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THE organisers of a far right march through Burnley will be slapped with a bill for £820 by Burnley Council.

The council warned the North West Frontline Firm, which organised the demonstration along centenary Way last month, that it would be billed for costs incurred by the council.

The costs included the erection of crowd barriers, the removal of plant containers and the provision of temporary toilets.

Mark Townsend, deputy leader of Burnley Council and the executive member for resources and performance management, said: “The council has billed the organisers for £820.

“This covers the council’s direct costs only.

“Burnley taxpayers should not have to pay a single penny towards this pointless protest that was nothing to do with Burnley.”

The biggest cost for the event was for policing, but this will be met by Lancashire Police, and not by the council.