Monthly Archives: February 2017

Call for Local Community Heroes

Published on February 27, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Rossendale Borough Council, together with Civic Pride groups, are calling on the community to step up and be a local hero as part of the national Great British Spring Clean Event to celebrate where we live.

The Great British Spring Clean event is taking place 3rd-5th March and we would like you to get involved.

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Lancashire continues to push for Combined Authority

Published on February 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Councils in Lancashire are waiting for the green light from Government to formally create a Combined Authority for the county as a decision to make the next step gets closer.

And leaders driving forward the proposals have said they will be pressing ahead despite the news that Fylde Council may be the second authority to pull out of the negotiations.

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Rossendale Woman of the Year 2017

Published on February 24, 2017 at 3:04 pm

For over a decade Rossendale Hospice has recognised and celebrated the achievements of remarkable women from the area.  

Nominations are open for Rossendale Woman of the Year 2017 – You can vote now!

This award gives the people of Rossendale an opportunity to recognise and support the amazing women who have made a significant contribution to our community.

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Breweries Wanted for the Pennine Way

Published on February 24, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Breweries are being invited to put forward a proposal to brew an official Pennine Way beer!

The Pennine Way is Britain’s oldest National Trail and undoubtedly its best known walking route. Over the past 50 years people have been embarking on this 268 mile journey along the spine of England, from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders.

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Council Grant Supports Community Website

Published on February 17, 2017 at 3:25 pm

The REAL Directory community website is going from strength to strength and thanks to a grant from Rossendale Council the website is funded for the next 12 months.

The website, www.realtd.co.uk provides community information to people living or working in Rossendale and is now a significant source of information on community organisations and events in Rossendale. 

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Team Effort Keeps VIC Soldiering On to Final

Published on February 16, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Members of VIC were given five star treatment at the House of Lords as finalists in the  national Soldiering On Awards.

The champagne reception, in a marquee on the embankment of the River Thames, was an opportunity to share the work of VIC with the five other finalists in the category Working Together and to meet some of the judges.

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Call for Dog Mess Clean Up

Published on February 16, 2017 at 10:16 am

Environmental Health Officers are reminding dog owners to regularly clear up dog waste from back yards following an increase in the number of complaints about this.

Accumulation of dog mess, if left, is not only anti-social but can cause smells, flies and is extremely unhygienic.

Our Environmental Health Officers are encouraging people to make sure they clean up after their dogs in order to prevent unpleasant conditions and complaints from other residents.

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The Big Scoop

Published on February 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

It is said that ‘love changes everything’ and with this sentiment, we would like your help in changing the mind-set of the small minority of irresponsible owners who fail to Bag it and Bin it, with the release of the Dogs Trust’s new video…

Along with the Dogs Trust, we are urging dog owners to make the ultimate declaration of love this Valentines by pledging to pick up after their dog, and sharing the video using #DogsTrustBigScoop.

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Update from Valley Heritage

Published on February 10, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Valley Heritage is a charitable organisation that works with communities and like minded  partners to share and celebrate this rich heritage and bring our decaying historic buildings back to life for future generations to enjoy.

Their latest update newsletters (below) update on the work they’ve been involved in with the Bacup THI Project, Heritage Open Days, Waterside Mill in Bacup amongst others.

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Vote for Local Company Arthouse

Published on February 9, 2017 at 11:47 am

A Rossendale Company has been shortlisted for a prestigious international award – and it needs your help.

Arthouse Limited, which designs interior products such as wallpaper, wall art, mirrors and cushions, is in the running for a National Public Champions Awards, which are part the European Business Awards.

The company, which employs more than 70 people, will be battling with other UK businesses in a public vote.

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Grane Road Litter Pick Success

Published on February 6, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Work in January on Grane Road removes vast amount of dumped litter.

Rossendale Borough Council’s Park’s Team litter picked the verges and laybys on both side of the road from Haslingden Cemetery to the Hyndburn Boundary over 3 days- 16th to 18th January 2017.

Over the winter since we were last there, a build-up of litter and fly tipped items had seriously detracted from the natural beauty of the route.

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Update on Stubbylee Masterplan

Published on February 6, 2017 at 9:06 am

Pump Track work starts to take place to progress the Masterplan

As part of the Stubbylee Masterplan, we carried out consultation in April 2016 as we looked to develop the Pump Track project. This is basically a bike track made out of moulded earth that is used to develop Rider’s skills.

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Haslingden Task Force working to improve Haslingden

Published on February 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Haslingden Task Force is working on two key projects to support the continued development of the town. 

Rossendale Borough Council has provided £100,000 of funding through the Task Force to provide a catalyst to develop regeneration initiatives in Haslingden.

£50,000 has been allocated to the Shop Front Improvement Scheme through which business owners in the town centre can apply for grants for 50% of the cost of improving their shop front, up to a maximum of £2000.  

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Lancashire’s New Visitor Magazine 2017

Published on February 3, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Marketing Lancashire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Lancashire has announced the release of the Official Lancashire Visitor Magazine 2017.
At 146 pages the 2017 Lancashire Magazine is bigger than ever before and available at key attractions, gateways and information centres across the country. It is also available online at visitlancashire.com, the county’s official tourism website which enjoys 6 million page views a year.

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Rosso Long Service Awards Dinner

Published on February 3, 2017 at 9:01 am

Rosso held its first annual Long Service Awards Dinner at Sykeside Country Hotel, Haslingden, on Saturday 28 January 2017.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Rossendale. Cllr Granville Morris and his wife Susan were guests of honour and presented Long Service Certificates and gifts to 14 employees who between them have given a combined total of 400 years’ service to the Company and its predecessors.

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Mayor’s Charity Concert

Published on February 3, 2017 at 8:19 am

The Mayor’s Charity Concert will be held on Friday March 3rd 2017 at St. Peter’s Church, Haslingden, commencing at 7.30pm.

All proceeds are in aid of the Mayor’s Charity Fund.

Both the Rossendale Male Voice Choir under the musical directorship of Matthew Thomas and the 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band, under the musical directorship of Graham Helm are performing a Special Mayors Charity Concert to support this year’s Mayor Councillor Granville Morris, Mayors Charity Fund.

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ORCHA App Could Benefit You

Published on February 2, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Nearly 2 million people in Lancashire and South Cumbria will for the first time be able to get easy access to the best-rated health apps available online.

Thousands of people in the area use apps every day to help manage health issues and medical conditions as well as to generally improve their health and wellbeing.

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