Monthly Archives: November 2018

Residents’ views sought on Rossendale town centres

Published on November 30, 2018 at 2:42 pm

Would you like to have your say on the present and future of two of the borough’s town centres?

Two new surveys are asking for residents’ views.

The first is asking for feedback on Bacup town centre and THI works.

Complete the Bacup survey here

The second is focussed on Haslingden town centre and complements recent information sessions held at the town’s library

Complete the Haslingden survey here

 

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“Disgusting” offenders sought after rotting chicken dumped in Bacup

Published on November 30, 2018 at 11:32 am

The hunt is on for culprits as hundreds of rotting chicken legs were found dumped in Bacup.

The chicken legs were discovered dumped off The Sidings in Bacup. Staff cleaning up the waste had to be protected with specialist coveralls to prevent contamination from the rotting chicken.

The clean-up team estimated there were hundreds of chicken legs on the steep banking on Tuesday, November 20th.

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Crackdown on littering and dog fouling starts next week

Published on November 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm

A 12-month trial to tackle people who blight the borough starts next week.

This will see private enforcement officers from the firm District Enforcement issuing on-the-spot fines for littering, dog fouling and flytipping from Monday, December 3.

Two dedicated officers will patrol the borough’s streets and parks seven days a week, targeting hot-spots identified by the council.

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Happy Lancashire Day

Published on November 27, 2018 at 6:02 pm

Today, people in Rossendale have been marking Lancashire Day, the annual event to celebrate the great red rose county.

The leader of the Council, Councillor Alyson Barnes, released the following statement to mark the day:

“Happy Lancashire day everyone. Lancashire is a very special place but I firmly believe Rossendale is the most special of all the boroughs in this beautiful county.

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Leader looks forward to Westminster visit to discuss rail link

Published on November 22, 2018 at 11:20 am

Members of Parliament whose constituencies cover Rossendale, Bury and Heywood areas are set to receive a briefing about plans for a rail link to Rossendale at a special session next week.

Following a request by Rossendale Council, Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry is hosting a reception for MPs at Westminster to discuss the rail link.

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New bin wagons roll-out in Rossendale

Published on November 21, 2018 at 11:28 am

A trio of new bin wagons are being mobilised on the streets of Rossendale.

The refuse collection vehicles have been introduced by Rossendale Council as part of a rolling five-year programme to start replacing its ageing fleet of vehicles and improve the service given to residents.

The two 26 tonne and one 12 tonne wagons cost £456,550 in total and will help boost recycling targets, as well as cut down on maintenance costs, vehicle downtime and improve capacity for staff at the Council’s Henrietta Street depot.

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Councillor pleased at Victoria Park flooding improvements

Published on November 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Work has begun to make a Haslingden play area better cope with heavy rain.

Victoria Park play area is prone to flooding when bad weather hits so Rossendale Council has invested in improvements such as raising the ground level of the area to help with drainage and fitting new matting.

Welcoming the improvements,  Councillor Jackie Oakes, Portfolio Holder for Operations, said:

“We know flooding has been a major issue in Victoria Park when it rains heavily and this is the most cost effective and efficient solution to the problem.

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Rossendale ready for Christmas as the borough lights up

Published on November 15, 2018 at 11:08 am

Christmas lights are switching on all over Rossendale with family friendly fun for all.

In Rawtenstall, Saturday, November 24th will see the town’s lights switch on at the Christmas Clog Market on the Town Square.

The market will take place between 10am and 5pm with artisan stalls, brass band, community choir and food and drink, and the lights switch on takes place at 5pm.

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Statement on County Council’s household waste recycling centre proposals

Published on November 15, 2018 at 9:48 am

Rossendale Council has released the following statement regarding latest proposals on household waste recycling centres being considered by Lancashire County Council.

The proposal is for the centre in Haslingden to close two days a week and opening hours changed to 9am to 5pm.

Councillor Jackie Oakes, Portfolio Holder for Operations, said:

“We are very worried about this proposal.

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Leader praises borough’s remembrance

Published on November 12, 2018 at 5:26 pm

The leader of Rossendale Council has praised the community spirit in the borough as hundreds of people gathered at services to remember the fallen.

Events were held across Rossendale to commemorate Remembrance Sunday and mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Councillor Alyson Barnes said:

“Lots of people and community groups have been involved in making sure the borough’s  events to mark this important occasion ran smoothly.

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Council leader welcomes rail link news

Published on November 8, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Council leader Councillor Alyson Barnes has welcomed news that Transport for the North are actively considering plans to restore Rossendale’s rail link.

The development, revealed on November 8, follows the Council and Lancashire County Council jointly commissioning a rail link study to explore the early strategic case for investment in a rail link.

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Rawtenstall centenary beacon

Published on November 8, 2018 at 9:46 am

People are invited to attend a beacon-lighting service in Rawtenstall Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Rossendale Council’s communities team has worked with Rev Chris Casey from St Mary’s Church, Rawtenstall, and members of the community to organise the event on November 11.

The location is particularly appropriate as the war memorial in the cemetery, erected in September 1915, is the earliest known community war memorial to be built during the First World War.

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Rossendale remembers

Published on November 7, 2018 at 11:08 am

Beacons will be lit in Rossendale to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The beacons at Rawtenstall Cemetery and on the hillside at Whitworth are among more than 1,000 which will be lit around the country at 7pm on November 11.

They symbolise the end of the darkness of war and the return to the light of peace, and are part of the national Battle’s Over commemorations.

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Keeping visitors to Rawtenstall posted

Published on November 2, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Visitors to Rawtenstall town centre will find it easier to get around and discover things to do thanks to refurbished signposts.

The town’s eight traditional fingerposts, which point to popular attractions such as the ski slope, the shops and the market, have been refurbished. They were in a poor state of repair with some fingers pointing the wrong way or to places which no longer exist, illegible text and missing fingers.

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Trustees sign lease to take over running of local community centre

Published on November 1, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Trustees of a Rossendale community association are celebrating after signing a lease to officially take over the running of a local community centre.

The Whitewell Bottom Community Association has signed a 99-year lease for the Whitewell Bottom community centre, taking it off the hands of Lancashire County Council.

The process has been several years in the making, with the group producing a business plan and eventually being successful in completing a community asset transfer.

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Share your ideas for Haslingden town centre

Published on November 1, 2018 at 11:00 am

Businesses and residents are being urged to help bring potential investment into Haslingden town centre.

The Haslingden Taskforce wants to hear ideas from all quarters on how to improve the area as it aims to attract significant, external funding for regeneration.

The taskforce, made up of councillors, residents, businesses, community groups and council officers, is holding drop-in sessions at Haslingden Library on:

  • Thursday, November 29 – 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday, December 4 – 3pm-6pm
  • Saturday, January 12 – 10am-1pm

They are an opportunity for people to say what improvements they think would make the town centre more attractive to locals and visitors.

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