Hundreds join fight to save Marsden Golf Course

Members of Marsden Park Golf Club, Nelson, were joined by local residents as they joined forces to stage a demonstration against cuts by Pendle Council that could force the close of the club. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday March 05, 2016.
Members of Marsden Park Golf Club, Nelson, were joined by local residents as they joined forces to stage a demonstration against cuts by Pendle Council that could force the close of the club. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday March 05, 2016.

The original news that Marsden Park Golf Course could be under threat was met by a Twitter storm and Facebook frenzy.

An on-line petition was immediately launched and within days had hundreds of signatories.

On Saturday a “Show of Support” was organised at the club with hundreds of golfers, residents and local councillors turning out despite the frostbound conditions at the Townhouse Road club.

People came from across the borough to lend their support to the campaign to keep the Nelson course open.

Despite not getting many answers on the day, those who attended will now be delighted to find that they have a year’s grace before the future of the golf course will come under scrutiny again.