Campaigners to host second fun day as they fight to save treasured recreation ground from becoming site of new campus for Burnley College

Campaigners, who are battling to stop Burnley College from building a new campus on a site they say is a well used community asset and recreation ground, are to hold a fun day this weekend to raise the profile of their fight.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 12:30 pm

The event takes place this Saturday, from noon to 4pm, on the area known as the Clifton Street/Stoneyholme Rec.

There will be a host of attractions, including live music, stalls, food, a bouncy castle and The Muscle Factory gym is to hold an exhibition at around 1pm.

Milo the barn owl will also be making a return visit for the event which is the second fun day organised by residents who are doing their utmost to protect the area from becoming the site for the new North Campus for Burnley College.

Milo the barn owl will be flying back in for a return visit at a fun day at the Clifton Street/Stoneyholme Rec in Burnley on Saturday.

Residents argue the site has been a well used community area and playground for decades. They also claim the area is a natural habitat for wildlife.

Last week leading politician Amelia Womack, who is the deputy leader of the Green Party for England and Wales visited Burnley and pledged her support for the campaign.