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New Mayor of Burnley appointed

Councillor Anne Kelly has been aoppinted Mayor of Burnley 2019/20.

Here she introduces herself and some details about her background and plans for her year in office.

My name is Anne Kelly and I am the Mayor of Burnley for 2019/20.

I was born in Heywood, near Bury, but moved to Briercliffe as a small child and have lived here ever since.

I attended secondary school in Colne before moving on to Nelson and Colne College.

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.


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