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Young people in Burnley get a taste of local politics

There were challenging questions, laughs and applause in Burnley Town Hall as young people grilled a panel of council representatives on issues that matter most to them.

More than 30 young people from schools and youth groups across the borough attended an event on Tuesday, 11th October, as part of local democracy week.

Burnley Council leader Cllr Mark Townsend said: “I was very impressed with the enthusiasm and energy of the young people wanting to find out more about what the council does.

Council chiefs sign pledge against hate crime

Burnley Council chiefs have joined with Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner in signing up to an anti-hate crime pledge and 'Say No To Hate' in the county for National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Ahead of a series of events across the county during Hate Crime Awareness Week (08-15 October) council leader Mark Townsend and chief executive Pam Smith signed up to the pledge which aims to raise awareness of hate crimes and supported efforts to promote services available for those affected.

Residents asked for their views on council services

Burnley Council is asking a series of questions about its services as part of its annual survey to keep track of people’s priorities.

The council works closely with other public services such as the police, health, and community representatives to make decisions about the provision of services for local people.

The survey, which is open to anyone living in the borough, covers a number of issues including satisfaction levels about services, questions about the Mechanics Theatre and Burnley Markets, and the three best and worst things about Burnley.

Burnley councillors nominated for top national award

A pair of long-serving Burnley councillors has been shortlisted for a prestigious award recognising their work in the community.

Burnley Council councillors Ida Carmichael and Roger Frost are up for accolades at the annual Local Government Information Unit’s Councillor Achievement Awards.

Cllr Carmichael, who has spent 18 years on the council for Whittlefield with Ightenhill, has been shortlisted in the District Councillor of the Year category.

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