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News for residents

Plea from Council Leader: Don't mix with other households

Burnley Council leader Mark Townsend has urged local residents not to mix with anyone outside their household or social "bubble" unless absolutely necessary as infection rates in the borough soar dramatically above the national average.
"We have to do something now before it's too late," warned Councillor Townsend.
Burnley is well into the "red zone" in terms of the numbers of positive cases of Covid-19 and the figures are rising. Cases are increasing in every part of the borough.

New bins! But please continue to use the old recycling boxes until October thanks!

The new recycling and waste collection calendar is being delivered.

Also for those moving to wheeled bins, delivery is underway– blue for glass, cans and plastic; dark grey for paper/cardboard. BUT PLEASE REMEMBER– these should not be used until October when the first of the new collections start. Please use the old recycling boxes etc., until then. Thank you!


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.


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.


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