ORGANISERS of a consultation event about a possible heritage centre for Darwen said those who attended were in support of the idea.

Liberal Democrat councillors from Darwen Town Council held the consultation on Monday at the Central United Reformed Church in Duckworth Street after complaints about a meeting at Darwen Academy last month.

Coun Roy Davies said: “We got a reasonable response and there were about 40 people who turned up. At the end of the day what we wanted to know was whether people wanted the heritage centre or not.

“The people who came were mainly from the volunteer groups around the town who know how to go about things like this.

“And there were a few other members of the public who turned up.”

Coun Davies said the people who attended the meeting were in favour of the project.

He said: “People were supportive of having a heritage centre because they want something for young people to see how the town has developed over time.”