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It’s Christmas party time in Burnley town centre

Burnley's Christmas Party takes place tomorrow (Saturday 17th November) from 10am to 5.30pm. 

This exciting event will mark the start of the festive season in Burnley town centre and will be a magical day filled with seasonal attractions.

From 10am you're invited to take part in an amazing Christmas Movie themed Ice Sculpture Trail, with nine ice sculptures located around the town centre.  Guess which movie the sculptures are from correctly and you'll be entered into a free prize draw, plus there will be lots of brilliant selfie opportunities!

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.

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.

Making plans for Finsley Gate Wharf

Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of the nation’s waterways, has submitted plans to transform Finsley Gate Wharf in Burnley into a hive of activity for the local community and visitors.

Known locally as Mile Wharf, it is one of the oldest wharves on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, dating from between 1700 and 1830. The Grade II Listed buildings, which include three warehouses, a canal cottage, outbuilding and blacksmith forge, are in a poor state of repair, having been unused for several years.

Wedding fair at Townley Hall

It may fall just after Valentine’s Day but love will still be in the air at Towneley Hall when a wedding fair is held at the historic hall.

From bridal dresses to bouquets, all things “wedding” will be on display on Sunday 18th February from noon to 3pm.

There will be a special gown show in the romantic surroundings of the eye-catching art gallery at 1.30pm.

Town centre refurbishment gets festive thumbs up

Just before their final meeting of 2017, members of Burnley Council's executive made a visit to review the results of a major refurbishment of Burnley town centre.

They were joined by representatives from town centre businesses.

Councillor Lian Pate, executive member for community services, said: "We've been keeping a close eye on the town centre improvements as they've progressed and it's great to see them finally coming to completion.

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.

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