Monthly Archives: November 2017

Court hands out fines for failing to dispose of waste

Published on November 30, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Fines have been handed down for failure to dispose of waste following two successful prosecutions by Rossendale borough Council.

Richard Ashworth, of Brown Street, Bacup, was taken to court by the Council following complaints from residents.

The 37 year-old had allowed rotting household rubbish to build up in his back yard.

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New planning blog by Councillor Christine Lamb

Published on November 30, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Introducing a new planning blog by Councillor Christine Lamb, Portfolio Holder for Regulatory Services. The regular feature will contain updates and look ahead to forthcoming projects.

Local Plan Update

Following on from the 11 week consultation on the Council’s new draft Local Plan over the summer, which included seven roadshow events across the borough, the Forward Planning team are busy reviewing all of the responses received.

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Rossendale Council backs Small Business Saturday

Published on November 30, 2017 at 10:40 am

Rossendale Council is backing Small Business Saturday, taking place this Saturday December 2.

Small Business Saturday UK is a not-for-profit, grassroots campaign which exists to support, inspire and promote small business on the first Saturday in December each year and beyond.

The campaign encourages businesses to promote themselves and work with others to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.

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Councillors to vote on bereavement charges

Published on November 22, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Rossendale Councillors are to consider a report on a proposed increase in bereavement services charges at next week’s Cabinet meeting on November 29.

Councillor Jackie Oakes, Portfolio Holder for Operations, said:

In order to maintain our service to its current standard, we are having to look at increasing our charges in line with other Lancashire Authorities.

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Rossendale Valley Heritage needs your memories

Published on November 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

A building preservation charity in Rossendale is calling on local people to share their memories to help highlight the importance of the area’s rich heritage.

Valley Heritage is asking for people to submit memories, stories, and photographs of historic buildings they think have had a positive impact on the community over the years.

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Council Leader updates on Spinning Point

Published on November 17, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Rossendale Council Leader, Councillor Alyson Barnes, has updated on the second phase of work to improve Rawtenstall town centre in a new film.

Councillor Barnes gave the latest on the Spinning Point development, as  work continues on the first phase and plans begin to take shape for the second.

The project is being delivered by the Rossendale Together Barnfield (RTB) Partnership, who recently sought residents’ views on the latest phase of Spinning Point.

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Christmas comes to Rossendale

Published on November 17, 2017 at 9:13 am

Get  ready for Christmas in Rossendale with a whole host of events taking place around the borough.

On Saturday, November 18, it’s the Rawtenstall Christmas Light Switch on.

It takes place at 5pm at the top of Bank St (outside DoDahs) and will see Rawtenstall’s Tom Hamer, double Paralympic silver medallist, welcome in the festival season.

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Residents turn out to ‘talk to us’

Published on November 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Over one hundred people went along to an event to look at the proposals for the future of Bacup town centre.

The ‘Come and Talk to Us’ session took place at the A B & D Centre and saw officers from Rossendale Borough Council and Lancashire County Council on hand to discuss the plans.

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Council praises lantern parade success

Published on November 9, 2017 at 10:57 am

Rossendale Council has praised organisers of a magical lantern procession that lit up Stacksteads.

Hundreds of people took part in parade, which has been described as the best one yet.

Arts Council funding enabled scores of workshops to be held across Rossendale over three months to help the community create and decorate their own lanterns.

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Borough comes together to remember fallen heroes

Published on November 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

Rossendale will come together to salute the nation’s war heroes during this year’s Remembrance commemorations.

Several events will take place across the borough to remember those who made sacrifices to defend the country.

You can get all the details of events here.

There will also be a Festival of Remembrance Event on November 5 at St Mary’s Church in Rawtenstall on November 5.

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Dog owner fined for not removing dog waste

Published on November 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm

A man was fined over £1,000 for repeatedly failing to clear up his dogs’ mess.

Matt Scott, 41, of Hud Rake, Haslingden, was ordered to pay a fine of £660, with £435 costs and a £66 victim surcharge at Burnley Magistrates Court.

Scott was prosecuted by Rossendale Borough Council for letting the waste of his two dogs accumulate on decking behind his house over a period of six months

He had failed to observe an abatement notice served by a Council Environmental Health Officer in June and as a result was prosecuted.

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Tea Rooms nominated for offering a ‘safe space’ to people living with dementia

Published on November 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Popular Haslingden eatery, the Dearden Tea Rooms has been nominated for a prestigious award for its work with people living with Dementia.

The tea rooms run by business partners Andrea Britland and Chris Hood, former head chef at the Fisherman’s Retreat, are up for an Inclusive Tourism Award as well as Lancashire Café/Tearoom Award in the Lancashire Tourism Awards.

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Bid to end blight on local neighbourhoods

Published on November 1, 2017 at 10:08 am

Rossendale Borough Council has issued a fixed penalty notice of £400 for flytipping.

The fine was given to a man from Bury after household waste was found fly tipped next to Wood Lane in Edenfield.

Councillor Jackie Oakes, Portfolio Holder for Operations at Rossendale Borough Council, said:

Flytippers are a blight on local neighbourhoods and their disgusting and arrogant behaviour needs to be stopped.

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New video showcases Civic Pride’s work with children

Published on November 1, 2017 at 10:02 am

Rossendale Civic Pride volunteers do lots of work to make the borough a cleaner and greener place. Volunteers also work with children and young people to educate them about the problems that arise because of littering.

This short video showcases the work Sue Flint and her husband do.

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