Published on April 8, 2016 at 4:24 pmVoting is open 7am-10pm on May 5th with the Count being held on May 6th.
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Published on March 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm
We have been notified that a small number of customers have not yet received their Council Tax bill for 2016/17. All the bills were issued between 8th and 10th March this year.
We are working with our partners at Capita and the Royal Mail on this.
If you have not had your bill yet, please contact us on 01706 217777 or email email@example.com and we will issue a duplicate bill.
Published on March 24, 2016 at 9:48 am
On Thursday 5 May voters in England will go to the polls to elect Rossendale Councillors and a Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire. Registering now for the elections in May will also mean voters are registered in good time before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union on 23 June.
Published on March 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm
Members of the Rossendale Together Barnfield Partnership Board visited the New Hall Hey Retail Development to see how the new TK Maxx and M+S Foodhall stores were progressing.
The RTB Partnership sees Rossendale Council, Together Housing Group and Barnfield Construction working together and pooling resources to create a more prosperous borough.
Published on March 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm
Work to undertake a deep clean of streets in Haslingden is due to start on Tuesday 22nd March and last for 12 days; it will be undertaken by Rossendale firm Gumblasters.
The work has come out of the £100k Rossendale Council allocated to the Haslingden Task Force, who have set out their key priorities and regeneration plans for Haslingden Town Centre.
Published on March 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm
OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY WOULD LIKE YOU TO HELP THEM DEVELOP THEIR WORK PROGRAMME FOR 2016/17
Each year it is the responsibility of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to select topics for inclusion and consideration in the annual work programme. Deciding the topics for the year is a key aspect of the overview and scrutiny process.
Published on March 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm
Rossendale Council unveils proposed plans for improvements to Waterfoot Centre.
Following the building of the new residential development, Whitwell Court, Rossendale Council has made funding available to improve the adjacent public space and car park area.
A public consultation exercise was undertaken in 2015 to find out how local residents would like the area to be improved and what features they would like incorporating into the plans.
Published on March 17, 2016 at 11:45 am
Rossendale Borough Council is further supporting the aims of Haslingden Baths Community Interest Company (CIC) as they work on renovating Haslingden Swimming Pool.
In additional to the £25k grant and £25k loan the Council gave the group in 2015 to support improvements to the building, a further £100k will be given to the group to support the renovation work.
Published on March 11, 2016 at 3:34 pmCouncil Tax bills for the year April 2016 to March 2017, for which Rossendale Council has frozen its portion for the 7th year running, are being issued from 8th March 2016 and we wanted to provide some information so that you knew what each part of your bill means.
Published on March 11, 2016 at 8:40 am
Rossendale Borough Council has increased its resilience by amending its Disaster Recovery contract and moving its Data Centre to Wakefield and Derby to a purpose built facility. The new sites are open 24 hours a day and are equipped with the latest technology with full power generation on site.
This move has been in the Council’s plans for a long time and has taken a robust plan to execute it, with no impact to residents and services during the move.
Published on March 10, 2016 at 1:40 pm
Rossendale Borough Council has adopted a new Conservation Strategy for 2016-2021.
The Conservation Strategy shows the Council’s commitment to heritage and celebrates the Valley’s rich architectural history.
The strategy will provide the Council with a new strategic approach to conservation, accompanied by the Conservation Officer post we have in the Council.
Published on March 10, 2016 at 9:00 am
Rossendale Borough Council has successfully bid for £10,000 to pilot a Brownfield Register under the Brownfield Register Pilots Fund.
The Council was one of the 36 successful bids (also including Pendle and Hyndburn Council’s) covering 58 authorities. The pilot has 4 key stages which aims to see Local Authorities share best practice.
Published on March 3, 2016 at 5:17 pm
People affected by December’s floods are being urged to take advantage of a Government scheme to help householders and businesses make their properties more resistant to future floods.
Under the scheme, householders and businesses affected by Storms Desmond and Eva can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help make their homes more resilient to flooding in the future.
Published on March 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm
Rossendale Council is backing the Electoral Commission and National Union of Students’ joint campaign to get more students and young people registered to vote ahead of the local and Police and Crime Commissioner elections in May.
Called #RegAFriend (‘Register a Friend’), the campaign urges students and young people who have already registered to vote to encourage their non-registered friends and family to now do the same, by sharing messages and photos on social media.
Published on March 2, 2016 at 10:42 am
The ever popular Jobs Fair is back in Bacup this Thursday, 3rd March, at Central Methodist and Christ Church 10am till 2pm.
Some of the Valley’s employers will be there with opportunities.
The Council will be there detailing roles they offer and Officers from the Bacup THI Project will be there detailing training opportunities available to local people.
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.
Published on February 26, 2016 at 12:18 pmUpdate on the Council's decision, following extensive consultation, to withdraw the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (also known as the Local Plan Part 2).
Published on February 25, 2016 at 11:05 am
The Mayor, Councillor Marilyn Procter, will be hosting a Charity Ball at Rossendale Golf Club, Ewood Lane, Rossendale on Friday, 8th April, 2016.
Proceeds from the event will go to the ‘Mayor’s Charity Fund’, the main beneficiaries of this year’s fund will be The Star Centre, The RAFT Foundation and Young Carers at BPRCVS.
Published on February 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm
Rossendale Borough Council has recently trialled dog training and behaviour specialist Scamp’s in order to resolve a neighbour dispute in Whitworth over dog barking.
The dog had separation issues when its owner left the house and would bark which would cause noise nuisance to the neighbour.
Scamp’s worked with the very co-operative owner and trained the dog with techniques to counteract its separation issues.
Published on February 24, 2016 at 10:13 am
Members of the Rossendale Together Barnfield Joint Venture Partnership Board have welcomed news that plans to redevelop Rawtenstall town centre have been approved.
Councillor Alyson Barnes, Chair of the RTB Partnership and Leader of the Council, said: “I am pleased the scheme has been given planning permission. We listened to people and now I believe these plans are the right mix of preserving the area’s heritage as well as creating a vibrant town centre.
Published on February 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm
The Stubbylee Masterplan was officially launched with a 1 mile walk round the Park’s grounds on 19 February. Local residents braved the cold weather to walk round the new way-marked route lead by walk leader James Kenyon from Newground.
The permanent way-marked route is part of the Council’s successful Up & Active Project.
Published on February 22, 2016 at 2:02 pm
A planned re-structure of Rossendale Council’s senior management will save taxpayers nearly £15,000 in the first year.
Councillors will be asked to back the restructure when they meet at full council on February 24th.
The restructure will reduce the number of director roles but will also help make the Council more business-like and help generate additional income which can be put back in improving services.
Published on February 22, 2016 at 12:42 pm
During 2015, Overview and Scrutiny established a task group to look at reasons for below target response times for Rossendale, which in November 2014 were 60.7% against a target of 75%.
The task group visited the 999 Control Centre in Broughton and the 111 service in Bolton, as well as spoke to Paramedics at both Rawtenstall and Stacksteads Ambulance Stations.
Published on February 19, 2016 at 4:05 pm
Persistent rainfall is expected across north-west England over the weekend. The heaviest rain will fall across parts of Lancashire, Greater Manchester and the western parts of Yorkshire. There is a risk that some communities in these areas will experience river and surface water flooding of roads and properties later on Saturday and on Sunday.
Published on February 17, 2016 at 5:32 pm
The Council has been made aware of an incident in Water where a gentleman has knocked on the door of an elderly gentleman claiming to be from the Council about fitting a new boiler. This person is not from the Council and is not working on behalf of the Council.
The man had no ID, didn’t provide a name or an contact number.
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.
Published on February 8, 2016 at 3:22 pm
As part of its support for the country’s biggest-ever community clear up Rossendale Borough Council is organising a mass litter-pick and is looking for patriotic community groups to join in the litter pick. .
The national Clean for The Queen campaign aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.
Published on February 1, 2016 at 3:37 pm
Rossendale Borough Council would like to thank all residents, business owners, local groups and volunteers for their help, support and assistance during the Boxing Day floods and in the aftermath.
We would also like to thank our local partners for the help and assistance they have provided during these events; Lancashire County Council, the Environment Agency, Lancashire Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue and United Utilities.
Published on February 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm
Rossendale Borough Council wants to encourage anyone not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive this week and go online now to register.
On Thursday 5 May 2016 voters in Rossendale will go to the polls to elect local government councillors in Rossendale and a Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire.
Published on January 27, 2016 at 4:17 pmNew Council grants scheme provides support to local groups
Published on January 27, 2016 at 2:46 pm
Good news for local communities in Acre village, Sherfin hamlet and Rising Bridge, Lancashire. Highways England is to begin a comprehensive £4.5 million scheme to provide safe pedestrian crossings and designated cycle routes, linking villages, schools and businesses on either side of the busy A56 Rising Bridge roundabout near Haslingden.
Work to transform the roundabout will take around twelve weeks beginning in February with new lighting.
Published on January 27, 2016 at 1:57 pmRossendale Borough Council’s Revenues and Benefits Contact Centre is moving to Futures Park.
Published on January 26, 2016 at 4:16 pm
RESIDENTS and businesses are being reminded to take part in a countywide consultation about whether people support the proposal for a Lancashire Combined Authority.
Hundreds of people have already had their say with people labelling the idea as positive for the county.
Councils are urging people to take part in what they believe will secure the county’s seat at the forefront of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.
Published on January 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm
Rossendale Council has announced central government details of a scheme to help householders and businesses make their properties more resistant to future floods. Under the scheme, householders and businesses affected by Storms Desmond and Eva in Rossendale can apply to the Council for grants of up to £5,000 to help make their homes/businesses more resilient to flooding in the future.