Mosque Plans For Former Colne Sunday School

More Islamization on the way with another new mosque planned in Colne. There are already over 70 operating mosques in the small area of East Lancashire around Blackburn, Burnley and Nelson. Is they really any need for another Muslim command and control centre in the area.


The empty and overgrown old school house on Exchange Street in Colne. Photo Ben Parsons

Negotations are currently underway to transform a former Sunday School building into a mosque and community facility.

It is believed that the Colne Mosques Association have been in talks with the current Bradford owners of the Exchange Street site, and are keen to take it over by the end of the year.

According to Coun. Tony Greaves, the Grade II listed building, which was previously used for St Bartholmew’s Sunday School, has been empty and disused for around 10 years – with the yard becoming an “overgrown jungle”.

He is now pleased to see that the old school could be saved, and said that he welcomes news that a local group are willing and able to purchase the building.

He said: “I have spoken to the chairman of the Mosque Committee at the Colne mosque and he confirms that they are negotiating to purchase the former Exchange Street school buildings from the present owners.

“It can only be for the good and will prevent an important part of the local heritage from falling into disrepair and decay, which is already starting to happen. I understand that when the sale is completed the new owners will present their plans for the use of the buildings as a mosque and community facilities to the local community, and I look forward to discussing them with them.

“Planning permission will probably not be needed for such uses in view of the previous use of the site. Listed building permission would probably be needed for any changes to the exterior of the buildings.”

Also supporting the idea of getting the building back into community use is Derek Mann, chairman of the Waterside Neighbourhood Action Group.


2 thoughts on “Mosque Plans For Former Colne Sunday School”

  1. Muslim community needs Mosques for offering prayers and state funded Muslim schools for the proper education of their children.

    Muslim community has been purchasing those buildings and properties that have been lying vacant for years. Actually, Muslim community has been given new life to those areas which were neglected by the LAs and society.

    I would have thought last year’s Olympics confirmed that we are indeed a multi-cultural society. Without the sons and daughters of immigrants Team GB’s medal haul would have been a lot smaller. Immigration has been a thorny issue ever since I can remember. In a world where foreign travel is so easy, and national boundaries are at best blurred, and in many ways meaningless, getting the balance right is very difficult. As someone for whom nationality is not important, I look at people as individuals. Some I like and respect and others I don’t. As both a lawyer and a labour ‘crony’, baroness Warsi is part of the problem, not part of the solution! Immigration should and could work If there was a proper system in place but there’s isn’t so it doesn’t. Funny that…immigrants are expected to speak English if they want to live in Britain, but how many Brits speak Spanish in Spain or any other language in any other country they live in…. just asking… they are “ex-pats” then and can obviously behave as British as they please…. You lot obviously think you are above every other human race in the world!!!

    The real point here is that we must be tolerant of each other no matter what beliefs we have. Hindus and Sikhs have ASSIMILATED with your culture and both have pork and drink alcohol. Lets be real here! Muslims are attacked because we have no ASSIMILATED. we have integrated. The vast majority (99%) pay our taxes, work, obey the law and live our daily lives not bothering anyone. but because we don’t drink or eat pork and we pray 5 times a day we are targeted. The hypocrisy here is amazing…the indigenous “English” population aren’t really English if you look at your history. You come from the north of Europe as Anglo Saxons/Norman invaders (both originated from the Vikings). before then the romans came to these shores. the real indigenous people of this island are the Celtic tribes from wales and Scotland! the real issue comes down to two things. 1. a lack of understanding and 2. historical prejudice. You always fear what you don’t know so why not learn about it! (you don’t have to convert either). 2. we would not be here if our lands weren’t in chaos because of foreign invaders going in over the last 200 years at least. there needs to be genuine dialogue on both sides but I am not sure anyone here is really interested in that. How about this. Why don’t all the foreigners leave the UK…lets go back to before 1066 and the Norman invasion and everyone who was on these shores before than stay and everyone else after 1066 should leave!

    The number of Muslims is on the increase because of immigration, high birth rate and reversion. British society must learn to respect and tolerate those who are different.If Islam is so bad, then why is it the WORLD’S FASTEST GROWING RELIGION! It is also one of the youngest religions. However no matter how hard everyone tries to give Islam a bad name, it will be twice as more populated. So let’s get straight to the point yeah?, Basically Islam is the most hated religion I don’t know why hmm maybe because it is also the most fastest growing religion and 2nd largest but no one will be able to stop this religion from growing.

    Islam is the fastest growing faith in Britain. Hundreds and thousands of Brits are reverting to Islam. By the middle of this century, over half of Brits would be Muslims.

    1. @IA Basically “Islam is the most hated religion I don’t know why”
      I can tell you why its the most hated religion. Because Islam is outdated, backwards, barbaric and promotes violence and murder,it allows paedophilia. in Muslim lands it discriminates and persecutes against the infidels. There is almost no religious freedom. In kafir lands where Muslims make no effort to integrate and are allowed to freely practice their religion. Yet the more Muslims are given the more they want and demand their own way things like sharia, mosque building halal food and Islamic schools. When things dont go their way they moan moan, play the poor victim and get out the race card. Muslim racists come here and rape our women and children.

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