Monthly Archives: December 2019

Taking action on affordable warmth

Published on December 30, 2019 at 10:25 am

Rossendale Council is taking action on fuel poverty to provide eligible residents with little or no cost insulation and brand new A-rated boilers.

The Council’s Affordable Warmth Grant provides funding for first-time central heating, boiler upgrades, radiator repairs and gas fire replacements.

 There is also funding available towards the costs of loft and cavity wall insulation, helping residents keep warm for less.

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New Civic Pride blog: Two items a day, keeps the litter at bay!

Published on December 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Civic Pride Rossendale are launching a new campaign to build on the amazing reduction of litter across the valley.

If we all picked up two pieces of litter a day, our streets would look even better so:
Two a day. Have you got the bottle to join in? Will you packet in the bin, take away the litter, can the can and bag that bag!

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Merry Christmas from the leader of the Council

Published on December 24, 2019 at 9:01 am

It’s hard to believe that it is already time to wish everyone in our great borough a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2019 has flown by. It’s nice to see everyone getting into the Christmas spirit and the Christmas lights across the borough are looking great.
I’m definitely looking forward to a break and spending time with my family.

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Real Christmas tree collection

Published on December 23, 2019 at 12:01 pm

Rossendale Council will collect your real Christmas tree for just £5.

Any Rossendale residents who will need to dispose of their real Christmas tree in January can organise a collection from the Council.

You can call now to book a collection spot for a maximum of two trees per booking.

No artificial trees, ornaments, tinsel, garlands or lights will be collected.

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Council seeks views as it prepares new budget

Published on December 23, 2019 at 11:43 am

Residents are being urged to have their say as Rossendale Council starts the budget setting process for 2020/21.

Over the last few years, the Council has been hit by significant cuts to its central government grants.

It has meant the Council has had to generate additional income locally, mainly through increased business rates and Council tax revenue.

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We ‘love parks’ is the message as Council extends popular initiative

Published on December 19, 2019 at 12:14 pm

Rossendale Council has announced an extension to a popular programme of work that will see more of the borough’s best-loved parks revitalised.

Over the past few years, the Council has worked with the Friends Group, Bacup Pride, Newground and Stubbylee Community Greenhouses to come up with a masterplan for the popular Stubbylee Park.

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Council approaches to preventing and reducing homelessness are making a difference

Published on December 18, 2019 at 2:50 pm

New stats show Rossendale Council’s approaches to reducing and preventing homelessness is making an impact.

The new stats were published as part of a review of how the Council was doing in implemented new legislation to tackle homelessness.

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 placed new legal duties on English councils so that everyone who is homeless, or at risk of homelessness, has access to meaningful help.

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Work to transform major major tourist attraction to start soon

Published on December 18, 2019 at 1:14 pm

A contractor will be appointed in the New Year to begin work on the £1.9million transformation of one of Rossendale’s major tourist attractions.

Rossendale Council in partnership with The Whitaker, in Rawtenstall, secured Heritage Lottery Funding in the summer to convert the former barn and stables; the council also provided matched funding of £189,950.

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Don’t leave it too late to order your repeat prescriptions

Published on December 18, 2019 at 12:04 pm

Christmas is just a week away – don’t forget to sort your repeat prescriptions.

People who are on repeat medication such as those with long term health condition, for instance asthma, diabetes, lung or heart disease, are being reminded not to leave it too late to get their repeat prescriptions.

GP practices will be closed on Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December), Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December) and New Year’s Day (Wednesday 1 January).

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Bacup plans get seal of approval from residents and businesses

Published on December 16, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Hundreds of people are supportive of ambitious plans to transform Bacup.

The Council launched the consultation to get views of residents and businesses on the Bacup 2040 vision last month as part its bid to the Future High Street fund.

In August, Rosendale Council welcomed news that Bacup has been included in an expanded list of towns that have progressed in a bid to benefit from the fund.

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Update on Rawtenstall town centre parking strategy

Published on December 16, 2019 at 1:45 pm

The Council has launched a parking policy review for Rawtenstall to develop a strategy which will ensure future arrangements meet the needs of businesses, shoppers and commuters.

A survey of how the car parks are presently being used is being undertaken as well as engagement with traders and shoppers to gather views for a report which will shape the strategy.

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Delight as Haslingden funding bid clears first stage

Published on December 16, 2019 at 12:20 pm

A bid for funding to further develop exciting new plans for Haslingden has been approved.

A bold new vision and masterplan for the town, which have been shaped by businesses and residents, were unveiled earlier this year called Haslingden 2040.

It includes plans to create new event spaces, shared green areas for people to meet and better pedestrian links.

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Council earmarks two sites for parks and cemeteries team

Published on December 16, 2019 at 10:09 am

Rossendale Council have identified two sites to locate the parks and cemeteries team.

The team needed to find a new depot to operate from as they are due to be displaced by works to improve the Whitaker.

The Council has identified a current depot at Tup Bridge and to establish a small scale operating centre at Marl Pits.

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Bacup man fined more than £1,000 after dumping car

Published on December 4, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Christopher Edward McTernan (50) of New Line, Bacup, has been ordered to pay £1,235 after abandoning his car at a pub in Stacksteads.

McTernan did not attend court and was found guilty in his absence of abandoning a vehicle prior to the 10th July 2019. It was recovered from the public car park opposite the Rose N Bowl public house Newchurch Road, Stacksteads, Rossendale.

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Council update on Wallbank Lodge reservoir

Published on December 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who has got in touch with us regarding the joint action by the Council and the Environment Agency being taken at Wallbank Lodge reservoir.

We understand the public interest in this and know it’s an emotional issue.

However, we have no choice but to do this because the species of fish are not suitable for the type of water at Wallbank/Hall Fold Lodge.

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Christmas recycling is child’s play for Jessica

Published on December 2, 2019 at 4:17 pm

Recycling is Jessica Ashworth, 9, from Stacksteads’ specialist subject but do you know the ins and outs?

Sit back and watch some top tips with Jessica’s Christmas recycling message for Rossendale residents.

Christmas recycling

Recycling is child's play for Jessica Ashworth, 9, from Stacksteads but do you know the ins and outs?

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Council acts to remove illegal fish from reservoir

Published on December 2, 2019 at 2:12 pm

Work to remove illegally stocked species of fish from a Rossendale reservoir will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, December 3.)

Rossendale Council has worked with the Environment Agency to arrange the removal of the animals from Wallbank Lodge Reservoir.

As a result of the fish being placed there unlawfully, the reservoir is now over-stocked and the new species are causing an environmental concern.

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