Police ready to take part in Pendle Peace Walks

Lancashire Police officers are getting ready for two Peace Walks organised by Building Bridges Pendle.

Officers are getting ready for the community-spirited event
Officers are getting ready for the community-spirited event

Described as "celebrations of community, art, and culture," the two walks reflect Building Bridges Pendle's mission of bringing people together, with the theme of the walks being ‘Celebrating Culture’ and families encouraged to decorate flags to showcase on the day.

Taking place today (Saturday) from 10-30am to 12pm, the walks will follow routes along main roads and scenic canal paths, with one setting off from St Bartholomew's Church on Church Street in Colne Town Centre, and the second from Pendleside Hospice on Colne Road in Burnley.

“We have put together a very ambitious and high profile event which is aiming to be proactive in bringing people together," said Community Development Officer, Katie Nolan. "The Peace Walk and Festival of Culture are opportunities for local people to come out together in celebration of our identity and community pride and have a real sense of belonging in our borough."

At the end of the walks, the two groups will converge at Nelson Town Centre, where there will be a Festival of Culture running along the full length of Market Street from 12pm to 4pm - a family fun-event which will celebrate people, environment, and culture.