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Deadline set for flood resilience grant applications

Residents and business owners in Burnley borough planning to apply for financial support to make their property more resilient to flooding have until the end of March to put in applications.

Burnley Council has been running a flood resilience grant scheme since floods affected parts of the borough on Boxing Day 2015. Under the scheme, properties that were flooded as a result of Storm Eva may be entitled to grants of up to £5,000, provided as part of government support. 

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.

Government finance shortfall is added budget pressure

Further details have been announced by the Government regarding the Local Government Finance Settlement (LGFS) over the next three years.

Unfortunately the announcement means that the cumulative budget gap for Burnley Council is greater than projected, rising from an estimated £4 million to £4.5 million.

This situation has no major impact on plans for the 2017/18 budget currently being set. However, it does add to the challenges the council faces in the following two financial years.

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.

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