Blackburn with Darwen Council pays Jizza (Non-believers tax) whit land and buildings to Islamic education trust
SENIOR councillors will this week hand over a major school site in Blackburn to the Tauheedul foundation.
They will approve the formal transfer of part of the former Beardwood High School buildings and playgrounds on Preston New Road to the trustees of the Tauheedul Islam Girls High School from September 1.
Blackburn with Darwen Council’s executive board will also rubber stamp the transfer of the remainder of the complex on Thursday, including most of the playing fields, to The Olive Free School Trust for an Islamic primary.
Under legislation the borough is required to make the transfers for no financial compensation. It will incur legal costs of £10,000 over the changes of ownership.