A TOWN centre tearoom is to host business breakfasts on behalf of the Blackburn BID.

Mick Smith, from Newground, the accountable body for managing the Blackburn BID project, said the programme was aimed at bringing people who want to regenerate the town centre together and to attract new visitors.

He said: “There will be a topic for each meeting drilling down into the regeneration 12-point plan announced by Blackburn with Darwen Council.

“We will discuss how businesses can work together to use additional funding of £1.5 million being made available through the BID.” Sharona Harrison, manager of Liz ‘n’ Lil’s in Northgate, where the breakfasts will be held, said: “We are passionate about breathing new life back into this part of Blackburn.

“I'm keen to find out what is being done to improve this side of the town and how the empty shops are going to be filled.”

The first meeting will take place on Thursday at 7.30am.

To book a place, go to www.blackburnbid.co.uk