We have an exciting programme of FREE events planned for this summer in Blackburn town centre. Please let us know if you would like to be more involved or would like to have more information about any of them:
- ‘Welcome Back To Blackburn’ summer shows, King William Street, 30 July to 1 August. Funded by Blackburn with Darwen Council, supported and organised by Blackburn BID, 10 all-singing, all-dancing celebratory shows will be taking place over 2.5 days.
- Brickosaurs Brick Model Trail, Blackburn town centre, 20 August to 1 September. 15 amazing brick model dinosaurs will be located around the town centre, which becomes #Brickburn for the event! We are inviting businesses to come forward as model hosts – if you have not already done so please contact me to get involved.
- Summer Activities, throughout August. Town centre partners will be delivering a range of activities across the town centre, from guided walks and tai chi, to crafts workshops and outdoor games. If you would like to deliver activities as part of the programme, please contact me.
Town Centre Litter Picking Event
I’m also pleased to say that Ronnie O’Keeffe, Chair of BBAC and Security Manager at The Mall Blackburn, is co-ordinating a town centre litter picking day, taking place on Wednesday 21st July 1pm – 3pm. We would like as many people as possible to take part in making our town centre look as good as it can in readiness for our summer events. If you or a member of your team would like to take part, please contact me. In addition, if you would like to nominate an area of the town centre as needing a litter pick, just let me know.
Older style £20 notes & Paper £50 notes
Last but not least, we have an update from Katherine Wheatley, Branch Manager of Santander and Blackburn BID Executive Board Member. ‘We now have a date for the calling in for the older style £20 notes and the paper £50 notes, both remain in circulation until September 2022. We have had a number of people saying local businesses have rejected the ‘old’ notes thinking they were no longer valid.
Even after notes go out of circulation you can still take notes to your bank or the post office.