BRIERCLIFFE: Objections to new homes plan

JEAN DOWNIE – Many Briercliffe people, especially those connected with the parish church, were very saddened to hear of the death of Miss Jean Downie (74). She lived in Briercliffe all her life and had a life-long connection with St James’s. Jean, in her younger days enjoyed, and benefited from, some of the church organisations and, when older, she worked with youngsters at the church youth group. From 1992 to 2008, she served as a churchwarden. Miss Downie was a member of a family which has served and worshipped at St James’s for many years. The service which celebrated and commemorated her life took place at St James’s on January 20th and was well attended.

APPLICATION – A planning application has been submitted to build 10 houses on a site next to Briercliffe Social Club. The application will be determined by Pendle Council but Briercliffe Parish Council has registered an objection on the grounds the site, if developed, might adversely affect the activities of the social club. Also, the parish council has reminded Pendle that Lancashire County Council has previously indicated that access, which would be from Gorple Street, should only be for 13 houses. If it is granted permission that would mean 20 houses would be served from Gorple Street. The parish council’s objection lists other factors.

GEORGE HAMILTON IV – The international ambassador for country music, George Hamilton IV, with Michael Ramplin and Friends, will present an evening of country and gospel music on Friday, February 25th, at 7-30 p.m. at Hill Lane Baptist Church, Halifax Road, Lane Bottom. Tickets are £6 (including refreshments) and can be bought by ringing 01282 432227 or 01282 623805.

ROMANIA – Sue and Ian Paxton will give a talk about their work in Romania, at Hill Lane Baptist Church on today at 6-30 p.m. All welcome.

PACT – The current Police And Communities Together priorities are: parking around school crossing patrols and parking in the Kimberley Close area. Police have advised those who park near the junctions of Burnley Road and nearby streets they are blocking access. Further action will be taken against those who persist with this practice.

AEROBICS – A women’s aerobics class is held every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Briercliffe Community Centre in Jubilee Street. All ages and abilities are welcome. Just turn up.

MOTHERS’ UNION – The Mothers’ Union connected with St James’s Church will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, February 15th, in the vestry. Subscriptions will be collected.