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Rossendale Council Launches New Scheme to Help "Flood Proof" Properties and Businesses

Councillor Alyson Barnes

Published on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Rossendale Council has announced central government details of a scheme to help householders and businesses make their properties more resistant to future floods.

Rawtenstall Bus Station Plans Amended Following Successful Public Consultation

Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The RTB Partnership has now concluded the month long public consultation on the new bus station plans for Rawtenstall Town Centre.

Bacup THI Work Is Underway

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Published on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The programme of works for the Bacup THI Project has now started.

Scout Moor

Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Scout Moor Windfarm extension planning application has been resolved for approval by Rossendale Borough Council's Development Control Committee

Rossendale Council Wants Your Views on Finding New Development Sites

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Published on Friday, 17 July 2015

Rossendale Council is embarking on a major public consultation exercise, and is asking for comments from local residents on proposed new sites for future development.

Health and Safety Webinars

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015

HSE and HMRC have joined forces to deliver live webinars for businesses who are growing and want to find out more information on managing their health and safety and taking on new employees.

Improving Public Space in Waterfoot - We Want Your Ideas!

Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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.

Consultation on Statement of Community Involvement

Published on Monday, 12 January 2015

The Council is consulting on the Statement of Community Involvement which sets out how you can get involved in the planning process including the preparation of local planning policies and decisions.

Grazing Land For Lease - Sealed Offers

Published on Monday, 08 December 2014

Grazing Land at Hurst Lane and Goodshaw Lane, Rawtenstall.

Bacup THI - Meet the Contractor Event

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Published on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Sub- contractors in the building trades are invited to attend a drop in event to discuss opportunities to work on the Bacup Townscape Heritage Scheme, to be held at Futures Park, Bacup.

New Number for Dog Warden Service

Published on Monday, 20 January 2014

The Council’s Dog Warden Service, which is provide by Animal Wardens, has a new contact number.

Highway Weed Control 2010

Published on Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The annual treatment of all adpoted highway within Rossendale has commenced from Monday 24th May 2010

Council Re-thinks Decision on Bins

Published on Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Rossendale Borough Councillors last night voted to re-instate doorstep bin collections for around 370 properties that can’t be reached by full-sized refuse collection vehicles.

Victoria Park Development Plans Unveiled

Published on Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A new play area design produced by Wicksteed Playscapes has been given the go-ahead by Rossendale Council and the Friends of Victoria Park group.

Go green and get £1,250 for a new heating system

Published on Tuesday, 09 August 2011

Rural households in Rossendale are being encouraged to apply for up to £1,250 of funding towards the cost of installing renewable heating systems

Recycle your old catalogues

Published on Monday, 08 August 2011

As many new season catalogues are now coming out, don’t forget to recycle your old ones, advises Rossendale Council.

Changes to refuse waste collections

Published on Monday, 13 June 2011

Rossendale Borough Council is making changes to the way it collects waste from rural, farm and some other difficult to access properties.

Eat safely in Rossendale

Published on Tuesday, 07 June 2011

Customers in Rosendale can eat safe thanks to the launch of a new scheme by the Council.

Bulky waste is no longer wasted in Rossendale

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2011

Nearly 100 tonnes of unwanted household furniture and domestic appliances from Rossendale have been reused or recycled since an innovative service started in Rossendale two years ago.

Freddy’s Chicken & Pizza fined for planning breach

Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The owners of Freddy’s Chicken & Pizza in Rawtenstall have been ordered to pay £840 following a breach of planning conditions.

Save Energy

Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Rossendale Council is urging residents to find out if they could save money by installing loft insulation.

New vehicles save Rossendale money

Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Rossendale Council is making its money go further by buying new street cleaning, refuse and parks vehicles.

Council help improve the appearance of Bacup and Stacksteads

Published on Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Rossendale has been using a range of powers to encourage improvements to the appearance of some eyesore sights in Bacup.

Rossendale’s ‘Big Litter Pick’ collects 9 tonnes of waste

Published on Monday, 18 April 2011

Residents in Rossendale have praised the efforts of everyone involved in the ‘Big Litter Pick 2011’

Planning hearing conclude

Published on Monday, 18 April 2011

Rossendale’s long term planning framework will be a step closer to being approved following the conclusion of the public hearing sessions on the strategy today.

Council gets tough on dog fouling

Published on Wednesday, 06 April 2011

Rossendale Council is cracking down on irresponsible dog owners who don’t clean up after their dogs and has fined six Bacup residents £75 each in recent weeks.

A new plan for Rawtenstall

Published on Friday, 18 March 2011

Residents and businesses in Rawtenstall and surrounding areas in Rossendale are being encouraged to have their say on a new vision and plan for the future development of Rawtenstall.

Tougher line means fine for irresponsible dog owner

Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2011

Rossendale’s Animal Warden issued a fixed penalty notice when a women from Rawtenstall allowed her dog to foul on Bacup Road, Rawtenstall and didn’t clean up after it.

Planning breach results in £1300 charge.

Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2011

The owners of Brookside Business Park in Rawtenstall have been ordered to pay £1300 after ignoring a request to apply for retrospective planning permission for work carried out in July 2009.

Goal posts renewed

Published on Monday, 07 February 2011

Rossendale Council’s Pride in Rossendale initiative has replaced the goal posts at 21 football pitches in the borough at a cost to the Council of £6,200.

Rossendale embraces the Localism Challenge

Published on Monday, 24 January 2011

Rossendale Borough Council has embraced the new localism agenda as a tool to direct resources and focus to what matters to local people.

Have your say about the Goodshawfold and Loveclough Fold conservation areas

Published on Friday, 21 January 2011

Rossendale Borough Council is launching a review of the Goodshawfold and Loveclough Fold Conservation Areas.

Bin Collections - Frequently asked Questions - January 2011

Published on Monday, 10 January 2011

Due to the various spells of severe winter weather that we have experienced we have had a number of queries in relation to bin collections. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions.

Refuse collection points set up

Published on Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Eight waste collection points are being introduced in Rossendale as a temporary measure in response to the disruption that the recent snow and ice have caused to bin collections in the borough.

Bin collections back to normal

Published on Monday, 13 December 2010

Refuse collection in Rossendale is back to normal today (16th December) for the first time since heavy snowfall caused disruption for two weeks from 29th November.

Refuse Collection News- 9th December

Published on Thursday, 09 December 2010

Although there has not been any significant snowfall overnight, with the low temperatures the majority of roads in the borough are still hazardous. Refuse Collection was delayed until 8.30am today.

Landlord warning about cold homes

Published on Wednesday, 08 December 2010

Residents who rent privately are being reminded about their rights to live in warm and sanitary, habitable accommodation.

Prompt action helps dialysis patient get treatment

Published on Monday, 06 December 2010

An man from Weir will receive dialysis tonight (3rd December) thanks to the prompt actions of Rossendale Council and the Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team

Council urges dog owners to keep cleaning up after their dogs during the big freeze

Published on Monday, 06 December 2010

As the snow in Rossendale starts to thaw, a rather unpleasant problem is becoming apparent – a sudden increase in the amount of dog faeces in public places.

Extra bin collection day in Rossendale on 6th December

Published on Monday, 06 December 2010

Staff from Rossendale Council are carrying out an EXTRA bin collection today to help clear the backlog of refuse caused by the recent freeze.

New mini-gritters deployed

Published on Thursday, 02 December 2010

Rossendale Council has a new weapon in the battle to keep the borough moving. The Council has taken delivery of three new gritting attachments which will be fitted to the fleet of mini-sweepers.

Road to the Mountain Rescue centre gets cleared

Published on Thursday, 02 December 2010

Staff from Rossendale Council are helping to clear and grit the access to the Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team base in Clegg Street, Haslingden.

Advent Calendar to promote recycling in Rossendale

Published on Wednesday, 01 December 2010

A special advent calendar is being used to help promote recycling in Rossendale this Christmas.

Rossendale Council dig in to keep the borough moving

Published on Wednesday, 01 December 2010

Staff from Rossendale Council have been working hard to keep the borough moving over the last 24 hours.

Community Environment fair explores ways to go green

Published on Friday, 12 November 2010

Would you like to learn how to go green and find out more about local groups and organisations who are working to improve the environment of Rossendale?

Check your Wheelie Bin

Published on Wednesday, 03 November 2010

Is your wheelie bin feeling the strain? Give your bin a health check before winter and we may be able to repair or replace it free of charge before 1st April 2011.

Children brighten up subway

Published on Wednesday, 03 November 2010

Children at St John’s with St Michael’s Primary School have painted a new mural to brighten up the subway at Knowsley Crescent.

Victoria Park gets a makeover

Published on Tuesday, 02 November 2010

Victoria Park has had a facelift this summer thanks to joint working between Rossendale Council and the Friends of Victoria Park with funding from the Neighbourhood Forum.

Wildflower Meadows Bloom in Rossendale

Published on Tuesday, 03 August 2010

Rossendale is in bloom once again with 15 wildflower meadows now in flowering across the borough.

Call for Public to be kept informed about Whitworth Quarry

Published on Monday, 02 August 2010

Rossendale Council is writing to Lancashire County Council to urge further public consultation with the residents of Whitworth about the future of the Whitworth Quarry and its access route.

Refuse Collection - 2nd June

Published on Wednesday, 02 June 2010

Refuse collection services are returning to normal today following the theft of parts from 4 collection vehicles which put them out of service.

Local Plan Review: Core Strategy Update and Additional Limited Consultation

Published on Friday, 14 May 2010

The Local Plan is currently being updated and replaced, mainly with the Core Strategy. The Core Strategy is a broad planning document covering the big issues across Rossendale

Rossendale Council's Best Kept Garden Competition for 2010 is now open for entries!

Published on Thursday, 13 May 2010

Rossendale Council is calling on residents to pick up their spades and trowels as it seeks out green fingered enthusiasts to enter Rossendale Councils Garden Competition.

Conservation Walkabout in Goodshawfold and Rawtenstall

Published on Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Residents living in and around Goodshawfold in Rossendale are being invited to get involved in a conservation walkabout taking place in Goodshawfold on Wednesday 12th May 2010.

Pollution incident - Swinnel Brook/River Ogden

Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The Environmental Agency have informed the Council about a pollution incident in the Swinnel Brook/River Ogden in Haslingden. Residents are advised not to enter the river.

Hall Carr set for a community clean up

Published on Tuesday, 06 April 2010

People are being urged to come and join staff from Green Vale Homes, Rossendale Council and Lancashire Police on Thursday 15th April when residents and young people of Hall Carr gather together for a planting and community litter pick day.

527 bags of rubbish collected in one day during Rossendale’s ‘Big Litter Pick’

Published on Tuesday, 23 March 2010

A whopping 527 bags of rubbish were collected in Rossendale on 18th March following the Council’s ‘Big Litter Pick’ initiative.

Council plans a ‘Big Litter Pick’

Published on Friday, 12 March 2010

Rossendale Council will be holding a ‘Big Litter Pick’ on 18th March.

Supporting Stacksteads Countryside Park Group

Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2010

The railings round the main car park on Newchurch Road in Stacksteads have been given a facelift as part of Rossendale Council’s Pride in Rossendale project.

Refuse Collection News - 23rd Feb 2010

Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Waste collections have been delayed

Bacup Neighbourhood Forum consultation success

Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The organisers of the Bacup Neighbourhood Forum public consultation event on 25th January have declared the drop-in session a success.

Waste Collections – Tuesday 16th February 2010

Published on Tuesday, 16 February 2010

waste collections from remote properties have been suspended.

Council gets tough on Dog Fouling

Published on Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Irresponsible dog owners are being targeted by Rossendale Council as part of a campaign to reduce the amount of dog fouling in the borough.

Building Control Team moved to One Stop Shop

Published on Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Rossendale Council’s Building Control Team has moved from Stubbylee Hall in Bacup to the Council’s offices in Rawtenstall Town Centre.

Big push to clear Rossendale’s Rubbish

Published on Friday, 15 January 2010

A big push is underway in Rossendale to clear the backlog of rubbish that has been building up since normal collections were disrupted by the big freeze.

Appeal to public: help us plug leaks as thaw starts

Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2010

report water leaks in Rossendale, Burnley, Preston, and Blackburn.

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