Monthly Archives: October 2017

Lord Shuttleworth praises progress in Rossendale

Published on October 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Lord Shuttleworth, the Queen’s representative in Lancashire, visited the borough recently to look at some of the major projects the Council and its partners are delivering.

He visited Bacup to see what was happening in the town thanks to the Townscape Heritage Initiative and then to see the progress being made on Rawtenstall town centre thanks to the work on Spinning Point.

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Don’t Forget to Register to Vote

Published on October 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Rossendale residents are being reminded not to miss the deadline to return vital forms.

During the summer every residential property in the Borough received a household enquiry form, and people that did not respond were then visited by canvass staff during October to try and gather the information that we need to ensure all eligible people are registered to vote.

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Traffic problems in Rawtenstall

Published on October 23, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Many residents have approached Rossendale Council about traffic problems in Rawtenstall which are causing major delays for motorists.

In a statement, Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council, said:

“Quite a few residents have been in contact with myself and fellow councillors about the gridlock in Rawtenstall town centre – and it was especially bad on Sunday.

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Severe weather in Rossendale over the weekend

Published on October 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Rossendale was hit quite badly over the weekend with heavy rain and wind causing major disruption and flooding to residents and motorists.

In a statement, Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of Rossendale Council, said:

“Saturday was a tough night for people in Rossendale. Council staff worked with both Lancashire County Council, the Emergency Services, volunteers and the Environment Agency to try to limit the disruption.

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Council update on Rawtenstall parking

Published on October 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Rossendale Council has released an update on parking in Rawtenstall.

Councillor Andrew MacNae, Portfolio holder for Regeneration, Tourism and Lesiure, said:

“The council have started to look at this issue as parking in Rawtenstall is becoming a real issue especially with commuters parking up all the day which limits spaces for shoppers and affects trade.

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Join together to stop hate crime

Published on October 16, 2017 at 11:11 am

A week of action is taking place to raise awareness of all hate crimes.

National Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from Saturday, October 14th until Saturday, October 21st, with events taking place all week.

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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A big thank you

Published on October 13, 2017 at 8:17 pm

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the digital session on Thursday, October 12.

We got more than 130 comments and there were lots of great questions and points.

You can see the thread on our Facebook page.

We hope to do more in the future on a range of topics.

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Rossendale Council helps Lancashire become the first White Ribbon County

Published on October 13, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Rossendale Council has made a commitment to ending violence against women and girls by signing up for White Ribbon status.

The local authority has joined others from across Lancashire, where all district councils and unitary authorities across the County now hold the accreditation.

The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest global effort of men working to end male violence against women.

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Welcome to the neighbourhood!

Published on October 10, 2017 at 11:50 am

Rossendale residents and representatives of local community groups are invited to attend their local Neighbourhood Forum meeting to find out more about activities and events in their area and discuss local issues.

There are four Neighbourhood Forums in Rossendale covering the different areas and meetings are open to all local residents.

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Haslingden Baths: Statement

Published on October 9, 2017 at 1:57 pm

The Council and the Haslingden Baths Community Interest Company have issued the following statement:

Rossendale Council and HBCIC continue to work together.

Progress of the refurbishment has been limited in the last few months, because of building structural issues and financial restrictions.

The Council and directors of HBCIC have met on numerous occasions and the Council has advised it is willing to release £100,000 on the condition that the funding shortfall is met by other funding sources.

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Council to host Spinning Point digital Q+A

Published on October 5, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Rossendale Council is to host an online digital session to answer residents’ questions about the future of Rawtenstall town centre.

The session, around the next phase of the Spinning Point development, will take place on Facebook, will go ahead on Thursday, October 12 from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

Answering question on the night will be Councillor Andy MacNae, Executive Member for Regeneration, Leisure and Tourism; alongside Paul Walker and the Council’s Planning Manager Nicola Hopkins.

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Councillors vote on green waste charges

Published on October 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

Rossendale Council Members have voted to introduce charges for green waste collections.

A report into the charges was debated at Full Council on Wednesday, October 4.

It is part of an on-going package of measures to deal with cuts to the Council’s funding from both the Government and Lancashire County Council, which has cut its ‘cost share’ payment, which supports recycling services, to Rossendale by more than £500,000.

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New date added for you to have your say on Rawtenstall’s future

Published on October 2, 2017 at 11:18 am

A new date has been added for residents to get a glimpse of the future of Rawtenstall town centre.

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

Two events have already been held and around 40 people attended to see officers.

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Leader praises community group after it receives royal approval

Published on October 2, 2017 at 10:36 am

The Leader of Rossendale Council Councillor Alyson Barnes, has praised Civic Pride Rossendale after they were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

Last Wednesday, Civic Pride Rossendale were one of only five groups from Lancashire to be awarded the award, which is known as the MBE for volunteer organisations it is the highest recognition that a voluntary organisation can receive in the UK.

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