In brief

Accrington Observer - - PROM SPECIAL -


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.

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