Post by: Lian Pate

Burnley Council

Leave A Light On For Me

2 Apr , 2020  

Today is 2nd April and is Autism Awareness Day. Every year lots of people ‘Light it up blue for autism’ by putting a blue light in their windows to raise awareness of Autism. I know there are many planning to light up blue for a very different reason tonight, but tonight’s event can have a […]

The Mothers

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My Appeal on Recognising Srebrenica Memorial Day

11 Jul , 2019  

Not often I feel like this but last night (10th July, 2019) I was left feeling upset. I proposed a motion to Full Council asking members to join with me in recognising the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide next year. In writing it I was careful to ask only for support and not for […]

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What are County Lines?

29 Nov , 2018   Video

Never heard of County Lines? It’s something you’re going to hear about a lot over the coming weeks. Sky News are giving a full days coverage to the subject today in an attempt to highlight the seriousness of the problem. For more information watch the feature “Line 18: Behind County Lines”from Sky News on Youtube […]

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Alley Gating… What’s it all about?

26 Jul , 2018  

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 allows local authorities the power through a public space protection order (PSPO) to restrict public right of way over a highway to reduce crime and Antisocial Behaviour. Alley Gates are something that has been around for quite some years in Burnley. They are basically big steel gates […]

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Happy Birthday NHS

5 Jul , 2018  

The NHS is turning 70. No matter who you are, the NHS will have touched your life somehow over the years, probably on the day you were born when a midwife helped you into the world. I grew up with the NHS all around me. Growing up, we lived right next to the hospital and […]

Lian outside Lancaster Town Hall

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Older People’s Champion Network Forum at Lancaster

21 Mar , 2018  

It was great to get up to Lancaster to see colleagues and Partners as part of the Older People’s Champion Newtork Forum. This one was held in the beautiful Town Hall at Lancaster and was chaired by Councillor Margaret Pattison. I attend these as part of my role as Older People’s Champion and they are […]