Monthly Archives: September 2017

Crown Court upholds decision by Rossendale Borough Council

Published on September 22, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Preston Crown Court has backed a decision by Rossendale Borough Council to revoke a taxi driver’s licence.

The court agreed on Thursday (September 21) that Sarfaraz Ahmad Bibi, 40, of Timperley Road, Ashton under Lyne, should no longer be able to operate as a hackney carriage driver.

The Council took the decision to revoke Bibi’s licence after he was convicted in December last year of picking up a passenger in Stockport without being pre-booked, and for not having the correct insurance.

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Still time to have your say on Local Plan

Published on September 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

There is still time to have your say on the plan which will guide the borough’s development over the next 15 years.

Rossendale Council has published its draft local plan which guides how the borough will achieve its targets for housing, employment sites and facilities over the next few years.

It will also guide where new housing and employment will be located as well as where land should be protected.

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Residents invited to help make Haslingden better

Published on September 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Volunteers are needed to help Haslingden bring in more investment into the town.

Rossendale Council is looking to establish a Haslingden steering group which will help it bid for funding to improve the town centre.

Officers will be at Haslingden library on Monday, September 25, 3pm to 5.30pm, to outline what the role entails.

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Parade gets ready to shine

Published on September 19, 2017 at 4:04 pm

STUNNING lanterns have been created and decorated in a series of workshops held for the Light Up The Valley parade.

On Saturday, October 28 at 6pm the colourful creations will be led in a parade from the mill at Toll Bar, Stacksteads, near the mini roundabout, along the banks of the River Irwell into The Glade.

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See another side to Rawtenstall this Halloween

Published on September 19, 2017 at 11:51 am

This All Hallows Eve enjoy a feast of stories, mysteries murders and spooky tales on a walk in and around Rawtenstall.

Join local theatre company, Hard Graft, and international ghost hunter Anders Andersson as they share the darker side of the most haunted town in East Lancashire.

Tales will include the last woman hanged in Manchester, the headless corpse in a drain, the floating baby and the ghostly girl with the red hair.

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Help shape the future of Rawtenstall town centre

Published on September 19, 2017 at 8:54 am

Residents will get a glimpse of the future of Rawtenstall at a series of public information events to be held end of September.

The Rossendale Together Barnfield (RTB) Partnership are seeking residents’ views on the next phase of the Spinning Point development.

Officers and members of the RTB Board will be on hand for residents to ask questions.

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Pair fined for failure to clear rubbish

Published on September 18, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Two residents have been prosecuted and fined for failure to remove rubbish that was attracting rats and other pests.

Michael Anthony Kershaw, 33 and Nicola Kershaw, 43, of Burnley Road, Crawshawbooth were found guilty at Burnley Magistrates Court in their absence and were ordered to pay over £1,000.

The pair were each fined £250 with £250 costs and a £30 Victim Surcharge.

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Family get tough to raise money for Macmillan Nurses

Published on September 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

A family are celebrating after conquering the famous Tough Mudder challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Joanne Hargreaves, Customer Relationship Manager at Rossendale Borough Council, husband Barry, daughter Chloe, and family friend David Pickup completed the course in four hours.

The 12 mile long challenge which was held at Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, saw them take on more than 20 obstacles and plenty of mud.

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Crown Court backs taxi licence removal

Published on September 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Rossendale Council has won a Crown Court appeal following its decision to revoke the taxi licence  of a driver who refused to take a passenger with a guide dog.

Taiwo Osazuwa, 50, of Teddington Road, New Moston, Manchester, was prosecuted in February for failing to allow a passenger to travel with their assistance animal in June last year, an offence under the Equality Act 2010.

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Green bin collection rescheduled in Weir

Published on September 12, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Ongoing works by Electricity North West in the Weir area has meant that Council was unable to service green bins today at a number of properties. Arrangements have been made for the bins to be emptied tomorrow from 7am.

The streets that are affected are:

  • Burnley Road
  • Captain Street
  • Comet Street
  • Halley Street
  • Hillside Crescent
  • Melrose Terrace
  • Richard Street
  • Weir Bottom
  • Weir Lane
  • Wright Street

Any missed recycling collections from previous weeks will be dealt with as soon as possible once the roads works are removed.

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New Civic Pride: A Celebration of Our Borough

Published on September 12, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Across the valley, volunteers from all sectors of the community give up their own time to help others either directly or indirectly.

On Saturday 21st October, from 11am to 3pm Civic Pride will be hosting a day of celebration at Kay Street Baptist Church and are inviting other local voluntary groups to join them to thank volunteers’ past and present and encourage others to join them.

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Crackdown on landlords who fail tenants with poor quality housing

Published on September 8, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Rossendale Borough Council has announced a crackdown on landlords who fail to maintain their rental properties to a decent standard.

It follows the prosecution of a landlord who was then ordered to pay over £4,000 for failing to provide habitable living conditions for his tenants.

Bernard McKay, 65, of  Ashworth Road, Rochdale, was convicted in his absence of failing to comply with improvement notices served by the Council.

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East Lancashire Railway applies for Rawtenstall redevelopment

Published on September 8, 2017 at 11:07 am

Rossendale Borough Council has received a planning application from the East Lancashire Railway for the redevelopment of Rawtenstall Station.

East Lancashire Railway says the £600,000 proposed development will see Rawtenstall Station redeveloped to ‘provide enhanced facilities for not only visitors to the East Lancashire Railway but the local community too’.

Planning permission is being sought for the following:

  • Platform Canopy – The erection of an ‘L’ shaped canopy spanning the entire length and width of the station buildings.

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Campaign launched to tackle waste crime

Published on September 5, 2017 at 3:43 pm

The Environment Agency has launched a Duty of Care campaign to help combat waste crime and to encourage people to take responsibility over what happens to their waste.

It follows an increase across Lancashire in the number of incidents of fly tipping on public and private land.

The campaign has included a crackdown on the illegal movement of waste in Lancashire with rogue traders targeted in three county wide multi-Agency roadside stop checks.

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Tough Mudder challenge no obstacle for race-ready family

Published on September 4, 2017 at 11:50 am

A family are getting ready to tackle the Tough Mudder challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Joanne Hargreaves, Customer Relationship Manager at Rossendale Borough Council, husband Barry and daughter Chloe are preparing to undertake the challenge at Cholmondley Castle

The 12 mile long challenge on September 9-10 will see them take on more than 20 obstacles and plenty of mud.

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