A protest march to support keeping Great Harwood’s tip and police station front counter has been called off in the wake of the recent riots across the UK.
Campaigners were hoping to organise a demonstration to support the two causes which are close to many residents’ hearts.
Coun Ian Robinson said: "We were going to organise a march through the town over the issues, but due to what has happened recently with the rioting in the country, we took legal advice and decided it was perhaps not the wisest thing to do at this time.
"However, at the charity fair we had in Great Harwood on August 20, we had our two petitions there, to save the tip and the front counter, and they both got around 135 signatures in just a few hours.
"The one for the tip has already gone down to be presented to the county council, although I do wonder if this is perhaps already a done deal.
"With the police station one, we had six pages of A4 filled. People are concerned about this and I have heard a lot of people talking about it in the town. People have been saying that if they lost their keys or purse, where could they go to report it? These issues are ongoing and those in charge need to realise that the people of Great Harwood will not be walked all over."
Earlier this summer the police announced plans to close 13 stations across the county and a further six front desks as they seek to make up to £1m in savings and £4m in disposal income - including Great Harwood’s.
An internet survey came to an end on Wednesday, August 31 and it is hoped an announcement will soon be made.
Residents have also been rallying around Great Harwood’s Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) on Alan Ramsbottom Way which has been threatened with closure by the county council.
Coun Robinson said: "Both the police counter and the recycling centre are well-used and we need to keep them."
You can read the full recommendations before a decision is taken in the autumn. To read the proposals, or to respond to the consultation by September 30, please visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/waste. Details of the online petition will be announced shortly.