge following and the Barrowford St. Thomas school choir.

There are free fairground rides for the kids along with free facepainting. There’s a free mini train ride, games and stalls, with hook-a-duck and other fairground games. There will be stalls offering traditional Lancashire goodies and food and refreshements.

The event will end with the Christmas Light switch on at 6:15pm, come along and see the news Christmas Decorations in the Town Centre and join us for a wonderful family event that just gets bigger and bigger each year.

Councillor Zafar Ali, Chair of Nelson Town Council said “”We’re bringing the finest entertainment to celebrate Lancashire Day- the Nelson way. The Town Council has been working hard on the itinerary to provide Nelson residents a variety of acts and stalls for all age groups – bringing fun, play and dance to the centre of Nelson, so don’t miss out.” 

– Councillor Zafar Ali, Chairman- Nelson Town Council.

Lancashire Day is the county day of historic Lancashire in England. It is held on 27 November to commemorate the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, to attend the Model Parliament of King Edward I. Lancashire Day was first held in 1996.

Come along and join us for this family event.

Further information can be obtained from Steve Watson, Town Clerk on 07735 350735 or info@nelsontowncouncil.gov.uk.

 

Nelson Town Council sponsored and presented the New Business Award at this year’s Lancashire Tourism Awards, which was won by Ascent Tranpoline Park- Blackpool.

Nelson based Inside Spa was also shortlisted for the Small Visitor Attraction Award, as well as many East Lancashire businesses who picked top awards on the night.

For further information on the awards please visit:

http://www.marketinglancashire.com/news/2017/11/10/the-county-s-tourism-industry-best-in-class-revealed-a6166  

The service took place at the Cenotaph with and address by the Minister Reverend Guy Jamieson.

“It was a humbling experience to lay the Town Council’s wreath as Chairman of Nelson Town Council. Everyday is Remembrance Day and it is moving to see the whole country stop and pay their respects to the heroes who fell for our freedom”- Cllr. Zafar Ali, Chairman – Nelson Town Council.

Ella Shaw and Mr Zip from Britain’s Got Talent and Brooke Layla from The Kids Voice are coming to Nelson. They will be giving performances at the Nelson Town Council Annual Lancashire Day Event on Saturday 25th November from 11:00am in Nelson Town Centre. It’s free to attend and all performances are free of charge to watch.

Other Acts throughout the day will be Nelson Brass Band who are providing friendly 4th section contesting band music. Phil Knight and Friends singing traditional Lancashire Folk songs. Cotton, a captivating exploration of life in a Lancashire mill though dance, music and clogging. The Dirty Suns, a local band with a huge following and the Barrowford St. Thomas school choir.

There are free fairground rides for the kids along with free facepainting. There’s a free mini train ride, games and stalls, with hook-a-duck and other fairground games. There will be stalls offering traditional Lancashire goodies and food and refreshements.

The event will end with the Christmas Light switch on at 6:15pm, come along and see the new Christmas Decorations in the Town Centre and join us for a wonderful family event that just gets bigger and bigger each year.

Councillor Zafar Ali, Chair of Nelson Town Council said “We’re bringing the finest entertainment to celebrate Lancashire Day- the Nelson way. The Town Council has been working hard on the itinerary to provide Nelson residents a variety of acts and stalls for all age groups – bringing fun, play and dance to the centre of Nelson, so don’t miss out.”

– Councillor Zafar Ali, Chairman- Nelson Town Council.

Lancashire Day is the county day of historic Lancashire in England. It is held on 27 November to commemorate the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, to attend the Model Parliament of King Edward I. Lancashire Day was first held in 1996.

Come along and join us for this family event.

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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