CLITHEROE people will have a say on plans for a torchlight procession to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Clitheroe Town Council wants to gauge public opinion on an event in September 2005.

It is thought the procession would take the form of similar events to mark the millennium in 1999 and the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002, but with a 1940s wartime theme.

But town councillors want to hear from residents and businesses about a scheme, that would come only three years after the last major procession.

Town clerk John Wells said: "The proposal is for a torchlight procession, with floats, through the streets of Clitheroe to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of hostilities.

"This plan raises two questions: do we want another procession so soon after the Queen's Jubilee and is the 60th anniversary reason enough to celebrate?"

It's estimated the total cost could be around £13,000. The idea is the brainchild of Peter Moore, chairman of previous torchlight processions, while the town council sponsor the event.

Call John Wells on 01200 424722, 9am and 1pm, or write to him at Clitheroe Town Hall, 9 Church Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2DD.