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Residents

News for residents

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’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.

Residents and community leaders have celebrated the opening of their new play area in Towneley Park.

Around £20,000 was spent on the new facility in the Barwise picnic area, which was formally opened by Councillor John Harbour and Chair of Friends of Towneley Park Maureen Frankland.

Pupils from Springfield Primary School were also on hand to help cut the ribbon and have a go on the new playground, which includes a log cabin, log maze climber, balance beams, hanging log steps and swings. 

As well as the equipment new picnic tables and benches were also installed.

Padiham is celebrating a major lottery win that will help preserve the town’s past for future generations.

The Padiham Townscape Heritage scheme, Crafting the Future, will benefit from £1.4 million of Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) money to help protect the town centre’s historic buildings.

It will also help support work to create an area of special architectural and historic interest and making the town more attractive for residents, workers and visitors.

The project is due to start in the autumn.

A feast of live music will be on offer this weekend as part of an event celebrating the recently installed bandstand in Padiham.

Taking place on 9th July at Padiham Memorial Park, the free event will see many talented artists and dancers whisking local residents and visitors into the festive spirit.

The celebration will start at 1pm with a parade from the town hall to Memorial Park, weaving through the Padiham Greenway.

The parade will be led by a vibrant samba band which will ensure energetic and upbeat start to the main event.

Stretching from the centre of Burnley to the rural outskirts of Worsthorne, the Brun Valley Forest Park invites people to grab a slice of our town’s buzzing parklife as part of its family-friendly fun day.

The day, filled with free family entertainment, starts at 11am on Sunday, 2nd July, covering three different locations – Thompson Park, Queen’s Park and Rowley Lake.

From guided walks and willow weaving to African drumming and besom broom making, there will be something for everyone.

Towneley Park is gearing up for the annual classic car show this Sunday, 25th June.

Car fanatics will be in for a treat with more 300 classic vehicles and motorbikes on display from 11am.

The action-packed day will include lots of refreshment stalls and entertainment suitable for all the family.

Visitors will also have a chance to take a helicopter ride and enjoy spectacular views of Burnley from above.

There will be pomp and ceremony galore as Padiham goes on parade and turns the clock back to remember the wartime spirit that saw Britain through the Second World War.

As part of the Burnley Armed Forces Covenant, Veterans and others have come together again this year to organise the popular 1940s weekend.

Saturday (24th June) and Sunday (25th) Padiham will be buzzing with displays and free entertainment for all the family.

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