Monthly Archives: November 2019

Rossendale Future’s bright for Asim

Published on November 21, 2019 at 3:58 pm

After nine years of interview rejections, Asim Elahi has got a job thanks to help from an innovative employment programme.

Asim, 37, had been working for Training 2000 for nearly 12 years, but was made redundant in 2010 when the Rawtenstall office closed.

Since then he has applied for scores of jobs and attended many interviews, but his lack of confidence, anxiety and issues with disability meant he only ever got voluntary work.

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Leisure venues seek private sector experience

Published on November 20, 2019 at 3:51 pm

Some of Rossendale’s best known leisure and tourism venues are seeking experienced business people willing to join their boards as unpaid non-executive directors to share their knowledge and experience.

Guy Darragh, Economic Development Manager, said:

We have some outstanding visitor venues in the borough and their continued growth is really important to our aspirations to grow the Visit Rossendale and Adrenaline Valley brand and continue the increase in trips to the borough.

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Christmas lights bring festive sparkle to Rossendale

Published on November 19, 2019 at 9:43 am

Rossendale is set to glitter this Christmas as festive lights turn on across the borough.

Fun performances, parades and tasty food will entertain the crowds before the lights turn on to mark the official start of Christmas.

Whitworth is first to light up on Sunday, November 24th at the Civic Hall at 6pm.

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Community heroes celebrated

Published on November 18, 2019 at 10:53 am

Community heroes from across Rossendale were crowned at Rossendale Council’s 2019 Community Awards at the Riverside, Whitworth.

The awards, held on Thursday, November 14, celebrated individuals and groups who go the extra mile to support others and help make their neighbourhoods better places to live.

120 nominations were made, with 34 finalists in attendance hoping to scoop one of eleven awards handed out on the night.

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Trafford tour gives food for thought for Bacup regeneration

Published on November 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm

A fact-finding tour of Manchester’s Trafford towns gave some inspiration for the regeneration of Bacup town centre.

The ‘seeing is believing’ tour was organised by Rossendale Council’s Economic Development Unit in conjunction with IntoPlaces, a consultancy borne out of the team that led Altrincham Forward.

Council representatives, along with residents from business, heritage and the community, hopped on a bus to visit Urmston and Altrincham.

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Community comes together for Remembrance Services

Published on November 12, 2019 at 10:06 am

People gathered all over Rossendale to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in both World Wars and other conflicts.

Moving services and parades took place all over the borough as people paid their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

On Remembrance Sunday, November 19th, Rawtenstall held the traditional parade in the Town Square before heading to St Mary’s Church for a service.

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Fashionable night for the Mayor’s charities.

Published on November 7, 2019 at 4:10 pm

The Mayor of Rossendale’s Charity Fashion Show is taking place this month.

The evening will feature Dawn Rose clothing, jewellery, accessories and gifts of Crawshawbooth along with The Bodyshop and Made by Mel.

It takes place on Tuesday, 26th November at 7pm at Bacup Cricket Club, 44 Lanehead Lane, Bacup, OL13 9BT.

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Landmark building to be transformed

Published on November 6, 2019 at 11:35 am

A landmark building in Bacup town centre is to be transformed and preserved for future generations to use.

The iconic Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, on the corner of Market Street and Union Street, stands proud with its corner turret, four Harry Potter-esque gargoyles, three shields and two lions – even the bank safe remains in the basement.

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Leader praises Pride groups after prestigious awards

Published on November 5, 2019 at 2:50 pm

The Leader of Rossendale Council, Councillor Alyson Barnes, has praised the borough’s pride groups after they achieved several In Your Neighbourhood awards.

Pride groups in Bacup, Whitworth, Haslingden, Weir, Waterfoot as well as Civic Pride Rossendale were all recognised for their various projects.

In Your Neighbourhood awards are organised by Royal Horticultural Society Britain In Bloom.

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Council leading the charge for electric vehicles

Published on November 4, 2019 at 4:27 pm

The future is electric – and it’s coming to Rossendale!

The Council is holding an open day for people to find out more about electric vehicles and their benefits to both local business and the environment.

The half-day workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 5 from 10.30am-3pm in the Council Chamber at Future’s Park.

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