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General news and event news.

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.
 

Remaining Covid business grants support to be allocated

 

Late last year the Government announced the introduction of extra financial Covid support for councils known as an additional resource grant (ARG).

Since then Burnley Council has committed £2.5 million to more than 500 local businesses, with £503,000 of funding still to be earmarked.

The council’s executive has agreed a report that sets out how that remained money should be allocated.

New operator for Stables cafe at Towneley Park

Burnley Council is pleased to announce that Deep Beat Entertainment has been appointed as the new operator for the Stables Café in Towneley Park, Burnley.

A temporary outdoor catering chalet will serve hot and cold drinks, cakes and bakes and pizzas whilst the interior of the café is fitted out by the new operator and external repairs to the listed building are carried out. This work is expected to take approximately eight weeks.

Public consultation on future of two selective licensing areas in Burnley

Public consultations have been launched as part of proposals on whether to continue with selective licensing schemes in two areas of Burnley.

Selective licensing schemes in Burnley Wood with Healey Wood, and the Leyland Road areas come to an end in November.

Last month Burnley Council’s executive agreed that consultations should be carried out in the two areas to decide whether the schemes should continue for a further five years.

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