The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pubs have Launched this Year's Parliamentary Pub of the Year Awards. This award focuses on celebrating pubs in our community and will give 650 MPs the opportunity to nominate a pub to be recognised as the Parliamentary pub of the Year.
In last week’s column I mentioned my ongoing dialogue with Ministers to make the case for Pendle being included in the £3.6 billion Towns Fund. I am delighted that my efforts paid off, with a deal of up to £25 million agreed for Nelson.
For Earby residents, watching the events at the damaged Whaley Bridge dam may have brought back difficult memories of the 2015 Boxing Day floods that engulfed Earby, flooding homes and businesses. Anyone who has experienced flooding will know how disruptive it is.