COUNCIL coffers have been boosted by the sale of some of its property portfolio.

A number of sites owned by Blackburn with Darwen Council went under the hammer through Pugh Auctions.

Five land garage sites valued at a combined £58,000 from around the borough were among the lots to be up for sale.

But a site at Rosewood Avenue was withdrawn from the auction.

Plots at Mile End Row, Paignton Road, Red Rake and Opal Street in Blackburn still went ahead.

The Red Rake site sold for £20,000 and Paignton Road fetched £21,000, while Mile End Row brought in £142,000.

The Opal Street site was bought up for £6,000.

And land at Roe Lee Cottages sold for £16,000.

Houses at 98 and 100 Marsh House Lane in Darwen sold at £82,000 and £84,000 respectively.

And the council also offloaded its property at 594 Whalley New Road at £176,000 - almost double the guide price of £95,000.

The auction took place at AJ Bell Stadium in Salford on Tuesday.

In total, the council properties sold for a combined £547,000.

And a privately-owned temporary car park at Richmond Hill and Tontine Street in Blackburn sold at £230,000 - above its £225,000 guide price.