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General news and event news.

Help Towneley Hall pick historic artefact

Towneley Hall visitors are being invited to help select a historic object highlighting Lancashire's long and fascinating story.

The project, named A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects, marks 70 years of magazine Lancashire Life, which has invited museums and heritage venues across the county to get involved.

Mike Townend, Towneley Hall senior curator, said: "We were delighted to receive the invite to this fantastic project.

Resettling Syrian refugees : Burnley set to play its part

As previously announced, and as previously covered in the Lancashire Telegraph (10 December 2016) and Burnley Express (13 December 2016), Burnley Council is considering the details of a Lancashire-wide programme to resettle Syrian refugees.

Council leader Coun. Mark Townsend said: “We have already made a commitment that the town will play its proper part in helping resettle refugees, and will do so as part of a co-ordinated approach across Lancashire.

Annual Holocaust service in Burnley

Arrangements have now been made for the annual Holocaust memorial service in Burnley.

The service will be held at the Peace Garden, Croft Street starting at 1pm on Sunday 29th January.

The multi-faith service will commemorate and honour all the victims of the Holocaust and assert a commitment to oppose racism, anti-Semitism, victimisation and genocide.

It will be attended by The Worshipful the Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Jeff Sumner, and the Mayoress Mrs Lesley Sumner. Members of the public are invited to attend.

Pub landlord fined for late night noise

A pub landlord has been fined after complaints about late-night music blaring out and disturbing neighbours.

Christopher Toothill, licensee of the Sun Inn at Harle Syke, Burnley, pleaded guilty at Burnley Magistrates’ Court to two offences of unlicensable activity after a prosecution was brought by Burnley Council.

Following complaints from local residents, officers from the Pennine Night Time noise nuisance team monitored the pub over two weekends in June and July and witnessed live music being played beyond permitted hours.

Burnley Council appoints to key role

Senior management restructure put in place 

Following decisions last month to bring in a new operating model for Burnley Council’s senior management, Mick Cartledge has now been appointed to the post of Chief Operating Officer.

As part of the changes, two high-level posts of Director of Community Services and Director of Resources have been cut from the Council’s structure and replaced by one post of Chief Operating Officer.

Burnley Bridge Extension to Create More Jobs for Burnley

Burnley is set to attract more inward investment and jobs thanks to the approval of plans to extend the 70-acre Burnley Bridge scheme with a new ten-acre development comprising 110,000 sq ft of accommodation.

Located at Junction 9 of the M65, the initial scheme from property company, Eshton, is already credited with creating 1,400 jobs for Burnley and the second phase is expected to bring a further 270 jobs to the town.

Don’t let thieves steal your Christmas

Burnley Council has launched a festive safety message to residents – don’t let thieves steal your Christmas.

Council officers feature in a series of short videos on social media giving simple but useful tips on how to avoid criminals spoiling your Christmas spirit.

From keeping your ho-ho-home safe to pointing out that only Santa has a magical vehicle, the slightly tongue-in-cheek videos show how to have a Merry Christmas and make sure your only headaches are down to good spirits, not bad ones.

Crackdown on illegal dog breeders

Burnley Council is calling on people to be extra careful when buying puppies after a crackdown on illegal dog breeders in the town.

Three pitbull bitches and 21 puppies, together worth thousands of pounds, have been seized in a joint operation between the council and Lancashire Police.

It has led to renewed calls to people to only buy puppies through legal and responsible sellers.

Dates set for next stage of proposed Local Plan

Dates have been set for councillors in Burnley to discuss the next stage of the proposed Local Plan for the borough.

The proposed submission document takes account of points put forward by residents and a range of organisations during the consultation on the Preferred Options in July and August.

It will be discussed at an executive meeting on Monday 16th January and by the full council on Thursday 19th January.

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