Mayor hosting guided town hall tours

Nelson Town Hall.'Photo Ben Parsons
Nelson Town Hall.'Photo Ben Parsons
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The Mayor of Pendle, Coun. Graham Roach, is inviting people to come with him on a specially guided tour of Nelson Town Hall.

This is a chance for you to go behind the scenes and find out something of the building’s fascinating civic history.

You can also discover how the present day Pendle Council runs and what the Mayor’s job entails.

The first oif this year’s tours, which have become a popular feature of the Mayor’s calendar in recent times, will be held on Saturday, September 13th.

There will be further tours in November, January and March.

Coun. Roach said: “I’m looking forward to hosting the tours of Nelson Town Hall in my role as Mayor of Pendle.

“If you’ve ever wondered what lies behind the doors of the Town Hall, book yourself onto one of our tours!”

Michael Booth, the Mayor’s Attendant, will be the guide for the free, two-hour long factual journey.

Visitors will be shown the old police cells, the council chamber and civic insignia before having tea and biscuits in the Members’ Room.

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 and places must be booked in advance. The deadline for booking is one week before the tour date.

If you’re interested in coming along on a tour,contact the Mayor’s Secretary, Fiona Standring, on 661636 or email her at