A FREE community event saw the last piece of the jigsaw in the multi-million pound transformation of Nelson’s historic Whitefield put in place.

A linear park with trees and seating areas at the heart of area was opened by Pendle’s Mayor, councillor Nawaz Ahmed at the weekend.

He also cut a ribbon on Every Street, opening it up to traffic for the first time in many years.


The day was organised by Pendle Council with support from Whitefield Community Forum, Liberata, Great Places and Pendle developer, Barnfield.

Council leader Mohammed Iqbal said: “This will make Whitefield much better connected and no longer a cul-de-sac.

“We’ve been working with Lancashire County Council in the re-opening of Every Street.

“It’s what residents have been wanting for some time,” he explained.

Tim Webber, managing director of Barnfield, said: “This event marks the end of a historic chapter for Whitefield and the completion of a very ambitious project of which, as a Pendle contractor which has undertaken the renovation work on the houses, we’re very proud.”

At the event short heritage tours of the area were led by Rosemary Lyons, Pendle Council’s expert on conservation.

And children could take part in a eye spy quiz with their families. There were free refreshments, stalls and the chance for people to say why they love Whitefield. Residents were also able to see how the Victorian terraces have been totally transformed with a viewing home open.