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Preparing for Winter

Published on November 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm

With this cold weather upon us, we thought it may be worth sharing this link to report faults to Lancashire County Council, the highways authority in Rossendale. 

Lancashire County Council refill our grit bins, repair pot holes, fix broken street lights, unblock drains, grit our roads and many other functions all of which become more of an issue in the cold winter weather and calls are already increasing about these issues.

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Lancashire’s PROUD Awards

Published on November 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Inspiring children and young people from Lancashire can now be nominated to receive a recognition award as part of Lancashire Children and Young People’s PROUD Awards.

The awards recognise the successes and contributions made by looked after children and young people, or those who have previously been looked after.  A child is ‘looked after’ if they are in the care of the local authority for more than 24 hours.

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Lancashire Councils Earn Success on Road to Combined Authority

Published on November 3, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Councils in Lancashire are celebrating after being awarded £260,000 of funding just weeks after setting up a shadow Combined Authority for the county.

The money will go towards creating better homes for residents while opening up new areas for employment sites, potentially creating hundreds of new jobs.

The money has been granted through the Government’s One Public Estate programme, which provides practical and technical support and funding to councils to deliver property-focussed programmes.

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Get Involved in Shaping the Future of Local Health and Social Care

Published on November 1, 2016 at 10:07 am

Residents are invited to get involved, debate and help shape the future of health and social care in East Lancashire at an upcoming engagement event.

NHS and local councils in Pennine Lancashire, which is made of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, are working together to change the way health and social care is delivered in the area.

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Lancashire Constabulary to recruit 160 new police officers

Published on October 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

Lancashire Constabulary is looking for 160 new police officers to tackle crime, support the vulnerable and keep communities safe.

The roles are not for extra officers, but are needed to replace those that leave the constabulary, mainly through retirement, to ensure the force remains operationally resilient.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “This is an important investment in Lancashire Constabulary and a chance to recruit officers from under-represented communities.

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Fostering Needs You!

Published on September 9, 2016 at 11:12 am

Each week 20 local children need a family so we need foster carers from all backgrounds to provide loving homes.

Lancashire County Council would particularly like to recruit foster carers who are able to care for:

  • Brothers and sisters.
  • Older children and teenagers.
  • Children that will be in foster care long term.

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Enter the Lancashire Tourism Awards

Published on September 1, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Lancashire Tourism Awards are the biggest celebration of tourism excellence in Lancashire.  Last year’s awards had a 4.3 million print media coverage circulation and a 19.6 million potential reach on social media.  If you’re proud of what you do to contribute to Lancashire’s £3.7million visitor economy then this is your opportunity to shout about it.

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Appointments Made to Shadow Combined Authority

Published on July 21, 2016 at 8:26 am

Key appointments to lead the county towards the creation of a Combined Authority have now been made.

Local councils in Lancashire submitted their bid to become a Combined Authority to the Government in June and a shadow Combined Authority has now been formed.

The chair will be Cllr Simon Blackburn, Leader of Blackpool Council, and the vice chair will be Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council.

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Free Central Heating for Lancashire Residents

Published on July 11, 2016 at 10:41 am

Lancashire residents are being encouraged to winter-proof their homes before the cold kicks in.

Homeowners and tenants across the county are now able to apply into a new fund to provide first time central heating systems to properties across the county.

The £2.25m pot is expected to supply and fit 900 new central heating systems before the start of the autumn, with “fuel poor” residents living in all areas of the red rose county eligible to apply.

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Fearns Moss Road Closure

Published on March 9, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Lancashire County Council’s Highways Department has closed Fearns Moss Road, Stacksteads, Bacup. Heavy rain has added to water built up from a blocked culvert. Under an emergency procedure order the road is now closed  with a diversion in place and the road will only re-open once the remedial works have been carried out to resolve the problem.

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Councils to Give Final decision on Lancashire Combined Authority

Published on February 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

COUNCILLORS across Lancashire will decide whether to press ahead with plans for a Combined Authority after a public consultation gave overwhelming support to the proposal.

Each of the 14 councils taking part in the process will take a report to members in the coming weeks to seek approval to submit a bid to Central Government.

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Road Surface Improvements to Be Carried Out

Published on February 22, 2016 at 12:07 pm

Lancashire County Council (LCC), the Highways Authority in Rossendale, carried out road surfacing work last year on a number of sites in Rossendale that have now showed signs of failure. LCC have investigated this and they have completed surveys of all the sites. They have confirmed that they will be doing remedial works in the Spring.

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Northern Joinery awarded an LBGF grant of £46K

Published on February 18, 2016 at 11:15 am

Northern Joinery, based in Whitworth, Lancashire have been awarded an LBGF grant of £46,614. Northern Joinery is one of the country’s leading quality staircase manufacturers with considerable experience in the design and manufacture of timber staircases.

It boasts one of the best staircase-manufacturing plants in the UK with a capacity well in excess of 200 staircases per week.

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Flooding: Help for Businesses

Published on February 12, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Boost for Business is running a Flood Recovery Grant Scheme to support businesses severely affected (either directly or indirectly) by the December 2015 flooding in Lancashire and the fund is open until February 28th 2016.

This grant scheme is to support small and medium sized businesses severely affected (either directly or indirectly) by the flooding of December 2015, to help businesses recover quickly and get back trading successfully and being sustainable.

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“Be a Lover not a Fighter” Domestic Abuse Campaign

Published on February 11, 2016 at 5:01 pm

This is a North West partnership campaign across Cheshire, Merseyside, Blackburn, Blackpool and Lancashire.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have suffered domestic abuse.  It’s not just physical violence. Domestic abuse can be emotional too – like threats and controlling behaviour.  It’s behind closed doors. It’s known, but not talked about.

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Rossendale Residents to Benefit from Cosy Homes in Lancashire Fund

Published on February 1, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Households in Rossendale who want to reduce their gas and electricity bills can get help to make their homes more ‘energy efficient’.

£6m will be up for grabs to enable Lancashire residents to get energy saving technology and measures in their homes to keep them warm and their bills down.

Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) provide free or subsidised boilers and insulation measures as part of a partnership between every Council in Lancashire and a number of energy industry companies.

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