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Rosehill with Burnley Wood by-election results

The result of the Rosehill with Burnley Wood ward by-election, held on 11th April, is as follows:

Victoria Alker (Green) 51 votes

Philip Robert Chamberlain (Conservative) 115

Andrew John Devanney (Labour) 249

Peter Rennie McCann (Liberal Democrat) 341

Paula Christine Riley (Burnley and Padiham Independent) 154


Peter McCann is elected as councillor for the ward with a majority of 92.

The seat changed hands from the Burnley and Padiham Independent Party to the Liberal Democrats.

Council supports national campaign to raise mental health awareness

Burnley Council has been recognised for its support for a national campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues.

The local authority has signed the Time To Change pledge which demonstrates its commitment to change how people think and act about mental health.

The campaign is run by mental health charity MIND and funded by Comic Relief, the Department of Health and the Big Lottery Fund.

East Lancashire leisure partnership shortlisted for national award

Burnley Leisure, along with partners from the other East Lancashire leisure trusts and Ribble Valley Borough Council, has been shortlisted for the Strategic Partnership Award at the nationally renowned Community Leisure UK annual awards.

The consortium has been recognised for successfully combining the strengths and experiences of all five partner organisations from CEO level to frontline deliverers, to make a big difference in communities across East Lancashire.

Lottery funding bid helps youngsters get “on yer bike”

A Burnley nursery school has been successful in getting National Lottery funding to help encourage their youngster to become more active.

Burnley Leisure will help the deliver the project at Taywood Nursery School following a successful bid to the national Awards for All scheme.

The funding will be used to improve the outdoor space at the nursery so that the youngsters have space to take part in a Balanceability scheme which helps them to learn to ride a bike.

Burnley leisure supported the school’s funding bid and will deliver the scheme.

Council backs dementia missing persons scheme

A scheme that helps the emergency services find people with dementia who go missing from home is set to be backed by Burnley Council.

The Herbert Protocol uses an information database to hold vital details which can be used in the search for a missing person.

The information can be used by search and rescue teams to pinpoint likely areas for investigation, reduce the amount of time it takes to find someone, and increase the chances of them being discovered safe and well.

The council is working with Lancashire Police and other partners to promote the scheme.

Landmark building set for new lease of life

A landmark building on Accrington Road in Burnley is set to receive a new lease of life thanks to Calico Homes and Burnley Council.

The former Woodtop school building is in dire need of repair and Calico Homes will be working in partnership with the council and the local community to decide how to utilise the premises in South West Burnley to provide maximum benefit to the area.

Calico Homes is keen to work closely with the council, Historic England and the local community in order to ensure that this historic building can be brought back into use.

Burnley Council shows its support for apprenticeships

Burnley Council has reiterated its strong record of supporting apprenticeships and its ongoing commitment to creating a culture of passing on experience, skills and knowledge in order to support skills development for the future benefit of our town and its community.

This week businesses and organisations across the country are marking National Apprenticeship Week.

Since May 2017 employers with pay bills in excess of £3 million per annum have been required to pay an apprenticeship levy which funds the training costs for apprenticeships.

Painter of the northern scene on display at Towneley Hall

An exhibition of work by a local artist who portrayed the day-to-day lives of the people he observed whilst working amongst them as a textile designer is set to open at Towneley Hall art gallery and museum, Burnley.

Every Picture Tells a Story is a celebration of the work of Lloyd George Higgins (1912-1980) by his family and an invitation to the public to see if they can identify with some of his characters and enjoy his sense of humour.


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