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General news and event news.

Burnley Council leader Mark Townsend will hold his next “out and about” surgery on Monday 19th February between 6pm-8pm at Tesco, Centenary Way, Burnley.

As well as picking up your groceries and fruit and veg for the week, you can raise your points and questions about local services and issues for the town, and get information on Council services.

Plans are being drawn up to create a pump track as part of wider improvements at Calder Park as Burnley Council continues working with residents to support their campaign to improve the park.

Burnley Council officers are meeting to discuss the design for a pump track as part of the next phase of the redevelopment of this park which is located off Pendle Way in Ightenhill, adjacent to the River Calder.

Campaigners are working to raise the £15,000 or so needed to fund the track – and are hoping for help from local businesses.

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has announced plans to significantly increase its provision in Burnley. The ambitious plans will see the number of university students in the town rise from under 400 to 2,000 by 2021 and 4,000 by 2025.

Anyone interested in becoming a borough councillor is being invited to attend a briefing session at Burnley Town Hall in March.

Local elections will be held on 3rd May when voters will choose who represents them on Burnley Council.

An informal information session for anyone interested in standing as a candidate to become a borough councillor, or as an election agent, will be held at 5pm on Wednesday 7th March.

The refurbished gym at Padiham Leisure Centre has been officially opened.

The new-look gym was has been refurbished with financial support from Burnley Council which has been spent on new state-of-the-art equipment.

Councillor Pate, executive member for community services, said: “Burnley Council and Burnley Leisure have invested in creating a great community asset for Padiham and the wider area and I’m sure everyone who uses the gym will enjoy using the new facilities.”

Work has begun on the restoration of the pavilion and boathouse at Thompson Park, Burnley, as part of a wider £1.2m Heritage Lottery-funded project.

The boathouse will be transformed into a café that will allow people to stay in the park for longer and enjoy views of the boating lake and play area. 

Burnley Leisure Trust will be managing the café and the space inside will be transformable for activities and groups that the trust runs.  There will also be extra seating on the terrace and new storage units for boats and kayaks.

Two Burnley councillors will be pounding the treadmill to help raise money to help Army veterans during the official opening of the refurbished Padiham Leisure Centre gym.

The new-look gym will be officially unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday (16th Jan).The gym has been refurbished with financial support from Burnley Council which has been spent on new state of the art equipment.

It’s a new year, so why not make your New Year’s resolution to help save someone’s life?

Sounds ambitious, but it’s not as daunting as it first appears.

Residents can benefit from free first aid training sessions being offered by Burnley Council.

The council has, once again, teamed up with North West Ambulance Service First Respondersto organise a series of Heartstart courses, giving members of the public the skills and know-how to help save someone’s life in an emergency.

Burnley Council’s executive is recommended to approve a revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) in order to make progress towards adopting the borough’s draft Local Plan when it meets later this month.

The council’s current LDS needs revising, in light of recent comments made by the planning inspector, to enable the examination of the draft Local Plan to proceed.

Following a number of public hearings into the draft Local Plan, the inspector discussed concerns about the suitability and deliverability of the proposed gypsy and traveller site in Oswald Street with the council.

British champion sequence dancers from the young generation will join local people and civic dignitaries in a celebration to mark the re-opening of Padiham Town Hall next Monday.

As the new year gets underway, a new chapter is beginning for the much-valued community facility. Following the disastrous flooding of the building on Boxing Day two years ago, a complicated programme of reinstatement and flood resilience works has now been completed. This has been managed by Burnley Council and its business partner Liberata, with local builders Boys working as the main contractors.

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