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Visitor hot spots helping to highlight new South Pennines Park

Areas within the new South Pennines Park are singing from the same hymn sheet – as stencilled lyrics have started to appear to visitor hot spots such as Towneley Hall, Burnley (pictured).
 
The blue ‘graffiti’, sprayed in a temporary eco-friendly water-based paint, features the final verse of the song Chimneys, Moors and Me by folk due O’Hooley and Tidow.
 

Stunning photography showcases Towneley wildlife

Towneley Hall, Burnley, has a new exhibition of local wildlife photography on display in the grounds of the historic hall.

The exhibition contains stunning imagery from four local wildlife photographers - Keith Bannister, Jen Coates, Andy Pritchard and Bob Rawlinson.

It highlights some of the best of our local wildlife, with all the images being captured in the borough since the start of Covid lockdowns in 2020.

Remaining Covid business grants support to be allocated

 

Late last year the Government announced the introduction of extra financial Covid support for councils known as an additional resource grant (ARG).

Since then Burnley Council has committed £2.5 million to more than 500 local businesses, with £503,000 of funding still to be earmarked.

The council’s executive has agreed a report that sets out how that remained money should be allocated.

New operator for Stables cafe at Towneley Park

Burnley Council is pleased to announce that Deep Beat Entertainment has been appointed as the new operator for the Stables Café in Towneley Park, Burnley.

A temporary outdoor catering chalet will serve hot and cold drinks, cakes and bakes and pizzas whilst the interior of the café is fitted out by the new operator and external repairs to the listed building are carried out. This work is expected to take approximately eight weeks.

Public consultation on future of two selective licensing areas in Burnley

Public consultations have been launched as part of proposals on whether to continue with selective licensing schemes in two areas of Burnley.

Selective licensing schemes in Burnley Wood with Healey Wood, and the Leyland Road areas come to an end in November.

Last month Burnley Council’s executive agreed that consultations should be carried out in the two areas to decide whether the schemes should continue for a further five years.

Public consultation set to help decide future of selective licensing schemes

Residents and landlords are set to be consulted on whether to continue selective licensing schemes in two areas of Burnley.

Selective licensing schemes in Burnley Wood and Healey Wood, and the Leyland Road area of the town, are due to come to an end in November.

A report to Burnley Council’s executive recommends public consultation as part of evidence gathering before a final decision is made at the end of the year on whether the schemes should be extended a further five years.

Council set to update policy on tackling ASB

Burnley Council is committed to working with partners such as the police and other organisations to help reduce crime and tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) to help improve the quality of life for local residents.

The council’s executive is set to approve an updated ASB policy as part of this commitment when it meets on 14th July.

The policy outlines the council’s approach to how it will deal and support our communities and partner agencies in dealing with ASB.

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