Program of meetings, events and appeals

General Council meetings take place at Burnley Town Hall usually on the first Thursday of the month although some are on the second Thursday due to holidays etc. They start at 7:30pm and should finish no later than 9pm. We don’t meet in August.

Future meetings:


4th January – speaker: Julie Cooper M.P.

1st February (AGM)

1st March

5th April


The Bill Whittaker Fund

The Trades Council set up a fund in memory of Bill Whittaker and started with a legacy he left us. The fund is used to help trade unionists with the costs of TUC education courses that they otherwise couldn’t afford such as ECDL and CLAIT computer courses which hopefully then enable the member to get a better job.

We are always looking for donations to the fund which is becoming depleted due to increased fees charged by the college.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the appeal should send cheques, payable to “Burnley Trades Council”,┬áto the secretary: Peter Thorne: 25 Glen View Road, Burnley, Lancs, BB11 2QW. Tel: 01282-421757. e-mail:

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