Monthly Archives: November 2016

Residents gather to debate shape of health and social care in East Lancashire

Published on November 28, 2016 at 9:12 am

Residents were invited to get involved, debate and help shape the future of health and social care in East Lancashire at a recent engagement event.

Around 40 residents gathered at Haslingden Community Link & Children’s Centre on the evening of Wednesday November 16, to give their views and ideas on what works well, what needs improving and how to face the challenges ahead.

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Information Relating to Planning Application 2015/0241

Published on November 24, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Application reference: 2015/0241

Appeal references: APP/B2355/W/16/3152975

Gate House Farm, Bamford Road, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancashire, BL0 0RT

The Council wishes to notify that the Planning hearing scheduled for 29th November 2016 at 10:00am at Room 110, The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 0BB has been cancelled. 

The Planning Inspectorate has changed the appeal procedure to written representations and therefore a hearing will not now take place. 

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Rossendale Council Supports White Ribbon Campaign

Published on November 24, 2016 at 2:18 pm

The national awareness day will be supported by Rossendale Council with 5th December being Rossendale Council’s internal day of awareness.

White Ribbon is an international campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. The United Nations has designated 25 November as International Day for the elimination of violence against women and girls.

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Bacup THI Open Day Set to Showcase the Project

Published on November 24, 2016 at 11:38 am

Rossendale Council is organising an open day which will provide a chance to find out about the project so far and look at what is still to come from this heritage restoration project. 

The Open Day will be at the AB&D Centre, Burnley Road, Bacup, 10am – 2:30pm on Saturday December 3rd 2016.

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Start your Christmas in Rawtenstall

Published on November 23, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Rawtenstall Christmas Market and Lights Switch On – Saturday 26 November.

There will be a magical Christmas Market on the Town Square in Rawtenstall on Saturday 26 November featuring over 50 stalls selling handmade artisan products, street food, farmers market produce, gifts and clothing. The market, which is open from 11am through to 8pm, is organised by Mark Smith, organiser of the Rawtenstall Farmers Market, Jane Boys, organiser of The Clog Market, and Danny Solazzo, owner of Artisan, supported by Rossendale Borough Council.   

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Another Award for Civic Pride

Published on November 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Civic Pride have collected another award this month, this time in the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Its Your Neighbourhood’ competition.

Civic Pride entered The Old Fold Garden (opposite Mr Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar) and won a Level 4 Award for Thriving, a mere one point off Outstanding!

RHS Judge Stephen Lowe said;

“It was great to see how this area had been transformed…from a foreboding, litter strewn, overgrown forgotten corner, into a superb blast of colour which will lit the spirits of all who sit and enjoy the results of their hard work.”

RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is a grassroots community gardening campaign helping people to make lasting improvements to their local environment.

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Council Joins in LGA’s #OurDay Campaign

Published on November 18, 2016 at 3:51 pm

On Tuesday Novemeber15th Rossendale Council took part in the Local Government Association’s (LGA) “Tweetathon” for their #OurDay campaign and we wanted to share the content with all those not on twitter as well.

#OurDay is organised by the LGA to focus on what services Councils provide, and to give communities a flavour of a typical day at the Council.

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Best in Business Awarded

Published on November 18, 2016 at 1:44 pm

The Rossendale Business Awards were a huge success this year, demonstrating the strong, expansive business offer the Valley is home to.

The event, run by Valley at Work, marked its 7th year this year, and each time it gets bigger and better.  The selection of winners on the evening demonstrated the strength in tourism, creative business and enterprising people in Rossendale.

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Farm Collections Delayed Due to Weather

Published on November 18, 2016 at 9:01 am

Due to condition weather conditions Farm collections for Friday 18th November 2016 have been delayed.

Every effort will be made to complete today’s other collections where access is possible and it is safe to do so, however current conditions may result in limited success in areas on a gradient or where vehicle manoeuvrability is limited.

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Mayor Attends 100th Birthday Celebrations

Published on November 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm

The Mayor and Mayoress of Rossendale, Councillor Granville Morris and Mrs Susan Morris, visited Molly Barnes, Haslingden, this week to wish her a very Happy Birthday.

This year Molly is celebrating a very special birthday as she turned 100 years old on Wednesday 16th November, and her niece Pat Hutchinson arranged a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress as part of the celebrations.

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Weir War Memorial Given Grade II Listed Status

Published on November 17, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Historic England give listed status to Weir War Memorial.

The Secretary of State for Culture Media & Sport has added Weir War Memorial to the list of buildings of Special Architectural or Historic interest and has been granted Grade II listed status.

The announcement was made in time for Armistice Day and the Remembrance weekend, a special service was held at the memorial on Friday November 11th.

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Taxi Proposals Approved at Licensing Committee

Published on November 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Last night Rossendale Borough Councillors approved the recommended changes to the Council’s Taxi Licensing Policies following recent consultation.

The changes are being brought in by the Council in order to ensure we maintain the highest standards in public safety and to ensure that robust policies are in place providing transparent guidance to applicants, existing licence holders and all other stakeholders.

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Community Column: Where Has All the Litter Gone?

Published on November 16, 2016 at 9:17 am

Civic Pride rally Rossendale into becmoing litter free.

Walk down Bacup Road in Rawtenstall early on Sunday morning and you’ll doubtless see plenty of fast food litter, cans, bottles and cigarette ends strewn across the pavements. Take Away corner is a reminder of what most of Rossendale used to look like before Civic Pride and other volunteers got to grips with the problem.

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Mayor Supports Rossendale Hospice Youth Enterprise Challenge

Published on November 15, 2016 at 2:15 pm

The Mayor of Rossendale is taking part in the Youth Enterprise Challenge and attended the opening event recently.

Six Rossendale schools will take part in the challenge, using their entrepreneurial skills to raise money for Rossendale Hospice. Each year 10 school team will be joined by a business mentor from various local businesses to help them with their project.

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Let’s celebrate local government together! Rossendale Council is taking part in #OurDay

Published on November 15, 2016 at 8:51 am

From collecting waste to environmental health checks, and community grants to planning approval, the hundreds of vital local services delivered by councils will be brought to life in 140 characters when staff from Rossendale Council take part in a tweetathon on Tuesday 15 November.

We will be among thousands nationwide to tweet using the hashtag #OurDay, to give residents an insight into the hundreds of jobs councils do every day.

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Lancashire Tourism Awards – The Winners 2016

Published on November 14, 2016 at 1:51 pm

On Thursday 10 November, Blackburn Cathedral, the Cathedral of Lancashire was a stunning venue for Marketing Lancashire’s annual Lancashire Tourism Awards, supported by host sponsors Blackburn with Darwen Council and headline sponsor University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Bill Turnbull was guest presenter, entertaining the audience and guiding the event masterfully through eighteen awards.

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Council Thanks Those Who Attended Festival of Remembrance

Published on November 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Our Festival of Remembrance Concert was held at St Peter’s Church, Haslingden on Sunday 6th November 2016.

The concert was opened by a poignant reading from Christopher Kelly-Brown, who performed ‘A Wish’, a poem written by Maxine Kendall.

The Haslingden Concert Band played some well-known songs including the best of James Bond, Putting on the Ritz and Lord of the Dance, which had everybody clapping along.

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Preparing for Winter

Published on November 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm

With this cold weather upon us, we thought it may be worth sharing this link to report faults to Lancashire County Council, the highways authority in Rossendale. 

Lancashire County Council refill our grit bins, repair pot holes, fix broken street lights, unblock drains, grit our roads and many other functions all of which become more of an issue in the cold winter weather and calls are already increasing about these issues.

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Rossendale Council Statement on Industrial Action by the Local Taxi Trade

Published on November 8, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Rossendale Council has now had confirmation of the strike by the taxi trade, after circulating rumours that they intended to go on strike. They have notified us that the strike is a withdrawal of service and takes place with immediate effect on the morning of Wednesday 9th November 2016, however it is still unclear for how long the strike will last.

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Lancashire’s PROUD Awards

Published on November 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Inspiring children and young people from Lancashire can now be nominated to receive a recognition award as part of Lancashire Children and Young People’s PROUD Awards.

The awards recognise the successes and contributions made by looked after children and young people, or those who have previously been looked after.  A child is ‘looked after’ if they are in the care of the local authority for more than 24 hours.

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Community Column: Water Band’s 150th Birthday

Published on November 3, 2016 at 4:48 pm

2016 is Water Band’s 150th year. To celebrate we’re having ‘A Bit Of A Do’ at the bandroom on Saturday 12th November between 3pm and 7.30pm and we would like to invite you along to help us mark this momentous occasion.

We are inviting past players and social members of the band, relatives of current and past players, friends and neighbours of the band, organisers who have booked the band this year, and anyone with an interest in Water Band and its aims.

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Lancashire Councils Earn Success on Road to Combined Authority

Published on November 3, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Councils in Lancashire are celebrating after being awarded £260,000 of funding just weeks after setting up a shadow Combined Authority for the county.

The money will go towards creating better homes for residents while opening up new areas for employment sites, potentially creating hundreds of new jobs.

The money has been granted through the Government’s One Public Estate programme, which provides practical and technical support and funding to councils to deliver property-focussed programmes.

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Rossendale Council Launches Living Well Living Better Project

Published on November 3, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Tackling isolation and loneliness in Rossendale.

The Government has made money available to local authorities wishing to try new ways of improving the health and wellbeing of their local communities. Rossendale was successful in securing funding to run a pilot project.

In Rossendale we are focussing on the issue of social isolation and loneliness – looking at reaching more people, understanding their individual circumstances and supporting them into services and activities in the community.

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Get Involved in Shaping the Future of Local Health and Social Care

Published on November 1, 2016 at 10:07 am

Residents are invited to get involved, debate and help shape the future of health and social care in East Lancashire at an upcoming engagement event.

NHS and local councils in Pennine Lancashire, which is made of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, are working together to change the way health and social care is delivered in the area.

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