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Visitors

News for visitors.

Shoppers flocked to Burnley to support budding entrepreneurs selling goods at the town's first Teenage Market.

Hundreds of people visited independent stalls, run by young business people of tomorrow aged 13 to 25, selling bespoke items ranging from candles, hand-sewn gifts and upcycled accessories, to tray bakes, henna art and screen printed t-shirts.

Students from Blessed Trinity RC College also ran a stall stocked with children’s fire safety books written and illustrated by them.

An Edwardian vase from Towneley Hall, Burnley, has been chosen to represent the history of Lancashire.  

A beautiful Pilkington pot has been picked by judges as one of the artefacts for the History of Lancashire in 70 objects project.

Designed by Walter Crane in 1908, the vase will represent the area and along with other 69 other items will be featured in the Lancashire Life magazine later this year.

The car park and a picnic area in Towneley Park, Burnley, will be closed for three days this week while improvement works take place.

Barwise car park and picnic site will be closed from 7am Wednesday 22nd March due to a dozen trees being removed as part of a wider project to improve the Barwise area at Towneley Park.

The car park will re-open as normal on Saturday, 25th April.

The results of a review of Burnley Leisure will be reported to councilors next week.

The scrutiny review found the leisure trust offers impressive, modern and innovative facilities that are popular and well used. It also highlighted the need to continue to market and promote Burnley Leisure services to attract more members, particularly in light of the increased challenge from private gyms.

The scrutiny report will be considered by Burnley Council’s executive on 27th March.

An artefact to represent Burnley in a county-wide competition has been decided after a public vote.

A Pilkington pot, currently on show at Towneley Hall, has been picked by the people of Burnley as an item to represent the area in the ‘History of Lancashire in 70 Objects’ project.

Online followers and visitors of the historic hall have been casting their vote since January to choose their favourite object from a shortlist of three.

A brand new exhibition on the region’s prominent artists is set to open at Towneley Hall next week.

The exhibition features paintings by talented 20th Century Nelson-born artists Orlando Greenwood and Hugh Gresty.

From still lives and self-portraits to classical tableaux, the exhibition showcases the artists’ diverse range of styles, techniques and subjects.

Visitors will also have a chance to see some of the artists’ personal possessions including sketchbooks, palettes and sets of paint brushes.

Burnley Council is sending out a simple message to people who use chewing gum - get into the habit of throwing it away in a proper bin: it could save you £75!

The council is currently running a poster information campaign in Burnley town centre – “Don’t Drop Chewing Gum”.

It comes ahead of the introduction of a stricter enforcement campaign in April that will see officers patrolling the streets issuing £75 Fixed Penalty Notices to those caught dropping litter, including chewing gum, or failing to clean up after their dog.

Traders and staff are celebrating after winning a national award

Burnley Market Hall was named Britain’s Best Large Indoor Market in the National Association of British Market Authorities Awards which was presented by Andrew Percy, Minister for Markets.

Markets Manager Marie Shaw said, “This award is an outstanding achievement and is a reflection of the commitment, dedication and enthusiasm of everyone involved. We would encourage anyone to visit, shop local and support these independent businesses”

Traders and staff at Burnley Market Hall are celebrating after it was named the Best Large Indoor Market in Britain at a national awards ceremony.

Councillor Sue Graham, Burnley Council’s executive member responsible for the market, said: “This is wonderful news.

“Burnley Market Hall is always looking at ways of improving its customer shopping experience, and this proves its popularity with shoppers with a keen interest in value for money.

Towneley Hall visitors are being invited to help select a historic object highlighting Lancashire's long and fascinating story.

The project, named A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects, marks 70 years of magazine Lancashire Life, which has invited museums and heritage venues across the county to get involved.

Mike Townend, Towneley Hall senior curator, said: "We were delighted to receive the invite to this fantastic project.

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