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General news

General news and event news.

One of Lancashire’s premier 10Ks got off to a Premier League start when Burnley FC stars turned out to kick off the countdown to race day.

And with 2017 marking the fifth running of the event, around 2,000 runners are expected to pull on their trainers on Sunday 4th June to be part of the celebrations.

The run is expected to generate a huge boost for local good causes.

Entries are now open at /10k/burnley/

Guests and Civic leaders gathered at Burnley Town Hall to watch local young air cadets receive a Certificate of Honour to mark their contribution to the community.

Members of the 352 (Burnley Squadron Air Training Corps) were praised by the Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Jeff Sumner, for their hard work and dedication. The presentation event (Friday 7th) was held as part of the Squadron’s 75th anniversary celebrations.

Padiham Leisure Centre is set to refurbish its gym by investing in state-of-the-art equipment.

Burnley Leisure, which runs the centre, plans to renew the ageing current equipment with up-to-date pieces and convert an under-utilised meeting room into a group cycling area for spinning classes.

Bosses hope the move will help retain membership numbers and attract new customers

The work is expected to take placein the autumn.

Towneley Hall in Burnley is always a great place for the whole family to visit and this Easter there's even more to do with rabbit trails, egg hunts and guided tours.

For the youngsters, between Good Fridayand Easter Monday, the museum is offering the Pendelfin rabbit trail around the whole museum.

Just pick up a trail sheet at the beginning of your visit and 'eggsplore' the museum to discover all the rabbits hiding around the exhibitions.

A public consultation on Burnley Council’s final draft of Burnley’s Local Plan starts next week.

Burnley Council approved the Proposed Submission Plan at the end of last month (March).

A formal consultation for final representations will run from and including Wednesday 12th April up to and including Friday 26th May.

A council manager from Burnley has spoken at a national conference to highlight bee-friendly practice in the borough.

At the Bee Summit in London, head of greenspaces Simon Goff shared how reducing grass cutting and planting wildflowers helps protect UK’s under-threat bee population, at the same time helping cash-strapped councils save money.

It was estimated by the council that the meadow management in Burnley has made an annual saving of £58,000 with the figure expected to increase.

Burnley Council will launch the next stage in its fight to clean up streets across Burnley borough on Monday (April 10th).

The authority is teaming up with private contractor Kingdom Environmental Enforcement Services to introduce street patrols to help tackle littering and dog fouling, the two main concerns raised by residents when asked about the issues that affect them.

The council takes a zero tolerance approach to the problems and is already one of the best performing local authorities in the country when it comes to prosecuting fly-tippers.

Burnley is set to hit the right note with three days of live music events during the Easter break.

The first ever Burnley Live Music Weekend in Burnley town centre kicks off on Good Friday, 14th April, with a series of free and low cost events.

The bumper weekend of entertainment will offer a line-up of live performances across town centre venues including the Paddock, Sanctuary Rock Bar, Remedy Gin Bar Burnley, Mojito’s, Mr Greens, Illuminati and the Inn on the Wharf, to name just a few.

Shoppers flocked to Burnley to support budding entrepreneurs selling goods at the town's first Teenage Market.

Hundreds of people visited independent stalls, run by young business people of tomorrow aged 13 to 25, selling bespoke items ranging from candles, hand-sewn gifts and upcycled accessories, to tray bakes, henna art and screen printed t-shirts.

Students from Blessed Trinity RC College also ran a stall stocked with children’s fire safety books written and illustrated by them.

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.

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