Monthly Archives: September 2016

Nest Lancashire Launched

Published on September 30, 2016 at 1:12 pm

Nest Lancashire, the support service for young victims of crime, bullying and harassment in Lancashire has launched its website on Friday 30 September. The website, which can be found at www.nestlancashire.org offers information and guidance to young people aged 10 to 18 who have been left hurt or upset following a crime or incident.

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Rossendale Neighbourhood Forums Meeting in October

Published on September 30, 2016 at 9:08 am

Rossendale residents and representatives of local community groups are invited to attend their local Neighbourhood Forum meeting to find out more about local services and activities and events in their area.

There are four Neighbourhood Forums in Rossendale covering the different areas and meetings are open to all local residents.  The Neighbourhood Forums are informal community meetings to allow networking and information sharing and any agreed action points. 

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From the cobbles to the Cathedral to celebrate the best of health care

Published on September 27, 2016 at 5:16 pm

A FAMOUS face from Corrie’s cobbles will be making his way to Blackburn Cathedral to celebrate the best of health and social care on Thursday (29.

Gareth Berliner, who plays ‘Macca’, has been performing stand-up comedy across the UK and internationally for eight years, taking his successful solo shows to comedy festivals.

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UCLan Innovation Clinic Workshops Come to Rossendale

Published on September 22, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Two free workshops are being held in Rossendale to help businesses with developing a new product and bringing it to market.

The events are being held at the Kingfisher Business Centre, Rawtenstall, BB4 8EQ, on October 11th and 19th.

The two day workshop will equip businesses with the knowledge needed to get their product transformed from a good idea into a best seller!

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Could you be a Councillor and stand for what you believe in?

Published on September 22, 2016 at 11:55 am

The county council is asking people to consider if they could be a councillor ahead of next year’s county elections.

Lancashire County Council is holding local elections in May 2017 and new candidates are needed to represent their areas. There will be 84 seats available to cover the 12 Lancashire district areas.

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Grant Funding Available to Support to Local Groups

Published on September 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm

The latest round of the Rossendale Community Fund has been launched and local organisations are invited to apply for a grant from the Fund before the deadline of 14 October.  

The Rossendale Community Fund was created by Rossendale Borough Council in partnership with the Community Foundation for Lancashire to offer grants to support projects that help families, children and young people in Rossendale engage in community activities and learning.

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Double Medal Haul for Terrific Tom

Published on September 19, 2016 at 9:18 am

Rawtenstall’s Tom Hamer has finished his 2016 Rio Paralympics with 2 Silver Medals.

Over the weekend he won his second silver in the Men’s 200M Individual Medley (SM14) to accompany the silver he won in the Mens 200M Freestyle (S14).

This is a terrific success for Tom and everyone at Rossendale Borough Council congratulates Tom on his achievement.

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Regenerate Pennine Lancashire to become Growth Lancashire

Published on September 16, 2016 at 11:10 am

Regenerate Pennine Lancashire has changed its name to Growth Lancashire.

Regenerate has provided business support and economic development services for the East Lancashire local authorities and Lancashire County Council since 2011.

In recent years the Company has been delivering Lancashire wide business support programmes such as the Government’s flag-ship Regional Growth Fund scheme.

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Council Announcement Around Proposed Haslingden Bin Changes

Published on September 15, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Rossendale Borough Council has today taken the decision, following discussions with those affected, to halt the introduction of a small scale recycling project for 300 houses  in Haslingden. 

The project was developed in response to concerns expressed by this community about waste, fly tipping and recycling.

We are now taking a brief pause on the project because we are aware that both the scale and nature of the project has been misunderstood, and this has caused community concern.  

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Samba Band Beats the Drum for Health Innovation Event

Published on September 14, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Blackburn Cathedral will swing to the sounds of samba at an upcoming event celebrating the best of health and social care in East Lancashire.

Suco Suco Samba – a drum and dance troupe for people in recovering from addiction formed by East Lancashire support group ‘Juice’ – will headline the celebration of good practice and innovation taking place on Thursday September 29, from 10-3pm.

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Successful Heritage Open Day at Stubbylee Hall, Bacup

Published on September 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Valley Heritage, working alongside Rossendale Borough Council, were once again able to open up Stubbylee Hall to the public this year. Over 75 people attended throughout the day and were able to explore the attics; cellars and other ‘secret’ places rarely open to the public.

Stephen Anderson, Chair of Valley Heritage said: “The Heritage Open Day was a great success and was very well attended by local people as well as drawing in visitors from the neighbouring boroughs of Burnley and Bury.

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Tom Takes Silver!

Published on September 12, 2016 at 8:46 am

Rawtenstall swimmer Tom Hamer has won silver in the Mens 200M Freestyle (S14) at the Rio Paralympics.

All of Rossendale is cheering Tom on and wishes him all the best for his next event, the 200M Individual Medley (SM14). Heats take place on Saturday 17th September at 15:10 with the final at midnight.

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Fostering Needs You!

Published on September 9, 2016 at 11:12 am

Each week 20 local children need a family so we need foster carers from all backgrounds to provide loving homes.

Lancashire County Council would particularly like to recruit foster carers who are able to care for:

  • Brothers and sisters.
  • Older children and teenagers.
  • Children that will be in foster care long term.

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Good Luck Tom!

Published on September 7, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Tom Hamer, from Rawtenstall, will be Rossendale’s representative in the Rio Paralympics as he competes in the swimming pool.

Tom impressed the Para-Swimming world when he stormed to silver at the Commonwealth Games which was his international debut and he has since built on this performance to win medals at the European and World Championships

On his World Championship debut at Glasgow 2015 Hamer made an instant impact in the S14 classification securing himself a bronze medal in the 200m Freestyle and just missed out on the chance of another medal in the SM14 200m Individual Medley finishing fourth overall.

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Enforcement Success on Fraudulent Declaration

Published on September 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Rossendale Borough Council’s Licencing Enforcement Team have secured a conviction in Court for a  hackney carriage licence driver who failed to declare a conviction.

Shahid Javaid, of Arnold St, Huddersfield, pleaded guilty on August 19th at Burnley Magistrates Court to Fraud by False Representation. He was fined £80 in total and was ordered to pay £150 costs.

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Community Roadwatch at Schools in Rossendale

Published on September 6, 2016 at 2:44 pm

From the start of the new school year, the Rossendale Police Community Roadwatch team are going to continue operations outside several local schools where there have been problems over the last twelve months with motorists parking on the Zig Zag lines outside.

This action is causing a serious risk to children being dropped off and picked up by limiting visibility as they are crossing the road. 

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Darren Needs You!

Published on September 6, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Earlier in the summer we asked for your help to support one of Veternas In Communities’ (VIC) members, Darren Horsnell, in his nomination as a North West finalist for the Britain Has Spirit awards.

We’re delighted that Darren won the individual North West final and is now in the national final.

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Rossendale Opens Its Doors for Heritage Celebration

Published on September 5, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Following the success of the Heritage Open Day last year, Valley Heritage and Rossendale Borough Council are pleased to announce that Stubbylee Hall in Bacup will be open to the public again this year. This event will be Sunday 11th September between 11am and 2pm. Access to the Hall will be via guided tours of 15 people, available to book on the day.

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Enter the Lancashire Tourism Awards

Published on September 1, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Lancashire Tourism Awards are the biggest celebration of tourism excellence in Lancashire.  Last year’s awards had a 4.3 million print media coverage circulation and a 19.6 million potential reach on social media.  If you’re proud of what you do to contribute to Lancashire’s £3.7million visitor economy then this is your opportunity to shout about it.

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