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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Cleaning up with communities

Published on Friday 23 September 2022 at 11:17 am

Residents and Council staff have come together to transform a back alley in the Blackburn Infirmary area, making it a safe and friendly space for local residents to enjoy.

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£100,000 playground announced for Darwen

Published on Thursday 1 September 2022 at 4:18 pm

A Darwen playground is set to benefit from a £100,000 transformation.

Blackburn with Darwen Council has announced that the playground at Blacksnape Playing Fields will undergo a full renovation.

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Duck, Duck… Food!

Published on Monday 22 August 2022 at 3:19 pm

Corporation Park is now home to a new Duck Feed Dispenser, becoming one of only a handful of councils in the UK to embrace this step in the ‘Feed the Ducks’ initiative.

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Welcoming judges to ‘Bloomin’ lovely Blackburn

Published on Friday 12 August 2022 at 5:25 pm

RHS Judges were welcomed to a sun-soaked Blackburn this week by the Councils gardening team and partners including The BID, The Mall and the Cathedral, as the town centre is nominated for another prestigious ‘Britain in Bloom’ award.

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Clean-up with community spirit

Published on Wednesday 10 August 2022 at 2:46 pm

Want to organise a community clean-up on your street or in your local area?

Now the six week holidays are upon us, why not think about organising a community litter-picking event with your family, friends and neighbours – you could even get the kids involved!

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