NO MOOR FIRES! New legal powers to prevent moorland fires – a reminder to stay safe outside this spring and summer

Published on Monday 11 March 2024 at 4:34 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Bolton and Chorley councils, along with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Lancashire Police and Greater Manchester Police, have joined together using legal powers to protect the environment and prevent wildfire devastation on moorland.

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CCTV leads Council crackdown on litterbugs

Published on Thursday 5 October 2023 at 5:47 pm


A Bastwell and Daisyfield councillor has welcomed a newly-installed CCTV camera at a notorious littering hot-spot and warned offenders that they could face a fine of up to £150.

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Blackburn with Darwen businesses reminded of new single-use plastic items ban

Published on Thursday 5 October 2023 at 5:23 pm

Nearly one week after the law change banning certain single-use plastic items in England was introduced by the Government, Blackburn with Darwen Council officers are reminding businesses that they could face a fine if they fail to implement the new changes.

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Council’s investment to shore up traffic safety at town centre hot-spot

Published on Friday 21 July 2023 at 4:47 pm

Work is to start next week (w/c Monday 24 July 2023) on a new car park at Blakewater Lodge, Whalley Range in Blackburn, designed to provide safer parking for those on the school-run, shoppers and visitors to the area.

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New Go Ape swings into action in Blackburn!

Published on Thursday 20 July 2023 at 11:44 am

The brand new Go Ape Treetop Adventure in Witton Park is now open!

Our Leader, Deputy Leader, Chief Executive and Deputy Mayor were amongst those invited to the official opening on Saturday (July 15th).

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Roots Community tackles littering in Blackburn with Darwen

Published on Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 10:08 am

Red Rose Recovery combined with Spark BWD in organising the inaugural Roots Community clean-up.

It was a day of positive community actions and relationship building as the staff of the Spark Substance Misuse worked with its Roots Community Members and volunteers from the Thomas Project in a one-day waste collection and clean up within the Galligreaves area of Blackburn, near the St Lukes Church.

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Session five: Transport

Published on Tuesday 8 November 2022 at 5:25 pm

Moving on to the second key theme, this week the People’s Jury looked at Transport in Blackburn with Darwen, alongside other examples from across Europe, before creating their own aspirational transport maps.

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Can you be-leaf it!

Published on Friday 21 October 2022 at 4:51 pm

Blackburn is celebrating after winning “Gold” at the Royal Horticultural Society’s North West in Bloom Awards, which honour the region’s greenest and most beautiful locations.

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Session two: Getting to the root of the problem

Published on Sunday 9 October 2022 at 12:00 pm

Members of the Blackburn with Darwen People’s Jury on the Climate Change Crisis met for their second session this week, hearing from a group of experts on the impacts of climate change at both a local and national level.

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