Conservatives meet with Haslingden residents over car-park concerns

The Holden Arms pub in Grane Road hosted conservationists unhappy with plans by construction company Solomon Commercials to turn the scenic fishing spot in Kingsway into a base for its fleet of vehicles.

Coun Gladys Sandiford said there had been further local disgust after the firm erected a fence around the outside of the pond preventing it from being used.

The 7.30pm meeting was organised by residents of Grange Park Way and the Mayor of Rossendale, Conservative Councillor Brian Essex also attended.