Pendle

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Borough of Pendle
Pendle
Shown within Lancashire
Geography
Status:Borough
Region:North West England
Admin. County:Lancashire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 201st
169.36 km²
Admin. HQ:Nelson
ONS code:30UJ
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 252nd
89,313
527 / km²
Ethnicity:84.9% White
14.1% S.Asian
Politics
Pendle Borough Council
http://www.pendle.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Liberal Democrats
MP:Gordon Prentice

Pendle is a district borough of Lancashire, England, on the North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire borders. It adjoins the Lancashire boroughs of Burnley and Ribble Valley. It has a total population of about 90,000 people, and is represented in Parliament by Gordon Prentice (Labour).

It was created in 1972 as a result of local government reorganisation from the former Municipal Boroughs of Nelson and Colne, the former urban districts of Barnoldswick, Barrowford, Brierfield, Earby and Trawden, and from parts of Burnley and Skipton Rural District Councils. It was named after the historical district of Pendle Forest.

The area is closely associated with the Pendle Witches, and the landscape in the south of the borough is dominated by Pendle Hill.

Places in Pendle include:

External links

Local Government

Local Media

  • Lancashire Evening Telegraph (http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk), a daily local newspaper.
  • Pendle Today (http://www.pendletoday.co.uk) website of the Nelson Leader and Colne Times weekly newspapers.
  • Pendle.net (http://www.pendle.net/), a local web portal

Local Societies


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