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Govt Help For Vulnerable Children in BwD Revealed

Figures reveal that the government provided 200,000 laptops to vulnerable children to help them access remote learning during the coronavirus lockdown. Another 20,000 were provided to disadvantaged Year 10 pupils to help stop them falling behind with their GCSEs.

Labour's Blue Bin Muddle

Labour have spent £1.5m introducing new blue bins to increase recycling rates by reducing confusion. However, they have increased confusion by delivering bins with the wrong lids.

Leader of Council Pledges No Borough-Wide Lockdown

Leader of the Council Mohammed Khan has pledged to avoid a Borough-wide lockdown if further measures are necessary to bring the spread of Covid-19 under control.

Conservative campaigner Martin Kerry asked the following question of Cllr Khan at the Council Forum:

Huge Govt Support for Blackburn with Darwen Revealed

Government support made available to residents of BwD via the Council or to the Council itself to help deal with Covid-19 is a huge £79.732m.

The figures were revealed in the Council’s Covid-19 Finance Report. The government support includes: