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Latest news listings for Blackburn with Darwen Council.

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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Borough leaders help to launch this year’s Poppy Appeal

Published on Friday 28 October 2022 at 4:00 pm

The Poppy Appeal has officially been launched in Blackburn town centre today.

The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, together with Council Leader Coun Phil Riley and Chief Executive Denise Park, accompanied members of the Blackburn branch of the Royal British Legion to open this year’s official Poppy Shop

Located in The Mall Blackburn, close to Sports Direct on King William Street, the Poppy Shop sells a variety of official Royal British Legion merchandise, as well as the instantly recognisable paper poppies.

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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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Good luck to Blackburn 10k participants Gary and Paul

Published on Wednesday 19 October 2022 at 2:20 pm

Gary Shaw, who works in the Open Spaces Team at Blackburn with Darwen Council, along with his partially sighted friend Paul, who also used to work for the Council, have completed over 40 triathlons together and are set to run the Blackburn 10k this December at Ewood Park.

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First new homes completed as part of Blackburn regeneration scheme

Published on Wednesday 19 October 2022 at 1:13 pm

The first homes at the landmark Brookfield Vale development in Blackburn have been completed.

Countryside and its partners, Together Housing Group and Sigma Capital are leading on the development and were joined by representatives from Blackburn with Darwen Council, to celebrate the first milestone.

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Court success: A welcome result for the borough

Published on Monday 17 October 2022 at 5:37 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has today welcomed a high court judgement.

The Council has successfully defended a claim brought by Thomas Barnes and Sons plc (in administration) regarding the construction of Blackburn Bus Station.

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New-look Darwen Playground revealed!

Published on Wednesday 12 October 2022 at 4:26 pm

A Darwen playground is set to open after undergoing a £100,000 transformation.

Blackburn with Darwen Council commissioned work to renovate the playground last month at Blacksnape Playing Fields.

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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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Town centre event promoting Better Mental Health for All

Published on Thursday 6 October 2022 at 3:28 pm

Due to the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the difficult decision was taken to postpone the World Suicide Prevention Day vigils in September in line with other local and national events, as the nation entered a period of mourning.

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Apprentices Kick-Start Council Career

Published on Wednesday 5 October 2022 at 5:53 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s latest group of apprentices are one month into their journey, with the ‘Class of 2022’ being the eleventh cohort since the successful apprenticeship programme launched in 2011.

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