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A series of events is being held in Padiham over the coming weeks to highlight the work being done to combat crime and anti-social behavior (ASB) in the town.

The events will also give residents the opportunity to raise issues and areas of concern, as well as finding out more about what is happening to tackle local problems.

The borough’s MATAC group, which brings together a wide range of agencies to take a co-ordinated approach to tackling crime and ASB, is organising the campaign.

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is drawing up ambitious plans to expand its operations in Burnley and Pennine Lancashire.

The Provost of UCLan’s Burnley campus, Dr Ebrahim Adia, confirmed that UCLan are looking at options which would lead to a “significant expansion” of student numbers in the town.

For four days from Friday 6th October to Monday 9th October Burnley town centre will be transformed into a literary lover’s dream as Burnley welcomes

Burnley has joined all the other local authorities in Lancashire in being awarded White Ribbon status for the local work to tackle domestic violence.

The accreditation by White Ribbon UK recognises the work being done in this, and other boroughs, to reduce incidents of domestic abuse and raise awareness of the issue surrounding it.

The annual bonfire and firework display notification scheme has been launched in Burnley.

The scheme is aimed at people and organisations holding bonfires or firework displays in the run-up to and on and around Bonfire Night.

The scheme has been successful in cutting the number of call-outs by the fire service to “nuisance” fires during its busiest time of the year.

A long-standing Burnley councillor has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of his work.

John Harbour was nominated in the “Place Shaping and Environment” category of the national LGIU councillor of the year awards for his work on environmental improvement schemes and for his “hands on” involvement in initiatives to boost the borough’s housing market.

Burnley Councillor Lubna Khan has launched a ‘Just Giving’ campaign in support of the local branch of the Royal British Legion.

 

Residents and businesses are being asked to support a campaign to ensure faster broadband access across the whole of Burnley borough.

People are being asked to carry out a simple check to establish what their broadband speed actually is, rather than an advertised speed, and let Burnley Council know by taking part in an online survey.

A group of local councilors is looking into the roll-out of superfast broadband in the borough, particularly in outlying rural areas.

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