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Towneley Hall in Burnley is championing the work of its volunteers and encouraging others to join them by staging a Volunteer Weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, 1st and 2nd April, staff at the hall will be holding informative drop-in sessions recognising the contribution of their current volunteers and providing an opportunity for residents to see what volunteering is like at the museum.

Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering at Towneley is invited to attend the event on one of the days between 1pm and 4pm.

Local crafters and food vendors and buskers are being sought to take part in a family-friendly park event in May.

The Thompson Park Family Fun Day, organised by the Friends of Thompson Park, the Miniature Railway Society and Burnley Council, will take place on Sunday 28th May.

The parks boating lake, paddling pool and miniature railway will be open and there will be live music from the Accrington Pipe Band and local buskers.

Burnley’s first Teenage Market is set to launch on Saturday, 25th March, providing a platform for young people to trade and perform.

Taking place from 10am until 4pm along Curzon Street and The Mall, visitors will be able to browse through a series of stalls packed with unique, handmade items.

A performance area will be rocking throughout the day as talented young musicians sing, perform and get the toes of shoppers tapping.

Residents and businesses are being asked their views on a draft management plan aimed at helping protect and enhance the special interest of Padiham conservation area.

The Padiham Conservation Area Management Plan outlines the measures for preservation and enhancement of the area for the period 2017 to 2027.  The involvement of the local community in preparing the management plan is an essential part of the process and the council is holding a public consultation on the draft plan between 27th March - 28th April. 

Creating a new masterplan for the future regeneration of Burnley town centre and Weavers’ Triangle will help attract further funding and investment, councilors will be told next week.

Burnley Council’s executive, which meets on 27th March, is recommended to appoint experts to draw up a comprehensive blueprint for the continued development of the town centre and adjoining areas.

An Edwardian vase from Towneley Hall, Burnley, has been chosen to represent the history of Lancashire.  

A beautiful Pilkington pot has been picked by judges as one of the artefacts for the History of Lancashire in 70 objects project.

Designed by Walter Crane in 1908, the vase will represent the area and along with other 69 other items will be featured in the Lancashire Life magazine later this year.

The car park and a picnic area in Towneley Park, Burnley, will be closed for three days this week while improvement works take place.

Barwise car park and picnic site will be closed from 7am Wednesday 22nd March due to a dozen trees being removed as part of a wider project to improve the Barwise area at Towneley Park.

The car park will re-open as normal on Saturday, 25th April.

Councillors in Burnley are set to launch a community clean-up campaign across the borough.

Burnley Council’s executive is recommended to approve the programme of “targeted” activities when it meets on 27th March.

The aim is to tackle anti-social behavior and raise awareness about the impact of flytipping and other environmental crime.

The campaign will complement separate work being carried out by the council’s new private partner Kingdom Environmental Services which is introducing enforcement patrols to tackle littering and dog fouling from 10th April.

Burnley Council has agreed to go ahead with a 10-year partnership with Barnfield Investment Properties to boost the borough’s housing market.

The new joint venture is a key part of the council’s housing strategy, said a report to the council’s executive.

Under the agreement the council will provide its own land, where appropriate, and the developer will fund and build houses. Any profits, over a set limit, would be divided between the council and the company.

Burnley Council has extended the deadline for residents to take advantage of an “early bird” discount for the borough’s new chargeable garden waste collection service.

The deadline for benefitting from the discount has been extended to 5pm on 31st March. It was originally due to run out on Thursday (16th March).

Sign up by the end of this month and residents who want to continue with fortnightly garden waste collections, after the chargeable service comes in from 1st May, will pay £25 rather than £30.

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