Haslingden

Haslingden Town Trail and Visitor Site Launched

Published on March 15, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Mayor and Leader join locals at the launch of new tourism work for Haslingden

The Mayor of Rossendale, Cllr Granville Morris joined the leader of Rossendale Council, Cllr Alyson Barnes and members of Haslingden Task Force for the launch of the new Haslingden branding, website and Town Trail on Tuesday 14th March at Haslingden Library.

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Event: Launch of new Haslingden branding and website Tuesday 14 March

Published on March 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Working with design company Osprey, Haslingden Task Force has developed a branding and website for the town with the strapline ‘Small Town Big Heart’ aimed at encouraging visitors to the town.  The website www.visithaslingden.com  and promotional materials including a flyer and town trail, will be launched on Tuesday 14th March at 4pm at Haslingden Library.

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Haslingden Task Force working to improve Haslingden

Published on February 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Haslingden Task Force is working on two key projects to support the continued development of the town. 

Rossendale Borough Council has provided £100,000 of funding through the Task Force to provide a catalyst to develop regeneration initiatives in Haslingden.

£50,000 has been allocated to the Shop Front Improvement Scheme through which business owners in the town centre can apply for grants for 50% of the cost of improving their shop front, up to a maximum of £2000.  

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Rossendale Neighbourhood Forums meeting with a focus on Prevent

Published on January 24, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Rossendale residents and representatives of local community groups are invited to attend their local Neighbourhood Forum meeting to find out more about local services and activities and events in their area.

There are four Neighbourhood Forums in Rossendale covering Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup and Whitworth.  The Forums, which are open to all local residents, are informal community meetings to allow networking and information sharing and any agreed action points. 

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VIC Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

Published on December 19, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Veterans In Communities, based in Haslingden, are in the running for national award as they have been shortlisted for a prestigious national Soldiering On Award.

Chief Executive Liz Hamilton said:

“We’re absolutely delighted to be selected as finalists for  these prestigious awards. As a small local charity we never thought we would get this far.

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Christmas in Rossendale

Published on December 16, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Christmas in Rossendale is in full swing following light switch ons up and down the Valley.

Rawtenstall held their switch on event on Saturday November 26th with a vibrant and very busy town square Market. The town lights were switched on by Paralympic silver medallist Tom Hamer., to delight of the hundreds in the crowd.

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Residents gather to debate shape of health and social care in East Lancashire

Published on November 28, 2016 at 9:12 am

Residents were invited to get involved, debate and help shape the future of health and social care in East Lancashire at a recent engagement event.

Around 40 residents gathered at Haslingden Community Link & Children’s Centre on the evening of Wednesday November 16, to give their views and ideas on what works well, what needs improving and how to face the challenges ahead.

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Mayor Attends 100th Birthday Celebrations

Published on November 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm

The Mayor and Mayoress of Rossendale, Councillor Granville Morris and Mrs Susan Morris, visited Molly Barnes, Haslingden, this week to wish her a very Happy Birthday.

This year Molly is celebrating a very special birthday as she turned 100 years old on Wednesday 16th November, and her niece Pat Hutchinson arranged a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress as part of the celebrations.

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Rossendale Paralympic Medallist Opens New Climbing Area

Published on October 6, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Double Paralympic silver medallist Tom Hamer has officially opened a new £30,000 climbing area in Rossendale.

After cutting the ribbon, the 18 year-old, who took home silver medals in the S14 200m freestyle and SM14 200m individual medley in Swimming at Rio, was the first visitor to scale the wall at Grip & Go in Haslingden on Saturday.

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Rossendale Neighbourhood Forums Meeting in October

Published on September 30, 2016 at 9:08 am

Rossendale residents and representatives of local community groups are invited to attend their local Neighbourhood Forum meeting to find out more about local services and activities and events in their area.

There are four Neighbourhood Forums in Rossendale covering the different areas and meetings are open to all local residents.  The Neighbourhood Forums are informal community meetings to allow networking and information sharing and any agreed action points. 

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Council Announcement Around Proposed Haslingden Bin Changes

Published on September 15, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Rossendale Borough Council has today taken the decision, following discussions with those affected, to halt the introduction of a small scale recycling project for 300 houses  in Haslingden. 

The project was developed in response to concerns expressed by this community about waste, fly tipping and recycling.

We are now taking a brief pause on the project because we are aware that both the scale and nature of the project has been misunderstood, and this has caused community concern.  

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Mayor Opens the New Outdoor Gym in Victoria Park

Published on August 19, 2016 at 10:40 am

The Mayor of Rossendale, Cllr Granville Morris, officially opened the new outdoor gym which has been installed in Victoria Park in Haslingden.

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The gym features 6 pieces of state of the art equipment, designed to exercise different parts of the body to provide a full workout.   It is located at the end of the path by the main entrance, overlooking the lower part of the park with fantastic  views of the surrounding hills.

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Rossendale climbing centre celebrated first birthday in style

Published on August 1, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Hundreds of people recently flocked to Rossendale to help celebrate Grip & Go’s first birthday.

The £275,000 climbing centre, which is based at the Adrenaline Centre in Haslingden, celebrated the milestone by hosting a first birthday party.

The Mayor of Rossendale, Cllr Granville Morris, kicked off the celebrations by giving a welcome speech to visitors.

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Council Publishes Air Quality Status Report

Published on July 27, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Rossendale have completed their Air Quality Status review which reports air quality within the borough.  A brief summary of the report is below, if you wish to know more the full report can be found at Air Quality Status Report 2016

Summary

Air quality is one of the few things which affects all living things and it is essential that we have standards of air quality which support the wellbeing of all residents in the Rossendale Valley.

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Rossendale Council and Tor View School Success in Roundabout Refurbishment

Published on July 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Rossendale Council has supported Tor View School to refurbish the artwork on one of the main gateway sites to Rossendale.

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The ‘Workers’ Statues on the roundabout near Tesco Haslingden were placed there ten years ago after Tor View School won a competition to design a piece of artwork for the roundabout.

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Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment Delight Crowds in Haslingden

Published on July 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm

Thousands of people lined the streets of Haslingden on Thursday July 21st to welcome the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment as they took part in a Freedom Parade to mark their Freedom of the Borough.

The Regiment were first granted the Freedom of Haslingden in 1964, this was then extended to Rossendale when we last had a parade in the Borough in June 2002, in Rawtenstall.

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Freedom Parade Comes to Haslingden

Published on July 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Rossendale Borough Council is delighted to officially announce that the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will be parading through Haslingden next week for the Freedom of Rossendale celebrations.

The Freedom Parade will be taking place in Haslingden on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 to mark the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment Freedom of the Borough of Rossendale.

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Council Takes Action on Those Failing to Clean Up

Published on June 30, 2016 at 10:17 am

Rossendale Council has successfully prosecuted 2 people over failure to adhere to clearance notices issued to them which were causing a blight on their neighbourhoods.

Mr Gerard Wroe of Clough Road, Bacup, was issued with a £660 fine, £319.68 costs and £376.14 compensation by the Court for failure to adhere to a section 215 Notice Town and Country Planning Act 1990 over clearance work that was due.

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VIC Plan Special Somme Event

Published on June 24, 2016 at 1:17 pm

This year marks one hundred years since the start of the Battle of the Somme.

As part of the nationwide commemoration in partnership with The Royal British Legion, Veterans in Communities will be opening their centre on Bury Road, Haslingden for an all night vigil. From 7.30pm on Thursday 30th June, until 7.30am on Friday 1st July, the community is invited to join us for all or any part of the night.

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Council Take Action on Outdoor Laundrette

Published on June 9, 2016 at 8:36 pm

Rossendale Council’s Planning Enforcement Team has today served notice on the outdoor laundrette structure at the Nisa Store on Deardengate, Haslingden.

This action comes after thorough investigation from our Planning Department.

The owner has now been asked to remove the launderette facility from the front of the building within the required timeframe.

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Haslingden Deep Clean About to Start

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.

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New funding agreed for Haslingden Pool

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.

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New outdoor gym installed

Published on March 15, 2016 at 12:22 pm

A new, free outdoor gym is being installed in Victoria Park in Haslingden.

The gym, which will be located at the end of the path by the main entrance, will feature 6 pieces of equipment designed to exercise different parts of the body to provide a full workout.  A board with full instructions will also be installed. 

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Residents Get Cleaning for Queen

Published on March 8, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Volunteers across the Valley came out on Saturday to help clean up the town centres and nearby streets as part of the national Clean for The Queen campaign.

The Haslingden clean up was jointly organised by local community group Love Haslingden, and Rossendale Borough Council. 25 bags of litter and rubbish were collected on Saturday and local Girl Guides group 1st Haslingden collected a further 8 bags on Sunday around Snig Hole Park in Helmshore.

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Task Force Working to Improve Haslingden

Published on February 24, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Haslingden Task Force met in February and has agreed some key projects to support the town. Rossendale Borough Council has provided £100,000 of funding through the Task Force to provide a catalyst to develop regeneration initiatives in Haslingden.

£50,000 has been allocated to the Shop Front Improvement Scheme through which business owners in the town centre can apply for grants for 50% of the cost of improving their shop front, up to a maximum of £2000.  

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Girls are the Pride of Rossendale

Published on February 8, 2016 at 11:31 am

Lancashire’s Finest Year 7 Girls 5-aside Football Team is right here in the Valley, from Haslingden High School.

The squad consists of Abby Clarke (Everton), Lucy Valentine (Blackburn Rovers), Beth MacDonald (Bury), Chloe Leftly (Haslingden Juniors), Lucy Spence (Bridge) and Beth Hartwell (GK).

They won the Rossendale Schools 5-aside beating Alder Grange, All Saints, BRGS and Fearns to qualify for the Lancashire finals.

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Good News for Communities Near A56 Rising Bridge Roundabout

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.

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Update on the Local Plan Part 2

Published on January 21, 2016 at 10:57 am

At Council on 9th December 2015 it was agreed unanimously to cease work on the Site allocations and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document, the Local Plan Part 2, also known as Lives and Landscapes’ and to start work on preparing a new Local Plan for Rossendale.

The reasons underpinning this decision were set out in the Report to Council, which is available to view on the Council’s web site. 

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Rossendale Council Launches New Scheme to Help “Flood Proof” Properties and Businesses

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.

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Deadline coming up for Haslingden Shop Front Improvement Scheme Expressions of Interest

Published on January 13, 2016 at 10:47 am

Shopkeepers and traders in Haslingden town centre are encouraged to express their interest in the new Shop Front Improvement Scheme before the deadline on 22 January.

The scheme, which was launched by Rossendale Borough Council in November, provides grants to support traders to carry out improvement work to their shops.

Under the new scheme, traders will be able to apply for grants of up to £2000 to improve the appearance of their shops.

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Rossendale Community Fund: New Grants Scheme Provides Support to Local Groups

Published on December 11, 2015 at 9:32 am

Four local community organisations have received grants from a new scheme launched by Rossendale Borough Council in September.

Edgeside and District Community Partnership, Home-start Rossendale, Maden Early Years and the White Horse Project have all been awarded grants of £1000 in the first round of the Rossendale Community Fund.

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

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Councillors Approve Combined Authority Discussions for Rossendale

Published on December 10, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Councillors in Rossendale decided last night at the Council meeting to progress with consultation plans on joining forces with Local Authorities across Lancashire to create a Combined Authority.

Councillors were asked to note the progress made so far and decide on whether they want to agree in principle to the Combined Authority and take part in a public consultation early in the New Year, which they did.

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2016/17 Budget Consultation

Published on December 9, 2015 at 2:55 pm

The Council is seeking views from any individual or organisation on its budget for 2016/17 and the financial challenges it faces over the medium term.

The Council’s vision and corporate priorities are as follows:

Our Vision: By 2018 Rossendale will have strong communities with an enhanced environment and heritage. It will be an attractive place to live, where tourists visit and employers invest.

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New Shop Front Improvement Scheme launched In Haslingden

Published on November 30, 2015 at 10:17 am

Shopkeepers and traders in Haslingden town centre are encouraged to take advantage of a new scheme, launched by Rossendale Borough Council, to support traders to carry out improvement work to their shops.

Under the new scheme, traders will be able to apply for grants of up to £2000 to improve the appearance of their shops.

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Rossendale Businesses Win Big at the Lancashire Tourism Awards

Published on November 6, 2015 at 10:32 am

Rossendale came away with two fantastic awards from last night’s Marketing Lancashire Tourism Awards.

The Whitaker Gallery and Museum won the cultural and tourism award last night at the Marketing Lancashire Tourism Awards ceremony in Blackpool.

The award names them as the best cultural and tourism offer in the whole county.

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