Latest news listings for Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Sad news

Published on Monday 1 March 2021 at 5:19 pm

Tributes have been paid to former borough Mayor and Councillor John Williams who has sadly passed away.

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Have your say on healthier streets

Published on Friday 26 February 2021 at 10:30 am

Healthier streets are coming to Blackburn with Darwen (BwD). Walking , wheeling and cycling infrastructure changes and better planning will enable all road users to better share our streets and roads.

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Business help for covid cases in the workplace

Published on Thursday 25 February 2021 at 11:26 am

An information pack is available to help businesses that have Covid-19 cases in the workplace.

The Covid-19 Workplace Resource Pack for Workplaces is available on the Council’s website with all information on how to manage cases, report to the correct bodies and also manage contacts and staff who may be affected.

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Families provided with healthy food hampers during February half term

Published on Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 2:50 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Council, in partnership with the Thomas Franks Foundation and Westholme School, and supported by Community Business Partners, have delivered over 250 ‘Winter Food Boxes’ during February half term.

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Could You Be The Voice of Darwen?

Published on Thursday 18 February 2021 at 3:23 pm

Darwen School of Music has partnered with Darwen Town Centre and Blackburn with Darwen Council this half term to run a competition looking to find The Voice of Darwen.

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Council supports drive on rapid testing for businesses

Published on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 2:22 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Council is backing a new Government coronavirus testing drive aimed at businesses.

The Government is aiming to increase workplace testing in sectors still permitted to open during lockdown, to detect Covid-19 in staff who are not currently showing symptoms

The Council has already launched a successful SMART programme for rapid testing aimed at residents without symptoms who have to leave home to work or live near the various testing hubs that have been set up.

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Empty homes brought back into use

Published on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 1:06 pm

Success during National Empty Homes Week 2021 for Blackburn with Darwen.

The Council have recently taken possession of two long-term empty homes that are both in serious disrepair.

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Stay safe by staying off frozen water

Published on Tuesday 16 February 2021 at 5:15 pm

With the snow and icy conditions set to last for several days, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and the Wildlife Trust are urging people to stay safe by staying off frozen water.

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More community testing venues open up

Published on Monday 8 February 2021 at 12:04 pm

More community venues offering residents access to rapid coronavirus tests are opening up this week.

The extension to Blackburn with Darwen Council’s SMART testing programme – aimed at people without coronavirus symptoms – sees new temporary community venues joining the list of other sites offering rapid lateral flow tests across the borough.

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