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Travel fund open to help young people in Padiham expand their horizons

Are you 16-25, live in Padiham, and want to travel abroad to learn more about the world, but are stuck for cash? 

You could be eligible for a scholarship established by the late Mr Arthur Edmondson Quinn, who bequeathed a share of his estate, upon a Trust, to Lancashire County Council for the purpose of establishing a travel scholarship.

This scholarship is designed to provide an opportunity for 16-25 year olds, in full time education whose parents live in Padiham, to travel abroad to expand their education.

Proposed changes to the way residents collect recyclable rubbish

Burnley Council is considering changing the way it collects recyclable materials across the borough.

It follows an extensive review of the borough’s waste collection service in light of issues raised by local people.

Any changes would apply only to recyclable materials; there are no proposals to alter the fortnightly general (claret bin) waste collection. Garden waste collections, for those subscribing to the service, would also remain unchanged.

Currently recyclable materials such as paper, glass, cans and plastics are collected every fortnight in sacks and boxes.

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Burnley Leisure shortlisted as a finalist in ukactive Awards 2019.

Burnley Leisure has been shortlisted in the prestigious ukactive Awards and are in the running for an outstanding award, beating off strong competition to make the finals.

St Peter’s Leisure Centre has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Regional and National Club/Centre of the Year category in the ukactive Awards 2019,an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in health and fitness throughout the country.

Burnley Literary Festival proves a “best seller”

Organisers of this year’s Burnley Literary Festival say the event attracted double the number of visitors and was a huge success.

The four-day festival included 66 events spread mainly around Burnley and Padiham town centres, most of them free to attend.

More than 2,000 people enjoyed everything from street theatre and story-telling to readings and creative workshops, doubling visitor numbers from last year.

100 trees to be planted to mark First World War centenary

The first of 100 oak trees across Burnley borough to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War has been planted.

Seven-year-old Mabel Smith, whose great-great grandfather was killed in action during the conflict, helped plant the tree on land off Cog Lane.

Mabel was joined by pupils from nearby Cherry Fold Primary School and members of her family.

100 trees will be planted around the borough between now and Remembrance Day to mark the 100 years since the end of the war.

Funding boost for Pioneer Place leisure plans

Lancashire County Council has agreed funding for improvements to the local road network, as part of the Pioneer Place leisure and retail development in Burnley.

The £3.2m funding from the county council would be used for road infrastructure and related improvements needed for the project in the Curzon Street area. 

The investment was agreed (Thursday 11 October) by the county council's Cabinet. 

New food hub at Burnley Market Hall is tasty treat

A new “food hub” has opened in Burnley Market Hall as part of wider work to develop the market.

The Market Kitchen was officially unveiled by the Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Charlie Briggs today (Friday 5th Oct).

The Mayor said: “We are all confident that the Market Kitchen will be a huge success. I have no doubt that residents will be coming through the doors and enjoying the very tasty delights on offer and I wish the Market Kitchen every success for the future.”

"Grime busters” working to clean up Burnley town centre

A dedicated team of “grimebusters” is in town – on a mission to make sure it stays clean and tidy for shoppers and visitors alike.

Burnley Council and its cleansing contractor partner Urbaser have invested in the latest technology to help clean up Burnley town centre and make it more attractive.

They’re supporting wider regeneration efforts to bring more people into Burnley and boost the local economy.

Take a peek behind the scenes at Burnley’s historic landmarks

People are being invited to discover the heritage right on their doorstep as some of Burnley’s historic landmarks open their doors to the public during the annual Heritage Open Days weekend (7th-9th September).

The event is part of a national celebration of architecture and culture and will offer people an opportunity to find out more about the town through its grand architecture and some of its most imposing buildings.

The weekend will end with the annual Woodland Festival in Towneley Park on Sunday 9th September, noon to 4pm.

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