Rossendale Borough Council

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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.

Deadline coming up for Haslingden Shop Front Improvement Scheme Expressions of Interest

Councillor Alyson Barnes

Published on Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Shopkeepers and traders in Haslingden town centre are encouraged to express their interest in the new Shop Front Improvement Scheme before the deadline on 22 January.

Views Sought on Combined Authority for Lancashire

Combine Authority Consultation

Published on Friday, 08 January 2016

RESIDENTS and businesses are being urged to take part in a countywide consultation asking whether people support the proposal for a Lancashire Combined Authority.

Defibrillator Installed at Council Offices

Defib at Futures

Published on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A potentially lifesaving piece of equipment has been installed at Council offices at Futures Park, Bacup.

Don’t Let a Loan Shark Ruin Your Christmas

Published on Friday, 18 December 2015

A press release from England's Illegal Money Lending Team.

Rossendale Community Fund: New grants scheme provides support to local groups

Councillor Alyson Barnes

Published on Friday, 11 December 2015

Four local community organsiations have received grants from a new scheme launched by Rossendale Borough Council in September.

Bacup Christmas Cracker!

Published on Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Bacup got into the festive spirit this weekend, in spite of Storm Desmond! The event was by no means a wash out, a few hundred people enjoyed the festivities and Bacup market was in festive mood.

Newchurch Celebrates Christmas in Style

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Published on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

Newchurch Village Community Association has been busy over the past few months raising money for new lights in the village community garden.

New Shop Front Improvement Scheme launched In Haslingden

Published on Monday, 30 November 2015

Shopkeepers and traders in Haslingden town centre are encouraged to take advantage of a new scheme, launched by Rossendale Council, to support traders to carry out improvement work to their shops.

Rawtenstall Bus Station Plans Amended Following Successful Public Consultation

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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.

Christmas In Rossendale

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Published on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Information on Christmas Light Switch On events in Rawtenstall, Bacup and Haslingden.

Rossendale Businesses Win Big at the Lancashire Tourism Awards

Promoting Rossendale Board

Published on Friday, 06 November 2015

Rossendale came away with two fantastic awards from last night’s Marketing Lancashire Tourism Awards.

Rossendale Borough Council's Overview & Scrutiny Committee to Focus on Dog Fouling Throughout the Borough

Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Rossendale Borough Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee has established a task group to look at dog fouling in Rossendale.

Prosecution Successes

Published on Friday, 16 October 2015

Rossendale Borough Council's successful prosecution on dog fouling and fly-tipping.

The Public Voice Makes an Impact in Lancashire

Published on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The public voice is making a difference following more than 1100 reviews of health and care services being received by Healthwatch Lancashire

£6m energy improvement fund available for Lancashire residents

Published on Friday, 02 October 2015

Over the next year £6m will be up for grabs to enable Lancashire residents to get energy saving technology to keep their homes warm and their bills down.

New Visuals for Rawtenstall Town Centre Development to be Unveiled

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Published on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The latest artistic impressions of the first phase of a £20m redevelopment of Rawtenstall town centre are due to be released as part of the consultation on the plans for the bus station.

Your Care and Getting There

Published on Friday, 25 September 2015

Healthwatch Lancashire launches research campaign on travel to health and care services in Lancashire.

Visitor Economy Success For Rossendale

Published on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Rossendale has received a significant boost following the release of latest visitor economy data from Marketing Lancashire.

Rossendale Borough Council Needs Your Views on Local Ambulance Service

Published on Monday, 07 September 2015

Rossendale Borough Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee has established a task group to look at ambulance response times in Rossendale.

Keep Fit For £1 in Bacup

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Published on Thursday, 03 September 2015

Residents in Bacup who would like to be a bit more active are invited to join a weekly exercise class for just £1.

New Grants Fund Launched

Published on Thursday, 03 September 2015

A new grants scheme will be launched on 7th September to support local groups working with families, children and young people.

Where to find STAN in Rossendale during August 2015

STAN

Published on Monday, 27 July 2015

Rossendale Council’s travelling customer services vehicle, STAN, staffed by Council employees and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau will be helping residents to get better access to local services.

Rossendale Council Wants Your Views on Finding New Development Sites

View of Rossendale

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.

Rossendale Borough Council and HAPPI Work Together to Open Haslingden Pool

Haslingden Pool Open

Published on Thursday, 16 July 2015

Rossendale Borough Council and the community group HAPPI (Haslingden All People’s Pool Initiative) have been working closely together for the past few months to consider options for Haslingden Pool.

New Chair for Police and Crime Panel

Published on Friday, 10 July 2015

Chorley leader Councillor Alistair Bradley is the new chair of the Lancashire Police and Crime Panel, with Rossendale Borough Council Leader Cllr Alyson Barnes elected Vice Chair.

Goal! Goal Posts Arrive at The Orchard Just in Time for the Summer Holidays

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Published on Wednesday, 08 July 2015

Children in Haslingden have been given a boost with new goal posts being put up at The Orchard by Rossendale Council?s Parks and Open Spaces Team.

Promoting Rossendale Board's Successful Tourism Launch

Promoting Rossendale Board

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015

Rossendale’s Tourism economy was given a huge boost last night at The Whitaker as the Promoting Rossendale Board launched their new tourism guide & proposals for the facelift of Visit Rossendale site

Where to Find STAN During July 2015

Picture of a STAN wagon

Published on Thursday, 25 June 2015

Rossendale Council’s travelling customer services vehicle, STAN, staffed by Council employees and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau will be helping residents to get better access to local services.

New Up and Active Keep Fit class starts in Bacup

Published on Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Residents in Bacup who would like to be a bit more active are invited to give a new keep fit class a try.

Rawtenstall Bus Station Plans

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Published on Thursday, 28 May 2015

Press Release from the Rossendale Together Barnfield (RTB) Partnership, which is the joint venture company between Rossendale Borough Council, Together Housing Group and Barnfield Construction.

Where to Find STAN in June

STAN

Published on Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Rossendale Council’s travelling customer services vehicle, STAN, staffed by Council employees and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau will be helping residents to get better access to local services.

THI Work Begins in Bacup

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Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

On Monday 27th April work commenced on the Pioneer Building , Rochdale Road, Bacup as part of the £2 million Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative Programme.

Can You Help Rossendale Get Up & Active

Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Organisations in Rossendale are encouraged to support the Council’s Up and Active scheme and help get residents in the Borough moving more.

Where to find STAN in Rossendale during May

Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Rossendale Council’s travelling customer services vehicle, STAN, staffed by Council employees and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau will be helping residents to get better access to local services.

Up and Active Rossendale Pledge Initiative - I’m active, are you? Make a pledge to be more active

Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Residents in Rossendale are encouraged to make a pledge to be more active as part of the Council’s Up and Active scheme.

Bacup Market Traders Raise Money for Charities

Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Bacup market traders have raised £240 for a local and national charity.

Haslingden Town Centre Spring Clean A Success!

Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Volunteers were out in force on Friday 20 March to help with cleaning up Haslingden Town Centre ready for Spring.

RTB Partnership: Waterfoot Primary School Logo Competition

RTB Partnership Waterfoot Logo Competition

Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015

Nine-year-old Waterfoot Primary School pupil Emily Coong was rewarded with an iPad Mini and £25 iTunes vouchers after winning the Rossendale Together Barnfield logo competition.

Rossendale Council awards grants to Citizens Advice Bureau and Credit Unions

Published on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Rossendale Council is to award grants of £60,000 to local organisations each year for the next two years.

Rossendale Council steps up Dog Fouling Enforcement in Rossendale

Published on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Rossendale Council is carrying out proactive enforcement patrols to catch and fine irresponsible dog owners.

Up and Active Programme goes live in Rossendale

Published on Monday, 23 February 2015

A new programme encouraging people to get up and active is launching in Rossendale.

Numbers Up! Rossendale Borough Council’s Revenues/Benefits Helpline Changes to 0300 Number

Published on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Rossendale Borough Council’s Revenue and Benefits Helpline number is changing to local rate 0300 number.

Council issues fixed penalties of £75 to residents leaving rubbish in Council car parks

Published on Friday, 30 January 2015

Rossendale Borough Council has issued 6 penalty notices to residents who have left rubbish in 2 Council car parks in the borough during January.

Improving Public Space in Waterfoot

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.

Where to Find STAN in January 2015

STAN

Published on Friday, 09 January 2015

Rossendale Council’s travelling customer services vehicle, STAN, staffed by Council employees and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau will be helping residents to get better access to local services.

Culvert Repair Work in Rossendale

Published on Tuesday, 06 January 2015

Up to £400,000 is to be spent improving and repairing 5 different river culverts in Rossendale.

Rossendale Borough Council Wins £150k to Tackle Fraud

Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014

As part of the Government’s Counter Fraud Fund, Rossendale Borough Council has successfully won in their bid for £150,000 to tackle fraud.

£2m of Cycling Funding for Rossendale

Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014

Exciting new cycling projects to take shape across Rossendale as a result of this funding bid success.

Health Funding success for Rossendale

Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014

In partnership, Rossendale has been successful in securing £1.2m of funding investment for the borough for a range of projects.

A Bacup Christmas Cracker - Saturday 13th December 10am-3pm

Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

Bacup is offering visitors a cracking time this Saturday with a packed timetable of entertainment and a festive market as part of A Bacup Christmas Cracker from 10am – 3pm.

Mayors Hand Over Charity Funds Raised at Remembrance Festival

Rememberance Funding Raising Photo 2014

Published on Wednesday, 03 December 2014

The Mayor of Rossendale, Cllr Tom Aldred, and Mayor of Whitworth, Cllr Jim Mellor, handed over cheques to representatives from Veterans in Communities (VIC) and The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

£48k Benefits Cheat Caught by Rossendale Borough Council

Published on Monday, 01 December 2014

Rossendale resident found guilty of benefit fraud.

United Utilities Urges North West’s Everyday Heroes to Fight the Freeze

Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

United Utilities is urging North West residents to become everyday heroes and fight the freeze this winter.

Rossendale Borough Council Support White Ribbon Campaign

Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Staff and Councillors from Rossendale Borough Council are showing their support for the White Ribbon Campaign which starts its 16 days of activism and awareness on Tuesday November 25th.

Environment Agency’s unveils new flood defences in Stubbins, Ramsbottom

Published on Monday, 03 November 2014

The Environment Agency will officially unveil a brand new flood defence scheme in Stubbins next month, which reduces the risk of flooding from the River Irwell to 164 local homes and businesses.

Festival of Remembrance Concert

Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Rossendale Borough Council, Whitworth Town Council and CLAW are holding a Festival of Remembrance Concert on Sunday 2nd November to mark the World War One Centenary.

Second look at Rawtenstall Plans

Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Local residents, traders and business owners are invited to have another look at the vision and Masterplan for the future of Rawtenstall.

Cowm Quarry Incident

Published on Thursday, 02 October 2014

Fatal incident at Cown Quarry

Resident's Respond to Bacup Town Centre Road Plans

Published on Friday, 26 September 2014

Proposals to improve highways and pavements in Bacup’s town centre will move to the next phase of design following wide- ranging public consultation.

Milestone Meeting for the Hospice

Published on Friday, 19 September 2014

A new group has been set up to help Rossendale Hospice engage with local businesses and its inaugural meeting was held on 11 September.

Rossendale Dragon's Den

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Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014

Following an amazing Dragons Den pitch day last week, yesterday there was a celebration of all completion entries at the Dragons Den Exhibition Showcase.

Rossendale’s Children and Young People wowed the Dragons Den

Published on Friday, 04 July 2014

Rossendale's Children and Young People pitched to our panel of Dragons in this fantastic event.

Mount Pleasant, Whitworth – HMO Appeal

Published on Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Rossendale Borough Council yesterday successfully obtained an interim management order for Mount Pleasant, Studd Brow, Whitworth which is a large House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Regenerate Pennine Lancashire appoint new chairman

Published on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Regenerate Pennine Lancashire has appointed Tim Webber, Managing Director of Pendle based Development Company Barnfield Construction Ltd, as their new chairman.

Easter Family Fun Day @ Rawtenstall Market

Published on Thursday, 10 April 2014

An Easter Family Fun Day is taking place on Rawtenstall Market, Newchurch Rd, on Saturday 19 April 2014.

Easter Fun in Bacup

Published on Thursday, 10 April 2014

Exciting events and attractions at Bacup Easter Festival on Saturday 19 April 2014.

Rossendale’s Citizens Advice Bureau hop On Board STAN

STAN

Published on Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Rossendale Borough Council has supported a bid by Rossendale Citizen’s Advice Bureau which would enable them to provide a CAB member of staff, to be on STAN when it's in Rossendale.

Allotment Society celebrates self management

Published on Thursday, 27 March 2014

Free Lane Community Allotment Society in Helmshore is celebrating becoming a self managed site from April 1st.

What are the important issues for this area?

Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014

Rossendale Borough Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asking for people to submit their ideas about what the Committee should investigate over the next twelve months.

Rossendale Borough Council’s Scrutiny Process Commence a Review to Tackle Rogue Landlords

Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Rossendale Borough Council has established a Scrutiny Task and Finish Group to review rogue landlords operating in Rossendale.

Valley Centre Plans Unveiled

Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Local residents, traders and business owners flocked to the public consultation event on the plans for the former Valley Centre site in Rawtenstall.

Taxi Driver Appeals Dismissed

Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

4 taxi drivers have had their appeals against Rossendale Councils decision to refuse a taxi licence dismissed by magistrates

Operation Maestro

Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Operation Maestro, a taxi enforcement exercise, was deployed by the Council’s Licensing and Enforcement Unit, Lancashire Police and VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency).

Women Mean Business Event 6th March 2014

Women

Published on Thursday, 13 March 2014

Holistic Inspirations Project community event 'Women Mean Business' showcased and celebrated the achievements of the project and the inspiring real difference made to those women involved.

Rossendale Celebrates International Women’s Day 2014

IWD

Published on Saturday, 08 March 2014

The people of Rossendale from all walks of life today took the time to join in the celebration of local women’s achievements as part of International Women’s Day at a coffee morning at Café Yes, community cafe in Rawtenstall.

Rossendale Celebrates International Women’s Day

IWD 2014 Logo

Published on Thursday, 06 March 2014

Join us to celebrate the achievements of women in Rossendale and those working with and/or are supporting women locally

Valley Centre Plans Unveiled

Published on Thursday, 27 February 2014

Local residents, traders and business owners are invited to discuss the vision and Masterplan for the future of Rawtenstall at a public consultation event on plans for the former Valley Centre site

Haslingden, Helmshore & Edenfield Neighbourhood Forum – Public Drop-In Session

Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Residents of Haslingden, Helmshore & Edenfield are invited to a drop-in session of the Neighbourhood Forum Meeting on Thursday 6 March.

Local Communities to be Consulted on Wind Farm Proposal for Rooley Moor

Published on Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Exhibitions in Rochdale, Bacup, Heywood and Whitworth

Rossendale's the Place to do Business

Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Rossendale has been listed as the most improved Local Authority area in the UK for business competiveness according to the independently produced UK Competitiveness Index 2013.

Rossendale’s £2million Heritage Lottery Fund Bid for Bacup is Successful!

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Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Leader of Rossendale Borough Council has today announced that the bid for a £2million Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant for Bacup has been successful.

SAFER Together Campaign to prevent fire deaths this Christmas

Published on Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Rossendale Borough Council supports the following message from Lancashire Fire and Resuce on fire safety. Working smoke alarms and basic fire awareness make the difference between life and death.

Rossendale Borough Council Joins the Environment Agency’s Extended Floodline Service

Published on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

RBC has teamed up with the Environment Agency to join their Extended Floodline Service, to provide a single point of contact for more information and guidance to residents with regards to flooding.

Rossendale Council Prosecutes Flytipper

Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

A man from Radcliffe has admitted to flytipping rubbish in an area popular with walkers.

Rossendale's iconic Halo is renovated to light the Valley up

Halo

Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2013

The spectacular Halo in Haslingden will be again lighting up Rossendale after the successful installation of new lights throughout the structure.

Tour de France

Published on Monday, 24 June 2013

Tour de France fever can reach further than the route on race day - businesses and communities are invited to find out more.

Don’t be caught out by Flash Flooding this summer - be prepared!

Published on Friday, 14 June 2013

A joint press release from the Environment Agency and Rossendale Borough Council on flash flooding preparation.

Rossendale Launches Architects Competition for Valley Centre

Published on Thursday, 23 May 2013

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 Rawtenstall.

Friends of Rossendale Cemetries Group - First Meeting

Published on Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Residents are invited to attend a meeting for friends of all four Rossendale Cemetries.

Successful Prosecution

Published on Friday, 26 April 2013

Successful prosecution of a private landlord who didn't repair tenant's boiler.

Operation Maestro

Published on Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Operation Maestro, run by Rossendale Borough Council's Licensing and Enforcement Unit, Lancashire Police and VOSA, conducted exercises across Rossendale to make sure taxi's are roadworthy.

Support Requested By Haslingden Pool Panel

Published on Friday, 19 October 2012

The Haslingden Pool Panel is looking at ways and means of securing the long-term future of Haslingden Swimming Pool.

Remembrance Events in the Borough of Rossendale

Published on Friday, 12 October 2012

A list of all the Remembrance Events in the Borough of Rossendale in 2012 including the list of contact details for the organisers of each of the events.

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Have you got an idea for Rossendale's Dragons' Den?

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

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Summer Fun 2016

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East Lancashire Hospitals Trust Dementia Strategy Workshop 8th December 2014

White Ribbon Campaign

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Improving Public Space in Waterfoot

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Dale Moor - Shared Ownership Homes

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Rawtenstall Town Centre Consultation Leaflet

Remembrance Sunday 2015 Schedule of Commemorations

Smokefree Cars - Guidance

Big Energy Savings Week

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£500 Flood Funding Policy

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