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VE Day commemorated across the borough

Published on Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 9:55 am

Several events took place across the borough as Blackburn and Darwen commemorated the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the date when victory in Europe was declared following years of conflict during the Second World War

Taking place on Friday, 8 May Outside both Blackburn and Darwen Town Halls, ceremonies took place which included the observing of a two minutes silence at 3pm, which the Blackburn Town Hall ceremony being led by Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Cllr Alan Cottam.

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‘Just Good Friends’ event brings older people together

Published on Thursday 26 February 2015 at 5:46 pm

There was dancing, good food and good company at an event held for older people

The ‘Just Good Friends’ event held in the Concert Hall in King Georges Hall saw almost 300 people entertained by live music, and also taking part in a free raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.

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Co-ordinators talk about work in the community

Published on Monday 6 October 2014 at 2:32 pm

Two Community Wellbeing Co-ordinators talk about the work they have done within the community.

Sonya Rustidge, whose role covers Blackburn West, and Jackie Cumpstey who works across Blackburn East, have enabled residents to get involved in activities such as coffee mornings, cookery sessions and tea dances, helping those who may feel isolated.

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