Monthly Archives: February 2020

Council announces extension to pioneering employment project

Published on February 26, 2020 at 3:23 pm

Rossendale Council has announced an extension to a pioneering local employment project that has helped hundreds of people in the two years since it launched.

The scheme, Rossendale Works, is designed to encourage people to initially participate in physical activity before helping them back into employment through work experience and training, matching them with local businesses who have placement opportunities.

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Have your say on walks around the borough

Published on February 26, 2020 at 12:31 pm

A special walking summit is being held to let people give their views on how to boost walking activities in Rossendale.

Rossendale’s Together an Active Future project is looking at how to encourage a more active community and want your input on making it easier for people.

It is hosting a walking summit on Wednesday, February 27th at The Riverside in Whitworth, OL12 8DP.

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Council welcomes flooding funding announcement

Published on February 25, 2020 at 4:46 pm

Rossendale Council has welcomed news that flood grants are being made available to residents and businesses in the borough

The Government has announced a package of measures and financial help to help those directly affected by recent storms.

Households and businesses in Rossendale affected by flooding during Storms Ciara and Dennis may be able to receive financial help.

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Latest Civic Pride blog

Published on February 24, 2020 at 4:31 pm

The Civic Pride Rossendale AGM took place at Rawtenstall Cricket Club on Tuesday, 18th February 2020.

The Mayor of Rossendale, Councillor Barbara Ashworth, the Mayoress Mrs Christine Lamb, and Mr Neil Shaw, Chief Executive of Rossendale Borough Council attended in addition to many CPR volunteers and supporters.

Outgoing Chair of Civic Pride Rossendale, Chris Blomerley, thanked everyone for their hard work over the past year, noting that as CPR enters its third decade, the Valley has never looked cleaner and brighter with groups now successfully operating in Bacup, Weir, Waterfoot, Crawshawbooth, Rawtenstall, Haslingden, Helmshore and beyond.

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Local mum latest beneficiary of affordable warmth grant

Published on February 19, 2020 at 4:46 pm

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.

The scheme is managed by award-winning Community Interest Company YES Energy Solutions on behalf of the Council.

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Love your park!

Published on February 19, 2020 at 1:27 pm

Rossendale  Council’s Community Team is working on a Love Parks project to give a boost to the borough’s green spaces.

The first park we are working on is Edgeside Park in Waterfoot, alongside Newground Landscape Services.

The Love Parks initiative was developed following the success of the work in Stubbylee Park, where the community, the council and partners worked together to make real improvements.

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Council update on future plans for Rawtenstall

Published on February 18, 2020 at 1:24 pm

Over the last few years, the Council with its partners have worked really hard to improve our town centres. This work has paid dividends especially in Rawtenstall.

In Rawtenstall, a lot has been delivered and it is clear there is a lot of positivity around the town.

Residents, visitors and businesses have fed back how good the town centre is looking, how the night time economy is booming and how great it is there is an influx of quality food and drink retailers.

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Play area work set to start

Published on February 17, 2020 at 4:29 pm

Work to develop a new play area in Rising Bridge is due to start this week.

The project will involve new play equipment for children aged 0-16, new safety surfacing, drainage for the play area and a football pitch and a picnic area, to replace the old and worn play equipment.

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Council’s attention turns to suicide prevention

Published on February 13, 2020 at 1:22 pm

Rossendale Council has joined forces with a national alliance that is aiming to eradicate suicide in the UK as part of a drive on suicide prevention.

The Zero Suicide Alliance’s coalition of like-minded partners are working together to help rid the UK of suicide by initially raising awareness of a free online suicide prevention training programme.

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CCTV Hub gains top award

Published on February 10, 2020 at 1:18 pm

Region’s CCTV Hub has been awarded a top security award.

The CCTV hub, based in Blackburn town centre, was awarded the CCTV camera commissioner certificate of compliance.

It was awarded the accolade following an audit by the Security Camera Commissioner (SCC). It shows that the hub works with the Protection of Freedoms Act and the Secretary of State’s “Surveillance Camera Code of Practice”.

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Council leader praise after Storm Ciara hits Rossendale

Published on February 10, 2020 at 11:59 am

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Alyson Barnes has praised residents, emergency services, staff and volunteers for their efforts after heavy wind and rain hit the borough.

There were a number of flooding incidents as bad weather battered the borough. A major incident was declared across Lancashire.

Councillor Barnes said:

It’s been a tough weekend for people and the weather has caused a lot of disruption.

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Applications open for community fund

Published on February 5, 2020 at 2:27 pm

The latest round of the Rossendale Community Fund is open for applications and local organisations are invited to apply before the deadline of Monday, February 17.

The Rossendale Community Fund was created by Rossendale Council in partnership with the Community Foundation for Lancashire to offer grants to support projects that help families and children and young people engage in community activities and learning.

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Further statement on budget setting

Published on February 3, 2020 at 1:34 pm

Plans for next year’s budget are to be presented to members of the overview and scrutiny as the Council continues its budget setting process.

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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New neighbourhood forum request

Published on February 3, 2020 at 10:50 am

The Council has received an application to establish a neighbourhood forum for Bacup and Stacksteads.

Prior to formalising this, we are required to both publicise the request and invite comments about whether this group should be able to prepare the neighbourhood plan and if the boundary being proposed for the neighbourhood area is correct.

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