Monthly Archives: June 2017

Weekend road closure update

Published on June 30, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Residents are being made aware that Market Street in Whitworth  will be closed from about 9am today (Saturday, July 1) to allow the demolition of Albert Mill, which is between Healey Corner and Hall Street.

The derelict mill which has been the target of numerous arson attacks and incidents of vandalism is currently being demolished.

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Rossendale Council tackles unsafe taxis

Published on June 30, 2017 at 8:36 am

Unsafe taxis were taken off the road during a Council led crackdown at Manchester Airport.

The team gave out ten notices to drivers licensed by Rossendale for minor defects on their taxis and suspended four vehicles on the spot for serious defects including one which had a bald tyre.

Operations such as this one are vital ways of ensuring taxi drivers are meeting safety requirements to protect the health and safety of the public.

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New CGI image of Bacup public realm scheme released

Published on June 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm

A new computer generated image of what Bacup town centre could like in the future has been released.

The image shows what the proposed public realm improvement scheme for St James Square will look like from the view of a pedestrian.

The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative is a £2m investment in the town to restore its historic character.

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Flooding advice for residents

Published on June 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

Residents or business owners who think that they might be at risk from flooding are invited to attend the Flood Fayre.

Organised by the Rawtenstall Flood Forum there will help and advice on offer to anyone who thinks they could be affected.

The flood forum estimates that around six and a half thousand properties in the borough are at some degree of risk from flooding from rivers, groundwater, reservoirs or drains.

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Council Leader speaks out against illegal work

Published on June 27, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Rossendale Council Leader, Alyson Barnes, has expressed her deep dismay at a landowner continuing with work in a local village, despite being issued with a Temporary Stop Notice.

The Council is now taking further enforcement action to stop works at Kippax Factory in Goodshawfold.

Diggers moved onto the site earlier this month to start the development, which has caused much consternation among local residents.

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CCTV improvements planned for Rossendale

Published on June 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Rossendale Council has welcomed new investment which will fund major improvements to the borough’s CCTV system.

The Council has been successful in its funding bid to modernise the system covering the borough’s town centres.

The investment comes from the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund. Here’s the link to the announcement.

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Council update on Albert Mill, Whitworth

Published on June 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm

Following the announcement that work is to begin to redevelop Albert Mill on Albert Street and demolish the building, ward Councillor Sean Serridge said: “I’m delighted we are seeing progress on this site. It has been a major concern for residents, me and my fellow councillors, police and the fire service.

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RTB Partnership welcomes progress on Spinning Point development

Published on June 21, 2017 at 10:43 am

The Rossendale Together Barnfield (RTB) Partnership has welcomed progress on Spinning Point development as new hoardings have been put in place.

Kevin Ruth, Chair of the RTB Partnership, said: “We are pleased the hoardings have gone up and people can see the  progress that has already been made. The scheme is on track and once finished will be a big boost to this borough.”

Councillor Andy MacNae, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Leisure and Tourism at Rossendale Council,  said: “Work continues apace on this project and I am very excited to see the development when it is finished.

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Help shape the future of local health and care

Published on June 19, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Rossendale residents are invited to get involved, debate and help shape the future of health and social care in Pennine Lancashire at a summer engagement event in the borough.

NHS, local councils and voluntary community and faith sector organisations in Pennine Lancashire, which is made up of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, have been working together for the past year on a programme to change the way health and social care is delivered in the area.

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Next phase of engagement on future of Bacup town centre announced

Published on June 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm

The board overseeing the Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) has announced plans for the next phase of engagement on the £2m scheme.

As part of the conditions of the THI funding, a public realm improvement scheme is required.

It means changes to the road layout to make the town centre easier to use for pedestrians.

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Warm weather advice

Published on June 19, 2017 at 10:24 am

With parts of England currently experiencing heatwave conditions, Rossendale residents are reminded to stay safe in any extreme heat and follow relevant health advice.

The Met Office has triggered a ‘Level 3’ alert in the North West to say a heatwave is now occurring. During a heatwave, when temperatures remain abnormally high over more than a couple of days, you may get dehydrated and your body may overheat.

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National minute’s silence for the Grenfell Tower tragedy

Published on June 19, 2017 at 10:19 am

People in Rossendale are being invited to join in and observe a national minute’s silence this morning (Monday, June 19) at 11am as a mark of respect for those who have lost their lives in the fire at Grenfell Tower, London.

Please mark the silence where it is most convenient for you.

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Mayor steps up to support charities

Published on June 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm

The mayor of Rossendale, Councillor Colin Crawforth is appealing for people to support his fundraising walk in aid of local good causes.

The mayor will be joining the Bacup Carnival Procession on Sunday, June 25 and wearing full mayoral regalia to raise funds for his nominated charities.

The procession will lead from Broadclough Mills, Burnley Road, Bacup and on arrival at Stubbylee Park it will signal the start of events that will continue through to 4pm.

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New blog: On the hills – Cribden Up & Over

Published on June 16, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Cribden Hill hides in plain sight. It’s a big lump that looks down upon the west end of the Rossendale valleys.  You can’t miss it.  But loads of people do.

Where is it?

It lies between Rawtenstall and Haslingden. It’s the hill that has Ski Rossendale on its flank, Whitaker Park on its skirt and the Halo on its side.

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Council colleagues hit the target

Published on June 15, 2017 at 2:25 pm

Colleagues at Rossendale Borough Council are delighted to have hit their £1,000 target to raise money for Rossendale Hospice.

The group along with Councillor Steve Hughes completed the 10K run through Manchester city centre on Sunday 28 May.

Calling themselves the Futures Running Team, the runners practised together weekly after work and for most of them the 10K was their first major race.

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Flag Raising in honour of our armed forces.

Published on June 14, 2017 at 1:31 pm

Residents are being invited to attend a flag raising ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day.

The ceremony takes place on Monday, June 19 at St. Mary’s Gardens in Rawtenstall.

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show  support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

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Pavement closure set for Rawtenstall as part of ongoing works

Published on June 13, 2017 at 11:22 am

As part of ongoing work on Rawtenstall’s Spinning Point bus station development, the pavement running alongside the town hall on Bacup Road will be closed from this Thursday morning (June 15.)

During this time pedestrians will not be able to use that side of the pavement and will be directed a different route across the road.

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Council to hold minute’s silence to remember London victims

Published on June 5, 2017 at 10:56 am

Rossendale Council will hold a minute’s silence to remember those killed in the terrible events in London on Saturday.

Stuart Sugarman, Chief Executive of Rossendale Council, said: “The thoughts and sympathies of everyone at the Council are with the victims, their families and everyone caught up in the awful events on Saturday in London.

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Council welcomes community group’s prestigious award

Published on June 2, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Rossendale Council has praised the work of a borough community group which has received Royal approval.

Civic Pride Rossendale has won a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, described as an MBE for charities.

Stuart Sugarman, Chief Executive of Rossendale Council, paid tribute to the group and its volunteers.

He said: “I am delighted Civic Pride have been recognised for their outstanding work in making Rossendale a better place.

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Special webcast to promote volunteering opportunities in Rossendale

Published on June 1, 2017 at 11:41 am

A special webcast taking place next week will promote upcoming volunteering opportunities in Rossendale.

Broadcasting live from Haslingden Community Link & Children’s Centre from 1 -3pm on Monday, June 5 the webcast will feature question and answer sessions with community groups; an opportunity to share volunteering experiences; a chance to ‘name and acclaim’ unsung local heroes as well as general information about volunteering.

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