Monthly Archives: August 2018

Ekah Foundation invests in Rossendale

Published on August 30, 2018 at 11:23 am

We are pleased to announce that the Rossendale-based Ekah Foundation has come on board as the sponsor of our Invest in Rossendale launch on September 6.

Dragons’ Den star Piers Linney is the guest speaker at the event at which takes palce at The Riverside, Whitworth, from 5pm to 8.30pm.

The foundation explains more about what it does and why it is backing Invest in Rossendale.

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Council urges residents to have say on Government’s fracking proposal

Published on August 24, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Residents are being urged to take part in Government consultation on plans to allow exploratory fracking to go ahead without planning permission.

The proposals would designate exploratory drilling for shale gas as a new form of permitted development. This means that planning consent would not be required, taking the decision out of the hands of local authorities.

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Council launches public consultation on Local Plan

Published on August 24, 2018 at 9:17 am

Rossendale Council has published the Rossendale Local Plan for consultation.  All the consultation documents and the online comments form are available to view online.

Paper copies can be viewed at the One Stop Shop at Futures Park Monday to Friday, 8.45am-5pm (except Tuesdays from 9.15pm to 5pm), and at all libraries in Rossendale during normal opening hours, as well as at Crawshawbooth Village Centre.

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Get free digital skills at Google workshops

Published on August 23, 2018 at 1:01 pm

Rossendale businesses can boost their digital skills at a free event hosted by Rossendale Council and Google Digital Garage at Futures Park, Bacup, on September 27.

Four workshops will take place during the day covering the topics: how to build a digital marketing plan, an introduction to digital advertising, social media strategy and writing for social media.

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New hope for the long-term future of Stubbylee Hall

Published on August 21, 2018 at 2:45 pm

A local charity is to look at the future options for an historic Bacup hall.

Valley Heritage won the tender to work with Rossendale Council on a project to identify possible long-term uses for Stubbylee Hall and potential funding sources for improvements and restoration.

The Grade II listed hall in Stubbylee Park was built in 1808 for the Holt Family who lived there until 1911.

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New film ‘lifts lid’ on recycling dos and don’ts

Published on August 21, 2018 at 11:26 am

Do you ever get confused over what plastic items you can and can’t recycle?

Councillor Jackie Oakes and local volunteer Darren Ashworth have the answers for you in this new film:

Plastics recycling – dos and don'ts

Our new video featuring Councillor Jackie Oakes gives you some useful pointers on what plastics you can and can't recycle

Posted by Rossendale Borough Council Environmental Services on Friday, 17 August 2018

 

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Update on Horncliffe House

Published on August 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Councillor Christine Lamb, Portfolio Holder for Regulatory Services, said:

The protection and care of this site falls to the current owners who we are communicating with. It has had multiple owners all of which have had various intentions for it however, despite repeated suggestions and requests to make it more secure, little has been done leading to the site continuing to be the target of vandalism.

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Council removes eyesore hoardings erected by developer

Published on August 17, 2018 at 11:10 am

Rossendale Council has stepped in to remove dilapidated advertising hoardings from a conservation area in Rawtenstall.

It appointed a contractor to demolish the hoardings and four flagpoles at Holly Mount House in Rawtenstall.

They were erected by developer Westby Homes when it converted the Grade II Listed building in St Mary’s Way into apartments.

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NHS seeks views on local community services

Published on August 16, 2018 at 2:11 pm

The NHS in East Lancashire is seeking the views of people via a new survey, whether they are patients, carers, or health professionals who use adult community nursing services.

NHS East Lancashire CCG wishes to hear from people who have used the following local health services:

  • District Nursing – This is a service for patients who are unable to visit a GP or health centre and need nursing care at home
  • Domiciliary Phlebotomy – This is routine blood testing for patients who are confined to their home due to illness or disability
  • Tissue Viability – This is a specialist service provided by nurses who treat and improve the healing of wounds

The aim of the survey is to help understand what people think of those services and to help services to see where improvements can be made.

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Bacup THI Board statement

Published on August 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

In July members of the Bacup THI Board, Councillor Jackie Oakes, Acting Chair, and Councillor Jimmy Eaton wrote a letter to Lancashire County Council regarding the Coronation fountain in Bacup.

The THI Board was seeking to confirm whether LCC would consider taking responsibility for annual maintenance costs if funding could be raised for the restoration of the fountain.

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Summer holidays don’t have to spell unhealthy habits

Published on August 9, 2018 at 9:47 am

The school summer holidays are a chance to relax, sleep in and enjoy a break from homework but it’s best to maintain some routines to stay healthy and avoid a ‘shock to the system’ come September.

Dr Preeti Shukla, Clinical Lead,  said:

Routines such as regular bedtimes and mealtimes are important for keeping your children on the right learning path.

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Councillor to sleep out for charity

Published on August 8, 2018 at 1:09 pm

A Rossendale councillor will be sleeping outside as part of a charity event to raise awareness of homelessness.

Councillor Steve Hughes, Chair of Rossendale Council’s Licensing Committee, will be taking part in the CEO Sleepout on Monday, October 15 in a bid to raise money for charities helping in the fight against homelessness and poverty.

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Statement on car issue in Rawtenstall

Published on August 7, 2018 at 10:29 am

Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of Rossendale Council, has issued the following statement after residents raised concerns around people racing cars in Rawtenstall:

We have been made aware by concerned residents about an issue in Rawtenstall of people racing cars very late and loudly through the town centre, which is obviously highly dangerous and completely unacceptable.

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Give rogue doorstep callers the cold shoulder

Published on August 3, 2018 at 4:38 pm

People are being warned to be careful when dealing with businesses selling goods or services on the doorstep following reports of cold callers operating in the area.

While some businesses which operate by cold calling are legitimate, others are not.

Trading Standards services across the country see too many reports from victims who have been ripped off by rogue doorstep callers.

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Local Plan update: map published

Published on August 2, 2018 at 4:37 pm

Following requests from residents Rossendale Council has published a map of the proposed allocation of a stopover site for Travellers at Futures Park in Bacup.

View the map here

The Leader of Rossendale Council, Councillor Alyson Barnes, has this week written to the Government to seek clarification on the legislation requiring all Councils to identify what traveller sites are needed across Local Authority areas as part of the production of a Local Plan.

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Leader statement on Local Plan

Published on August 2, 2018 at 7:17 am

The Leader of Rossendale Council, Councillor Alyson Barnes, has this week written to the Government to seek clarification on the legislation requiring all Councils to identify what traveller sites are needed across Local Authority areas, as part of the production of a Local Plan.

The request follows public comments made by Jake Berry MP – Minister of State for the Northern Powerhouse that: “any formal transit provision for Gypsy/Travellers in Rossendale is unnecessary” and that the Council should “scrap their plans for such a site.”

Councillor Barnes said:

I have written to the Secretary of State to seek clarification on the legislation and to ask for any support available.

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Taxi operators fined

Published on August 1, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Two taxi operators have been fined in separate cases for failing to comply with notices to return expired Hackney Carriage vehicle plates to Rossendale Council.

Yorkshire Hire Limited and Muhammed Nabeel Ahmed were sentenced at Burnley Magistrates Court on July 26th.

The offences occurred earlier this year under section 58 (1) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 which covers the return of identification plate or disc on revocation or expiry of licence.

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