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Major improvement work back on in South East Blackburn

Published on Tuesday 21 July 2020 at 10:18 am

Work is starting up again to improve traffic around Haslingden Road and Roman Road.

Construction around the road widening scheme was put on hold in March at the start of theCovid-19 pandemic, as restrictions were put in place, but work has now restarted.

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Council Leader asks Boris for more funding help

Published on Friday 17 July 2020 at 2:36 pm

As Councils across Lancashire have been told how much they will get from the latest round of government funding to help cover the financial cost of the coronavirus crisis, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s leader has called for more help.

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Covid Prevention Business advice – update

Published on Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 5:59 pm

Local additional precautionary workplace guidance has been issued to reduce the potential for community transmission.

In our shops, in advance of the Governments mandatory introduction of face coverings on 24th July, it is now the Council’s guidance that everyone visiting our shops should wear face coverings and it is advised that face coverings be worn in all other enclosed spaces such as libraries, museums, health centres, hair and beauty salons etc.  

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Financial wellbeing campaign

Published on Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 10:12 am

“We’re here to help” is the message from the council and its partners as part of a new campaign to support the financial wellbeing of the borough’s residents in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Residents warned to take care when driving

Published on Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 12:55 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Council is urging residents to stick to road safety rules.

Throughout lockdown, the council’s Highways Department has been working closely with residents, the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) and Lancashire Police on the national campaign “Operation MantaRay.”

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This week’s coronavirus column

Published on Thursday 9 July 2020 at 9:19 am

Our Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, Professor Dominic Harrison, has written another column for the Lancashire Telegraph: ‘East Lancashire warning of terraced home coronavirus spread’.

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Children’s Services OFSTED Focused visit

Published on Tuesday 7 July 2020 at 11:03 am

Ofsted undertook a Focused Visit of the Council’s Children’s services in February, 2020.  

The report, which is due to be presented to Thursday’s Executive Board, provides an overview of the key findings, including areas of strength and areas for development.

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Tie the knot at Turton Tower!

Published on Wednesday 24 June 2020 at 8:53 am

You can now get married at Turton Tower for the very first time!

The 600-year-old Tudor manor house is located in a tranquil woodland setting and there’s two beautiful reception rooms—the dining room and the morning room – both now available to hire for ceremonies.

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Schools start to welcome back more children

Published on Monday 22 June 2020 at 5:08 pm

Message from the Council’s Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education as more children start returning to school today

Cllr Julie Gunn said:

I’m so pleased to see that many more of Blackburn with Darwen’s children have starting returning to school and education settings today following the wider extension of their opening, which is excellent news.

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Saluting the Armed Forces from home

Published on Monday 22 June 2020 at 10:06 am

This year, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council will celebrate Armed Forces Day remotely.

The worldwide pandemic means that the usual ceremonies outside Blackburn and Darwen town halls will not be going ahead.

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