BRIERCLIFFE: Community clean-up day arranged

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PARISH COUNCIL – The annual meeting of Briercliffe Parish Council will be held at Briercliffe Community Centre in Jubilee Street on Monday at 7-30 p.m. This will include the election of a chairman and deputy chairman and a short agenda. Both meetings are open to the public.

VACANCY – There is a vacancy for a member of Briercliffe Parish Council. If you would like more information or would like to apply, contact the clerk, Mr Steve Watson, 23, Maple Bank, Burnley, BB10 3FD.

BRIERCLIFFE SOCIETY – The Briercliffe Society held its May meeting on Monday at the community centre. The speaker was Mervyn Hadfield who presented “A Slice of Lancashire”, an entertaining combination of poetry, prose and stories about the county, There were about 30 members present and chairman John Bentley thanked Mr Hadfield for the talk after which refreshments were served.

HERITAGE WALK – The Briercliffe Society and Burnley Tourism Office arranged a Heritage Walk around Harle Syke on Tuesday, May 3rd. About 45 people attended the walk, which was led by Roger Frost, and it took in the parish church which was specially opened by churchwarden Alec Oldham, and Queen Street Mill Museum. Refreshments were served at the museum.

CLEAN-UP DAY – Briercliffe Residents’ Association has organised a community clean-up day today from 9-30 a.m. to noon. The community centre is the base and high visibility vests, gloves and litter pickers will be given out on the day. Children must be accompanied by adults and tea, coffee, juice and burgers are free for participants. Everyone is welcome.

COMMUNITY CENTRE – The chairman and treasurer of the Community Centre Association, Roger Frost and Christine Stuttard, have asked a local contractor to replace a missing roof tile. They have also asked for a quote for some tree work. Parents are being asked to ensure their children do not hang around the community centre after reports of children climbing on the roof.

FANTASTIC FRIDAYS – The Fantastic Fridays group, at Haggate Baptist Chapel in Burnley Road, meets every Friday at 6-30 p.m. and features activities for primary school age children.

MOTHERS’ UNION – The St James’s Mothers’ Union will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 24th, at the vestry in Church Street. Mrs Marina Hartley will speak about “Holiday Thrills and Spills”.

LIBRARY – The newly-refurbished Briercliffe Library, in Jubilee Street, is holding a drop-in computer session on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Margaret Nuttall, the community history manager at Burnley Library, will give advice on researching family history.