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Bacup THI update: Christmas/fountain/irresponsible car parking

Published on December 5, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Following the latest board meeting of the Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative, acting chair Councillor Jackie Oakes has published the following statement.

“At the weekend, we saw the community come together to enjoy a superb Christmas lights switch-on. I want to pay special tribute to all the volunteers who made this fantastic event possible.

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“Disgusting” offenders sought after rotting chicken dumped in Bacup

Published on November 30, 2018 at 11:32 am

The hunt is on for culprits as hundreds of rotting chicken legs were found dumped in Bacup.

The chicken legs were discovered dumped off The Sidings in Bacup. Staff cleaning up the waste had to be protected with specialist coveralls to prevent contamination from the rotting chicken.

The clean-up team estimated there were hundreds of chicken legs on the steep banking on Tuesday, November 20th.

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New bin wagons roll-out in Rossendale

Published on November 21, 2018 at 11:28 am

A trio of new bin wagons are being mobilised on the streets of Rossendale.

The refuse collection vehicles have been introduced by Rossendale Council as part of a rolling five-year programme to start replacing its ageing fleet of vehicles and improve the service given to residents.

The two 26 tonne and one 12 tonne wagons cost £456,550 in total and will help boost recycling targets, as well as cut down on maintenance costs, vehicle downtime and improve capacity for staff at the Council’s Henrietta Street depot.

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Councillor pleased at Victoria Park flooding improvements

Published on November 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Work has begun to make a Haslingden play area better cope with heavy rain.

Victoria Park play area is prone to flooding when bad weather hits so Rossendale Council has invested in improvements such as raising the ground level of the area to help with drainage and fitting new matting.

Welcoming the improvements,  Councillor Jackie Oakes, Portfolio Holder for Operations, said:

“We know flooding has been a major issue in Victoria Park when it rains heavily and this is the most cost effective and efficient solution to the problem.

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Council welcomes national move on taxi licensing

Published on October 24, 2018 at 10:55 am

Rossendale Council has welcomed news that the Government is looking at overhauling national standards for taxi drivers in a move to improve passenger safety.

The news comes via a new publication that is the result of a Government-backed review into the industry.

It makes 34 recommendations across a wide range of areas including an urgent review of legislation and introduction of a national minimum standard for taxi licensing.

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Bacup THI Board statement on roadwork delays

Published on October 2, 2018 at 3:59 pm

Following on from Lancashire County Council’s announcement about the completion of the Bacup roadworks being delayed, the Townscape Heritage Initiative Board has released this statement.

Acting chair Councillor Jackie Oakes said:

“Lancashire County Council have told us the expected completion of highways improvements as part of the Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) will be delayed.

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New film ‘lifts lid’ on recycling dos and don’ts

Published on August 21, 2018 at 11:26 am

Do you ever get confused over what plastic items you can and can’t recycle?

Councillor Jackie Oakes and local volunteer Darren Ashworth have the answers for you in this new film:

Plastics recycling – dos and don'ts

Our new video featuring Councillor Jackie Oakes gives you some useful pointers on what plastics you can and can't recycle

Posted by Rossendale Borough Council Environmental Services on Friday, 17 August 2018

 

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