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The strikes are due to take place on the following dates: Saturday, January 11 2020 Tuesday, January 14 2020 Saturday, January 18 2020 Tuesday, January 21 2020 Saturday, January 25 2020 Tuesday, January 28 2020 The industrial action relates to a dispute over a pay grading review and involves up to 13 members of the […]

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This is the culmination of numerous discussions, engagement events, surveys and statistical data analysis which started back in summertime 2019 and earlier, so there is real confidence that the areas identified have a strong and genuine rationale behind them and make sense for Blackburn with Darwen. So…what’s this all about? Pennine Lancashire (Blackburn with Darwen, […]

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Crohn’s & Colitis UK launched the campaign around the stigma and misunderstanding that surround invisible disabilities. People are often subjected to discrimination just for trying to use the accessible toilet they urgently need. New signage has been added to accessible toilets and changing facilities at the Leisure Centres which also has the aim of raising […]

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Join the re:fresh team for some festive family fun this Christmas. Meet at the main car park at 12pm for a stroll around the park with Santa and his Elves. Santa will then return to his grotto in the Cycle Centre with gifts for the children. We will then have Christmas Party Games on the […]

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The new Every Mind Matters campaign encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and helps them to discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing.  Every Mind Matters offers a range of useful resources that help spot the signs of common mental health concerns, provides practical self-care tips and […]

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The weekly timetable of classes ranges from Chair Based Exercise to Light Aerobics and Pilates.  Classes cost just £1* for anyone aged 16+ who qualifies for re:fresh by living, working, having a GP or being in full time education in Blackburn with Darwen. If you would like further information about any of these sessions please […]

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This Stoptober, smokers are being encouraged to end a bad relationship and split up with smoking for 28 days from 1st October. The latest data from the UCL Smoking Toolkit Study suggest a 2.2% drop in adult smoking prevalence so far in 2019. Public Health England is encouraging England’s remaining smokers to join in with […]

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Having many years of walking experience with the Blackburn Ramblers and a lifetime of love for walking in and around Blackburn and the East Lancashire area, Rita now at 90, volunteers to inspire others to walk and gain the many benefits of being in the great outdoors. Rita enjoys showing people with health problems who […]

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The Activity Buddy role is flexible in terms of timing although would need to be at a mutually convenient time for volunteer and service user. This role could take place in Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre, Witton Park Arena or Darwen Leisure Centre. An induction and training will be given and volunteer expenses will be […]

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THE CHALLENGE As a group, to walk more than a half marathon distance within a forty five minute session at Audley Sports Centre. If the group achieved the half marathon distance, their exercise instructor would match the distance by completing a half marathon run. Eighteen group members took part, all with Chronic Lung disease. Some […]

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