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Councillor vows to fight Brierfield Town Hall closure plan

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Mohammed Iqbal Coun Mohammed Iqbal

A SENIOR councillor has vowed to fight plans to close Brierfield Town Hall to community groups as part of a public halls review.

The Colne Road landmark is set to shut, along with Trawden Community Centre, as part of proposals to ensure Pendle Council receives a £1million government efficiency support grant.

Barnoldswick Civic Hall may be rescued through a deal with town councillors, with the same true for Primet Hill Community Centre in Colne.

Other venues in Nelson and Colne have been leased to a third party and a late bid has even been made to take over Brierfield Community Centre.

But Brierfield Town Hall and the Trawden centre could close at the end of June.

Coun Mohammed Iqbal, Brierfield’s county councillor and borough Labour leader, said: “It's disgusting that the Tory party has abandoned Brierfield and Reedley residents. I will work with Labour councillors to look at ways at keeping it open."

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10:24pm Sun 23 Mar 14

ToffeeGuy says...

As far as I can tell Brierfield is over supplied by community facilities.

Apart from the Town Hall, there's the community centre, the youth centre, the Family Tree centre and the library. That's as well as the cyber cafe, People's centre, church halls and the massive mosque.

How many public facilities does a town of 3,000 residents need? Close the Town Hall and save some money.
As far as I can tell Brierfield is over supplied by community facilities. Apart from the Town Hall, there's the community centre, the youth centre, the Family Tree centre and the library. That's as well as the cyber cafe, People's centre, church halls and the massive mosque. How many public facilities does a town of 3,000 residents need? Close the Town Hall and save some money. ToffeeGuy
  • Score: 11

11:32pm Sun 23 Mar 14

fireonthemountain says...

Absolutely correct .

Does anyone in Brierfield actually have a proper job ?

One that adds to the economy .

Thought not .
Absolutely correct . Does anyone in Brierfield actually have a proper job ? One that adds to the economy . Thought not . fireonthemountain
  • Score: 4

11:34pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Steven11 says...

ToffeeGuy wrote:
As far as I can tell Brierfield is over supplied by community facilities.

Apart from the Town Hall, there's the community centre, the youth centre, the Family Tree centre and the library. That's as well as the cyber cafe, People's centre, church halls and the massive mosque.

How many public facilities does a town of 3,000 residents need? Close the Town Hall and save some money.
Just shut the mosque and make every one happy , simples. !
[quote][p][bold]ToffeeGuy[/bold] wrote: As far as I can tell Brierfield is over supplied by community facilities. Apart from the Town Hall, there's the community centre, the youth centre, the Family Tree centre and the library. That's as well as the cyber cafe, People's centre, church halls and the massive mosque. How many public facilities does a town of 3,000 residents need? Close the Town Hall and save some money.[/p][/quote]Just shut the mosque and make every one happy , simples. ! Steven11
  • Score: 8

12:23am Mon 24 Mar 14

Steven11 says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
Absolutely correct .

Does anyone in Brierfield actually have a proper job ?

One that adds to the economy .

Thought not .
Correct , sandals , whitish robes ,beards , silly hats , don't work ,don't speak English , But experts in claiming every benefit going , Yes that's Them !
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: Absolutely correct . Does anyone in Brierfield actually have a proper job ? One that adds to the economy . Thought not .[/p][/quote]Correct , sandals , whitish robes ,beards , silly hats , don't work ,don't speak English , But experts in claiming every benefit going , Yes that's Them ! Steven11
  • Score: 10

5:42am Mon 24 Mar 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

Close all the town halls! Its only the place to submit yer expenses anyway as ya never get to see anyone there!
Close all the town halls! Its only the place to submit yer expenses anyway as ya never get to see anyone there! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 5

9:02am Mon 24 Mar 14

HecticBigBoy says...

ToffeeGuy wrote:
As far as I can tell Brierfield is over supplied by community facilities. Apart from the Town Hall, there's the community centre, the youth centre, the Family Tree centre and the library. That's as well as the cyber cafe, People's centre, church halls and the massive mosque. How many public facilities does a town of 3,000 residents need? Close the Town Hall and save some money.
I live in Brierfield and agree, as nice as it is to have these buildings, in the current climate they are a drain on resources. Its Pendle Council and there is a Town hall and number one market street in Nelson for any and all meetings.
[quote][p][bold]ToffeeGuy[/bold] wrote: As far as I can tell Brierfield is over supplied by community facilities. Apart from the Town Hall, there's the community centre, the youth centre, the Family Tree centre and the library. That's as well as the cyber cafe, People's centre, church halls and the massive mosque. How many public facilities does a town of 3,000 residents need? Close the Town Hall and save some money.[/p][/quote]I live in Brierfield and agree, as nice as it is to have these buildings, in the current climate they are a drain on resources. Its Pendle Council and there is a Town hall and number one market street in Nelson for any and all meetings. HecticBigBoy
  • Score: 3

9:14am Mon 24 Mar 14

HecticBigBoy says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
Absolutely correct . Does anyone in Brierfield actually have a proper job ? One that adds to the economy . Thought not .
Yes, I work 45 hours a week and pay taxes, claim nothing, so please don't generalise
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: Absolutely correct . Does anyone in Brierfield actually have a proper job ? One that adds to the economy . Thought not .[/p][/quote]Yes, I work 45 hours a week and pay taxes, claim nothing, so please don't generalise HecticBigBoy
  • Score: 6

6:57pm Mon 24 Mar 14

fireonthemountain says...

Some job if at 9.14 on a Monday morning you're on the Internet !
Some job if at 9.14 on a Monday morning you're on the Internet ! fireonthemountain
  • Score: 2

9:49am Thu 27 Mar 14

HecticBigBoy says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
Some job if at 9.14 on a Monday morning you're on the Internet !
Clown, would it occur to you that many people work on computers and catch up with news during their working day? Probably not!
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: Some job if at 9.14 on a Monday morning you're on the Internet ![/p][/quote]Clown, would it occur to you that many people work on computers and catch up with news during their working day? Probably not! HecticBigBoy
  • Score: 1

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