Nigel Evans, Member of Parliament for the Ribble Valley and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, today backed The Times in naming Clitheroe as one of the best towns in Britain. In yesterday’s supplement Clitheroe was ranked number 11.
Speaking from Westminster, Mr Evans said:
“I am delighted that Clitheroe was recognised by The Times as the eleventh best town in the whole of Britain. It confirms what those of those who live in or near Clitheroe already know – it is a fantastic place to live.
“Clitheroe was praised for its character as a market town and its location in beautiful countryside. It is this character and the town’s heritage that we are seeking to protect when opposing vast swathes of planning applications. It was precisely this point that local residents, councillors and I made to Nick Boles MP, the Planning Minister, in our recent meeting.
“Recognition from The Times only goes to strengthen the case for protecting the Ribble Valley.”