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News for residents

Burnley Council is encouraging residents to have a Christmas cracker when it comes to recycling.

People are reminded that they can recycle all the cans, bottles, paper, cards and even their real Christmas trees once all the festivities are over.

The more rubbish that’s recycled, the less your wheelie bin will fill up.

The council will collect real Christmas trees – all residents have to do is put their trees out on Monday 15th January at their normal point of collection. There’s no need to book a collection.

Councillors are set to back plans to create a Children’s University in Burnley as part of a far-reaching strategy to help more of the borough's young people achieve their potential.

Burnley Council’s executive is recommended to agree a three-year commitment to the establishment of the educational initiative which encourages children from the age of five to try new experiences outside of normal school hours.

The commitment is included in a Making It In Burnley aspiration strategy which also proposes a number of other measures.

Pavement ‘street art’ will be used in the battle against underage drinking in Burnley in the run-up to Christmas.

Eye-catching pavement stencils will be put in place by the borough’s Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) as part of a festive crackdown on adults attempting to buy alcohol for young people (known as a proxy purchase).

Local shops are joining in the campaign. The stencils will be displayed outside their premises and leaflets will be made available to customers to explain that buying alcohol for under-18s is an offence and shops have the right to refuse sales.

Forecasters are predicting winter weather this weekend, especially on Sunday.

Residents in Burnley borough with unwanted or unused brown wheelie bins, used to collect garden waste, are being given the chance to have them taken off their hands.

The council is organising a round-up of unwanted brown bins which will take place on Monday 18th December. Residents should request their bin to be collected by visiting following the instructions. They should leave their bin out where they usually leave their recycling containers, on collection day from 6.30am.

On Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Burnley Council served a series of legal notices on the Keirby Hotel, Burnley (which has recently traded as the Crown Hotel).

These orders related to concerns about health and safety, and specifically about fire safety.

Because of these orders, people living and staying at the hotel needed to move out. Burnley Council has arranged short-term and temporary accommodation where appropriate, and has provided advice to the people who were living at the hotel.

Burnley Council has introduced a “pay by phone parking” service for motorists on its town centre car parks.

Drivers who download an app to their smartphone can buy a parking ticket, and even extend the time allowed on the ticket remotely or pay by text under the new scheme. There is no need to display a parking ticket as parking enforcement officers are made aware via handheld computer.

Burnley Council’s garden waste collections have gone into “hibernation” as usual over the winter period.

The last collection of 2017 took place on Monday (27th November) and will re-start again in February 2018.

The garden waste collections have always taken a break over winter when there is less green waste to collect and all but those with the greenest fingers tend to take a break from gardening duties.

Burnley FC stars swapped their claret and blue for claret and white to show their support for a national campaign against domestic violence.

Burnley Football Club is, once again, supporting the White Ribbon campaign to encourage men to pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

Burnley is a designated White Ribbon Town, and various organisations have pledged their support in the fight against domestic violence.

The Lancashire flag - a red rose on a bright yellow background - is flying over Burnley Town Hall to mark Lancashire Day.

The Mayor of Burnley Cllr Howard Baker said: "We know there are a lot of people in Burnley who are proud to call themselves Lancastrians. Lancashire is a county that boasts everything from industrial heritage, to some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, to cutting edge technology. I think it’s worth remembering that, not just on Lancashire Day but every day.”


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