Monthly Archives: January 2017

£1.4m Flood Grants Investment into Rossendale

Published on January 27, 2017 at 6:29 pm

Over 300 properties have benefited from the Flood Resilience Grant opportunities to help protect them from future flooding following the devastating effects of the Boxing Day floods in 2015.

 We have received 295 Flood Resilience Grant applications which will benefit 321 properties in Rossendale.

The grant funding has meant that £1.4m worth of flood resilience and protection measures is being invested into Rossendale for our residents.

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Volunteers Wanted!

Published on January 27, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Proffitts are working on a project in Lumb with Peers Clough Farm which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The project has 2 aims:

  • To hold 3 weeks’ worth of training with a Master Dry Stone Waller to repair a section of stone wall alongside a right of way.

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Information Spinning Point Sessions

Published on January 25, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Join us at one of our information sessions to find out all about the new bus station development for Rawtenstall.

Monday 30th Jan 12noon – 2pm

Tuesday 31st Jan 4-6pm

Wednesday 1st Feb 4-6pm

Wednesday 8th Feb 10am-12noon

Thursday 9th Feb 2-4pm

Friday 10th Feb – 12noon-2pm

All to be held at Kay St Baptist Church, Kay Street, Rawtenstall, BB4 7LS

Hoardings will shortly be going up around the development site and so we wanted to mark this work with some public information sessions on the project. 

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Rossendale Neighbourhood Forums meeting with a focus on Prevent

Published on January 24, 2017 at 2:32 pm

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 Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup and Whitworth.  The Forums, which are open to all local residents, are informal community meetings to allow networking and information sharing and any agreed action points. 

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Two Rossendale Schools Scoop Big Lottery Funding

Published on January 23, 2017 at 10:39 am

The two schools are amongst more than 500 projects that are sharing over £18m in funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

Almost twenty thousand pounds is set to be invested in Rossendale as two local schools are successful in their Big Lottery Fund bids.

Bacup St Saviour’s Community Primary School have been awarded £9,697 for their Forest Adventurers project.

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Grant Funding Available to Support Local Groups

Published on January 23, 2017 at 10:21 am

The latest round of the Rossendale Community Fund is now open for applications and local organisations are invited to apply for a grant from the Fund before the deadline of 21 February.

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

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Police and Crime Commissioner to Visit Bacup

Published on January 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Public meeting will be held with the Commissioner to discuss and understand how crime is tackled in the area.

A public meeting will be held at the Council Chamber at Futures Park, Bacup at 7pm on Thursday 16th February to give residents the opportunity to ask Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner, about how crime is tackled in the Bacup area.

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Modernised Bacup Post Office Gets Stamp of Approval

Published on January 18, 2017 at 10:42 am

Bacup Post Office will be modernised and is set for longer opening hours as part of The Post Office’s new investment scheme.

The Post Office will open a newly modernised “main” Post Office at 5 Burnley Road, Bacup, OL13 8AA.

  • Opening hours increased to 46 hours a week
  • Convenient, quick service, new modern layout
  • Banking services for personal customers and small businesses
  • Bill payment, banking, benefits and travel money
  • Postage, home shopping returns, Local Collect
  • Financial Services Advice

The service, which will launch at 1pm on Monday 30 January, will be provided from four serving positions, one modern screened, two open plan and a Post Office serving point for use at the retail counter, which is available during shop opening hours offering selected services.

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2017/18 Budget Consultation

Published on January 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm

The Council is seeking views from any individual or organisation on its budget for 2017/18 and the financial challenges it faces over the medium term.

1 – The Council’s vision and corporate priorities are as follows:

Our Vision: By 2018 Rossendale will have strong communities with an enhanced environment and heritage.

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Rossendale Mayor’s Grand Draw

Published on January 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Raffle tickets are now available to be purchased for entry into the Mayor’s Grand Draw!

Prizes include: 2 Weeks S/C Accommodation in Tenerife, Annual Rossendale Leisure Trust Membership for a Family of Four, 43” Smart HD LED Television, £250 Holiday voucher- CBT Travel, plus others.

Tickets Only £2.00 Each.

Tickets are available from Stephanie Carroll, Democratic Services, please email your details to stephaniecarroll@rossendalebc.gov.uk

All proceeds will be donated to the Mayor’s chosen charities including: Northwest Ambulance Service, Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue, Veterans in communities, and other local charities.

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Candlelight Festival

Published on January 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Blackburn Cathedral is to host a special event celebrating the work done by public services in Lancashire.

The Candlelight Festival promises ‘a sequence of words and music from Epiphany to Candlemas’ and will honour the contribution of local government and NHS organisations to local communities across the County.

Staff members from public services, as well as members of the public, are all welcome to attend the event, which will take place on Sunday, February 5 at 6.30pm.

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Weather: Disruption to Bin Rounds

Published on January 13, 2017 at 11:39 am

Due to weather conditions waste and recycling collections for today (Friday 13th January 2017) will be delayed.

Crews have completed today’s waste and recycling collections from the majority of properties. In some instances, due to unsafe icy conditions on roads and back lanes, we have had to divert crews away to ensure safe passage, especially in areas where there are cars double parked.

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Postal Vote Signature Refresh

Published on January 5, 2017 at 9:07 am

Letters will be going out to those registered for postal voting as the annual refresh exercise takes place.

Those residents who chose to vote by post or proxy are required to provide a signature and date of birth when they first apply to prevent fraud and the possibility of someone else using your vote. 

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