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General news and event news.

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.

Negotiations on community buildings

Burnley Councillors look set to give the green light to negotiations which will see responsibility for several community buildings in the borough transfer to charities and community groups.

A report to next week’s Executive meeting proposes that long leases could be established next year for three buildings: Burnley Wood Community Centre; the Vanguard Centre; and Linkbridge, on Swinless Street.

Council to discuss boundary change proposals

Burnley councillors will assemble at the Town Hall next Wednesday evening, 23rd November, for an extraordinary meeting of the Full Council.

The main business will be discussion of the changes to the parliamentary constituency boundaries that have been proposed by the Boundary Commission.

The Council will decide on how to respond to the current consultation on the proposed changes, which is running until 5th December.

The report which councillors will discuss sets out that:

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