Monthly Archives: August 2019

Transformed Bacup play area to be officially opened

Published on August 19, 2019 at 3:51 pm

A Rossendale play area is set to officially open after undergoing an £80k transformation.

The equipment at Moorlands play area in Stubbylee Park has been upgraded to include a jungle climber, five-way swing, scooter roundabout, music cottage, wizard’s hideaway and a cradle seat swing.

Rossendale Council worked with Bacup Pride to secure the funding from Viridor Credits Environmental Company and Lancashire Environmental Fund.

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Haslingden Baths site update

Published on August 19, 2019 at 12:03 pm

The Council has released an update on the sale of Haslingden Baths as well as issuing a warning for people not to enter the building.

In a statement, the Council urged people not to access the site as it is unsafe and urged if nearby residents see others trying to get in to contact the police.

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Plethora of business advice and support on offer at borough’s premier business event

Published on August 16, 2019 at 1:27 pm

Boost Business Lancashire will be manning one of several stands to give advice and support to businesses at this year’s Invest in Rossendale celebration.

Other confirmed business support stands at the September event include Marketing Lancashire , Rossendale Works  and University of Central Lancashire. More to be confirmed shortly.

This year’s keynote speak is GÜ founder James Averdieck.

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Fines issued as Council continues clampdown on dog fouling

Published on August 16, 2019 at 10:34 am

People allowing their dogs to foul in Rossendale have been hit by fines as a specialist enforcement team continues its work in the borough.

On-the-spot-fines have been issued by District Enforcement, which started a 12-month trial across Rossendale in December 2018.

Dedicated officers are patrolling the borough’s streets and parks seven days-a-week, targeting hot-spots identified by the Council.

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Council backs campaign for Northern budget

Published on August 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

The leader of Rossendale Council has joined other leaders from the North of England in calling on government to deliver on commitments to boost spending on infrastructure.

Councillor Alyson Barnes lent her support to the Transport for the North’s “Northern Budget” campaign which aims to secure billions of pounds for the region in the next spending review.

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Market going from strength to strength as innovative partnership hailed a success

Published on August 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm

An exciting and innovative partnership is transforming Rawtenstall Market.

Rossendale Council joined forced with a local social enterprise The Clog Market – to revamp the historic market and make it a destination place to shop and socialise in the area.

The Council entered a year-long pilot partnership with Jane Boys, the owner of the Clog Market, to modernise and revamp the market, which is open on Thursdays and Sundays.

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Still time to vote Stubbylee Park best park in the UK

Published on August 12, 2019 at 11:19 am

Watch Portfolio Holder for Resources, Cllr Andrew Walmsley explain why Stubbylee Park deserves to win Best Park 2019 in the video below.

Fields in Trust UK has shortlisted the park for the prestigious national award.

Do your bit and vote now before Monday, August 19!

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Man fined for felling tree

Published on August 12, 2019 at 9:50 am

A man has been fined thousands of pounds for felling a tree under a preservation order.

Mr John Harvey, of Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, was fined £2500 and ordered to pay £2500 costs for the wilful destruction of a protected tree. The 66-year-old also has to pay a statutory charge of £150 following being found guilty at Burnley Magistrates.

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Rossendale mum helping to fight ‘period poverty’ given top Council honour

Published on August 1, 2019 at 9:40 am

Samara Barnes has been added to the Council’s Roll of Honour for her work in setting up the Red Box Project in Rossendale Schools.

Mum-of-two Samara, from Haslingden, leads the campaign to help schoolgirls who may not be able to afford or access sanitary products – known as Period Poverty.

She is the digital communities manager of the Rossendale branch of the Red Box Project, which takes donations of sanitary products to distribute in schools and community centres for girls who need them.

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