Monthly Archives: November 2020

‘Stop Loan Sharks Week’ targets illegal money lending

Published on Monday 30 November 2020 at 2:25 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Council is backing a national drive aimed at stopping online loan sharks.

Stop Loan Sharks Week 2020 runs from Monday, November 30 to Sunday, December 6 and will be used by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) to raise awareness of illegal money lending on the internet and warn of the dangers of online loan sharks.

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Local civic leaders respond to tier three announcement

Published on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 12:45 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Council leaders have released a joint statement as the Government confirmed today that it will be imposing tier three restrictions on Blackburn with Darwen – as well as the whole of Lancashire – after the national lockdown ends.

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Plans revealed for Darwen Tower restoration works

Published on Friday 20 November 2020 at 3:40 pm

An application has been submitted to restore Darwen’s iconic Jubilee Tower.

The move comes following news that the Darwen Town Deal Board has secured vital funding to top up the £80,000 raised by Darwen Rotary through support from residents.

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Remembrance wreath laying at Blackburn and Darwen’s Cenotaphs

Published on Saturday 7 November 2020 at 8:50 pm

Commemorative wreaths have been laid at Blackburn and Darwen’s Cenotaphs to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Following social distancing restrictions, Council Leader Cllr Mohammed Khan, Chief Executive Denise Park and Mayor Iftakar Hussain each laid wreaths in memory of those who sacrificed their lives.

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We remember: videos ahead of Remembrance Sunday

Published on Friday 6 November 2020 at 2:24 pm

Two moving videos have been created to help commemorate Remembrance in Blackburn with Darwen.

Primary school children from St Antony’s, Blackburn can be seen in this video singing a moving performance ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

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