Mystery of Nelson’s missing car boot signs

Nicholas Emery with a sample of the banners missing.
Nicholas Emery with a sample of the banners missing.

There are concerns about the disappearance of a series of banners which were put up in Nelson to let people know about the Nelson Car Boot Sale event which starts this weekend.

Three of the banners were put up last weekend – but then disappeared. There was one in Manchester Road by the traffic lights at the start of the town centre, and two by the mini-roundabout next to the old bus station in Broadway.

Both Pendle Council and Lancashire County Council denied they had removed them. However, a CCTV showed a man in a high-visibility jacket removing them, and nearby there was a Lancashire Country Council van parked up.

Tomorrow, Nelson’s Lancashire Day takes place, and as part of that the Car Boot Sale is happening. And it will take place each Saturday in Market Street – provided the weather is permitting!

Organiser Mr Nicholas Emery, of Emery Electronics on Market Square, said: “I’m extremely disappointed. We are worried no people will turn up on Saturday because the advertising banners have disappeared. They are five metres long. I do still have one which had not been put up. They were designed by Pendle Council and paid for through Probus Pilot Scheme money.”