The purpose of ‘Padiham on Parade’ is to organise a co-ordinated set of successful inter-related events in a ‘Forties style weekend’ over two days in June each year. The event has grown year on year to the point now where it has become an established part of Padiham and Burnley’s annual cycle of events .
The events will be the Borough’s way of marking Armed Forces Week, and ‘Padiham on Parade’ therefore has the support of Burnley Council and Padiham Town Council.
The events will encourage members of the public to actively engage in a celebration of the UK’s Armed Forces and will raise awareness and enhance the reputation of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.
The events will be fun, safe and educational.
The events will enable the participation and co-operative endeavour of representatives of the armed forces; cadets; veteran’s organisations; public sector agencies which are members of the Burnley Armed Forces Community Covenant; local businesses; schools; voluntary and community organisations; faith organisations; and the general public.
The events – and the publicity around them, before and after – will promote Padiham as a place and complement the work being done to promote the town as a great location for business, living, retail and leisure.