Council and democracy

Learn about Chief officers and structure of the council, the Constitution, Find your Councillor and Consultations

Charters of incorporation

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Councils Charter can be found in the Council Chamber of Blackburn Town Hall.

Civic Medals

List of persons awarded the Civic Medals since 1953.


The Council has agreed a constitution which sets out how the Council operates.


To help us plan and deliver our services the council undertakes a wide range of consultation and engagement activity. Projects can be undertaken with specific groups of people or can be open for all to take part. There may be other projects underway whose focus is on specific service users that will not appear in this section.


The crests of Blackburn and Darwen.

Freedom of the Borough

Honorary Freemen of the county borough of Blackburn, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and Honorary Freemen of the borough of Darwen.


The Mayor is elected by fellow councillors and normally serves for 12 months.

Our vision, missions and strategies

Corporate Plan 2023 to 2027: the council’s priorities for the next four years and the strategies and plans that help us deliver our priorities


If you want to raise a concern for us to act on, you can submit a petition. You can also learn about the process and particular types of petitions.

Social integration

Our Community, Our Future strategy is a social integration programme for Blackburn with Darwen.

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