User Bar First

This is a debugging block

User Bar Second

This is a debugging block

Branding

This is a debugging block

Header Second

This is a debugging block

  • Book it
  • Apply for it
  • Pay for it
  • Report it

Carousel Holder

This is a debugging block

Preface First

This is a debugging block

Preface Second

This is a debugging block

Preface Third

This is a debugging block

Header First

This is a debugging block

Happy New Year!

Content

This is a debugging block

It’s the time of year when thoughts turn to  dreams of a brighter future in the coming 12 months.

So, as is traditional, I wanted to wish all residents of the borough, together with councillors and council staff, a  Happy New Year.

Before looking ahead, let’s look back over the past 12 months. Our borough is fast changing. For some that’s not always easy, but I hope most will agree with me that many, if not all the changes, will turn out to be for the best in the long-term.

Our town can’t stand still and dwell on the past. We can’t rest on our laurels – we have to move forward and get better at what we do.

Over the past year we’ve seen Burnley Bridge business park take shape, direct rail links to Manchester proved a great hit, we were named the friendliest town in Britain and, to the delight of shoppers, Primark announced it was coming to Burnley. On an individual front Burnley-born Sophie Hitchon brought home an Olympic medal. Just a few examples of good news stories from the past 12 months.

As far as the next year is concerned the regeneration of Burnley town centre will come to fruition, work will start on the exciting Vision Park development next to UCLan/Burnley College which will further nurture Burnley’s growing reputation for innovation, and we will continue to work with partners to improve educational standards across all our schools.

We all know times are tough, and we will face some difficult decisions on how to balance providing essential top-class services with ever-decreasing budgets. The way the council does its business will continue to transform.

Whatever the future holds I can assure you this. My New Year’s resolution, and the council’s, is to have a renewed determination to work hard for Burnley.

Sidebar First

This is a debugging block

About the Author

Recent posts

Working for Burnley means working together - by Burnley Council leader Mark Townsend

Major discussions are progressing regarding the Lancashire Combined Authority.In a separate...

Have YOU signed up for e-billing ??

If you are signed up to receive your Council Tax bill by email through e-billing, and also signed...

Happy New Year!

It’s the time of year when thoughts turn to  dreams of a brighter future in the coming...

Share

Postscript First

This is a debugging block

Postscript Second

This is a debugging block

Postscript Third

This is a debugging block

For: Buses, Schools, Libraries, Registrars Office, Highways, Social Services

Postscript Fourth

This is a debugging block

Burnley - the most enterprising town in britain award winner 2013 Investors in People - Champion We are a living wage employer We are a disability confident employer