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General news and event news.

Ever wanted to try your hand at tomahawk throwing? A special family extravaganza being held in the beautiful surroundings of Thompson Park this weekend will give you the chance.

Residents and visitors are invited to join in an action-packed afternoon on Sunday, 20th August, between noon and 4pm.

The programme of activities will have something for everyone including archery, small fairground rides, music, food stalls, face painting and craft activities.

Mayor of Burnley congratulates the veterans of HMS Active at their “35th anniversary” reunion

Civic leader writes to crew members of naval ship that Burnley adopted

Former crew members from HMS Active, the Royal Navy ship which was “adopted” by Burnley, are this week taking part in a commemoration and reunion event to mark the 35th anniversary of their participation in the Falklands conflict in 1982.

The gathering is taking place in Plymouth on Friday evening 4th August.

Burnley Council has worked with partners, including the police, to address concerns and issues raised by residents in Padiham.

A range of measures have been introduced to reduce crime and anti-social behavior, and increase pro-active work, especially with young people.

Burnley Councillors will discuss the Empire Theatre viability study at two town hall meetings this month.

The viability study is the result of a two-phase process over the last eighteen months, in which the council joined with Burnley Empire Theatre Trust, the Theatres Trust and others to consider options for the building’s future in a systematic and thorough manner.

The 100th anniversary of the beginning of the battle of Passchendale has been marked by the laying of commemorative crosses.

The wooden crosses were laid at the war memorial in Towneley in respect of the 41 men from Burnley who were killed on the first day of the battle.

The borough has held a number of events to mark important “milestones” as part of the centenary commemorations around the First World War.

Discover the heritage right on your doorstep as some of Burnley’s historic gems throw their doors open to celebrate Heritage Open Days.

Taking place between 7-10th September, the heritage days will offer residents and visitors a chance to step inside some of the town’s most iconic and historic buildings.

With 11 free events taking place people will be able to discover the hidden stories and historical secrets that form part of Burnley’s rich and diverse history.

Work on the £1.2 million project to restore Thompson Park in Burnley has started with creating a new car park.

Accessible from Colne Road, the pay and display car park will have 60 parking spaces including six allocated for disabled parking.

The development of the car park is a first phase of the Heritage Lottery funded project, whichaims to restore the popular Grade II listed park and to celebrate its heritage, from its opening in 1930 to the present day.

Food businesses across Burnley are celebrating after receiving top marks for their food hygiene.

A total of 26 catering outlets have been given a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 - the highest level possible following the latest round of inspections by Burnley Council’s environmental health team.

Burnley celebrated the achievements of its businesses and their employees at the glittering Burnley Business Awards ceremony, held in the stunning setting of Towneley Hall, in June.

With over 600 guests in attendance, the evening was a buzz with celebration and excitement.

Burnley’s parks are, once again, amongst the best in Britain, according to Keep Britain Tidy.

Towneley, Scott, Ightenhill, Queen’s, and Padiham Memorial parks have all retained their Green Flag status for the eighth year running after impressing judges.

An application for Thompson Park was not put forward this year due to the implementation of Heritage Lottery Fund restoration work.

The award, handed out today by Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country.

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