Following the local elections last week, the first thing the ruling Conservative group on Pendle Council propose is to remove planning powers from Area Committees.

This is an attempt to take away the right of local residents to lobby their local councillors who know their local area well and can make decisions on local planning matters.

The Labour councillors will OPPOSE this proposal and we would urge local people across Pendle to contact their Tory councillors to withdraw this silly proposal. If passed local resident power will be lost - all thanks to the Conservatives.

This is a green light from Pendle Conservatives to build on green fields and stop the voice of local people.

John McDonnell MP to give public lecture in Pendle

Former Shadow Chancellor and MP for Hayes and Harlington, John McDonnell will be giving a public lecture in Colne on 9th June 2022.

John, who has strong links to Pendle, will be discussing "21st Century Socialism: The Change we need"

The event is open to the public, is free of charge and is sponsored by Pendle Labour Party and The Co-operative Party.


Ribble Valley CLP's Political education officer and keen walker, Carol Makin, is organising this walk to the last remaining Clarion House, which is right here in Pendle and locals are invited too.

Clarion Houses were established over a century ago by the Independent Labour Party (ILP) to provide rest, refreshment and social spaces for the working class. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks are available but you are encouraged to bring your own picnic.The walk is around 3 miles along road, track and riverside.. Dogs must be on leads. To book contact Carol on 07905 468243 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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