Monthly Archives: May 2016

Rossendale Council in Operation Considerate

Published on May 25, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Rossendale Borough Council recently conducted Operation Considerate in Manchester City Centre in April.

Working alongside Greater Manchester Police we stopped and checked 11 Rossendale licensed vehicles.

Of these vehicles, 3 were suspended, 2 were given defect notices and 3 were given written warning on smoking and children in the front seat.

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Rossendale and Leeds Joint Enforcement Success

Published on May 25, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Rossendale Borough Council and Leeds City Council team up to conduct joint enforcement activity on Taxis in Leeds city centre.

Enforcement Teams from Rossendale and Leeds Councils worked from 20:00 – 04:30 hours on Friday 20 May 2016 to stop and check taxis.

6 Rossendale licensed vehicles were stopped and dealt with.

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Rossendale Residents Urged Not to Forget Resillience Grant

Published on May 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Government support is available to Local Authorities to provide grants of up to £5,000 to homeowners and businesses that have been flooded as a result of Storm Desmond and Storm Eva to help fund additional flood resilience or resistance measures for their properties.

No deadline for applications closing has yet been set by Central Government so residents are encouraged to get applications in as soon as possible.

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Flag Flying at Half Mast

Published on May 20, 2016 at 12:01 pm

The Council’s flag is flying at half-mast in Rawtenstall as a mark of respect for Honorary Alderman Mrs Dorothy Ramsden.

We have been advised today that sadly Honorary Alderman Mrs Dorothy Ramsden passed away yesterday (May 19th).  She was made Honorary Alderman in 2008 in recognition of her 19 years service as a borough Councillor for Acre and Town between 1973 to 1976 and Greenfield Ward between 1976 and 1992. 

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Vote for Rossendale in Britain Has Spirit Competition

Published on May 20, 2016 at 9:19 am

Rossendale has 3 representatives in the North West Regional Finals of the Britain Has Spirit Competition.

The Britain Has Spirit competition is a national award scheme to recognise the Community Hero of the Year and Local Initiative of the Year.

The campaign was launched in response to research by Together Mutual Insurance, which highlighted the lack of community spirit across the nation.

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Bacup THI Phase 1 Works Nearing Completion

Published on May 18, 2016 at 4:10 pm

The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative Project Phase 1 work is now moving towards being completed with over £400k of work on the Pioneer Building and Clock Tower on Rochdale Road and the RSPCA Building at 33 St James Street being successfully carried out.

Investment into the Pioneer Building has new shop fronts installed and new sash windows fitted.

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Council Conducts Operation Spartacus

Published on May 17, 2016 at 9:22 am

Operation Spartacus, a taxi enforcement exercise, was deployed by Rossendale Borough Council’s Licensing and Enforcement Unit and Lancashire Police during the evening of Saturday 14th May 2016 throughout Rossendale

During the evening, 20 licensed hackney carriages were stopped and inspected of which 4 vehicles were issued with suspension notices for faults such as; defective lights, defective windshield, unreported accident damage, bald tyres, damaged seat belts and interiors.

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Community Column: Rossendale CAN

Published on May 13, 2016 at 12:48 pm

New Culture and Arts Network Forms in Rossendale.

Rossendale Cultural Arts Network (CAN) has been formed from like-minded groups and individuals who appreciate the wealth of visual and performing arts talent that exists within the Rossendale Valley. The main objective of Rossendale CAN is to identify, develop, showcase and promote all of the amazing arts groups that exist within the Valley, and encourage communication and collaboration between members.

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Community Column: Rossendale 60 Festival 2016

Published on May 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Time to be thinking of a 60’s event YOU want to put on over this Fab weekend? If your Pub / Club/ Organisation wants to create an event, have a 60’s themed Disco or other event, get in touch with the event organisers and they may be able to help.

Every event taking place will be promoted, not just locally, but across the whole region and in every form of media.

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Flood Advisory Service Roadshow in Rawtenstall

Published on May 3, 2016 at 2:03 pm

The Flood Advisory Service offers ‘on the spot’ support for homes in Lancashire with a roadshow on Rawtenstall Town Square on Friday 6th May

Following the devastating storms that hit Lancashire over the winter, when hundreds of properties were flooded, Rossendale Borough Council has been working closely with The Flood Advisory Service to ensure homeowners and businesses can easily access the advice and information they need at this difficult time.

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