Nelson Town Hall tour invite from Mayor of Pendle

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The Mayor of Pendle invites you to take a tour of Nelson Town Hall.

Coun. Nadeem Ahmed will personally take part in a guided tour of the town hall. Following the example set by previous mayors, he is inviting anyone with an interest in what takes place behind the doors of the town hall.

Coun. Ahmed said: “So far in my mayoral year I’ve hosted tours for a handful of local school groups. I’ve really enjoyed showing them around and answering their questions about local government and democracy.

“Now I’m inviting in anyone who wants to find out more about how a modern council operates. For the majority of people who come along on a town hall tour, it’s their first time in the building.

“It’s a great opportunity to learn about its fascinating civic history.”

And he added: “Our next tour is on Saturday, September 10th – why not book a place and see behind the scenes for yourself?”

Mr Michael Booth, the mayor’s attendant, will be the guide for the free, two-hour journey through history.

Visitors will be shown the old police cells, the council chamber which was once Nelson Magistrates’ Court and civic insignia, before having tea and biscuits in the Members’ Room.

As well as seeing behind the scenes of the town hall, you can discover how the present Pendle Council runs and what the mayor’s job entails.

Groups such as Women’s Institutes, Brownies, Scouts and voluntary organisations, as well as individuals, are all welcome. Up to 20 people can be accommodated on each tour.

If you are interested in going on the tour, contact mayor’s secretary Fiona Standring on 661636 or email