Fun-packed 2015 planned in Colne: details

A selection of pictures from previous Colne Town Council events (S)

A selection of pictures from previous Colne Town Council events (S)

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Plans are under way to make Colne’s social schedule bigger and better than ever before.

Colne Town Council’s Events Committee had their most successful year in 2014, and are now hoping to surpass their efforts in 2015.

Members have met for discussions, and the first event is lined up for Easter Saturday on April 4th, when residents will be treated to a egg-citing traditional celebration.

Coun. Sarah Cockburn-Price said: “A Colne Easter will be a nostalgic day of Easter themed celebrations, including an Easter egg hunt throughout the town, egg painting, donkey rides, traditional entertainments and host of surprises.”

In September, a festival, centred on Green Rock, will be held - although details are being kept strictly under wraps.

Leader of Pendle Council Coun. Joe Cooney said: “These are our most audacious plans ever. It is too soon to share the details while we still have many things that we need to slot into place, but we are confident Colne hasn’t seen anything like this.”

And following on from last year’s combined Christmas in Colne Event and Food Festival, the Committee plans to host a similar, but larger scale ­version, this year on Saturday, November 28th.

This year the committee would also like to offer help to other groups staging events, concerts, galas, parades and markets.

Events Committee chairman Coun. Dorothy Lord said: “We would like to help other volunteer groups. We can give them profile on our web site www.colnetowncouncil.org.uk and we welcome them to our meetings to share know-how and contacts.

“We have great events of our own planned for this year, but we thought it would be great to support other happenings in our vibrant little town. If you think we can help, please contact us.”

Representatives from Colne’s Town Centre Forum welcomed the events programme for 2015.

Chairman Graham Wharton said: “We recognise that a busy town is a successful town.

“We’d like to stage more markets throughout the year and we thank Colne Town Council for the effort it puts in organising these events.”