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General news

General news and event news.

Green-fingered residents across Burnley borough are being encouraged to renew their subscription to Burnley Council’s garden waste collection service.

The council started taking renewed subscriptions for the second year of the chargeable service at the beginning of March and more than 4,000 people signed up in the first three weeks.

If you are already signed up to the service you can re-subscribe for a second year anytime up until 13th April and your collections will continue without any break in service.

Town hall managers have taken the unusual step of calling for members of the public to identify a “dangerous criminal.”

They have issued a photograph of a man who made serious threats of violence towards council workers from the parks department, and then slashed the tyre of a council vehicle with a knife.

Barnfield Construction, in partnership with Burnley Council, is delighted to unveil the show apartment for the new canalside Bridgewalk Apartments on Sandygate in Burnley, prior to the official launch of the full development in April.

Burnley’s housing landscape is changing dramatically with Burnley Council working with several developers who are building modern affordable homes and apartments across the borough for the next generation.

Ward Opportunity Funding is being used to make a number of improvements in Hapton with Park ward.

Borough Councillor Alan Hosker has announced that he has secured 'WOF' funding for a number of projects within the area.

New gates will be placed at Coronation Avenue.

Two new benches will be sited on the black path leading from Lancaster Drive to Coronation Avenue.

From the history of steam railways to what makes football ‘the beautiful game’ to fairytale book illustrations – Towneley Hall, Burnley, has it all in a packed program of extravagant events and artistic adventures over the coming year.

The historic hall is offering a wide range of events, exhibitions and collections to suit all tastes and capture the imagination of all ages.

A lottery-funded project aimed at protecting and preserving Padiham’s heritage has taken a further step forward.

Burnley Council has appointed a development officer to lead the town’s Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Burnley Council has agreed to appoint Maple Grove to develop a leisure and retail scheme  in Burnley town centre.

The development, on the former Pioneer site in Curzon Street, would include a cinema, restaurants, a public plaza, shops and a 125-space car park.

The council’s executive gave the go ahead to finalise a deal to develop and bring the scheme forward with Maple Grove, who part of the Eric Wright Group.

Representatives from a range of organisations joined the Mayor of Burnley today to mark the annual Commonwealth Day.

The Commonwealth flag was raised over Burnley Town Hall before a short Civic reception.

The Mayor Councillor Howard Baker, was joined by deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire Terry Hephrun, local councillors and representatives from the community.

The annual celebration is observed every year across the world on the second Monday of March.

Burnley’s new Local Plan was submitted for independent examination by a Government-appointed inspector in 2017. 

Following his consideration of the plan and the representations made, including at the examination hearing sessions in November and December 2017, the inspector proposed a number of main modifications (ie changes to the Submitted Plan that he considers necessary to make it ‘sound’).

Garden waste collections have begun again after the usual temporary halt over the winter months.

Collections from those homes signed up to the subscription service began again on Monday 26thFebruary on one of the collection rounds (and will begin on 5th March for properties on the other collection round).

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