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‘By working together we’re achieving big things’: Pendle’s regeneration showcased

Published: 7 May 2024

Pendle Borough Council has explained its bold vision for regenerating the town of Colne, including through the creation of a new heritage quarter, in the latest film showing DCN member councils’ innovative work.

The council’s leadership of the rebuilding of the town’s market and three theatres is the theme of the latest in a series of the films produced by councils to showcase their work as part of the DCN-led 50th anniversary celebrations for district councils.

You can watch Pendle’s film here.

The Colne Muni theatre is being rebuilt to improve energy efficiency while capacity and accessibility will improve at the Pendle Hippodrome and Little Theatre.

Meanwhile, Colne’s market is being rebuilt as part of a £4.8m scheme, funded with £3m of Government funding, as well as investment from the council.

Colne resident Sarah Lee said: “Pendle is a small district but by working together we’re achieving big things.

“By creating this new heritage quarter we’re going to breathe new life into three very individual theatres. It will make a transformation of Colne, for those who live here and those who visit.”

The first video in the series saw Folkestone & Hythe District Council explain how it is building up to 10,000 new homes in a garden town on the site of the district’s former racecourse.


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