Monthly Archives: May 2018

Nomination deadline extended for awards ceremony

Published on May 29, 2018 at 11:02 am

There is now even more time to nominate people and groups who are tackling loneliness and isolation in Rossendale for recognition.

The deadline for nominations for the Living Well Living Better Awards has been extended to Friday (June 1) because of demand.

Rossendale was one of the local authorities chosen by the Government in 2016 to receive funding to pilot new ways of improving the health and wellbeing of local communities.

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Council backs LGA calls over taxi licensing

Published on May 25, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Rossendale Council has backed the Local Government Association’s call for government to tighten up laws around taxi licensing.

The LGA has released the following statement in which it once again calls for legislators to update Britain’s outdated and unfit-for-purpose licensing laws for taxis.

Councillor Jackie Oakes, Portfolio Holder for Operations which includes Public Protection, said:

As we made clear in our response to the Times piece yesterday, we have some of the most stringent licensing policies in the country which we started to introduce since 2016.

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Nominate now

Published on May 25, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Today (Friday, May 25) is the last chance to nominate people and groups who are tackling loneliness and isolation in Rossendale.

An awards ceremony will be held next month to celebrate those who have taken part in the Living Well Living Better project.

Rossendale was one of the local authorities chosen by the Government in 2016 to receive funding to pilot new ways of improving the health and wellbeing of local communities.

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Miles and miles of fun

Published on May 25, 2018 at 12:08 pm

Pupils, council workers and members of the public in Rossendale literally went the extra mile to help take Lancashire around the world.

They took part in the Your Mile Your Way Challenge to complete a mile any way they could – from walking, running, swimming and cycling to dancing or even hula hooping.

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Stubbylee Park scoops Tesco Bags of Help funding for garden restoration

Published on May 23, 2018 at 4:28 pm

Stubbylee Park in Bacup is one of the latest groups to have made a successful bid to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to manage its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 10p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects, every 2 months.

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Council response to today’s Times article

Published on May 23, 2018 at 10:10 am

A Rossendale Council spokesperson said:

Our top priority as an authority which licenses taxis has always been the safety of passengers and drivers.

Our policies have always been based on national guidelines and the issues raised here – which are now more than two years old – have previously been thoroughly investigated and were unfounded.

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Top award for Rossendale housing development

Published on May 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm

A housing development on the site of a former mill in Cowpe has been crowned the best in the region.

Kearns Village was named the best small new housing development at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) North West Building Excellence Awards.

More than 600 people attended the ceremony to recognise technical excellence in building at Lancashire Country Cricket Club.

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Employability fair for pupils and public

Published on May 18, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Businesses are invited to showcase their job and career opportunities to potential employees – now and future – at the Rossendale Works employability and skills fair.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the event, on Tuesday 10 July, at the Adrenaline sports centre in Helmshore Road, Haslingden.

More than 1,000 pupils aged 14 to 16 from Rossendale’s seven secondary schools will be there between 9am and 2pm to learn about the wide variety of possible careers in the Valley and the qualifications they will need to pursue them.

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Council leader praises volunteers and emergency services

Published on May 16, 2018 at 5:38 pm

The Leader of Rossendale Council has paid tribute to the emergency services and volunteers who worked tirelessly to deal with the Haslingden fire on Tuesday (May 15).

Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council, said:

“We worked very closely with Lancashire Fire and Rescue, the police and Lancashire County Council  to deal with the Haslingden fire and its aftermath.

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Council statement regarding fire in Haslingden

Published on May 15, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Rossendale Council is working with Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Police and other agencies following a fire at the former FAB Furniture Shop at the end of Beaconsfield Street in Haslingden.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue were called to the building at 10.45pm

Five properties had to be vacated while firefighters tackled the blaze, there were no injuries.

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Update on Haslingden fire

Published on May 15, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Rossendale Council continues to support residents affected by last night’s fire as well as working with other agencies.

Arrangements have been made for all residents who had to leave their homes to go to Haslingden Community Link for rest and refreshments.

The fire gutted the building and contractors have been arranged to clear up the debris and also demolish the gable end to make the area safe.

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Council statement regarding Haslingden fire

Published on May 15, 2018 at 11:27 am

Rossendale Council is working with Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Police and other agencies following a fire at the former FAB Furniture Shop at the end of Beaconsfield Street in Haslingden.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue were called to the building at 10.45pm.

Five properties had to be vacated while firefighters tackled the blaze, there were no injuries.

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Help take Lancashire around the world

Published on May 14, 2018 at 12:27 pm

People in Rossendale are being encouraged to run, hop, skip, bounce, cycle, skate, swim or even cartwheel for a mile on Friday (May 18).

The aim is to get at least 24,901 people in Lancashire to take part in Your Mile Your Way challenge – and complete the amount of miles it would take to travel around the world.

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Ramadan and your health

Published on May 11, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Ramadan is an Islamic holy month where Muslims all over the world take part in fasting. This year Ramadan will be starting around 16 May, which means a longer period from dawn until dusk.

Doctors at NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging local residents to stay safe and well during this period.

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People invited to have their say on the future of Waterside Mill

Published on May 9, 2018 at 1:04 pm

Proposals are being unveiled to transform a derelict spinning mill which was ravaged by fire.

People can have their say on initial plans to restore and convert Waterside Mill in Bacup into apartments and business premises at a public consultation on May 17.

Rossendale Council has been working with Valley Heritage to find a sustainable solution for the 179-year-old building which has fallen into a severe state of disrepair since a major fire in 2003.

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Neighbourhood Forum approved

Published on May 9, 2018 at 9:32 am

Rossendale Council has approved the designation of Edenfield Community Neighbourhood Forum.

This means that the forum will be able to prepare a neighbourhood plan, a planning document created by local people to guide and shape the development and use of land in a set area.

Neighbourhood plans were introduced by the Localism Act which aims to give people and communities more say in decisions which affect them.

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Be stroke aware during May

Published on May 2, 2018 at 2:46 pm

People are being urged to think FAST to help limit the damage caused by a stroke.

Someone in the UK has a stroke every five minutes – that’s 100,000 people a year who could be left with serious long-term health problems or even die.

But acting quickly could help limit the damage which is why NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging people to know the signs to look for during Action on Stroke Month.

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