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General news and event news.

Pioneer Place leisure complex gets final approvals for start in New Year

Burnley Council has reiterated its continued support for the proposed multi-million pound Pioneer Place leisure development in the face of the impact of the worldwide Covid pandemic.

At its Full Council meeting last night, the council approved a number of measures to ensure the planned cinema and leisure complex goes ahead. This means that construction on the development will start on site early in the new year.

Warmer homes and lower fuel bills for private tenants

Families living in cold and draughty rented properties across the borough of Burnley can expect warmer homes thanks to a new campaign to help clamp down on errant landlords.

Privately rented homes must meet a minimum energy performance rating of EPC Band E, making it illegal to rent out homes below that unless landlords have a registered exemption.

Landlords caught failing to fulfil their obligations can be fined up to £5,000 per property and per breach.

Multi-million pound Levelling Up boost for Burnley

Regeneration plans for Burnley have been given the green light after receiving a multi-million pound boost in the Budget.

The successful bid for almost £20 million of Levelling Up funding means three major schemes to transform the town can go ahead.

Burnley Council worked with the borough's MP Antony Higginbotham to submit the funding bid.

It will see major investment in the further expansion of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), upgrades to Manchester Road railway station and improving links between the town centre and Turf Moor.

Our parks are among the best in the country

Burnley Council and our park friends groups are celebrating winning Green Flag Park awards for each of the six main parks in our borough.
 
That means they are among the best in the country.
 
Green Flags are awarded to parks that meet a standard which is assessed by judges covering eight criteria which include standards of maintenance, community involvement, environmental management and care of the heritage.
 

Burnley Business Week set for success

Burnley Council has announced details of its 9th annual Burnley Business Week – a wide range of free business support events aimed at local companies.

A programme of activities, including workshops, seminars and drop-in sessions with business experts, will be held across the borough from 1st-5th November aimed at businesses of all sizes and backgrounds.

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.

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