Three Easter Colne Town Council CompetitionsCOLNE Town Council is holding not one, not two, but three free competitions during its Easter Event on Easter Saturday on 26th March.


Last year, it had a staggering 1,613 entries for its Children’s Painted Egg Competition where the decorated eggs were displayed on trees staged on the first floor of The Library. “I was vehemently against us mounting the competition this year, because it was such hard work, but was completely overruled by the Events Committee!”, said Cllr Sarah Cockburn-Price, chairman of Colne Town Council. “To be fair to them, we have never held such a successful competition and the levels of community engagement really impressed the judges of the Great British High Street Awards. Our Clerk will now be writing to all Colne’s Primary Schools encouraging them to enter. As with all our competitions, this colourful celebration of Easter is free to enter. We’ve ordered 2,000 eggs in readiness…and we’d like to thank the Library for hosting the Easter Tree display.”

Easter BonnetsThe second competition is a Children’s Easter Bonnet Competition and children under the age of 12 can enter on the day, with judging taking place at noon under the Market Canopy. Children at North Valley Community Centre’s Junior Youth Club have already begun work on their entries.

Easter Shop Window
Colne’s shopkeepers are being called on to enter the Town Council’s Shop Window Competition this Easter. “Let’s make Bonnie Colne-on-the-Hill full of bunnies, eggs and flowers for 26th March!”, said chairman of the Colne Town Council Events Committee, Cllr Ash Sutcliffe. “We saw some super inventive and artistic window displays at both Hallowe’en and Christmas and we hope people try just as hard for Easter. Please call our Clerk on 01282 861888 to register your entry.”Easter Window 3

Colne Town Council has secured the services of local ceramicist, Julie Miles, to judge all three Easter competitions. Based in Higherford Mill, Julie is often found with at least two sketchbooks on the go at any one time to record her daily comings and goings or to record what she sees when out and about. Colne Town Council hopes she is inspired by Easter in Colne.

Easter Window Display

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