Rossendale Borough Council

Document Downloads: Council and democracy

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Councillor's contact details

A contact list detailing the neighbourhood area and ward area that each Councillor represents in Rossendale can be found here.

Rossendale Borough Council's constitution

The constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.

Booking form for Mayoral events

Form for booking the Mayor.

Public Speaking Procedures

Members of the public have the right to speak at many of the meetings of the Borough Council on issues listed on the agenda for the particular meeting.

The Forward Plan

The Forward Plan which details the Key decisions due to be made by the Council.

The Council's Corporate Plan 2013-2016 (approved by Full Council 20th March 2013)

The Corporate Plan on page is a simple and accessible explanation of the Council’s areas of focus during this financially challenging time, which has been developed in line with the Council’s Budget.

Civic Protocol

The Civic Protocol sets out the council's civic arrangements. These arrangements are reviewed regularly by the Civic matters Working Group.

  • Civic Protocol PDF (PDF)
  • Size: 322.1 KB
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Whitworth Declarations of Interest

All councillors including town councillors are required to declare their interests. A copy Whitworth Town Councillor Declaration of Interests Forms can be found here.

Futures Park Directions

Directions to Futures Park

Subject Access Request Form

Form to be used for a subject access request

Customer Complaints Procedure and Feedback Form

The Customer Feedback form can be used to register a complaint or give general feedback to the council. The Complaints Procedure details the process for dealing with customer complaints.

Public Notices

Public Notices issued by the Council can be found here.

Annual Equality Report

Annual Equality Report Downloads

Procedure for speaking at Development Control Committee

This document details the procedures for speaking at Development Control Committee on planning matters.

Scrutiny leaflet

The scrutiny leaflet gives details of the overview and scrutiny committees at Rossendale and how you can submit an item to be scrutinised.

  • Scrutiny leaflet PDF (PDF)
  • Size: 189.7 KB
  • Estimated download time: (56k = 28 secs)

Record of Decisions

The download provides a record of decisions as required to be recorded by The Local Authorities Regulations 2012 and Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014.

Scrutiny toolkit

A guide for members of overview and scrutiny committees.

  • Scrutiny toolkit PDF (PDF)
  • Size: 233.1 KB
  • Estimated download time: (56k = 35 secs)

Scrutiny Form

Please complete the form if you wish to have any issues raised through scrutiny. Scrutiny cannot look at individual complaints

  • Scrutiny Form PDF (PDF)
  • Size: 61.25 KB
  • Estimated download time: (56k = 9 secs)

Architectural Competition - Valley Centre Site

The Rossendale Together Barnfield partnership (RTB Partnership) has launched a national competition to find architects to develop design ideas for the site of the former Valley Centre in Rawtens

Assets of Community Value Register - Community Right to Bid

The Assets of Community Value Register lists nominations received under Community Right to Bid and shows the current status under the scheme.

Refusal Notice for Public Burial Freedom of Information Requests

Refusal notice for public burial freedom of information requests

Grants Application 2014/15

Rossendale Council Grants 2014/15 application process opens. Here is the application back, guidance notes and explanation.

Rossendale Youth Council Activities

These leaflets demonstate what the Rossendale Youth Council has been up to recently and how you can get involved.

Job: Planning Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Job Description
Job Evaluation
Job Advertisement

  • Advert PDF (PDF)
  • Size: 243.64 KB
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  • Job Description PDF (PDF)
  • Size: 211.5 KB
  • Estimated download time: (56k = 31 secs)
  • Person Specification PDF (PDF)
  • Size: 165.45 KB
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Refusal Notice for Business Rates Freedom of Information Requests

Refusal notice for freedom of information requests which ask for business rates information

Organisational Structure

Rossendale Borough Council's Organisational Structure

Rawtenstall Masterplan Consultation - Spinning Point Flyer

Come to the public consultation events on the Rawtenstall Masterplan

Changes to Business Rates from April 2014

The Government is introducing a number of key changes to business rates from 1st April 2014

Valley Centre Plans

Documents on the plans for the Valley Centre plans from the Rossendale Together Barnfield partnership

  • Ariel View PDF (PDF)
  • Size: 2.82 MB
  • Estimated download time: (56k = 7 mins 3 secs)
  • Masterplan PDF (PDF)
  • Size: 225.21 KB
  • Estimated download time: (56k = 33 secs)

How to become a councillor

This leaflet gives basic information on how to become a local councillor, and how you can represent the views of local people and make a difference to your community.

Council Tax for empty Properties Cosultation - Summary of Responses

Summary of Responses to the consultation on Council Tax for Empty properties.

Notice of Councillor Vacancy

  • Vacancy PDF (PDF)
  • Size: 6.05 KB
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Children's Partnership Board Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for the Children's Partnership Board, established October 2014

Helmshore By-election Results 16 October 2014

Helmshore by-election Results

Notice of Vacancy - Longholme Ward

Notice of vacancy for Longholme Ward

Notice of Election - Longholme Ward

Notice of Election - Longholme Ward

Longholme By-Election Timetable

Longholme By-Election Timetable

North West MEPs

A download of the current contact details for MEPs in the North West Region

Election Results 4 December 2014

Results - Longholme By-election 4 December 2014

Asset Register Extract 2014-2015 (Jan 2015)

Extract of Asset Register for 2014-2015

Car Parks for 2014-2015

Car Parks for 2014-2015

  • Car Parks 2014-15 XLSX (XLSX)
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  • Car Parks 2014-15 PDF (PDF)
  • Size: 272.18 KB
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Grants for 2014-2015

Grants for 2014-2015

Contracts Register

Contracts Register

Government Procurement Cards - Barclaycard

Government Procurement Cards - Barclaycard April - October 2014

Improving Public Space in Waterfoot

Residents and businesses in Waterfoot are asked to put on their thinking cap and send in their ideas for improving the public space in Waterfoot.

Mencap Voting Leaflet - Easy Read Guidance on the Election

Easy read guidance on the election.

Parish Election Results 2015

Results of Whitworth Parish Elections 2015

Anti Bribery Policy and Procedure

The Anti Bribery Policy and Procedure sets out how the Council deals with the prevention, deterrence and detection of bribery.

Parliamentary election results 2015

Results of parliamentary election 7 May 2015

Borough election results 7 May 2015

Results of borough elections 7 May 2015

Whistleblowing Policy

Rossendale Borough Council's whistleblowing policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Rossendale Borough Council is committed to the highest possible
standards of openness, integrity and accountability.

Full RBC Statement on the LCC Audit Report on Empty Homes

Full statement from Rossendale Borough Council on the Empty Homes Audit Report by Lancashire County Council

Register of Electors

Rossendale Borough Council Publication of Revised Register of Electors

Ashworth Road, Waterfoot, Notice

Notice of potential sale of land at Ashworth Road, Waterfoot

Waterside Mill Public Consultation Documents

Maps and consultation forms in relation to the consultation on Waterside Mill, Bacup. Consultation is open till 28th Jan 2016.

Rossendale Borugh Council Management Team Strucutre

Rossendale Borough Council Management Team and Organisational Structures

RBC 2015/16 NNDRFlooding Relief Scheme

Information on National Non Domestic Rates (NNDR) Relief Scheme the Council has introduced following the floods from Storm Eva.

Verification number for Petitions 2016

Verification number used for Petitions from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

Rossendale Ward elections May 2016

Documents relating to Rossendale borough ward elections on 5 May 2016

Members Allowances Scheme

The Members' Allowances Scheme sets out the allowances in effect for a twelve month period commencing 1st April each year.

Application Pack for Standards Independent Person

Application Pack for the post of Standards Independent Person

  • Application Pack PDF (PDF)
  • Size: 703.25 KB
  • Estimated download time: (56k = 1 mins 44 secs)

EU Referendum Rossendale 23 June 2016

EU Referendum 23 June 2016

Job Vacancy: Director of Communities

Application pack for the Director of Communities role.

Document Retention Policy

This is the Document Retention and Disposal Policy for Rossendale Borough Council.

Rossendale Council Council Tax Support Consultation Results

Results report from the CTS Consultation we held in 2016.

Publication of Revised Register of Electors 1 December 2016

The revised register of electors published by Rossendale Borough Council

Terms and Conditions- Grand Draw

Terms and Conditions for the Mayor's Grand Draw 2016/2017.

Verification number for Petitions 2017

The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011 Publication of Verification Number 2017

Lancashire County Council elections 4 May 2017

Election 4 May 2017

Invitation to Tender for Pump Track at Eastgate, Whitworth

Rossendale Council is seeking professional pump track specialists for a pump/bmx track construction at Eastgate, Whitworth. Tender Deadline: 30th May 2017.

Invitation to tender for construction of woodland path

Invitation to tender for construction of woodland path at Eastgate, Whitworth. Tender deadline: 12th June 2017 12:00noon

Invitation to Tender for the commission of Retail Agents in relation to the Spinning Point Phase 1 and 2, Rawtenstall

ITT to work in partnership with RBC and RTB to deliver the town centre vision. This has been extended until 4pm 12/06/17. An extension of 1 week will be applied to the tender timetable.

Member Training and Development Strategy

Member Training and Development Strategy

Election results 8 June 2017

Parliamentary election result 8 June 2017

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