Monthly Archives: January 2016

Good News for Communities Near A56 Rising Bridge Roundabout

Published on January 27, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Good news for local communities in Acre village, Sherfin hamlet and Rising Bridge, Lancashire. Highways England is to begin a comprehensive £4.5 million scheme to provide safe pedestrian crossings and designated cycle routes, linking villages, schools and businesses on either side of the busy A56 Rising Bridge roundabout near Haslingden.

Work to transform the roundabout will take around twelve weeks beginning in February with new lighting.

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Views Sought on Combined Authority for Lancashire

Published on January 26, 2016 at 4:16 pm

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

Hundreds of people have already had their say with people labelling the idea as positive for the county.

Councils are urging people to take part in what they believe will secure the county’s seat at the forefront of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.

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Update on the Local Plan Part 2

Published on January 21, 2016 at 10:57 am

At Council on 9th December 2015 it was agreed unanimously to cease work on the Site allocations and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document, the Local Plan Part 2, also known as Lives and Landscapes’ and to start work on preparing a new Local Plan for Rossendale.

The reasons underpinning this decision were set out in the Report to Council, which is available to view on the Council’s web site. 

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

Published on January 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Rossendale Council has announced central government details of a scheme to help householders and businesses make their properties more resistant to future floods. Under the scheme, householders and businesses affected by Storms Desmond and Eva in Rossendale can apply to the Council for grants of up to £5,000 to help make their homes/businesses more resilient to flooding in the future.

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Rossendale Together Barnfield (RTB) Partnership Visits Successful New Schemes

Published on January 15, 2016 at 9:19 am

The Rossendale Together Barnfield Partnership has recently embarked on a project of visiting the homes of people who have recently moved in to new, successful schemes that have recently been delivered.

Laura and Steve Mcnally moved into their new home in Bacup in 2015.

Their home is part of a new development in the town centre called Millstream Close.

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

Published on January 13, 2016 at 10:47 am

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.

The scheme, which was launched by Rossendale Borough Council in November, provides grants to support traders to carry out improvement work to their shops.

Under the new scheme, traders will be able to apply for grants of up to £2000 to improve the appearance of their shops.

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Bacup Continues to Benefit from Heritage Project

Published on January 12, 2016 at 10:42 am

The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative Project Team have recently submitted planning applications for five shops on St James Street on behalf of the property owners. These are – No. 23 Neil Gerard Hair Studio, No. 25 The Pet Shop, No. 27 the vacant former Bacup & Stacksteads TMO office, Studio 29 and No.

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Have your say on the proposed Combined Authority for Lancashire

Published on January 11, 2016 at 10:56 am

Over the last few months each of the councils in Lancashire has been discussing the idea of creating a Combined Authority for Lancashire.

It has been agreed to take it to the next stage and find out what the people of Lancashire think too.

Over the next few weeks there will be a public consultation that will run until Friday 19 February – you can take the survey here.

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Cleaner Buses for Rossendale

Published on January 5, 2016 at 10:40 am

Rossendale Borough Council has won £485,000 from the Department of Transport for Rosso to equip 38 buses with new greener technology to cut harmful emissions.

To win the funding, we had to show that the technology would reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by at least 50%.

Outside of Transport for London (50), Rossendale received enough funding to convert the most busses in this scheme (38), this will be a real benefit for Rossendale communities in terms of air quality and modern public transport.

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