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Make sure you’re registered to vote in time for the local elections this May

On Thursday 3rd May residents in Hyndburn will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, education, transport, planning, parks, leisure, fire and public safety, social care and waste management.

In order to vote in this important election, residents must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register to vote in local elections is fast approaching and Hyndburn Council is urging residents who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 17 April. Anyone can apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote. It takes just five minutes.

Jane Ellis Electoral Registration Officer for Hyndburn Council said:

“Time is running out to make sure you can take part in the local elections. These elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Hyndburn.  But if you’re not registered by 17 April, you won’t be able to vote.”



A bench has been installed in Gatty Park, Church, in memory of two former Church community stalwarts, the late John Broadley and the late Alan Pearson, who both worked tirelessly over many years to make Church a better place for residents and visitors.

The bench, organised by Church Prospects, now stands proudly in the square outside Elmfield Hall in Gatty Park.

Cllr Loraine Cox, said; “The bench and plaque has been funded by Church Prospects to remember two large characters who both worked tirelessly to improve the area.  Former Councillor and Mayor, John Broadley and lifelong local resident, Alan Pearson, helped to establish community groups and brought in funding to enhance Church.  Both men made a huge contribution to this local community, they are sadly missed and will never be forgotten. They both loved this beautiful park and it’s wonderful now to have a bench here to honour their memory.”

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The Carnival committee are now well on their way in organising the forthcoming Oswaldtwistle Carnival and once again it set to be fabulous!!
It is being held on Sunday 24th June 2018.

Procession at 12 noon from the Spar at Thwaites Road, finishing at the Carnival Field on White Ash Playing Fields.

Sara Barton of Barton & Hallworth said: "We are trying to spread the word by making it clear that anyone can take part in the Carnival and not just people living or working in Oswaldtwistle.

"The carnival is a fantastic way of promoting your business for a small cost or fund raising for your group whilst supporting the local community at the same time.

Any charity, community group or business,  is welcome to join us in the procession or have a stall on the Carnival field. (Please note that all catering stalls have already been allocated").

Application forms are available by contacting the Civic Arts Centre & Theatre or by contacting Sarah Barton by phone on 07412 647168 or by mailing: info@bartonhallworth.co.uk.






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