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General news

General news and event news.

Burnley Together to prepare and deliver 800 Christmas Eve meals

Burnley Together will prepare and deliver 800 cooked two-course Christmas dinners on Christmas Eve for the elderly and vulnerable living in the community.

This year has brought unprecedented challenges to everyone and there are many that will spend Christmas Day on their own or are not able to afford a meal for their family.

The 800 vital meals will be produced by Burnley Leisure’s hospitality chefs at the onsite kitchen facilities at Birchall Foodservice, based at Burnley Bridge business park.

Council considers "free after 3" parking scheme

Burnley Council is considering introducing a "free after 3" car parking scheme to help boost the local economy.

If agreed, motorists will be able to park for free on all council-run car parks across the borough from 3pm, every day of the week. Charges will still apply at other times of the day.

The scheme would run for a three-month trial period, starting on 20th February 2021. It would then be reviewed with a view to extending it further.

The proposals will be discussed with town centre businesses before any final decision is made.

Burnley Council’s national award for its support for ex-forces personnel

Burnley Council has received national recognition for its support for Armed Forces personnel.

The council has achieved a Silver Award under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme run by the Ministry of Defence. It previously held a Bronze Award.

The honour recognises the council’s commitment to support and work with ex-service men and women to help them when they move from the armed forces to civilian life.

Launch of Covid vaccine programme in Burnley

The first local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams have opened in Burnley this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum.

GP Practices in Burnley have started to take delivery of the vaccine, with the first clinics starting from Tuesday 15 December. More community sites in East Lancashire will be going live in other areas from later in the week onwards.

Burnley pub has licence suspended for breaking Covid rules

Burnley Council`s licensing sub-committee has met to consider in full a police application for summary review of a local pub after staff were found to have broken Covid safety restrictions.

The committee decided the licence of the Angel Inn, Accrington Road, should be suspended for three months. Having already been suspended as an interim step at an earlier hearing, the three-month suspension will begin once any appeal period has lapsed, or if an appeal is lodged once the appeal has been dealt with. In the meantime, the interim suspension remains in place.

Help for the homeless as winter bites

If you know someone who is homeless, sleeping rough or in danger of not having somewhere to sleep please encourage them to get in touch with us.
This is even more important now that winter is setting in and temperatures are dropping.
 
We have activated what is known as our severe weather emergency protocol, which means we will accommodate people, regardless of priority need.

Covid-19 secure spot checks for local businesses

Burnley Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to make sure local businesses are COVID-secure as part of wider efforts to tackle the virus and reduce its impact.

We are also working alongside local public health authorities to support the understanding of any patterns in confirmed coronavirus cases in the area.

The council has worked with businesses across the borough throughout the pandemic to support them and help them become Covid-secure to protect staff and customers.

Funding promises to help create Safer Streets in Burnley

A report setting out how more than £500,000 will be used to help reduce crime and make communities safer in parts of Burnley will be discussed by councillors next week.

The Safer Streets funding will be used in specific groups of streets and will be aimed at making residents feel safer in their homes.

New CCTV networks, motion sensor lights, secure gates and doors and motorbike barriers are just some of the measures that could be implemented in parts of the Bank Hall and Burnley Wood areas.

Covid community recovery plan outlined

A plan setting out how communities across Burnley and Padiham will come through the Covid-19 crisis and out the other side has been set out to councillors.

The draft community recovery plan highlights the excellent work already done, particularly through the Burnley Together community initiative, to support local residents through the pandemic.

Creating jobs and improving the skills base, protecting the health and wellbeing of residents, and community inclusion are the three main priorities for Burnley Together, and will remain so as we come out of the pandemic.

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