Monthly Archives: January 2018

Residents advised over potential Bacup power outage

Published on January 31, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Electricity North West have advised of a potential power outage affecting Bacup this Friday, February 2 from 9-11am.

In the event of an outage the Council’s telephone system will be unavailable.

You can visit the One Stop Shop at Futures Park; email: or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

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MEPS pay tribute to pioneering Rossendale family

Published on January 30, 2018 at 10:33 am

Rossendale received a visit from two members of the European parliament last week, who came to see the birthplace of the family credited with helping to establish the industrial revolution in Europe.

Wajid Khan, MEP for North West England and colleague Arndt Kohn, a German MEP, visited the Council offices to talk about the Cockerill family who were originally from Haslingden.

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Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s collection scheme

Published on January 29, 2018 at 11:02 am

Residents have until January 31 to sign up for the garden waste collection scheme if they want to receive the full year’s collections.

Over 1,500 residents have now signed up so far this year.

The fortnightly collection runs from March to November and allows people to recycle grass cuttings, leaves, plants, twigs, small branches and hedge clippings.

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Heritage talk promises feast of photos

Published on January 26, 2018 at 1:37 pm

A talk this weekend promises to teach people about the heritage and history of Rossendale through the pictures of two local photographers.

The History and Heritage talk takes place at Rawtenstall Library on Saturday, January 27th from 2-4pm.

It will feature the photographs of John Davies and Wendy Watters.

To book a free place call: 07805 093348 or email:

For more information call: (01706) 875371

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Councillor’s plea to public as authority clears fly-tipped waste

Published on January 24, 2018 at 10:51 am

Rossendale Council’s Portfolio Holder for Operations has urged the public to report instances of fly-tipping in their neighbourhoods as soon as they see them.

Cllr Jackie Oakes visited Stacksteads on Tuesday, January 23 to talk to concerned residents about fly-tipping in the area, expressing her concern in a new video you can view below.

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Statement from Together Housing on Spinning Point

Published on January 23, 2018 at 9:48 am

Rumours have been circulating that Together Housing are not taking all the space in the town hall as part of the Spinning Point Phase One.

Together Housing has released the following statement to reassure residents.

Kevin Ruth, Deputy Chief Executive of Together Housing, said: “I am pleased to confirm Together Housing will occupy all of the town hall.

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On route to a bright future – bus operator Rosso joins the Transdev family

Published on January 18, 2018 at 4:11 pm

A raft of improvements from day one including full ticket integration and mobile tickets – with £3 million investment in new and better buses is on the way for Rossendale.

Exciting plans for a multi-million-pound investment in new and better buses, great value tickets which go further for less, and up-to-the-minute technology delivering live departure times, instant journey planning and easy-to-use mobile tickets – are just some of the headline improvements on the way for customers in the Rossendale, Bury and Rochdale areas as bus company Rosso joins the Transdev family.

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Do you want a helping hand to stay warm this winter?

Published on January 18, 2018 at 11:09 am

Rossendale Borough Council are working in partnership with MSV Homecare and Repair (formerly St Vincent’s) to offer funding  that will help keep your home warm this winter.

The Affordable Warmth scheme is funded by Lancashire County Council’s Green Energy Fund, which set aside funds to support home energy saving methods to help people stay warm over winter.

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Carnival calls on quizzers to help raise funds

Published on January 16, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Organisers of Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival will be holding a quiz at the Rose ‘n’ Bowl in Stacksteads on Wednesday, January 24 at 7pm.

The quiz has been held for the past three years and has become a major fundraising event for the June carnival.

Last year more than 100 people attended and helped to raise more than £450.

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Residents can provide ‘bags of help’

Published on January 15, 2018 at 11:54 am

Stubbylee Park is in the running to win an improvements grant from the Bags of Help scheme run by Tesco.

Councillor Jackie Oakes explains in this new film how how the public’s help can make it happen.

Tesco Bags of Help scheme

Stubbylee Park is in the running to win an improvements grant from Tesco's Bags of Help scheme.

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Free training courses

Published on January 11, 2018 at 1:10 pm

The East Lancashire Recovery College is running free courses for adults.

They are aimed at giving people an an insight into personal development and mental health and well-being or helping to learn a new skill.

They include a wide range of courses such as Dementia Awareness, understanding ADHD, how to tackle depression and literacy skills.

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Council concerns over winter death figures

Published on January 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Last week, the Office for National Statistics published its report on excess winter mortality in England and Wales. View the report here

Excess winter deaths are defined as the difference between the number of deaths in the winter months (December to March) compared with the previous (August to November) and following (April to July) three months.

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Hundreds sign up for garden waste collection scheme in time for first collection of the year

Published on January 10, 2018 at 9:01 am

Over 1,000 residents have now signed up to this year’s garden waste collection scheme.

The fortnightly collection runs from March to November and allows people to recycle grass cuttings, leaves, plants, twigs, small branches and hedge clippings.

It was announced in October last year that the collection would be charged at £35 for the year.

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Pennine Lancashire health partnership backs campaign on sugar

Published on January 8, 2018 at 4:20 pm

A health partnership from across Pennine Lancashire is backing the new Public Health England (PHE) Change4Life campaign which encourages parents to “Look for 100 calorie snacks, 2 a day max” to cut children’s sugar intake.

Together A Healthier Future is a programme to improve the health and care system in Pennine Lancashire, which is made up of East Lancashire, including Rossendale, and Blackburn with Darwen.

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Saddle-up for the 2018 return of popular Rossendale mountain biking festival

Published on January 5, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Rossendale will again play host to an adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking festival this summer.

Northern Grip returns to the borough in 2018, taking place at Bacup’s Lee Quarry and the pump track at Stubbylee Park on Saturday, July 7 2018.

Fans of cycling can look forward to an exciting day of trails, new bike demonstrations and exhibitions, as well as live music and DJs playing into the night.

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Hundreds turn out to New Year’s Day duck race

Published on January 4, 2018 at 11:17 am

Hundreds of people braved the weather to enjoy Whitworth’s annual Duck Race on New Year’s Day.

A popular event in the Whitworth calendar, the ducks took to the water at the overflow of Cowm Reservoir on Tong End in the cold and blustery conditions.  In total over 1,300 ducks were sponsored and around 400 people turned out on the day in this growing event.

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Post-Christmas waste and recycling advice

Published on January 3, 2018 at 1:18 pm

With Christmas and New Year over for another year, Rossendale Council has issued some advice and guidance on what to do with some of the waste and recycling created as a result of the festive period.

‘Real’ Christmas trees

Please take your real Christmas tree to your nearest recycling site, where it will be taken away and turned into compost.

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Business backs Spinning Point plans

Published on January 2, 2018 at 3:51 pm

The future vision for Rawtenstall town centre has been praised by  the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

The plans for phase two of the Spinning Point development were published just before Christmas. Councillor Andrew MacNae’s blog explains in more detail.

And now the Chamber has warmly welcomed the plans.

Miranda Baker, Chief Executive of the Chamber, said:

“The Chamber are delighted to see new investment plans coming forward for Spinning Point in Rawtenstall town centre, this kind of Council led development has the potential to significantly increase the economic and social success of the town centre as a viable and thriving community hub, bringing in new businesses across a wide range of leisure, hotel commercial and retail premises and boosting quality town centre accommodation.”



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