Response to Platinum Jubilee City Status Competition

Published Friday 20 May 2022 at 10:04

Responding to the announcement about the Platinum Jubilee City Status Competition, Council Leader, Councillor Phil Riley, said:

“It was really important for the Council to apply for this honour on behalf of all those who are determined to make Blackburn successful. It was never about doing a big expensive bid, it was about community pride and listening to people. We are disappointed though the positivity that its created is something to hold onto.

The response spoke for itself, so many people from all walks of life really enjoyed telling us what they liked best about Blackburn.

“We will be building on the work that went into this competition as we continue to tell the story of Blackburn, alongside Darwen. We have many strengths. It’s a place that makes things happen thanks to the grit and sheer determination of the people who love it. Making is in the very fabric of our borough and it runs deep through our past, present and ambitious plans for the future. We will be celebrating this soon at the National Festival of Making in Blackburn.

“ With a diverse and young population,  Blackburn fits the profile for a successful modern city and we will continue  working with the talented entrepreneurs and community activists to unlock the potential through enthusiasm and energy. We will continue to be a town that behaves like a city.”

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