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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.

Councils Say Yes to Combined Authority Consultation

Published on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

People in Lancashire will be asked for their views on a Combined Authority for the county as councils gave their backing to launch a formal consultation.

Have Your Say: Public Consultation on Waterside Mill

Published on Thursday, 10 December 2015

Rossendale Borough Council is currently considering options for Waterside Mill, the derelict building on Burnley Road, Bacup.

Councillors Approve Combined Authority Discussions for Rossendale

Published on Thursday, 10 December 2015

Councillors in Rossendale decided last night at the Council meeting to progress with consultation plans on joining forces with Local Authorities across Lancashire to create a Combined Authority.

Lancashire councils to decide on combined authority

Published on Friday, 04 December 2015

Councillors in Rossendale will decide whether the borough wants to join forces with authorities across Lancashire to create a Combined Authority.

Response to Lancashire County Council Audit Report on Empty Homes Project

Published on Monday, 23 November 2015

Statement from Rossendale Borough Council on the Audit Report from Lancashire County Council

Rossendale Borough Council extends contract with Capita

Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Rossendale Borough Council has announced that it is extending its contract with Capita for the delivery of its revenue, benefits and customer contact services for three more years.

End of Rawtenstall Bus Station Public Consultation

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Published on Thursday, 05 November 2015

The RTB Partnership has concluded the public consultation on the new bus station plans for Rawtenstall Town Centre at the end of October.

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.

Where to find STAN in Rossendale during August 2015


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.

Leisure Centre Scales New Heights

Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

An exciting new leisure attraction has opened in Haslingden – and promises to take the area to new heights.

Magna Carta Champs!

Published on Monday, 20 July 2015

6 Pupils from St John with St Michael School in Whitworth are Magna Carta champions as they were winners of the quiz on the Magna Carter which Rossendale Borough Council recently ran.

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.

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.

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.

Which? Rank Rossendale Borough Council 8th in Country for Food Hygiene Enforcements

Published on Friday, 13 February 2015

Rossendale Borough Council is delighted to note that Which?, the consumer body, has ranked them 8th out of all Local Authorities in the UK for Food Hygiene Enforcements for 2013/14.

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.

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.

Rossendale Council Grants 2015/16 and 2016/17 Application Process Opens

Published on Monday, 08 December 2014

Following Cabinet approval in November, Rossendale Borough Council will open the new grants application process on Tuesday 9th December 2014.

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.

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.

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.

Lancashire stresses its commitment to tackling hate crime

Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014

HATE crime victims have been told they shouldn't suffer in silence as part of a raft of recommendations which could transform the way hate crime is handled in Lancashire.

Rossendale secures £1.8million to deal with empty homes

Published on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

Rossendale Council has successfully bid for £1.8million to help bring empty properties back into use.

Rossendale Council Supports the White Ribbon Campaign

Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

At a Council meeting on 16th July Rossendale Councillors formally agreed to support the White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) in Rossendale.

Ensuring homes are correctly categorised for Council Tax purposes

Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Council is about to commence its annual initiative to ensure that all properties currently classified as empty or unoccupied are categorised correctly.

Rossendale Dragon's Den

dragons den winners 2014

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.

Rossendale’s Citizens Advice Bureau hop On Board 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).

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

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

Council Leader’s Investment Fund for Haslingden.

Published on Monday, 03 February 2014

The Leader of Rossendale Borough Council Alyson Barnes has today announced the creation of a £100,000 regeneration investment fund for Haslingden

Rossendale Borough Council plans new apprenticeship scheme

Published on Monday, 03 February 2014

Rossendale Borough Council is bringing forward plans for an apprenticeship scheme which will see the creation of up to 6 apprentice posts at the Council for young people in Rossendale.

Rossendale Borough Council to provide funding for flood prevention schemes

Published on Monday, 03 February 2014

Rossendale Borough Council is proposing to invest £50,000 during 2014 to support local drainage and flood prevention schemes within Rossendale.

Rossendale is in the top 10 for Food Hygiene Testing.

Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

More success as Rossendale is ranked the 8th best Council in the UK for food hygiene enforcement.

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.

Rossendale’s Leader announces scheme to rid Rossendale of Rogue Landlords

Published on Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Council Leader announces new scheme to tackle rogue landlords in Rossendale.

Public Consultation on the Council's 2014/15 Budget

Published on Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The Council is seeking views from the public on setting the 2014/15 net budget expenditure, in line with available financial resources.

Rossendale Council Grants 2014/15 Application Process Opens.

Published on Monday, 09 December 2013

Following Cabinet approval in November, Rossendale Borough Council will open the new grants application process on 9th December 2013.

Council Backing Helps Rossendale Manufacturer Source £150,000 Grant

Interfloor Press Release

Published on Thursday, 05 December 2013

New jobs created after Rossendale Borough Council backs Interfloor to secure a government grant.

Refuse Department Gets Clean Bill of Health

Published on Thursday, 05 December 2013

The Health and Safety Executive have given Rossendale Borough Council Refuse Collection Services a clean bill of health following a recent inspection of their operations in the Borough.

Register to Vote – 13,863 Forms Outstanding

Published on Monday, 11 November 2013

Voter registration forms were delivered across Rossendale in October and so far 56% of properties have responded.

Don't Lose Your Vote in 2014

Published on Tuesday, 01 October 2013

Voter registration forms will soon be dropping through letterboxes across Rossendale and you are being urged to return yours as soon as possible to make your voice heard

Haslingden Swimming Pool Closure Announcement

Published on Thursday, 26 September 2013

Full Council decided at the meeting on Wednesday 25th September that Haslingden Swimming Pool will close by 3rd November 2013.

Postal Vote Refresh

Rossendale Elections Count

Published on Thursday, 15 August 2013

Signature refreshes need to be returned by August 20th.

Brand New One Stop Shop

Futures park building

Published on Thursday, 15 August 2013

The new facility opens on Monday August 19th.

Stubbylee Hall

Published on Thursday, 08 August 2013

Expressions of Interest are being sought for the Grade II listed building

Armed Forces Day

Published on Monday, 17 June 2013

Rossendale Borough Council Flying the Flag for Forces at St Mary's Garden's, Rawtenstall

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.

Successful Prosecution

Published on Friday, 26 April 2013

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

Friends of Snig Hole Park

snig hole park

Published on Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Rossendale Borough Council have secured £162,000 to pay for new play equipment and improvements to access and drainage at the Snig Hole Play Area

Lancashire Gets Ready to Vote

Ballot Boxes

Published on Monday, 22 April 2013

There's now just over one week to go until Lancashire voters go to the polls. And people are being urged to have their say by casting their vote.

Calling 999 Doesn't Always Mean an Ambulance or a Trip to Hospital

NW Ambulance Service

Published on Thursday, 11 April 2013

North West Ambulance Service launches their new campaign.

Don't miss a chance to have your say

Published on Tuesday, 02 April 2013

Last day to regsiter to vote is April 17th.

Election - May 2nd 2013

Picture of voting boxes

Published on Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Elections to Lancashire County Council will be taking place on Thursday 2 May.

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.

Local Land Charges Officer of the Year

Vincent Hindley wins Local Land Charges Officer of the Year Award March 2013

Published on Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Rossendale Borough Council scoop local land charges officer of the year award at the Land Data Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence

Taxi Driver Appeal Refused

Published on Friday, 15 February 2013

Press Release – Taxi driver appeal refused

Local Elections - Postal Vote Signature Refresh

Published on Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Signature refreshes required for postal and proxy voters.

Rossendale Council wants your views

Published on Friday, 11 January 2013

Current Council consultations - have your say

Don’t let food poisoning ruin your festive celebrations

Published on Monday, 26 November 2012

If there’s one thing guaranteed to ruin your Christmas meal out with friends, family or colleagues, it’s a nasty bout of food poisoning. But if you’re eating out, how do you know if the restaurant owner takes food hygiene seriously?

Four days of Family Christmas Fun

Published on Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Rossendale is the place to be in the run up to Christmas, the Artisan Christmas Market and Clogs ont' Cobbles offer the opportunity to shop local and have lots of Christmas fun.

Rossendale Markets – A Great Shopping Experience!

Published on Monday, 12 November 2012

Rossendale’s three Markets in Bacup, Haslingden and Rawtenstall have welcomed some great new lines this year alongside the old favourites, making the markets a great place to shop in the run up to Christmas.

Christmas Light Switch On! 2012

Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2012

Rossendale gets in the festive spirit.

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections booklet coming through your letterbox now!

Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

A campaign to raise awareness of the Police and Crime Commissioner elections has been launched today by the Electoral Commission.

Publication of Revised Register of Electors

Published on Monday, 15 October 2012

In accordance with the Representation of the Peoples Act, a revised version of the full Register of Electors for Rossendale Borough Council has been published.

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

Published on Thursday, 11 October 2012

Time is running out to register for a postal vote in this year’s Police and Crime Commissioner Election, but make sure you follow the rules. The election takes place on Thursday November 15 and the deadline by which people must be registered to vote is October 31.

Council ‘did not act unreasonably’ over Valley Centre purchase

Published on Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Rossendale Borough Council’s purchase of the Valley Centre has been cleared by the District Auditor following an extensive 12-month investigation.

Rossendale announce regeneration partners deal

Published on Thursday, 06 September 2012

The Leader of Rossendale Borough Council has today announced the appointment of Barnfield Investment Properties with Together Housing Group as the Council’s preferred regeneration development partner.

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