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Proposed changes to council tax support put on hold

Burnley Council is set to postpone any proposed changes to the way it deals with council tax support payments until next year.

There were concerns among councilors that the proposals would not reflect the aims of the council and would particularly impact on young working families.

The council’s support scheme has not changed since April 2015 although since then the Government has made a number of changes to the housing benefits scheme. The council was due to look at ways of bringing the two schemes into line.

Taxi drivers’ positive response to CSE training

Taxi drivers in Burnley have responded positively to training that will help them take part in the fight against child abuse.

Burnley Council introduced the training to raise child sexual exploitation (CSE) awareness among taxi drivers, in line with advice and guidance from national experts, in the summer.

Since then 308 drivers have completed the course and a further 242 people are booked on for training (out of 657 clients).

Double Olympic champion among guests at Mayor’s charity event

More than 150 people enjoyed the Mayor of Burnley’s annual charity dinner dance.

Among the guests at the Mechanics Theatre, Burnley, was double Olympic gold medallist cyclist Steven Burke. The Colne-born champion donated a signed Olympic tracksuit top which raised £210.

The evening was a resounding success, with just over £2,000 raised for the Mayor’s charities – Pendleside Hospice, the British Heart Foundation and the Samaritans.

Civic Remembrance Sunday service in Burnley

Arrangements have been made for the annual Service of Remembrance to be held at the Peace Garden, Croft Street, Burnley on Sunday, 13th November.

The service will start shortly before 11a.m and will be conducted by the Bishop of Burnley Reverend Philip North, Father Roger Parker, Chaplain to the Royal British Legion, Reverend Patrick Senior Chaplain to the Mayor of Burnley, and Father Brian Keeley.  Members of the public attending are asked to be at the Peace Garden no later than 10.45am.

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