Monthly Archives: May 2019

Smart meters rolling out in Rossendale

Published on May 30, 2019 at 3:41 pm

Rossendale residents are being offered free smart meters to help look at cutting costs and becoming more energy efficient.

The smart meter rollout is a national programme across Great Britain.

Smart meters are being offered at no extra cost by major energy suppliers.

They are not compulsory, but are the next generation of gas and electricity meters and can help to identify situations where residents are using a lot of energy and might want to make changes to this.

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More good news for Rossendale as scheme expands

Published on May 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm

An innovative Rossendale employability project has been expanded thanks to a grant from the Department of Work and Pensions.

The Rossendale Council scheme – initially set up for a 12-month trial period in partnership with Active Lancashire – was so successful it has been expanded.

Rossendale Works helps people who are job ready to seek placements and employment.

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New cabinet announced and new mayor elected

Published on May 21, 2019 at 4:48 pm

The leader of Rossendale Council has announced her new cabinet as councillors met for the first Council meeting of the municipal year.

Councillor Alyson Barnes was elected leader by fellow councillors at the meeting last Friday.

She appointed a new look Cabinet and announced new portfolios to better align with the Council’s priorities.

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Community event brings fun to Bacup this weekend

Published on May 20, 2019 at 4:39 pm

It’s fun for all at the free Bacup Community Weekend with great traditional activities.

Taking place on Saturday, 25th May at the AB&D Centre, St John’s Church and on Irwell Terrace, and Sunday, 26th May at Stubbylee Park, hall and greenhouses, the event offers something for everyone with a big range of activities.

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Council response to LCC recycling centre decision

Published on May 17, 2019 at 1:56 pm

Rossendale Council has expressed its disappointment about County’s decision to close Haslingden Household Waste Recycling Centre for two days a week. 

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has also agreed proposals to change opening times to 9am – 5pm all year round.

Responding to the decision, Councillor Jackie Oakes, Portfolio holder for Operations, said:

As a Council, we are very disappointed about this decision.

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Council crackdown on people dumping rubbish on streets

Published on May 16, 2019 at 3:22 pm

A fine of more than £2,422 was given to a Bacup man found guilty of leaving waste outside his house.

Nicholas Turner, of Springfield Avenue, Bacup, was found guilty of failing to remove bags of rubbish, furniture and wood from outside his home, which had the potential to attract rats and vermin, and also of failing to take all necessary action to prevent new accumulations of rubbish between 25th October 2018 and 20th December 2018.

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Great British Spring Clean round-up

Published on May 16, 2019 at 9:40 am

The Great British Spring Clean might be done for another year but the memories of Rossendale residents’ contributions remain fresh.

The national initiative, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, took place from March 22- April 23 across the UK and challenged people to join forces with community organisations, businesses and the Council to collect and safely dispose of litter from Rossendale’s streets and parks, recycling as much as possible.

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Play area in Bacup to be transformed this summer

Published on May 15, 2019 at 10:27 am

Moorlands play area is undergoing a £130,000 transformation.

The play area in Stubbylee Park will include fantastic new equipment including a jungle climber, five-way swing, scooter roundabout, music cottage, wizard’s hideaway and a cradle seat swing.

Rossendale Borough Council worked with Bacup Pride to secure £30,000 from Lancashire Environment Fund and £80,000 from Viridor for the project.

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Council praises local company

Published on May 14, 2019 at 4:31 pm

A local Haslingden company has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for enterprise.

Firesafe Fire Rated Ductwork Limited picked up the award for outstanding continuous growth in overseas sales over the last six years.

Find out more about the win here.

Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of Rossendale Council, said:

I’m absolutely delighted for the all the staff at Firesafe.

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Council tax reminder messages

Published on May 13, 2019 at 4:03 pm

From this week (w/c Monday, May 13), text reminders sent out by Rossendale Council about missed council tax payments are changing.

The new messages will be longer, more detailed and may be sent as voice messages as well as text or email.

The messages are an additional step in advance of having to issue a statutory ‘red letter’ reminder.

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Family fun day this weekend

Published on May 2, 2019 at 12:33 pm

Bounce into the bank holiday with an afternoon out at the Mayor of Rossendale’s charity family fun day this weekend.

Taking place on Sunday, May 5th from 12-4pm at the South Shore playing fields at St Mary’s Community Sports Club, the event promises fun for all the family.

Activities will include a children’s fancy dress competition, cowboy camp, bouncy castle, raffle, lucky dip and a veteran’s live museum.

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