Monthly Archives: June 2016

Does Your Business need a Finance Doctor?

Published on June 30, 2016 at 11:20 am

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Council Takes Action on Those Failing to Clean Up

Published on June 30, 2016 at 10:17 am

Rossendale Council has successfully prosecuted 2 people over failure to adhere to clearance notices issued to them which were causing a blight on their neighbourhoods.

Mr Gerard Wroe of Clough Road, Bacup, was issued with a £660 fine, £319.68 costs and £376.14 compensation by the Court for failure to adhere to a section 215 Notice Town and Country Planning Act 1990 over clearance work that was due.

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Council Launches Council Tax Support Scheme Consultation

Published on June 28, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Rossendale Borough Council has launched a 12 week consultation on its Council Tax Support Scheme for 2017/18.

The consultation comes after Central Government announced a number of welfare changes in its 2015 Summer Budget, some of which apply to the Housing Benefit Scheme.

Rossendale Borough Council’s Council Tax Support Scheme has remained unchanged since April 2013, except for the annual uprating of applicable amounts/premiums keeping it in line with the Housing Benefit Scheme and is formally ratified annually by Full Council.

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Rawtenstall Residents to Benefit from Major Power Project

Published on June 27, 2016 at 10:45 am

More than 11,000 homes and businesses in Rawtenstall, Rossendale are set to benefit from a £650,000 engineering project which starts today, to improve power supplies in the area. 

The new five-month project, starting Monday 27th June, will secure power supplies by replacing 3.8km of underground cable along Haslingden Road and Bacup Road which have been in place for 60 years.

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Armed Forces Flag Raised as St Mary’s Gardens

Published on June 24, 2016 at 4:43 pm






Civic Dignitaries and members of the public all came together on Monday June 20th for the flag raising ceremony at St Mary’s Garden’s, Rawtenstall.

The Mayor, Cllr Granville Morris, led the respects in this event to mark armed forces day.

The event aimed to raise awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in her majesty’s armed forces and it gives people an opportunity to show our support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community: from currently serving troops to service families and from veterans to cadets.

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Rossendale Taxi Procedure Update

Published on June 24, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Rossendale Council has recently taken a variety of steps to make changes to the Hackney Carriage/Private Hire application process and address the number of Rossendale licensed drivers and vehicles working in other areas.

Firstly, we have implemented a Hackney Carriage Intended ‘Use’ policy (adopted at 24th February 2016 Council).  Any applications for a new hackney carriage vehicle licence where there is no intention to use the vehicle predominantly in the Borough of Rossendale are refused.

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Community Column: Civic Pride Waterfoot Work

Published on June 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm

The area around Turnpike/Burnley Road East/Booth Road crossroads in Waterfoot has had a facelift thanks to Civic Pride volunteers Liz and Ian Hoskins.

Steps Before
Before Liz applied a bit of tlc!

Over the last few months whilst Ian has been busy picking litter, Liz has been out clearing the footpaths and steps of accumulations of leaves, weeds and soil. 

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VIC Plan Special Somme Event

Published on June 24, 2016 at 1:17 pm

This year marks one hundred years since the start of the Battle of the Somme.

As part of the nationwide commemoration in partnership with The Royal British Legion, Veterans in Communities will be opening their centre on Bury Road, Haslingden for an all night vigil. From 7.30pm on Thursday 30th June, until 7.30am on Friday 1st July, the community is invited to join us for all or any part of the night.

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Rossendale Result in EU Referendum

Published on June 24, 2016 at 3:35 am

The people of Rossendale went to the polls on Thursday June 23rd in the EU Referendum that was taking place.

Turnout in Rossendale was 72.4%

The total number of ballot papers verified was 38,205.

The total number of eligible electors was 52,750.

The total number of votes cast for ‘REMAIN’ was 15,012

The total number of votes cast for ‘LEAVE’ was 23,169

24 Ballot papers were rejected.

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Put an ‘X’ in a box! Make sure you know how to have your say on 23 June

Published on June 17, 2016 at 5:09 pm

Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the EU Referendum on 23 June.

Across Rossendale voters will be going on June 23rd to cast their vote in the EU Referendum.

Joanne Smith, Elections Manager at Rossendale Council said:

“Putting a cross in a box might seem simple, but there are plenty of things voters need to consider in order to be ‘referendum ready’.

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British Cycling Gets Wheels in Motion on New Routes Website

Published on June 17, 2016 at 1:47 pm

British Cycling’s Go Sky Ride now has a new routes website for budding cycling enthusiasts featuring a popular ride round Whitaker Park.

The new site features hundreds of cycle routes up and down the county which have all been accredited by British Cycling.

The site features the ride ‘Rossendale Vistas‘ which starts at Whitaker Park, this rolling route gives glorious vistas of the valley including Cowpe Lowe and Scout Moor.

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Police Hail Live Rossendale Q&A a Success

Published on June 15, 2016 at 2:43 pm

A LIVE broadcast, which allowed Rossendale residents to ask the police and council questions about anti social behaviour, has been hailed a success.

*Pictured is PCSO Callam Nuttall, Inspector Steve Rides and Alison Wilkins from Rossendale Council

Over 130 people have logged on to watch the session which took place last Tuesday morning (7 June).

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Council Take Action on Outdoor Laundrette

Published on June 9, 2016 at 8:36 pm

Rossendale Council’s Planning Enforcement Team has today served notice on the outdoor laundrette structure at the Nisa Store on Deardengate, Haslingden.

This action comes after thorough investigation from our Planning Department.

The owner has now been asked to remove the launderette facility from the front of the building within the required timeframe.

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The Ugly Consequences of the Beautiful Game

Published on June 8, 2016 at 3:19 pm

England, Wales and Northern Ireland will take part in the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament in France. The competition begins on Friday 10 June 2016 and will run until Sunday 10 July 2016.

This is the first time that three home nations have made a major competition since 1958 and will see millions of people watching the matches across the UK and in France.

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Armed Forces Flag Raising Ceremony June 2016

Published on June 8, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Monday, 20th June, 2016 will see the Armed Forces Flag Raising Ceremony take place at St Mary’s Gardens, Rawtenstall.

Assembly  will be at 9.50 a.m. for ceremony to commence at 10.00 a.m.

The Mayor (Cllr Granville Morris) will be in attendance and will be accompanied by Sir David Trippier, Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

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Issues Contacting Our Operations Team

Published on June 7, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Those trying to contact our Operations Department on 01706 878660 are experiencing problems where the call appears to have been terminated.

We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it as soon as possible.

We ask you to keep trying and keep on hold. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Improving Access to GP Services in East Lancashire

Published on June 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group are currently consulting on a proposed new model for Primary Care developed by GPs to improve access to GP services in East Lancashire.

After initial feedback from patients, the vision is for same day access, 8am-8pm 7 days a week to a GP wherever you are in East Lancashire.

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£20,000 Grant Success for Valley Heritage Creates Hope for Bacup’s Waterside Mill

Published on June 3, 2016 at 9:02 am

Valley Heritage has received confirmation of £10,000 each from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) to explore if Waterside Mill in Bacup can be saved for future generations.

The project will allow support from heritage professionals to identify if this heritage building can be saved, what repairs are needed, what they will cost and what uses the building could be put to in the future.

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Police and Council to Host Live Question and Answer Session

Published on June 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Residents in Rossendale are being given an opportunity to put questions to the police and local council next week in a live online question and answer session.

Officers are joining forces with Rossendale Borough Council for the session which will take place between 11.30am and 12.30pm on Tuesday 7th June.

Inspector Steve Rides from Rossendale Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We know that issues such as drugs, parking, littering, dog fouling, speeding and noise nuisance are a cause of concern for people living in Rossendale, which is why we have decided to host this event.

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Community Column: Samaritans Say Thank You to Priceless Volunteers

Published on June 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Samaritans in Pendle, Burnley, Craven & Rossendale are celebrating Volunteers’ Week (1-12 June 2016) by saying a great big thank you to their team of life-saving volunteers.

Every 6 seconds someone contacts Samaritans. Across the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 20,000 volunteers give well over 5 million hours of their time a year – responding to calls, fundraising, supporting people in prisons, workplaces and schools, and running its 201 branches.

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