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A multi-million pound boost for two major infrastructure schemes in Padiham is set to take another step forward.

It follows the decision by the board of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to approve £4.9 million funding that will support the delivery of major infrastructure works at sites in the town.

The schemes are:

Flood defences along the River Calder and Green Brook, protecting existing premises and enabling the development of homes on the former Baxi site

 

Local Firm Marks “Earth Day” with Big Community Clear Up

 

Burnley Councilis urging voters in the boroughto be ready to have their say in the local elections on 3rd May.

A number of important deadlines are approaching.

People who are not registered to vote have until Tuesday 17th April to register – you can do this by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-voteor by calling the borough’s election team on 01282 477261.

To be able to vote you must be on the electoral roll.

Ward Opportunity Funding is being used to make a number of improvements in Hapton with Park ward.

Borough Councillor Alan Hosker has announced that he has secured 'WOF' funding for a number of projects within the area.

New gates will be placed at Coronation Avenue.

Two new benches will be sited on the black path leading from Lancaster Drive to Coronation Avenue.

Burnley Council has agreed to appoint Maple Grove to develop a leisure and retail scheme  in Burnley town centre.

The development, on the former Pioneer site in Curzon Street, would include a cinema, restaurants, a public plaza, shops and a 125-space car park.

The council’s executive gave the go ahead to finalise a deal to develop and bring the scheme forward with Maple Grove, who part of the Eric Wright Group.

Representatives from a range of organisations joined the Mayor of Burnley today to mark the annual Commonwealth Day.

The Commonwealth flag was raised over Burnley Town Hall before a short Civic reception.

The Mayor Councillor Howard Baker, was joined by deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire Terry Hephrun, local councillors and representatives from the community.

The annual celebration is observed every year across the world on the second Monday of March.

Burnley’s new Local Plan was submitted for independent examination by a Government-appointed inspector in 2017. 

Following his consideration of the plan and the representations made, including at the examination hearing sessions in November and December 2017, the inspector proposed a number of main modifications (ie changes to the Submitted Plan that he considers necessary to make it ‘sound’).

Garden waste collections have begun again after the usual temporary halt over the winter months.

Collections from those homes signed up to the subscription service began again on Monday 26thFebruary on one of the collection rounds (and will begin on 5th March for properties on the other collection round).

Sport Relief week happens later this month.

Burnley Leisure are putting on a range of events so that you can take part, raise some funds which will go to good causes, and enjoy yourself keeping fit.

The week runs from Sunday 18th March- Sunday 25th March.

Local events taking place during the week are as follows, with all proceeds going to Sport Relief:

 

One of the first items of business when councillors met in Burnley Town Hall this week was for the Mayor to award an official certificate of recognition to Mr Steven Pyecroft,

Steven has volunteered in Scott Park for the last three years. He began repairing and repainting benches in Scott Park together with other benches on Manchester Road and around Rosehill and some in Cliviger. 

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