MP concern about police march action

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans
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Nigel Evans, MP for the Ribble Valley, has spoken out against the cancellation of the St George’s Day Scout march in Clitheroe which was in its centenary year.

The parade was cancelled as Lancashire police recently announced they would no longer marshal parades, citing budget cuts.

Mr Evans said, “I am hopeful that the parade will resume as normal next year, as it is very much a local tradition.

“The police should be at the heart of the community, helping to uphold local traditions and I am disappointed that they withdrew their support.”