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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/

Burnley Council is furthering strengthening its campaign to keep the streets of Burnley as clean as possible.

The council’s head of Streetscene, Joanne Swift, said: “As from today, if you drop litter, including chewing gum, or fail to clean up after your dog you risk being issued with a £75 fine.

“Enforcement officers will be patrolling across the borough to help keep our streets and neighbourhoods clean and tidy.”

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 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.

Residents and businesses are being asked their views on a draft management plan aimed at helping protect and enhance the special interest of Padiham conservation area.

The Padiham Conservation Area Management Plan outlines the measures for preservation and enhancement of the area for the period 2017 to 2027.  The involvement of the local community in preparing the management plan is an essential part of the process and the council is holding a public consultation on the draft plan between 27th March - 28th April. 

Creating a new masterplan for the future regeneration of Burnley town centre and Weavers’ Triangle will help attract further funding and investment, councilors will be told next week.

Burnley Council’s executive, which meets on 27th March, is recommended to appoint experts to draw up a comprehensive blueprint for the continued development of the town centre and adjoining areas.

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