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Burnley Council has decided to give local people more time to consider the latest version of the Local Plan.

The ‘Proposed Submission Plan’ has just been published.

It will now be discussed for the first time by Burnley councillors at an Executive meeting on Monday 20th March, at 6.30 pm.

This date replaces the meeting previously announced, which was to have been on Thursday 16th March.

Residents joined senior councillors in pledging their support for efforts by Burnley Council to keep the town centre clean and tidy.

It comes a month before new, tougher enforcement action is introduced that will see £75 fines issued to those that drop litter or fail to clean up after their dogs.

Members of the public joined council leader Mark Townsend and other councillors in signing a “keep it tidy” pledge and support stronger action against those that spoil our borough.

Barnfield Investment Properties, in partnership with Burnley Council, is delighted to announce that Burnley is delivering the first official government backed Starter Homes Scheme in the UK.

Garden waste collections are due to start again in Burnley borough after a winter break.

The collections will restart on 27th February for those already on the brown bin service and will be free until a new, chargeable service comes in from 1st May 2017.

The council is introducing a charge for “green” collections in light of funding and subsidy cuts and ever-decreasing budgets.

Information leaflets about changes to Burnley Council’s garden waste collection scheme are being delivered across the borough.

The council is introducing a charge for “green” collections in light of funding and subsidy cuts and ever-decreasing budgets.

“We didn’t take this decision lightly,” said Councillor Lian Pate, the council’s executive member for community services. “However, like many other councils across the country, we can’t continue to offer this non-statutory service without introducing a charge.”

Councillors in Burnley are considering ways to meet the severe financial challenges that lie ahead as they prepare to agree this year’s budget.

Burnley Council is facing making savings of more than £4 million, or 27.5% of the 2017/18 revenue budget, over the next three years as a result of Government funding cuts.

The council’s executive meets on 13th February to discuss several financial reports, outlining the state of the council’s finances and looking ahead, as preparation for setting the 2017/18 budget later this month.

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.

A new admission pricing policy has been introduced at Towneley Hall, Burnley.

From 1st January 2017 all adults are being asked to pay an admission fee to enter the historic hall. Previously the charge only applied to adults living outside Burnley borough.

The new policy means that all adult visitors are asked to pay a £5 charge which buys a 12-month pass, allowing them to visit the hall as many times as they want over a year from the date of purchase.

Students and children aged 17 and under can continue to visit for free.

The results of the latest survey of residents across Burnley have been revealed and provide a snapshot of people’s views on a wide range of council services.

The annual survey, carried out through the Citizens’ Panel and social media, attracted almost 650 responses. The results will be used to help shape Burnley Council’s future work.

Parks and sports facilities, the local countryside, and good neighbours/people are considered to be the best things about living in Burnley. Litter and dog fouling were named the biggest problems.

Other highlights included:

Burnley Council has received confirmation that it has secured a grant of £861,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards the £1.19 million costs of restoring Thompson Park, it was announced today (Monday 9th Jan).

The project aims to restore the Grade II listed park and to celebrate its heritage, from its opening in 1930 to the present day.

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