Recent suggestions

Make motorhomes welcome

Why don’t we make motorhome visitors welcome by providing designated overnight parking for them in one of the unused areas that need environmental upgrading. Hundreds whizz by on the motorways every day. Stopovers in this area are in short supply. Many are retired and travel all year, they have the grey pound in their pocket […]

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Younger generation

I believe that the town should have shops or more places that the younger generation can get access to things more there age. For example I feel as we should have shops that provide for the young and bring a slight modern touch to the town

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Lotus healing Darwen

Hi I’m a new Buisness on bridge street in Darwen. I have been blessed to be on such a warm community spirit based steet. I’m an hoping to finish creating a holistic healing sanctuary for people to escape busy life. Understand and connect with people of a level of empathy and love. This year I’m […]

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Flower Power

More Re-Seeding of Un-used grass Verges and Roadsides. Like the New Road they have Built near Marsh Lane , Ivinson Road . More People from All Backgrounds our using this Space , with Re-Seeding of Wild Flowers , More Biodiversity and A Connection with Nature will Benefit All . Mentally as well as Physical it […]

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Community garden project

I think having a community veg patch, greenhouses, and garden which members can use to learn, socialise, and the produce can go back to the community, would be a good idea. Potentially a coffee shop as well to encourage socializing?

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Parks and paths

Darwen parks are lacking equipment to suit all ages and abilities of children and young people, espcially compared to neighbouring towns factilities. A renovation to whitehall and Boldventure Park for example would be benfical to the community and encourage families to utilise local facilties and lead healthier lifestyles. Also making the paths more accessable to […]

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Youth services

There is an ongoing problem with young people in and around the town. I hate to see them demonised and there is little for them to do locally. Child poverty is a significant issue in Blackburn with Darwen. It would be great to see opportunities to engage these young people, give them something to do, […]

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Centres for Young people.

I beleive that money should be put into renovating buildings & training people up to be Youth Workers. Here you will not only create some jobs for willing individuals but the main goal would be to provide a safe space with willing staff to help guide the young people of today in a positive direction […]

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Kids place

A place where kids can go and have fun so they are off the streets and not causing trouble. We can finally help stop them they say they do it as there is nothing else to do

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Waste land

We need an improvement to the small piece of waste land on green bank terrace there has simply been a mound of dirt dumped on there to stop anyone setting up camp long term. Something like a garden with bee friendly flowers and a bench looking onto the river would be a vast improvement.

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Highfield Club

Renovate it open up again for families adults teenagers for social and leisure activities would be great for the whole community of darwen

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The old Crown paint factory site.

As a new resident to Darwen I can’t help but notice every time you enter Darwen on the A666 the left hand side appears un finished and scruffy. The shops which are empty need improving they are dirty and in disrepair. The grounds around the church apartments could do with the grass cutting and landscaping […]

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Darwen allotments

Offer a small grant so the allotment tenants of Darwen can set up a cooperative. This will help people exercise meet new friends and grow fresh produce. BWD council have no monies to support tenants at all they tell me.

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Taxi Building Railway Road

This building is an eyesore right in the middle of the town between The Old Chapel and Holker House. Either a new building in keeping with either side or move taxi firm to another area and replace current building with garden area ?

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Crime

We have such a lot of crime in darwen in darwen.something needs to be done as we have no police around .perhaps my 70 pound council tax rise would help to employ some kind of security for the town.

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Whitehall Park

The paths are badly water damaged making it impossible to to be accessible for families, due to the difficulties encountered if using a pram or wheelchair. The playground is a disgrace. Bold venture is in a mum better condition the volunteers here are trying to make it better creating a community garden but we need […]

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Redevelopment

The redeveloped market square is overlooked by the eyesore that is the waste ground where Frankie’s bar burned down. Why not redevope that area into a purpose built music venue? Somewhere for local the music industry can play concerts. Would be perfect for Darwen Live to! A nice community area for Darwen Residents and perfect […]

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Whitehall Park

Whitehall Park needs drainage repair, paths replaced, pond de-silted and benches fixed to make the park accessible once again. A pram or wheelchair can’t be used on the park paths at the moment due to extensive path damage. Let’s make Whitehall Park great.

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Late night cafe/coffee shops.

Me and my partner often go walking in the evenings (best time) and the only things open are likely to be pubs and shops. However. I feel that many people would benefit from a late cafe/coffee shop, where they can go and sit, and purchase a hot brew. especially if you have to wait for […]

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Hospital bus

The Hospital bus should be something similar to the 22 to shandworth I suggest that the bus should vid the health centre to help people with disabilities and health problems as the health centre is on a steep road and the and hospital bus will make it easier for people who work for the NHS […]

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The town centre

They should use the old stalls around the square. There were plans for them to be converted into shops on the squares restoration but never went through with it…. This would make the square look better and attract people to the area and alsi bring jobs

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Money cirulation

We need jobs local jobs for local people that keeps the money local things for the kids to do not just to destroy what u wasted money on we need motivation and jobs and money i have to travel to bolton to work why ???? When your closing everything why ?????

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Creative spaces / Projects

Investment in creative spaces and projects (The British Textile Biennial in Blackburn is a recent success story of this) with the aim to build an individual identity, and inspire a community of people that are proud to represent the town. Backing of live music and nightlife venues and events is also has strides towards this […]

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Traffic management and more

Traffic ease with the A666 being the main route from bolton going to the motorway in darwen(M65) And blackburn to the M65 this cripples darwen during busy times or more recently when they have to shut the A666 down. Police station needs to be re-opend Darwen tower should be refurbished this brings visitors into darwen […]

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Pottery

An investment into a pottery studio run at DACA allowing individuals to partake in classes and make use of kilns and other pottery equipment.

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Reopen the police station

Crime levels in Darwen have only increased since the closure of the Police station, especially on the weekends. A reopening of the police station with more dedicated officers should help to reduce vehicle theft, public order on the weekends, and other general issues where people know they can get away with committing crime when the […]

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Parks

Ashton Park is a poorly kept park compared to whitehall and Bold venture. It would be good if a decent amount of money was used to develop this wasted space and bring about it’s full potential.

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Bold Venture

Bold Venture Area of Darwen attracts people to Darwen from lots of other towns. This is good for the town! Committed residents and organisations for the area that take pride in the area but we are in need of more facilities up there and more attractions in the area to even greater enlarge the popularity […]

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Darwen Tower renovation

Darwen’s 120-year-old Tower is in bad shape and urgently needs renovation. The Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in Lancashire and everyone loves it. This appears to be the only bit where I can make a point and I appear to be the first to make a helpful suggestion. This is because no […]

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