BURNLEY and Padiham Police are calling for artistically inclined local people to share paintings to help brighten up stations.

Officers will be excepting submissions for their new Happiness Project from all age groups and hope to see a mixture of different styles.

The art works will then be used to decorate the station surgery room.

A police spokesperson said: "We are hoping to brighten up our police station with some lovely pictures from people across our community in a bid to make our surgery rooms a little bit happier – so when someone speaks with us on a digital appointment, or they visit us in the station they can see just how talented and amazing you all are.

"We are asking for pictures, paintings and collages from all ages on the subjects of police cars, police dogs and horses, the emergency services – and most importantly - happiness.

"What makes you happy? We want to see it!"

Police will share the works they receive on social media.

If you want to submit a painting, send it to:

The Happiness Project

PC 4085 Wright

Burnley Police Station

Parker Lane


BB11 2BT

Alternatively drop it off on the front desk of your local station.