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General news

General news and event news.

Lancashire County Council has agreed funding for improvements to the local road network, as part of the Pioneer Place leisure and retail development in Burnley.

The £3.2m funding from the county council would be used for road infrastructure and related improvements needed for the project in the Curzon Street area. 

The investment was agreed (Thursday 11 October) by the county council's Cabinet. 

Tickets for the spectacular annual fireworks display and bonfire in Towneley Park, Burnley, are now on sale.

People are being encouraged to save money by buying “early bird” tickets for the big Bonfire Night “bash” on Monday 5th November.

The council's executive member for housing and leisure, Councillor John Harbour, said: "The safest and best way to enjoy Bonfire Night in Burnley is to come along with your family and friends and enjoy this event.


A new “food hub” has opened in Burnley Market Hall as part of wider work to develop the market.

The Market Kitchen was officially unveiled by the Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Charlie Briggs today (Friday 5th Oct).

The Mayor said: “We are all confident that the Market Kitchen will be a huge success. I have no doubt that residents will be coming through the doors and enjoying the very tasty delights on offer and I wish the Market Kitchen every success for the future.”

Burnley Council bosses are joining business leaders and Burnley FC fans from across the region in the first Turf Sleepout event at Turf Moor.

A dedicated team of “grimebusters” is in town – on a mission to make sure it stays clean and tidy for shoppers and visitors alike.

Burnley Council and its cleansing contractor partner Urbaser have invested in the latest technology to help clean up Burnley town centre and make it more attractive.

They’re supporting wider regeneration efforts to bring more people into Burnley and boost the local economy.

Burnley Leisure has been shortlisted in the UK’s biggest fitness awards and are in the running for a prestigious national award, beating off strong competition to make the finals.

The St Peter’s Leisure Centre has been shortlisted in Regional Gym of the Year 2018 category at the National Fitness Awards, an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country.

Burnley Leisure will now go through to the next stage of the judging process. They will be showcasing first-hand the great work going on in St Peter's.

Burnley Literary Festival is back for a third year and is bigger than ever. 

From books to broadcasts, comics to characters, movies to monologues, poetry to podcasts, story-telling to street theatre, and writers to workshops, Burnley Literary Festival has something for everyone.

The event, which runs from Friday (28th Sep) to Monday (1st Oct), features more than 60 sessions across 20 town centre venues over four days, plus sessions in Padiham town centre.

A major public consultation has been launched as Burnley Council looks again at measures to control dogs in certain parts of the borough.

In 2011 the council introduced dog control orders which gave extra powers to council officers to tackle dog fouling and require owners to keep their dogs on a lead in certain areas.


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