The Council at its meeting on 3 December 2020 resolved to conduct a Community Governance Review of the parish of Livesey, in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.
The Schools Admissions Code 2021 sets out a requirement for all Admission Authorities to undertake statutory consultation where they propose a variation to the Published Admission Number (PAN) of a school.
In 2018 the Council used its powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to introduce a Public Space Protection Order relating to dog fouling and other dog-control related matters. The PSPO expires in January 2021, and the Council is considering renewing it in the same terms.
The Council has prepared a draft masterplan for a proposed new housing development on land at Holden Fold, Darwen. This is land that is allocated in the current Local Plan for the Borough for housing development.
Every Local Authority is required by law to have a scheme for co-ordinating the normal admissions round each year for all state-funded schools in their area. When changes are proposed to the coordinated admission scheme, the Local Authority must consult on their proposed new coordinated admission scheme.
The “Making significant changes (‘prescribed alterations’) to maintained schools, January 2023” informs that Blackburn with Darwen as the Admissions Authority for Shadsworth Infant School are required to undertake statutory consultation to make an addition of a resourced provision at the school. The Local Authority is keen to hear parents, carers and other interested stakeholders views on the proposal.