Infobox UK District
name = Borough of Pendle

status = Borough
region = North West England
admincounty = Lancashire
area = Ranked 201st
169.36 km²
adminhq = Nelson
onscode = 30UJ
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=30UJ
English district population|ONS=30UJ
English district density|ONS=30UJ / km²
ethnicity = 84.3% White
82.8% White British
0.9% White Other
0.6% White Irish
14.1% S.Asian
13.1% Pakistani
0.4% Indian
0.4% Other S.Asian
0.2% Bangladeshi
0.9% Mixed Race
0.5% Asian & White
0.2% Black Caribbean & White
0.2% Other Mixed
0.1% Black African & White
0.4% E.Asian and Other
0.2% Chinese
0.1% Other E.Asian
0.1% Other
0.3% Black
0.2% Black African
0.1% Black Caribbean
0.0% Other Black
politics = Pendle Borough Council
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=30UJ
mp = Gordon Prentice
year = 2005

Pendle is a local government district and borough of Lancashire, England, on the North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire borders. It adjoins the Lancashire boroughs of Burnley and Ribble Valley. It has a total population of about 90,000 people, and is represented in Parliament by Gordon Prentice (Labour).

It was created in 1974 as a result of local government reorganisation from the former Municipal Boroughs of Nelson and Colne, the former urban districts of Barnoldswick, Barrowford, Brierfield, Earby and Trawden, and from parts of Burnley Rural District and Skipton Rural District. It was named after the historical district of Pendle Forest. The Barnoldswick, Earby and Skipton parts are historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The name Pendle comes from the Cumbric word 'Pen' meaning hill, a reference to Pendle Hill, a major landmark in Pendle.

The area is closely associated with the Pendle witch trials, and the landscape in the north of the borough is dominated by Pendle Hill.

Places in Pendle include:
*Carr Hall
*Laneshaw Bridge
*Newchurch in Pendle
*West Craven
*Wheatley Lane

Pendle College at Lancaster University takes its name from this area, and many of the places in Pendle lend their name to the college's residential blocks.

External links

Local Government
* [ Pendle Borough Council]
* [ Mayor of Pendle's Blog]
* [ Lancashire County Council]
* [ PendleLife] , the locally focussed web portal
* [ Gordon Prentice, MP for Pendle]
* [ Pendle Conservatives] Local Media
* [ Lancashire Evening Telegraph] , a daily local newspaper.
* [ Pendle Today] website of the Nelson Leader and Colne Times weekly newspapers.
* [ Northern Life Magazine] Successful Pendle-based, Northern focussed print magazine
* [] , a local web portal

Local Societies
* [ Pendle Forest Cycling Club]
* [ Craven and Pendle Geological Society]
* [ Pendle Writers]
* [ Pendle Hippodrome Theatre]
* [ Pendle Muslim Archive]
* [ Pendle Forest Sports Club]

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