Nelson residents were treated to a vast array of talent from Lancashire and Yorkshire at this year’s Easter Fair and Town Crier’s completion.

Although it was a chilly afternoon, the fun rides were busy throughout the day with giant inflatables introduced this year.

This year’s winners were:

Terry Stubbins        3rd Place

Peter Stemmer        Runner Up

TERYY FORD       Winner


A big thank you goes to all the town criers who attended-

Les Cutts    (Halifax)                                    Terry Stubbins      (Liverpool)

John Robinson       (Biddulph)                                   Eliza Mowe          (Barnoldswick)

Peter Stemmer       (Darlington)                                 Terry Ford            (Otley)

Roger Hewitt         (Knaresborough)                          Isabel Ashman      (Ilkley)


Our next event is on Saturday 14th July 2018- where will see a portable football play area be installed in the centre of town with a world cup theme at this year’s football marathon event.

*Pictures of the event to follow.

Statement on “Punish a Muslim” hate mail.
By Councillor Zafar Ali, Chairman-Nelson Town Council

People across the U.K. have been receiving distressing hate mail, propagating crime and violence against Muslims.

Whilst Nelson residents have been asking questions about safety for children and members of the public, the police throughout the country are investigating this disturbing correspondence. A request is made for members of all communities to remain vigilant.

I also urge all Nelson and Pendle residents to stand together in condemning such acts of hate. This provocative correspondence is designed to cause nothing but disharmony and fear in all communities. If anybody receives the hate mail please contact the Police on 101.

These incidents are rare and Nelson residents, young and old, although worried, should be rest assured that the Police are taking the matter seriously with investigations taking place across different regions.

If you require any assistance or further information on any aspect of this statement please contact the Town Council on 07735 350735 or email

Further coverage is available on this story at:

Potholes and plight of Nelson’s highways

Nelson Town Council has passed a motion to request an urgent meeting with the cabinet member for highways at Lancashire County Council. The Town Council will arrange a visit of Nelson’s roads to highlight the dangerous and poor condition of many of the main roads in Nelson.

“Millions of pounds has been underspent by Lancashire County Council and the state of our highways is now at breaking point. Road users risk damage to their vehicles and injury to themselves travelling on our roads and it is unacceptable. It is time now for us all to hold the County Council to account and demand that action is taken.”- Councillor Zafar Ali, Chairman, Nelson Town Council

If you have any particular roads or streets which you feel need urgent attention please email us at and also fill in the online form at :

In-Situ are hosting a performance called Moonwatcher by Horse and Bamboo at the Unity Wellbeing Centre

Sunday 18th March 6 PM

Tickets £5 (£6 on the door)

Please contact Paul on 07967671156 or

Meet Rahmi, a young Pakistani girl who travelled half way around the world to be with her husband.

Now meet her daughter Azrah who is struggling to find where she belongs.

The Moonwatcher is their story, developed from the stories of South Asians who travelled to Britain. It explores how different values impact on the complex relationship of one mother and her daughter.

Beautifully told through masks, puppetry, spoken word and original music. A stunning multimedia show. The Moonwatcher asks where do any of us really belong?

The GB Spring Clean with RRT, has been provisionally rearranged for Tuesday 20th March, full details to follow.

This Week:

Thomas Street Bowling Club Nelson.

Meet on Thomas Street below the Bowling Green and at the top of Vernon Street.

Wednesday 14th March at 10am.

The Town Council newsletter is being delivered to every household in Nelson. If you don’t receive a copy there are additional copies available from the Town Hall.

Alternatively a copy can be downloaded Click Here

In conjunction with local Primary Schools, Nelson Town Council’s Environment Committee ran a ‘You Are Being Watched’ poster campaign. Khadija from St. Philips Church of England Primary School was our winner and received a framed copy of her poster design, a certificate of excellence and the first ever Nelson Town Council Medal of Honour. The school received a copy of Khadija’s certificate

Khadija’s Winning Poster

and a cheque for £100.

Councillor George Adam, Chair of the Nelson Town Council Environment Committee presented Head Teacher, Mrs K. Ellidge with a cheque.

Councillor George Adam presents Mrs Ellidge with a £100 cheque

Our Winner Khadija with her medal and certificate accompanied by Head Teacher Mrs K. Ellidge, Councillor George Adam, Chair of the Environment Committee and Councillor Zafar Ali, Chair of Nelson Town Council.

Nelson Town Council is sponsoring the 2018 Pendle Business Awards and is encouraging Nelson Businesses to enter.

The Award Categories are:

  • Pendle Business Person of the Year Award
  • Pendle Employer of the Year Award
  • Pendle Most Outstanding Business of the Year Award – medium/large 51+
  • Pendle Most Outstanding Business of the Year Award – small 1-50
  • Pendle Rising Star of the Year Award (operating 0-2yrs)
  • Pendle Business Technology & Innovation of the Year Award
  • Pendle Manufacturer of the Year Award
  • Pendle Apprentice of the Year Award
  • Pendle Flying the Flag (International Recognition) Award
  • Pendle Making a Local Difference Award

You have until Friday 30 March to enter online at

Further information is available Here.