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News for residents

UCFB is delighted to announce a renewed partnership with Burnley Council that will see three students from the town awarded a £3,000 scholarship to study a university degree in the football, business and related industries at UCFB Etihad Campus in Manchester.

Traders and staff are celebrating after winning a national award

Burnley Market Hall was named Britain’s Best Large Indoor Market in the National Association of British Market Authorities Awards which was presented by Andrew Percy, Minister for Markets.

Markets Manager Marie Shaw said, “This award is an outstanding achievement and is a reflection of the commitment, dedication and enthusiasm of everyone involved. We would encourage anyone to visit, shop local and support these independent businesses”

Traders and staff at Burnley Market Hall are celebrating after it was named the Best Large Indoor Market in Britain at a national awards ceremony.

Councillor Sue Graham, Burnley Council’s executive member responsible for the market, said: “This is wonderful news.

“Burnley Market Hall is always looking at ways of improving its customer shopping experience, and this proves its popularity with shoppers with a keen interest in value for money.

Burnley Council is further strengthening its tough stance on dog fouling and littering.

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.

Now councilors have agreed to team up with a private partner to strengthen its enforcement work further and crackdown even more on environmental crime.

Residents and business owners in Burnley borough planning to apply for financial support to make their property more resilient to flooding have until the end of March to put in applications.

Burnley Council has been running a flood resilience grant scheme since floods affected parts of the borough on Boxing Day 2015. Under the scheme, properties that were flooded as a result of Storm Eva may be entitled to grants of up to £5,000, provided as part of government support. 

Towneley Hall visitors are being invited to help select a historic object highlighting Lancashire's long and fascinating story.

The project, named A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects, marks 70 years of magazine Lancashire Life, which has invited museums and heritage venues across the county to get involved.

Mike Townend, Towneley Hall senior curator, said: "We were delighted to receive the invite to this fantastic project.

Further details have been announced by the Government regarding the Local Government Finance Settlement (LGFS) over the next three years.

Unfortunately the announcement means that the cumulative budget gap for Burnley Council is greater than projected, rising from an estimated £4 million to £4.5 million.

This situation has no major impact on plans for the 2017/18 budget currently being set. However, it does add to the challenges the council faces in the following two financial years.

Residents in Burnley borough are being encouraged to sign up to a new online council tax billing service.

Householders who sign up to the new e-billing system will receive their future council tax bills and other information electronically via email rather than a paper version.

As an added incentive, anyone signed up for both e-billing and direct debit will be automatically entered into a prize draw with the opportunity to win an iPad Air 2 tablet, donated by the council’s strategic partner Liberata. The draw will be made at the end of April.

As previously announced, and as previously covered in the Lancashire Telegraph (10 December 2016) and Burnley Express (13 December 2016), Burnley Council is considering the details of a Lancashire-wide programme to resettle Syrian refugees.

Council leader Coun. Mark Townsend said: “We have already made a commitment that the town will play its proper part in helping resettle refugees, and will do so as part of a co-ordinated approach across Lancashire.

Arrangements have now been made for the annual Holocaust memorial service in Burnley.

The service will be held at the Peace Garden, Croft Street starting at 1pm on Sunday 29th January.

The multi-faith service will commemorate and honour all the victims of the Holocaust and assert a commitment to oppose racism, anti-Semitism, victimisation and genocide.

It will be attended by The Worshipful the Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Jeff Sumner, and the Mayoress Mrs Lesley Sumner. Members of the public are invited to attend.


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