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General news

General news and event news.

Council sets out savings update

Burnley Council has published its latest savings proposals as part of its plans to continue to meet its financial challenges.

A report by council’s head of finance and property services, Asad Mushtaq, to the council’s executive committee sets out the current financial position and how councillors can balance the books over the coming three years.  

The council has already earmarked £277,000 in savings to help balance the next two years’ budgets. Further proposed savings of £242,000 will be considered by the executive when it meets on Tuesday (17th).

New bins! But please continue to use the old recycling boxes until October thanks!

The new recycling and waste collection calendar is being delivered.

Also for those moving to wheeled bins, delivery is underway– blue for glass, cans and plastic; dark grey for paper/cardboard. BUT PLEASE REMEMBER– these should not be used until October when the first of the new collections start. Please use the old recycling boxes etc., until then. Thank you!

https://www.burnley.gov.uk/recyclenow/

 

Man sentenced after drums dumped in country lane

A man has been ordered to carry out 160 hours community service in relation to an incident in which barrels of a “paint-like” substance were dumped, blocking a country lane above Burnley.

Preston Crown Court heard that eight 45-gallon drums were fly-tipped in Mill Hill Lane, Hapton, leaving an estimated £43,000 clean-up and repair bill and killing more than 25 fish in a nearby stream.

David Lee Gordon (also known as David Lee Walsh), 28, of East Crescent, Accrington, pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to the unauthorised disposal of waste.

Improvements to recycling collections

Which recycling "team" will you be on - boxes and bags, or bins?

We're improving the way we collect recyclable rubbish - a leaflet explaining the changes is being delivered to every house in the borough telling people about the improvements being made to our recycling collection service.

They will be coming through your letterbox shortly giving details about the new ways we will be collecting recyclable materials.

New university student accommodation taking shape

Plans to transform Burnley into a university town are fast taking shape as work on new student accommodation changes the town centre skyline.

A lattice of steelwork is being created next to Sandygate Square which will provide the foundation for a 136-bed building with car parking to provide high-quality student accommodation. On the ground floor there will be units available for shops, cafes or offices.

“Premier” property company latest to be accredited

A company with properties in Padiham has become the latest to be recognised for its professional approach to looking after its houses and tenants.

A representative from Premier Property Management was presented with an accreditation certificate to mark its successful application to Burnley Council’s good landlord and agent scheme (GLAS).

Through property inspections and an audit of its management procedures, Premier, which is based in Barnoldswick, showed it has a professional approach and the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully manage private rented properties.

Extra electric vehicle charging points set to be installed

A series of additional electric vehicles charging points are set to be installed in Burnley borough.

Burnley Council and five other local authorities across Lancashire submitted a successful bid for Government funding that could see four rapid charging points installed in each area.

Potential sites on council-owned car parks have been identified and are currently being evaluated by Electricity North West.

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