Burnley FC in the Community are currently in advanced discussions with Pearl (a joint venture between Barnfield Investment Properties and Pendle Borough Council) about the feasibility of developing a community leisure facility on the Brierfield Mill site in Pendle.
With the backing of a private benefactor and through grant funding, the charity are looking to secure the warehouse element and associated car park of the building to establish a vibrant community hub.
The new facility would look to include an indoor 3G pitch, education suites, a community café, a climbing wall and a sports hall to accommodate cricket, netball, badminton and a number of other sports. Plans may also include an external sports pitch.
Neil Hart, Chief Executive Officer of Burnley FC in the Community said; “Brierfield Mill is an iconic site and as a charity, we are committed to exploring the feasibility of establishing a facility that the whole community in Pendle can benefit from.
“We are excited and ambitious for the proposed plans and we want to involve the entire community in the decision-making process from the outset.”
Burnley FC in the Community is hosting a series of drop-in consultation events regarding the re-development and what the facility will offer.
“The charity would like to invite all local residents and community groups of Brierfield and the surrounding areas to these events, which will held on the following dates;
• Wednesday 26th August from 12pm-4pm at Brierfield Library, Colne Road, Brierfield, BB9 5HW
• Wednesday 2nd September from 10am-3pm at Brierfield Library, Colne Road, Brierfield, BB9 5HW
Local residents and other interested individuals can also provide us with your views by completing our online consultation survey;
Burnley FC in the Community is a registered charity that was established in January 2014 and is based at Turf Moor. The self-financing charity now employs over 30 staff and delivers 30 community projects across Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.