A year of celebrations for 10 years of town council

Young footballers enjoy one of the town council events
Young footballers enjoy one of the town council events
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Nelson Town Council is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a number of celebrations.

First up is a new website and logo for the town council which was formed in May, 2008, as well as a highlights video.

Chairman, Coun. Zafar Ali said: “While the town council takes on more and more key services for the benefit of Nelson residents, we have to ensure we implement a progressive plan for the town.

“We had a brilliant response to the first edition of our newsletter published in the last municipal year.

“In this era of social media, we have to invest as part of our plan to allow transparency and better communication with residents and engagement with our community partners.”

The highlights video, which will be aired at schools and at community organisations, will feature councillors past and present talking about the developments the town council has made in 10 years.

The new website offers information to residents on the council services transferred from the borough council, room and hall hire at the Unity Wellbeing Centre and Revive Café.

The website is accessible on the same domain www.nelsontowncouncil.gov.uk and will be launched on Monday.

Celebrations will continue throughout the civic year, including Nelson’s Food and Drink Festival on September 8th, followed by the Lancashire Day Christmas Lights Switch on scheduled for November 24th.

All town council events this year will be raising funds for the PSP Association, which is a national charity offering support and information to people living with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (a neurological condition caused by the premature loss of nerve cells in certain parts of the brain).

Coun. Ali added: “Nelson has a lot going for it and the next five years are very important as we continue to cope with the demands of local government in the area when protecting local services.

“We have to keep aiming for the best deal for residents and deliver our services efficiently and to the highest of standards.

“We always welcome feedback and want residents and organisations to work with us in delivering projects which will benefit all of our diverse communities in Nelson.”

The council recently appointed a new Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, Safia Kauser, who replaces the former Clerk Mr Steve Watson who has moved to another organisation.