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General news

General news and event news.

All set for Padiham on Parade this weekend

The biggest event of the year in Padiham is happening this weekend as the annual Padiham on Parade celebration turns the clock back to the 1940s.

On Saturday (29th June) and Sunday (30th) Padiham will be buzzing with displays and free entertainment for all the family.

Based in and around the town centre, the two-day celebration will feature a full programme of 1940s entertainment including a military vehicles display, period re-enactors, live music, stalls, a fashion show and much, much more.

Travel fund open to help young people in Padiham expand their horizons

Are you 16-25, live in Padiham, and want to travel abroad to learn more about the world, but are stuck for cash? 

You could be eligible for a scholarship established by the late Mr Arthur Edmondson Quinn, who bequeathed a share of his estate, upon a Trust, to Lancashire County Council for the purpose of establishing a travel scholarship.

This scholarship is designed to provide an opportunity for 16-25 year olds, in full time education whose parents live in Padiham, to travel abroad to expand their education.

Residents’ views sought on polling station review

Burnley Council is launching a review of polling stations across the borough to make sure they meet the needs of residents.

The review, which begins on 1st July, will also look at the polling districts – how the borough is split into voting areas (or districts) and polling places.

The borough’s returning officer, Mick Cartledge, said: “We want to hear the views of all residents who are eligible to vote, that is aged 18 years and over, particularly those who are disabled or organisations that work with people with any type of disability.

Extra powers to tackle rogue private landlords

Burnley Council is to implement extra powers to help identify and tackle rogue private landlords.

The new measures include use of a national database to keep track of rogue landlords across England and the introduction of banning orders which would prevent individuals operating as a landlord in the borough.

The council’s executive agreed the authority should implement new enforcement powers contained in national legislation to support the existing work the council does to improve housing standards across the borough.

Make sure you’re registered to vote

As part of Burnley Council’s annual voter registration canvass, households in Burnley borough will soon be receiving a form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.

The aim of the Household Enquiry Form (HEF) is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

People have to be on the electoral register in order to be able to vote in elections.

Proposed changes to the way residents collect recyclable rubbish

Burnley Council is considering changing the way it collects recyclable materials across the borough.

It follows an extensive review of the borough’s waste collection service in light of issues raised by local people.

Any changes would apply only to recyclable materials; there are no proposals to alter the fortnightly general (claret bin) waste collection. Garden waste collections, for those subscribing to the service, would also remain unchanged.

Currently recyclable materials such as paper, glass, cans and plastics are collected every fortnight in sacks and boxes.

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Burnley Leisure shortlisted as a finalist in ukactive Awards 2019.

Burnley Leisure has been shortlisted in the prestigious ukactive Awards and are in the running for an outstanding award, beating off strong competition to make the finals.

St Peter’s Leisure Centre has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Regional and National Club/Centre of the Year category in the ukactive Awards 2019,an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in health and fitness throughout the country.

New Mayor of Burnley appointed

Councillor Anne Kelly has been aoppinted Mayor of Burnley 2019/20.

Here she introduces herself and some details about her background and plans for her year in office.

My name is Anne Kelly and I am the Mayor of Burnley for 2019/20.

I was born in Heywood, near Bury, but moved to Briercliffe as a small child and have lived here ever since.

I attended secondary school in Colne before moving on to Nelson and Colne College.

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