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Play your part in shaping your area’s future

Anyone interested in becoming a borough councillor is being invited to attend a briefing session at Burnley Town Hall in March.

Local elections will be held on 3rd May when voters will choose who represents them on Burnley Council.

An informal information session for anyone interested in standing as a candidate to become a borough councillor, or as an election agent, will be held at 5pm on Wednesday 7th March.

Refurbished Padiham gym boasts latest equipment

The refurbished gym at Padiham Leisure Centre has been officially opened.

The new-look gym was has been refurbished with financial support from Burnley Council which has been spent on new state-of-the-art equipment.

Councillor Pate, executive member for community services, said: “Burnley Council and Burnley Leisure have invested in creating a great community asset for Padiham and the wider area and I’m sure everyone who uses the gym will enjoy using the new facilities.”

Boathouse restoration is underway

Work has begun on the restoration of the pavilion and boathouse at Thompson Park, Burnley, as part of a wider £1.2m Heritage Lottery-funded project.

The boathouse will be transformed into a café that will allow people to stay in the park for longer and enjoy views of the boating lake and play area. 

Burnley Leisure Trust will be managing the café and the space inside will be transformable for activities and groups that the trust runs.  There will also be extra seating on the terrace and new storage units for boats and kayaks.

Councillors’ sponsored run for veterans – without leaving the gym

Two Burnley councillors will be pounding the treadmill to help raise money to help Army veterans during the official opening of the refurbished Padiham Leisure Centre gym.

The new-look gym will be officially unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday (16th Jan).The gym has been refurbished with financial support from Burnley Council which has been spent on new state of the art equipment.

Free Heartstart course will help Burnley residents to save lives

It’s a new year, so why not make your New Year’s resolution to help save someone’s life?

Sounds ambitious, but it’s not as daunting as it first appears.

Residents can benefit from free first aid training sessions being offered by Burnley Council.

The council has, once again, teamed up with North West Ambulance Service First Respondersto organise a series of Heartstart courses, giving members of the public the skills and know-how to help save someone’s life in an emergency.

Local Plan report to councillors

Burnley Council’s executive is recommended to approve a revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) in order to make progress towards adopting the borough’s draft Local Plan when it meets later this month.

The council’s current LDS needs revising, in light of recent comments made by the planning inspector, to enable the examination of the draft Local Plan to proceed.

Following a number of public hearings into the draft Local Plan, the inspector discussed concerns about the suitability and deliverability of the proposed gypsy and traveller site in Oswald Street with the council.

Padiham Town Hall re-opens

British champion sequence dancers from the young generation will join local people and civic dignitaries in a celebration to mark the re-opening of Padiham Town Hall next Monday.

As the new year gets underway, a new chapter is beginning for the much-valued community facility. Following the disastrous flooding of the building on Boxing Day two years ago, a complicated programme of reinstatement and flood resilience works has now been completed. This has been managed by Burnley Council and its business partner Liberata, with local builders Boys working as the main contractors.

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.

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.

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