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Burnley FC stars swapped their claret and blue for claret and white to show their support for a national campaign against domestic violence.

Burnley Football Club is, once again, supporting the White Ribbon campaign to encourage men to pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

Burnley is a designated White Ribbon Town, and various organisations have pledged their support in the fight against domestic violence.

The Lancashire flag - a red rose on a bright yellow background - is flying over Burnley Town Hall to mark Lancashire Day.

The Mayor of Burnley Cllr Howard Baker said: "We know there are a lot of people in Burnley who are proud to call themselves Lancastrians. Lancashire is a county that boasts everything from industrial heritage, to some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, to cutting edge technology. I think it’s worth remembering that, not just on Lancashire Day but every day.”

More than 150 people attended a drop-in session in Padiham as part of a series of events aimed at highlighting the work being done to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the town.

Residents turned out, despite the wind and rain, to raise concerns, issues and ideas with representatives from a range of organisations, including Burnley Council, Lancashire Police, Calico, Burnley Leisure and other organisations that work with young people, Burnley FC in the Community, and representatives from the voluntary sector.

Get into the festive spirit and enjoy browsing through handmade goods and gifts at Towneley Hall’s craft fair next weekend.

Residents and visitors of all ages are welcome to come along on Sunday, 26th November, to what is set to be the best craft fair in Burnley.

The fair will sparkle with many craft items to buy as Christmas gifts for those special people in your life.

A wide choice of fabric, knitted and wooden products will be on offer along with a variety of jewellery, Christmas crackers, painted cards and mince pies, of course.

Another piece of life-saving equipment has been installed in Burnley town centre.

Burnley Council has been working with North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to install defibrillator units in public places across the town.

The latest unit has been installed outside McDonald’s in St James’ Street and is available for use in an emergency if someone suffers a heart attack. It was installed as part of the major refurbishment of the town centre which is almost completed.

Work has begun on the exciting plans for the play area at Thompson Park.

The revamp of children’s playground is part of a wider £1.2 million Heritage Lottery funded project, which will see the pavilion café, Italian gardens, the boathouse and toilet facilities restored and refurbished.

Burnley Council leader Mark Townsend will hold his next “out and about” surgery on Thursday (16th November) at Padiham Tesco, between 6pm and 8pm.

Councillor Townsend said: “I invite anyone to come along and talk through any issues or concerns they have. These Out and About surgeries are an opportunity for people to talk to me face-to-face about things that matter to them and their community.”

There’s no need to make an appointment - just drop by.

Council officers are proceeding with a bid for lottery cash to restore and improve Burnley’s historic Mechanics Theatre.

A report to the council’s executive notes a stage 1 application has been made to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

If successful, officers, working with Burnley Leisure trust, would prepare and submit a stage 2 bid for £2.8 million.

Car parking charges in Burnley are set to be frozen for the second year running as councillors consider proposed fees and charges for services next year.

The move is part of the process for setting the council’s overall budget for 2018/19.

Across the council the fee increase has generally been set at 2%. However, off-street pay and display car parking charges will remain the same next year, although contract parking fees are set to rise by 2%.

A pair of Towneley Hall’s most treasured artworks has gone on tour to the Far East.
 
A watercolour painting of Towneley Hall, together with Temple of Minerva, Cape Colonna, both by J.M.W. Turner have travelled to Japan.
 
The paintings will tour four locations around the country as part of the exhibition “Turner and the Poetics of Landscape”, returning back to Burnley in autumn next year. 
 

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