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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.

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.

The running of Towneley golf course has been transferred to Burnley Leisure, after Burnley Council’s executive approved the move.

This move opens the way for a range of improvements aimed at attracting more players to the 9-hole, 18-hole and pitch and putt courses, which were previously operated on behalf of the council.

Time is running out for people across Burnley borough to make sure they are eligible to vote in the Lancashire County Council election and Directly Elected Mayor referendum on 4th May.

In order to have your say you must be registered to vote. Poll cards are currently being delivered across the borough – if you receive one you are registered to vote.

However, if you don’t, or you’re not sure if you are registered, the deadline to do so is Thursday 13th April.

A special meeting of the full Burnley Council has approved the latest version of the draft Local Plan – the Proposed Submission Plan – following a two-hour debate.

There will now be a six-week formal consultation period for final representations. This will run from and including Wednesday 12th April up to and including Friday 26th May.

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.

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.

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