Burnley's Thompson Park closed due to weather but risk to homes is now low

Burnley Borough Council has issued its response to today's heavy rain.

Saturday, 16th March 2019, 5:32 pm
Updated Saturday, 16th March 2019, 6:38 pm
The River Calder at Padiham today

The council has been monitoring the situation which has eased as the day has gone on to the point there is currently only a low risk to property in Padiham and Burnley.

A council spokesman said: "Nevertheless, we will continue to respond to updates from the Environment Agency.

"Flood defences were put out at Padiham Town Hall as a precaution.

"The decision was taken to close Thompson Park this morning.

"Park Rangers will review the water levels and will re-open the park tomorrow should it be safe to do so. The forecast for tomorrow is better."