Monthly Archives: July 2020

Breaking news: Coronavirus update

Published on Thursday 30 July 2020 at 9:59 pm

New lockdown measures announced.

Government have announced that from midnight, Thursday July 30, 2020, people from different households will not be allowed to meet each other indoors.

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Major improvement work back on in South East Blackburn

Published on Tuesday 21 July 2020 at 10:18 am

Work is starting up again to improve traffic around Haslingden Road and Roman Road.

Construction around the road widening scheme was put on hold in March at the start of theCovid-19 pandemic, as restrictions were put in place, but work has now restarted.

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Council Leader asks Boris for more funding help

Published on Friday 17 July 2020 at 2:36 pm

As Councils across Lancashire have been told how much they will get from the latest round of government funding to help cover the financial cost of the coronavirus crisis, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s leader has called for more help.

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Covid Prevention Business advice – update

Published on Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 5:59 pm

Local additional precautionary workplace guidance has been issued to reduce the potential for community transmission.

In our shops, in advance of the Governments mandatory introduction of face coverings on 24th July, it is now the Council’s guidance that everyone visiting our shops should wear face coverings and it is advised that face coverings be worn in all other enclosed spaces such as libraries, museums, health centres, hair and beauty salons etc.  

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Financial wellbeing campaign

Published on Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 10:12 am

“We’re here to help” is the message from the council and its partners as part of a new campaign to support the financial wellbeing of the borough’s residents in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Residents warned to take care when driving

Published on Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 12:55 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Council is urging residents to stick to road safety rules.

Throughout lockdown, the council’s Highways Department has been working closely with residents, the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) and Lancashire Police on the national campaign “Operation MantaRay.”

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£750K boost for Darwen Town Deal

Published on Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 9:33 am

The Darwen Town Deal has been given a £750,000 boost for ‘quick win’ projects.

The Government announced last week that it would make the extra funds available to help accelerate schemes to regenerate towns across the country.

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This week’s coronavirus column

Published on Thursday 9 July 2020 at 9:19 am

Our Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, Professor Dominic Harrison, has written another column for the Lancashire Telegraph: ‘East Lancashire warning of terraced home coronavirus spread’.

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