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General news

General news and event news.

The annual bonfire and firework display notification scheme has been launched in Burnley.

The scheme is aimed at people and organisations holding bonfires or firework displays in the run-up to and on and around Bonfire Night.

The scheme has been successful in cutting the number of call-outs by the fire service to “nuisance” fires during its busiest time of the year.

A long-standing Burnley councillor has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of his work.

John Harbour was nominated in the “Place Shaping and Environment” category of the national LGIU councillor of the year awards for his work on environmental improvement schemes and for his “hands on” involvement in initiatives to boost the borough’s housing market.

Burnley Councillor Lubna Khan has launched a ‘Just Giving’ campaign in support of the local branch of the Royal British Legion.


Residents and businesses are being asked to support a campaign to ensure faster broadband access across the whole of Burnley borough.

People are being asked to carry out a simple check to establish what their broadband speed actually is, rather than an advertised speed, and let Burnley Council know by taking part in an online survey.

A group of local councilors is looking into the roll-out of superfast broadband in the borough, particularly in outlying rural areas.

Evolve, a unique new premium business space complex on Burnley’s latest flagship business park, Vision Park, will be ready for occupation within weeks.

The Evolve building provides units from 807 sq.ft. to 2,605 sq.ft. with B1 office, research and development and light industrial uses.

The quality managed business space which is located close to the town centre and two motorway junctions offers high quality business space aimed at growing businesses in hi-tech digital engineering and creative industry sectors.

The best of British wildlife photography set to take centre stage at Towneley Hall, Burnley.

Stunning wildlife from across the country will feature in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) 2016 exhibition which starts on September 16.

With 15 categories, the awards showcase the best of nature photography chosen from thousands of entries from across the country and raise awareness about biodiversity, British species and their habitats.

Pupils from Padiham Green Primary School were in for a history lesson with a difference thanks to a trip to a local museum and art gallery.

More than 150 children visited Towneley Hall as part of the school’s art week to get up close and personal with some of the fantastic artefacts housed at the hall.

They spent the day looking at sculptures and oil paintings, examining old street signs, studying different furniture around the hall, and learning about the meaning behind the war memorial in the park.


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