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News for residents

Meeting the potential of our young people

Councillors are set to back plans to create a Children’s University in Burnley as part of a far-reaching strategy to help more of the borough's young people achieve their potential.

Burnley Council’s executive is recommended to agree a three-year commitment to the establishment of the educational initiative which encourages children from the age of five to try new experiences outside of normal school hours.

The commitment is included in a Making It In Burnley aspiration strategy which also proposes a number of other measures.

Street art to be used to crackdown on sales of alcohol to underage drinkers

Pavement ‘street art’ will be used in the battle against underage drinking in Burnley in the run-up to Christmas.

Eye-catching pavement stencils will be put in place by the borough’s Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) as part of a festive crackdown on adults attempting to buy alcohol for young people (known as a proxy purchase).

Local shops are joining in the campaign. The stencils will be displayed outside their premises and leaflets will be made available to customers to explain that buying alcohol for under-18s is an offence and shops have the right to refuse sales.

Keirby Hotel Burnley

On Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Burnley Council served a series of legal notices on the Keirby Hotel, Burnley (which has recently traded as the Crown Hotel).

These orders related to concerns about health and safety, and specifically about fire safety.

Because of these orders, people living and staying at the hotel needed to move out. Burnley Council has arranged short-term and temporary accommodation where appropriate, and has provided advice to the people who were living at the hotel.

Pay by phone parking scheme introduced

Burnley Council has introduced a “pay by phone parking” service for motorists on its town centre car parks.

Drivers who download an app to their smartphone can buy a parking ticket, and even extend the time allowed on the ticket remotely or pay by text under the new scheme. There is no need to display a parking ticket as parking enforcement officers are made aware via handheld computer.

Clarets stars back the White Ribbon campaign

Burnley FC stars swapped their claret and blue for claret and white to show their support for a national campaign against domestic violence.

Burnley Football Club is, once again, supporting the White Ribbon campaign to encourage men to pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

Burnley is a designated White Ribbon Town, and various organisations have pledged their support in the fight against domestic violence.

Flying the county flag for Lancashire Day

The Lancashire flag - a red rose on a bright yellow background - is flying over Burnley Town Hall to mark Lancashire Day.

The Mayor of Burnley Cllr Howard Baker said: "We know there are a lot of people in Burnley who are proud to call themselves Lancastrians. Lancashire is a county that boasts everything from industrial heritage, to some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, to cutting edge technology. I think it’s worth remembering that, not just on Lancashire Day but every day.”

More than 150 people attend Padiham drop-in event

More than 150 people attended a drop-in session in Padiham as part of a series of events aimed at highlighting the work being done to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the town.

Residents turned out, despite the wind and rain, to raise concerns, issues and ideas with representatives from a range of organisations, including Burnley Council, Lancashire Police, Calico, Burnley Leisure and other organisations that work with young people, Burnley FC in the Community, and representatives from the voluntary sector.

Padiham gym gets an upgrade

New gym equipment is set to be installed at Padiham Leisure Centre before the end of the year, making sure gym members have access to the latest training technology available.

The equipment is on order and due to be installed next month (December).

The work also includes upgrading the air conditioning, some general decoration and the addition of a group cycling facility at the site.

Get into festive spirit with Towneley’s Christmas craft fair

Get into the festive spirit and enjoy browsing through handmade goods and gifts at Towneley Hall’s craft fair next weekend.

Residents and visitors of all ages are welcome to come along on Sunday, 26th November, to what is set to be the best craft fair in Burnley.

The fair will sparkle with many craft items to buy as Christmas gifts for those special people in your life.

A wide choice of fabric, knitted and wooden products will be on offer along with a variety of jewellery, Christmas crackers, painted cards and mince pies, of course.


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