Bae Systems Samlesbury


BAE Systems Military Air & Information wish to invite residents from the Samlesbury, Balderstone and Mellor parishes to attend an open evening at its Academy for Skills & Knowledge on the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone.
The event will provide an opportunity to see inside the £15.6m facility which will be home to the company’s next generation of apprentices and graduates as well as providing lifelong learning opportunities for its wider workforce.

Venue: BAE Systems Academy for Skills & Knowledge, Sir Frederick Page Way, Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone.
Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: 5pm-7pm

Please note: This event is not suitable for children.

If you are interested in attending the open evening, please email you name, address, contact telephone number and date of birth to using the subject: BAE SYSTEMS ACADEMY FOR SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE – OPEN EVENING
For further details around the Academy for Skills & Knowledge, please see here:—knowledge

Missing cat – Mellor Brook Area

Ian Duxbury, a local resident has asked that we help to find his lost cat. If you have seen this cat please message us on this medium or e mail Many thanks




History of Samlesbury

This book gives a comprehensive history of the village and has very kindly been loaned to the Parish by John Greaves.

Anyone who wishes to avail themself of this opportunity should contact the Clerk to the Parish on 07979647052

Sand & Gravel Extraction, Samlesbury.

This is confirmation that the draft proposal and background documentation with regard to the proposed sand & gravel extraction will be on display to the public at Samlesbury Memorial Hall on the following days.

  • Sunday 2nd July from 15:30 – 18:00
  • Monday 3rd July from 9:00 – 11.30

Rugby Tots

­ Rugbytots Blackburn is a new venture.

We are trying to help John Taylor spread the word about this great activity for youngsters.

It’s about activity for 2 – 7 year olds with rugby in mind.

Contact John Taylor or 03453130281



Mellor Brook Community Centre

Mellor Brook Community Centre
Saturday 24th June 8.00 pm

Coope. Boyes & Simpson’s farewell UK tour comes to the Brook next weekend. Known for their close 3-part harmonies delivered in acapella style and for their social commentary with biting humour in their lyrics, the trio have been folk favourites for 23 years

Following the re-location of bass singer Jim Boyes to Belgium, it has become increasingly difficult for the trio to prepare for recordings and tours. They have decided to pursue separate musical paths, though not before one final album and tour. At Mellor Brook, they shall sing material from their new and final album Coda, as well as revisiting their extensive back catalogue.

all tickets £14
by sending s.a.e. and cheque payable to Janet Aspin to Shamrock Promotions, 53, Briar Road, Blackburn BB1 9TF
on-line via Eventbrite
in person at Britannia Gallery, Branch Road, Mellor Brook