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Contact Burnley on the move at end of the month

Burnley Council’s contact centre is on the move at the end of this month

Contact Burnley will move from its existing offices on the corner of Parker Lane and Red Lion Street to new offices, just 50 yards along Parker Lane, in September.

The existing offices will close at 5pm on Friday 27th and re-open in the new building at 9am on Monday 30th. The office move is taking place over a weekend to avoid any disruption to services to the public.

Working with community on development of former school

Burnley Council is working with the local community and housing company The Calico Group to transform the former Woodtop School into high-quality housing following a successful bid for funding.

A bid by the two organisations to Homes England for £200,000 of funding was approved and on Tuesday (17th Sep) the council’s executive will be asked to agree that the money is used to progress the scheme which will see new homes built on the Accrington Road site.

Council sets out savings update

Burnley Council has published its latest savings proposals as part of its plans to continue to meet its financial challenges.

A report by council’s head of finance and property services, Asad Mushtaq, to the council’s executive committee sets out the current financial position and how councillors can balance the books over the coming three years.  

The council has already earmarked £277,000 in savings to help balance the next two years’ budgets. Further proposed savings of £242,000 will be considered by the executive when it meets on Tuesday (17th).

Man sentenced after drums dumped in country lane

A man has been ordered to carry out 160 hours community service in relation to an incident in which barrels of a “paint-like” substance were dumped, blocking a country lane above Burnley.

Preston Crown Court heard that eight 45-gallon drums were fly-tipped in Mill Hill Lane, Hapton, leaving an estimated £43,000 clean-up and repair bill and killing more than 25 fish in a nearby stream.

David Lee Gordon (also known as David Lee Walsh), 28, of East Crescent, Accrington, pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to the unauthorised disposal of waste.

Improvements to recycling collections

Which recycling "team" will you be on - boxes and bags, or bins?

We're improving the way we collect recyclable rubbish - a leaflet explaining the changes is being delivered to every house in the borough telling people about the improvements being made to our recycling collection service.

They will be coming through your letterbox shortly giving details about the new ways we will be collecting recyclable materials.

New university student accommodation taking shape

Plans to transform Burnley into a university town are fast taking shape as work on new student accommodation changes the town centre skyline.

A lattice of steelwork is being created next to Sandygate Square which will provide the foundation for a 136-bed building with car parking to provide high-quality student accommodation. On the ground floor there will be units available for shops, cafes or offices.

“Premier” property company latest to be accredited

A company with properties in Padiham has become the latest to be recognised for its professional approach to looking after its houses and tenants.

A representative from Premier Property Management was presented with an accreditation certificate to mark its successful application to Burnley Council’s good landlord and agent scheme (GLAS).

Through property inspections and an audit of its management procedures, Premier, which is based in Barnoldswick, showed it has a professional approach and the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully manage private rented properties.

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