Monthly Archives: March 2021

Plans for historic park in Darwen unveiled

Published on Wednesday 24 March 2021 at 4:52 pm

A masterplan for the makeover of one of Lancashire’s most historic parks has been unveiled.

Whitehall Park in Darwen is set to receive a transformation after Whitehall Park Supporters Group commissioned Newground Landscape Services to redesign the 16-acre Grade II listed site.

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Blackburn with Darwen among social prescribing projects to help communities thrive across England, thanks to £1.8 million fund

Published on Friday 19 March 2021 at 4:13 pm

The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) and Arts Council England, Historic England and Natural England, NHS England and Improvement, Sport England, the Money and Pensions Service and NHS Charities Together, as part of the Thriving Communities Programme, will fund 37 community projects up to £50,000 each to further advance social prescribing and support communities as they recover from COVID-19.

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One year on – a day to remember and reflect

Published on Friday 19 March 2021 at 3:53 pm

A special commemoration and a minute’s silence will be held by Blackburn with Darwen Council to mark a National Day of Reflection – remembering those who have sadly lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic and to support everyone who has lost a loved one.

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World’s first Running Mayors include Running Mayor of BwD

Published on Friday 19 March 2021 at 2:45 pm

New network of Running Mayors appointed to champion running as an antidote to some of our most pressing challenges 

A new network of Running Mayors from all across the UK — and beyond — are announced today having been appointed by Runner’s World and the RunSome campaign.

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HWRCs Return to Near Full Opening

Published on Friday 19 March 2021 at 12:49 pm

Residents across Blackburn with Darwen will now be able to access the household waste recycling centres without having to book a slot, effective from Thursday 1 April.

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Award-winning local walking group

Published on Friday 19 March 2021 at 10:57 am

Take A Hike, a local wellbeing walking group set up last year by Blackburn with Darwen’s Councillor Mustafa Desai to support residents to stay active safely during lockdown restrictions, has won a national award.

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#ChooseToChallenge this International Women’s Day

Published on Friday 5 March 2021 at 4:53 pm

As International Women’s Day approaches, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council are encouraging all residents to strike the #ChooseToChallenge pose, showing commitment to building a more gender-equal world – with the chance to win a free afternoon tea from Dolly’s Tearoom!

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Local history lessons continue online

Published on Friday 5 March 2021 at 2:57 pm

The latest local history lesson from Blackburn Museum is now live on their YouTube channel.  With the Museum currently closed due to the pandemic social distancing restrictions, the team have worked hard to bring the collections to life for history fans tuning in online.

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