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General news

General news and event news.

New improved white recycling sacks are on their way

New, improved white sacks for recycling paper and card are on their way to thousands of homes across Burnley borough.

The new sacks are being introduced as part of wider improvements to the way Burnley Council collects recyclable materials from homes in the borough.

In October the council introduced new ways of collecting recycling – with around half the borough moving to a wheelie bin system and the other half continuing with a blue box (for glass, cans and plastic) and white sack (paper and card) service.

Pledge your support for domestic abuse campaign

Pledge your support for domestic abuse campaign

Organisations in Burnley are encouraging young men to wear the White Ribbon - in a bid to raise awareness of physical and mental abuse.

Burnley Council is among the local organisations supporting 16 days of action as part of an international campaign established by men to end all forms of male violence against women and girls.

This year's event aims to encourage young men and boys in particular to show their support.

Businesses back town centre improvement district proposals

Town centre businesses in Burnley have backed ambitious plans to create a Business Improvement District (BID).

Businesses voted in favour of the proposals that could see a £1 million investment in the town centre over the next five years in a ballot held during the past month.

Almost three-quarters (71%) of the town centre business voted in favour, representing 77% of ratetable value, giving a strong mandate for a first-time BID.

Voters encouraged to make sure their voice is heard in the General Election

Voters encouraged to make sure their voice is heard in the General Election

Voters across the borough of Burnley are being encouraged to have their say in the forthcoming General Election.

Polling day is Thursday 12th December and anyone aged 18 or over on the day can take part, as long as they are on the electoral register.

People can vote in person at their local polling station, by post or by proxy, that is authorising someone else to vote on their behalf.

The borough’s acting returning officer Mick Cartledge said: “The most important thing is that people use their vote.

Takeaway director fined for noise nuisance

A company director has been ordered to pay a total of £2,650 after a court heard an Indian takeaway shop had “made life hell” for one of its neighbours.

Muhammad Jahid Miah, a director of Hawali Indian Ltd, pleaded guilty to 19 charges relating to failing to prevent a statutory noise nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

He was ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to the resident, as well as £1,370 costs, a £30 victim surcharge and a £250 fine.

The prosecution, which was heard at Burnley Magistrates’ Court, was brought by Burnley Council.

Anchor tenant announced for £26m Pioneer Place leisure complex

Popular cinema chain Reel Cinema has signed as anchor tenant for the £26million Pioneer Place leisure and retail scheme in Burnley town centre.

Burnley Council, owners of Pioneer Place, has announced that the scheme has received a significant boost, having signed agreements with Reel to bring an eight-screen, 18,134 sq.ft. multi-screen cinema complex to the Pioneer Place development, which will also include a restaurant plaza, shops and 125-space car park.

The complex will also have space for seven restaurant units and two shops.

Plans to use Historic High Streets funding to further regenerate town centre

Burnley has been awarded a share of a national funding pot to invest in further regenerating its town centre.

The money from the Historic High Street fund will be invested to revitalise lower St James Street

Burnley Council put forward a bid for £1.3 million over four years. The exact amount Burnley will receive will be announced in January following the submission of detailed proposals.

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