Over 400 businesses operate within Burnley Town Centre including 38 pubs and clubs, 27 restaurants, coffee bars and cafes, 3 gyms, the Apollo 9 screen Cinema and the Mechanics Theatre. With so many attractions it's easy to see why Burnley is a key evening destination.
Town Centre Partnership and Burnley's Community Safety Partnership are keen to ensure that visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience. Partner agencies and groups have developed a range of pioneering and award wining initiatives to ensure this continues to be the case.
The Rest and Recover Centre located, located on Hammerton Street, is in the heart of the towns night time economy. With a trained nurse practitioner on site between 10pm and 3am Friday and Saturday nights, they are able to assess and where appropriate, treat minor injuries rather than someone having to be taken to an urgent care centre by ambulance. It also provides a base for the Street Pastors.
The Burnley Street Pastors scheme was first established in September 2009 by members of the Life Church with help of the Community Safety Partnership. Since then they have gone from strength to strength with over 28 trained volunteers, they are able to provide help and support to Town Centre visitors. Street Pastors have become a welcome sight in the town centre on Friday and Saturday evenings from 11pm to the early hours.
The aim if this scheme is to provide information to town centre visitors on how to best to enjoy their night out with advice about drinking and arranging a safe journey home.
Burnley's Town Centre Pub Watch Scheme is known as B.A.N.D. (Burnley Against Night Time Disorder) has been running effectively since November 2000. It is a partnership between licensees and other town centre agencies with the aim of provide a forum for the night time economy and to help in combating alcohol related crime and anti social behaviour. The group monitors town centre activity and where necessary will exclude individuals involved in disorder or criminal activity.
The Home-Safe campaign was launched to protect against unlicensed private vehicles touting for taxi trade. Home-Safe is a joint initiative involving Private Hire & Hackney Carriage taxis, Burnley Police, and Burnley Borough Council.
The initiative provides information to visitors about traveling safely. For more information down load the Home-Safe, Drink Safe Leaflet.