Monthly Archives: October 2019

Tourism boost as visitor numbers rise in Rossendale

Published on October 17, 2019 at 2:03 pm

The leisure and tourism industry is booming across Rossendale as the number of people visiting the borough has risen.

1.5 million visits were made to Rossendale’s various attractions in 2018, according to new statistics released by Marketing Lancashire. This was up 4.2 per cent from 2017.

The results have been driven by a rise of 4.6 per cent in day visitors, who spent £63.5 million, 8.7 per cent more last year.

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Friends group celebrate Stubbylee Park success

Published on October 8, 2019 at 4:42 pm

Members of the Friends of Stubbylee Park met up with Rossendale Council staff to celebrate the park’s recent awards success.

The group were celebrating Stubbylee Park being placed in the top 15 of the Fields In Trust UK’s Best Park awards.

Over 36,000 votes were cast and Stubbylee was named 11th out of the 55 nominated parks in the North West.

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Council secures funding for further Futures Park development

Published on October 7, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Rossendale Council has successfully bid for more than £1.5m to support further development at Futures Park.

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Board (LEP) agreed Growth Deal funding to deliver improvements to the site which will help support its future growth.

The money will fund improvements to the main road junction as well as flood prevention works on plot one.

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Council unveils supports for Friends of Cemetery Groups

Published on October 2, 2019 at 11:07 am

Rossendale Council has outlined the support residents can expect to set up Friends of Cemetery Groups.

The Council is already working with people interested in developing a Friends of Haslingden Cemetery group.

The hope is if the Friends group is successful in Haslingden, the Council will help residents start friends groups in the borough’s other cemeteries.

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