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General news

General news and event news.

The search is on for volunteers to help run Towneley Hall, Burnley.

Staff at the historic hall are championing the work of its volunteers and encouraging others to join them by staging a volunteer weekend next month.

Volunteers play a vital role in the successful running of the hall.

On Saturday and Sunday, 3rd and 4th March, the hall will be holding informative drop-in sessions recognising the contribution of their current volunteers and providing an opportunity for residents to experience what volunteering is like at the museum.

Trebor Developments handed the keys over to Burnley Council on the completed Phase One development at Vision Park at the official launch of the new business facilities.

Phase One consists of a range of quality industrial units from 1,500 sq ft to 5,000 sq ft, which will be available on flexible terms.  Several units are already under offer.

Trebor is promoting Phases Two and Three for office accommodation and hybrid industrial/office units to meet occupiers’ specific requirements.

Burnley Council leader Mark Townsend will hold his next “out and about” surgery on Monday 19th February between 6pm-8pm at Tesco, Centenary Way, Burnley.

As well as picking up your groceries and fruit and veg for the week, you can raise your points and questions about local services and issues for the town, and get information on Council services.

Plans are being drawn up to create a pump track as part of wider improvements at Calder Park as Burnley Council continues working with residents to support their campaign to improve the park.

Burnley Council officers are meeting to discuss the design for a pump track as part of the next phase of the redevelopment of this park which is located off Pendle Way in Ightenhill, adjacent to the River Calder.

Campaigners are working to raise the £15,000 or so needed to fund the track – and are hoping for help from local businesses.

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has announced plans to significantly increase its provision in Burnley. The ambitious plans will see the number of university students in the town rise from under 400 to 2,000 by 2021 and 4,000 by 2025.

Anyone interested in becoming a borough councillor is being invited to attend a briefing session at Burnley Town Hall in March.

Local elections will be held on 3rd May when voters will choose who represents them on Burnley Council.

An informal information session for anyone interested in standing as a candidate to become a borough councillor, or as an election agent, will be held at 5pm on Wednesday 7th March.

The refurbished gym at Padiham Leisure Centre has been officially opened.

The new-look gym was has been refurbished with financial support from Burnley Council which has been spent on new state-of-the-art equipment.

Councillor Pate, executive member for community services, said: “Burnley Council and Burnley Leisure have invested in creating a great community asset for Padiham and the wider area and I’m sure everyone who uses the gym will enjoy using the new facilities.”

Work has begun on the restoration of the pavilion and boathouse at Thompson Park, Burnley, as part of a wider £1.2m Heritage Lottery-funded project.

The boathouse will be transformed into a café that will allow people to stay in the park for longer and enjoy views of the boating lake and play area. 

Burnley Leisure Trust will be managing the café and the space inside will be transformable for activities and groups that the trust runs.  There will also be extra seating on the terrace and new storage units for boats and kayaks.

Two Burnley councillors will be pounding the treadmill to help raise money to help Army veterans during the official opening of the refurbished Padiham Leisure Centre gym.

The new-look gym will be officially unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday (16th Jan).The gym has been refurbished with financial support from Burnley Council which has been spent on new state of the art equipment.

It’s a new year, so why not make your New Year’s resolution to help save someone’s life?

Sounds ambitious, but it’s not as daunting as it first appears.

Residents can benefit from free first aid training sessions being offered by Burnley Council.

The council has, once again, teamed up with North West Ambulance Service First Respondersto organise a series of Heartstart courses, giving members of the public the skills and know-how to help save someone’s life in an emergency.

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