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Burnley Council will celebrate the first ever National Clean Air Day on Thursday, 15th June 2017.

Co-ordinated by environmental change charity, Global Action Plan, and funded by Defra, the day will see the council raise awareness about air quality and health impacts of air pollution.

Throughout the clean air day, the council will be using social media networks to share cutting-edge advice on avoiding and tackling urban air pollution, sourced from health experts and academics.

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The streets of Burnley burst into life today as big-hearted runners took part in one of the North West’s best-loved runs.

It was the fifth annual running of the Asda Foundation Burnley 10K which since its launch has established itself as one of the highlights on the region’s sporting calendar.

A run-down house in Burnley which lay empty for more than 20 years has been brought back to life thanks to Burnley Council.

The semi-detached property in Rennie Street had been empty since 1994 and had fallen into disrepair and was having a detrimental impact on the surrounding area.

The council stepped in using its Empty Homes Programme and renovated the property, which is now up for sale and ready to be snapped up by a buyer.

Burnley’s youngest litter pickers have rolled up their sleeves to give their nursery school a spring clean.

Kitted up in their new high-vis jackets, pickers and gloves, Whitegate Nursery School toddlers spent time in the sunshine picking up rubbish around their nursery.

The three-year-olds got rid of sweet wrappers, crisp packets, and drinks cartons.

The Burnley Council co-ordinated activity aimed at teaching the youngest residents about the impact of littering and encouraging them to look after their environment.

The summer is just around the corner and the programme of free concerts for Burnley’s award-winning parks will soon be getting underway.

Brass in the Parks 2017 commences on Sunday, 4th June, with Pendle Jazzmen performing at the recently opened bandstand in Padiham Memorial Park.

The event, which takes place between 2-4pm, will be followed by a number of further concerts across Burnley’s parks:

Burnley Council’s chief executive Pam Smith has been appointed to the role of chief executive at Stockport Council.

Following a meeting at Stockport Town Hall next week, a timetable will be agreed for Mrs Smith to take up her new job.

Burnley Council leader Councillor Mark Townsend said: “I would like to congratulate Pam Smith on her appointment to her new role.

When the new meets the old - 21st Century technology is helping people to look into Towneley Hall’s past and present.

Burnley’s “jewel in the crown” has rolled out a new website that will make finding out about the events and exhibitions held at the historic Burnley building easier.

The vibrant website, designed by Burnley Council’s graphics team, showcases a comprehensive list of all social and historical events coming to the hall and the award-winning park.

Eye-catching images of picturesque countryside and colourful birds are among those on show at a photo exhibition in Burnley.

Professional and amateur photographers from Burnley Camera Club have staged the annual exhibition at Towneley Hall to mark the start of a new photography season.

The club has a membership of more than 30 members, and has chosen over 40 special photos to display at the exhibition, which they hope will inspire an interest in the photography.

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.”

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