Monthly Archives: February 2018

So what is the asset listing project?

Published on February 28, 2018 at 6:45 pm

In a new blog, Community Assets Standing Tall (CAST) trustee  Carl Bradshaw tells us what the Rossendale Heritage Listing project is and how you can get involved.

The aim of this project is to afford some protection to the heritage assets in our communities by registering them on the Community Asset Register.

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Snow update

Published on February 28, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Our waste collection crews worked hard this morning to get out and brave the elements to empty bins but unfortunately the wagons had to be pulled back to the depot due to heavy snow and worsening conditions. Collections have now been suspended.

We apologise for any inconvenience as this delay will affect the schedule for a number of days.

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How safe do you feel in your community?

Published on February 27, 2018 at 1:43 pm

Pennine Lancashire Community Safety Partnership want to know your experiences and perceptions of crime and anti-social behaviour in Rossendale.

This will help them to prioritise your concerns through the activity of their members that includes Lancashire Constabulary, Rossendale Council, the National Probation service and Community Rehabilitation Company.

Anyone completing this questionnaire is doing so anonymously and your responses will be confidential with any information received being used in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act.

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Council releases update on Empty Homes project

Published on February 27, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Rossendale Council has released a further update on the Empty Homes project.

“We wanted to provide an update on the Empty Homes project as recently there has been a lot of concern raised locally around it, and rightly so – councillors and residents have been badly let down.

“There has also been misinformation about the project which we would like to address.

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Pupil’s winning design effort

Published on February 26, 2018 at 2:47 pm

A logo created by a pupil at Fearns Community Sports College in Stacksteads will be seen by thousands of people.

Rossendale Council asked the pupils to design a logo to promote Rossendale Works – a careers, employability and skills fair being organised at Haslingden Sports Centre on July 10.

Holly Duffy’s design features the words Rossendale Works in a circle and inside is a head with cogs inside the brain.

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Briefing for local elections candidates

Published on February 26, 2018 at 2:05 pm

Rossendale Council is holding a briefing session for anyone planning to stand as a candidate in this year’s local elections.

Rossendale Council elections take place on Thursday, May 3.

The pre-nomination briefing for prospective candidates and agents will be held in the Council Chamber, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB, at 5.30pm on Monday, March 12

More details can be found on the Elections and voting page of the Council website

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Council welcomes Neighbourhood Forum plan

Published on February 26, 2018 at 9:06 am

Rossendale Council has welcomed an application from Edenfield residents to establish a Neighbourhood Forum.

Last week, a group of residents formally applied to the Council to start the process.

You can find more information about the application on the Council’s website. 

Responding to the news, Councillor Christine Lamb, whose portfolio oversees planning, said:

“As a Council, we welcome any process that allows the community to engage in important issues in their area.”

“We have been approached by a number of people in Edenfield who are investigating the option of establishing an Neighboirhood Forum with the longer term prospect of producing a Neighbourhood Plan.

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Councillor explains vote to crack down on rogue landlords

Rogue landlords

Rossendale Councillors have announced new powers to tackle rogue landlords. They will allow the Council to issue fines to landlords who do not honour their responsibilities to tenants and also to protect tenants from eviction or harassment. For example, if it will help tenants whose landlord tries to evict them for reporting issues that need repairing. Read more about the new powers here https://www.rossendale.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/1070/cabinet C1

Опубліковано Rossendale Council П'ятниця, 23 лютого 2018 р.
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Published on February 23, 2018 at 5:20 pm

Councillors have voted to introduce new penalties to crack down on rogue landlords.

The new powers will allow the Council to fine landlords who do not take seriously their responsibilities to tenants. The money from the fines will then be used to improve housing standards across the borough.

The Council has also pledged to tackle landlords who harass or evict tenants unfairly.

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2018/19 budget update

Published on February 23, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Councillor Andrew Walmsley, Portfolio Holder for Resources and Customer Services, has updated on the latest budget position.

Councillors will meet next week to agree the budget for 18/19 including Council Tax rates – you can find papers here.

Councillor Walmsley said:

Following the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, February 21 a range of budget decisions have been recommended to full Council next week where a final decision will be made.

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Council leader welcomes Flying Scotsman visit

Published on February 23, 2018 at 12:10 pm

The Flying Scotsman is visiting Rawtenstall Station for its first public outing of 2018 on March 10 and 11.  You can find more details on East Lancashire Railway site

Welcoming the news that the famous locomotive is coming to the borough, Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council, said:

“I am really excited that the Flying Scotsman is visiting our borough.

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Former takeaway owner fined for health and safety breach

Published on February 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

A former Rossendale takeaway owner has been fined for a breach of health and safety.

Mr Mendi Khan of Edith Street, Blackburn appeared at Burnley Magistrates Court on Friday, February 9 to answer two charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

An inspection at his takeaway premises in March 2017 identified that one of Mr Khan’s employees was using a dangerous piece of equipment without adequate guarding.

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New images show Spinning Point, Phase 2 plans

Published on February 20, 2018 at 5:39 pm

New images have been released as part of exciting plans on the future of Rawtenstall town centre.

The photos and fly-through video are part of revised plans for Spinning Point, Phase 2 which have been released today, February 20.

Following a planning application submission by Rossendale Borough Council and Barnfield Investment Properties in December 2017, the Design Team has enhanced the originally submitted scheme to address comments from consultees, including Historic England and local individuals.

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Exciting plans for next phase of Spinning Point released

Published on February 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Exciting plans on the future of Rawtenstall town centre have been released, which include new leisure and retail units, a hotel and attractive public space.

Following a planning application submission by Rossendale Borough Council and Barnfield Investment Properties in December 2017, the design team has enhanced the originally submitted scheme to address comments from consultees, including Historic England and local individuals.

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Time’s running out to provide ‘bags of help’

Published on February 15, 2018 at 2:58 pm

With votes closing at the end of the month, there’s not long left to help Stubbylee Park win an improvements grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme.

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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Two ways to save on energy costs this winter

Published on February 15, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Now that the weather has turned colder, there are two ways you can help to keep your energy costs down and stay warm this winter.

Rossendale residents can now access a new scheme which has already saved 8,000 people living in Cheshire £2.1 million on their energy bills.  Fairerpower Red Rose has been created so that residents can benefit from a local alternative to the ‘big six’ energy companies.

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Council planning team up for prestigious national award

Published on February 14, 2018 at 9:54 am

Rossendale Council’s planning team has been shortlisted for the Local Authority Team of the Year at the United Kingdom and Ireland’s most prestigious planning awards – becoming one of only five local authority teams in the country to do so.

The Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry.

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Small grants available for farming businesses in Rossendale

Published on February 13, 2018 at 11:54 am

Rossendale farmers are encouraged to apply for small grants from a scheme which supports investment for specific agricultural equipment.

The Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme provides cash for equipment that will help to improve animal welfare, resource efficiency or nutrient management.

Grants are available from £3k-£12k covering up to 40 per cent of eligible costs, however there is a need to act quickly as the deadline for online applications is March 14 ,2018.

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Behind the scenes with Rossendale sculptor Jill Randall

Jill Randal

Jill Randall is a Rossendale based sculptor whose work is shown all over the world. She's just one of the many creative people we have here in the valley. Find out more in this short video we made about her.

Опубліковано Rossendale Council Понеділок, 12 лютого 2018 р.
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Published on February 12, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Jill Randall is a scultor based at Prospect Studios in Rossendale.

Her sculpture and installations have been exhibited both nationally and internationally in galleries, museums and sculpture parks.

She has been artist in residence at  Parys Mountain Copper Mine in Anglesey and her interest in Cornish mines has seen her travel to Australian and Mexico.

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Council backs make traffic light food and drink labelling mandatory call

Published on February 12, 2018 at 10:14 am

Rossendale Council is backing calls for traffic light labelling on food and drink to be mandatory to help people make more informed choices about the food they eat

The calls are being made by the Local Government Association.

Councillor Barbara Ashworth, Portfolio Holder for Health and Housing at Rossendale Council said: “As a Council, we are happy to lend our support to anything which may help to improve our Borough’s health.

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Theatre company pulls Rossendale’s creative strings

Published on February 8, 2018 at 3:35 pm

Horse and Bamboo are the first Rossendale organisation to be featured in a series of short videos about creative people in the valley.

The theatre company is well known for its experimental and forward thinking productions that often use puppetry to tell stories and to move its audiences.

Founded in 1978, the company’s home is the Boo in Waterfoot, which also hosts comedy nights, live music, children’s entertainment and festivals.

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Applications now open for the Rossendale Community Fund

Published on February 5, 2018 at 11:48 am

The latest round of the Rossendale Community Fund is open for applications and local organisations are invited to apply for a grant from the Fund before the deadline of 16 February.

The Rossendale Community Fund has been created by Rossendale Borough Council in partnership with the Community Foundation for Lancashire to offer grants to support projects that help families and children & young people engage in community activities and learning.

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