Stories about what we and others in Darwen are doing to make a positive impact on our town.

October 4, 2018Get involved: Community Kitchen

We‘re looking for Darreners who‘d like to be involved in helping to set up a community kitchen for our town. You don’t have to be a master in the kitchen, just keen to make a positive impact in our town.

September 21, 2018Darwen businesses go digital

With banks closing and customer behaviour moving away from physical cash, we thought it was time Darwen went digital. So we teamed up with Square.

July 11, 2018Work starts on Darwen Market Square

Work is set to start next week on Darwen’s new £1.3 million public space for events and entertainment in the heart of Darwen Town Centre.

November 28, 2017Heart of Darwen speaks at Greater [Than] London

We were excited to speak at an event showcasing community projects taking place outside of London.

September 26, 2017In the news: Group go on fact-finding mission to London to improve Darwen's market

Twenty Darwen residents travelled to London on Saturday to explore the capital's markets and develop ideas to future-proof the town's market. Darwen reporter Laura O'Neill joined them to find out more about how they were being inspired.

October 17, 2016DeliCarlo – How we became the best in England

Recently, Deli Carlo from the front of Darwen Market was crowned as the Best Deli in England at the Italian Awards. We spoke to the deli's creator, Carlo, to find out more about his success as well as how he enjoyed his role on the Darwen Town Centre Partnership Board.

September 22, 2016Woods fruit & Veg - We love a new challenge!

Soon, many of the market traders from Darwen’s Three-Day Market will be making the move to the 5-Day Victorian Market, and so, we have invited some of them to write about their move.

Heart of Darwen supporters

Heart of Darwen is run by volunteers, but we must give a big thank-you to the generous organisations below for helping us exist in one way or another.