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General news

General news and event news.

Burnley Council invest in town centre’s long-term future

Burnley Council has made a commitment to the long-term future of Burnley town centre by acquiring Charter Walk shopping centre.

The council has bought the shopping centre for £20.7 million which is well below the asking price of offers over £25.6 million

Council leader Councillor Afrasiab Anwar said: “Burnley Council launched its Town Centre & Canalside Masterplan in 2018 and improving the retail and leisure offer in the town was a key priority within that strategy.

Burnley Council takes a stand against male violence

Burnley Council has shown its continued commitment to ending male violence against women by becoming White Ribbon accredited.

White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, and especially men and boys, to take action and change the behavior and culture that leads to abuse and violence individually and collectively.

To wear a white ribbon is to promise to never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

Remembrance Sunday 2021 arrangements

Arrangements have been made for the annual Service of Remembrance to be held at the Peace Garden, Croft Street, Burnley on Sunday 14th November 2021.

The service will start shortly before 11am and will be conducted by the Bishop of Burnley, the Right Reverend Philip North CMP.

Members of the public attending are asked to be at the Peace Garden no later than 10.45am.

If you can make it to 28 days smoke-free, you're 5 times more likely to quit for good.

Quit smoking this Stoptober

Stop smoking this Stoptober and start doing so much more.

Giving up smoking is one of the best things you'll ever do for your health. There are lots of other benefits too, and they start almost immediately.

It's never too late to quit, so join the thousands of people stopping smoking this October. Let's do this!

More homes set to get wheelie bin recycling collections

In October 2019 Burnley Council improved its recycling collection by introducing a wheelie bin recycling collection service for just over half the households in the borough.

Now, following a review of the arrangements, a further 600-plus properties are set to join the collection service, and a further 800 households are to be consulted to see if there is sufficient demand from them to also be added.

To view a map of the properties that could be affected click here

Stunning photography showcases Towneley wildlife

Towneley Hall, Burnley, has a new exhibition of local wildlife photography on display in the grounds of the historic hall.

The exhibition contains stunning imagery from four local wildlife photographers - Keith Bannister, Jen Coates, Andy Pritchard and Bob Rawlinson.

It highlights some of the best of our local wildlife, with all the images being captured in the borough since the start of Covid lockdowns in 2020.

Pendleside Hospice benefits from Towneley cafe project

Whilst the Stables café at Towneley Hall, Burnley, was closed, Burnley Council partnered with Pendleside Hospice which provided "pop up" outdoor catering at weekends and Bank Holidays.
 
The temporary café was staffed by volunteers and all of the income raised from the sale of refreshments was kept by the hospice.
 
A cheque for just over £14,000 was presented by Townley Hall manager Ken Darwen to Pendleside Hospice ambassador Keith Jackson.
 

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