PLANS to create a cafe seating area on the new £2m town square have been recommended for approval, despite 23 objections.
Coun Eamonn Higgins, who runs the Accrington Pals Outdoor Cafe, has applied to Hyndburn council to create an 8m by 4m seating area for four tables and chairs in front of the Market Hall.
The area would have removable fencing, green AstroTurf to protect the new flagstones and be removed when the cafe van is closed.
Planning officers have now recommended the scheme for approval, with a final decision to be taken at next week’s planning committee.
A report prepared by the council for the meeting states one letter and a 22-signature petition has been received opposing the scheme.
HYNDBURN’S annual job and apprenticeship fair saw a ‘massive increase’ in attendance.
Organisers said the event at Accrington Town Hall was ‘bigger and better than ever’ with hundreds of people of all ages looking for employment, apprenticeship opportunities or careers advice.
More than a dozen employers and education providers attended and tutors from Accrington and Rossendale College also showcased the courses they have on offer.
A NIGHT of family-friendly comedy is coming to Great Harwood on Friday, July 20.
The show at St Bartholomew’s Church, on Church Lane, will star comic priests Jack and Krac, alongside Jimmy Cricket.
The laughs will begin at 7pm, and the evening is scheduled to run through until 9.30pm.
Admission will be £7 or £3 for under 16s. For tickets ring Joyce on 07940 732423.