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Ever wanted to try your hand at tomahawk throwing? A special family extravaganza being held in the beautiful surroundings of Thompson Park this Bank Holiday weekend will give you the chance.

Residents and visitors are invited to join in an action-packed afternoon on Sunday, 28th May, between 12 noon and 4pm.

The programme of activities will have something for everyone including archery, small fairground rides, music, food stalls, face painting and craft activities.

The summer is just around the corner and the programme of free concerts for Burnley’s award-winning parks will soon be getting underway.

Brass in the Parks 2017 commences on Sunday, 4th June, with Pendle Jazzmen performing at the recently opened bandstand in Padiham Memorial Park.

The event, which takes place between 2-4pm, will be followed by a number of further concerts across Burnley’s parks:

Burnley Council’s chief executive Pam Smith has been appointed to the role of chief executive at Stockport Council.

Following a meeting at Stockport Town Hall next week, a timetable will be agreed for Mrs Smith to take up her new job.

Burnley Council leader Councillor Mark Townsend said: “I would like to congratulate Pam Smith on her appointment to her new role.

When the new meets the old - 21st Century technology is helping people to look into Towneley Hall’s past and present.

Burnley’s “jewel in the crown” has rolled out a new website that will make finding out about the events and exhibitions held at the historic Burnley building easier.

The vibrant website, designed by Burnley Council’s graphics team, showcases a comprehensive list of all social and historical events coming to the hall and the award-winning park.

Eye-catching images of picturesque countryside and colourful birds are among those on show at a photo exhibition in Burnley.

Professional and amateur photographers from Burnley Camera Club have staged the annual exhibition at Towneley Hall to mark the start of a new photography season.

The club has a membership of more than 30 members, and has chosen over 40 special photos to display at the exhibition, which they hope will inspire an interest in the photography.

One of Lancashire’s premier 10Ks got off to a Premier League start when Burnley FC stars turned out to kick off the countdown to race day.

And with 2017 marking the fifth running of the event, around 2,000 runners are expected to pull on their trainers on Sunday 4th June to be part of the celebrations.

The run is expected to generate a huge boost for local good causes.

Entries are now open at /10k/burnley/

Burnley Council is furthering strengthening its campaign to keep the streets of Burnley as clean as possible.

The council’s head of Streetscene, Joanne Swift, said: “As from today, if you drop litter, including chewing gum, or fail to clean up after your dog you risk being issued with a £75 fine.

“Enforcement officers will be patrolling across the borough to help keep our streets and neighbourhoods clean and tidy.”

A public consultation on Burnley Council’s final draft of Burnley’s Local Plan starts next week.

Burnley Council approved the Proposed Submission Plan at the end of last month (March).

A formal consultation for final representations will run from and including Wednesday 12th April up to and including Friday 26th May.

A council manager from Burnley has spoken at a national conference to highlight bee-friendly practice in the borough.

At the Bee Summit in London, head of greenspaces Simon Goff shared how reducing grass cutting and planting wildflowers helps protect UK’s under-threat bee population, at the same time helping cash-strapped councils save money.

It was estimated by the council that the meadow management in Burnley has made an annual saving of £58,000 with the figure expected to increase.

Burnley is set to hit the right note with three days of live music events during the Easter break.

The first ever Burnley Live Music Weekend in Burnley town centre kicks off on Good Friday, 14th April, with a series of free and low cost events.

The bumper weekend of entertainment will offer a line-up of live performances across town centre venues including the Paddock, Sanctuary Rock Bar, Remedy Gin Bar Burnley, Mojito’s, Mr Greens, Illuminati and the Inn on the Wharf, to name just a few.

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