Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Great Harwood Farmers Market, run by the Council in Partnership with Gaskell Motor Bodies, is going from strength to strength, with more stalls and more visitors coming along each month to Towngate.
Jobs and careers news
Hyndburn Council has continued its policy to pay its employees no less than the ‘Living Wage’ rate, which has increased recently from £7.20 to £7.45 per hour for those aged 21 and over.
Education and learning news
Nominations are now open for the Hyndburn Sports Awards, which celebrate the sporting achievements of local people and recognise their efforts and dedication to sport.
Health and social care news
Councillors from across the North West who are championing the needs of older people, met recently at North Lancs Training Group in Accrington to highlight and spread good practice.
Advice and benefits news
Local people are being asked to get involved to help improve Dyke Nook Gardens on Whalley Road in Accrington, as part of the Green Corner Project.
Leisure and culture news
Creativity Works are pleased to announce the launch of The Ark, a new art work by internationally acclaimed artist Beth Derbyshire.
Hyndburn residents are being urged to recycle as much as possible, including real Christmas trees and to use the Council’s free bulky waste service.
Local businesses joined in the festive fun in Great Harwood by entering their window displays into the Best Dressed Window Competition.
Environment and planning news
An untidy garden at his bungalow landed Accrington man, Gerard Buckel, in court last week where magistrates ordered him to pay over £600 in fines and costs.
Council and democracy news
Hyndburn Council are on the hunt for local people with an interest in local issues and the wish to serve their local community, by supporting the work of the Standards Committee.
Community and living news
Councillor Judith Addison became Hyndburn's first citizen at the weekend, when she was installed as Mayor at the annual Mayor Making Ceremony, at Accrington Town Hall on Saturday 18 May.