Haslingden

Artist being sought for Haslingden heritage project

Published on May 19, 2020 at 8:27 am

Rossendale Council is looking for an artist to lead an exciting community led project as part of exciting new plans for Haslingden.

The town is in the running for National Lottery Heritage funding and the Council is looking to appoint an artist to develop public art proposals for the Big Light project.

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Rossendale couple ‘shower’ praise after disabled grant success

Published on January 16, 2020 at 1:51 pm

Haslingden resident Barbara Holden, 80, has been handed a new lease of life after Rossendale Council awarded her a Disabled Facilities Grant, and arranged much-needed changes to her home.

The grants are available to support people with disabilities if they need to adapt their house or install specialist equipment.

They are designed to improve freedom of movement in and around people’s homes giving access to essential facilities and keeping them safe in their home.

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Delight as Haslingden funding bid clears first stage

Published on December 16, 2019 at 12:20 pm

A bid for funding to further develop exciting new plans for Haslingden has been approved.

A bold new vision and masterplan for the town, which have been shaped by businesses and residents, were unveiled earlier this year called Haslingden 2040.

It includes plans to create new event spaces, shared green areas for people to meet and better pedestrian links.

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Christmas lights bring festive sparkle to Rossendale

Published on November 19, 2019 at 9:43 am

Rossendale is set to glitter this Christmas as festive lights turn on across the borough.

Fun performances, parades and tasty food will entertain the crowds before the lights turn on to mark the official start of Christmas.

Whitworth is first to light up on Sunday, November 24th at the Civic Hall at 6pm.

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Council unveils supports for Friends of Cemetery Groups

Published on October 2, 2019 at 11:07 am

Rossendale Council has outlined the support residents can expect to set up Friends of Cemetery Groups.

The Council is already working with people interested in developing a Friends of Haslingden Cemetery group.

The hope is if the Friends group is successful in Haslingden, the Council will help residents start friends groups in the borough’s other cemeteries.

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A new play area is coming to Rising Bridge thanks to a funding boost

Published on September 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The project will involve new play equipment for children aged 0-16 including a zip-wire, new safety surfacing, drainage for the play area and a football pitch and a picnic area, to replace the old and worn play equipment. New pathways will be installed meaning that the Play Area will be accessible to all.

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Statement on Haslingden Cemetery

Published on September 17, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council, said:

Over the last few days I have had many dozens of emails relating to the plans to move a small part of the parks and cemeteries team at Haslingden Cemetery from their current location at The Whitaker.

I want to thank everyone for taking the time to get in touch and share their views with us.

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Bold new vision for Haslingden unveiled as funding bid submitted

Published on August 21, 2019 at 2:27 pm

A “bold and exciting” new vision and plan for Haslingden Town Centre, shaped by residents and businesses, has been published.

Haslingden 2040 has been used as a basis of a bid for National Lottery Heritage Funding, which the Council has submitted a bid for.

It includes plans to create new event spaces, shared green areas for people to meet and better pedestrian links.

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Haslingden Baths site update

Published on August 19, 2019 at 12:03 pm

The Council has released an update on the sale of Haslingden Baths as well as issuing a warning for people not to enter the building.

In a statement, the Council urged people not to access the site as it is unsafe and urged if nearby residents see others trying to get in to contact the police.

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Special award for Haslingden town centre

Published on June 7, 2019 at 1:04 pm

Haslingden Town Centre has been now been confirmed as an area of special architectural or historic interest – helping to preserve its history.

The conservation area was developed and put out to public consultation in 2018. The Council’s cabinet approved the area before submitting it to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, who confirmed the decision earlier this year.

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Council praises local company

Published on May 14, 2019 at 4:31 pm

A local Haslingden company has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for enterprise.

Firesafe Fire Rated Ductwork Limited picked up the award for outstanding continuous growth in overseas sales over the last six years.

Find out more about the win here.

Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of Rossendale Council, said:

I’m absolutely delighted for the all the staff at Firesafe.

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Councillors agree Haslingden match funding

Published on March 1, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Rossendale Council has agreed to ring fence £160,000 to support Haslingden town centre as a fresh bid for funding is prepared.

Working with the recently re-established Haslingden Taskforce, the Council is preparing a bid for Heritage Funding.

A bid was made last year but while unsuccessful, the Council received many positive comments and has been encouraged to submit a further one this year.

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Council announces new funding bids for Haslingden and Bacup

Published on February 21, 2019 at 4:18 pm

Councillors are set to agree to ring fence nearly £200,000 to support Haslingden town centre as a fresh bid for funding is prepared.

Working with the recently re-established Haslingden Taskforce, Rossendale Council is preparing a bid for Heritage Funding.

A bid was made last year and while unsuccessful, the Council received many positive comments and has been encouraged to submit a further one this year.

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Shop owner fined over shutters

Published on December 21, 2018 at 12:29 pm

A business owner has been ordered to pay £405 following a row over shop shutters.

Syeda Monzu Uddin, owner of Haslingden Food Store, appeared at Burnley Magistrates Court charged with non-compliance with an Enforcement Notice and was fined £200 with costs of £175 and a victim surcharge of £30.

Action was taken by Rossendale Council in August to remove roller shutters from the Haslingden Food Store after the owner did not comply with an order to take the shutters down.

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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 leader praises volunteers and emergency services

Published on May 16, 2018 at 5:38 pm

The Leader of Rossendale Council has paid tribute to the emergency services and volunteers who worked tirelessly to deal with the Haslingden fire on Tuesday (May 15).

Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council, said:

“We worked very closely with Lancashire Fire and Rescue, the police and Lancashire County Council  to deal with the Haslingden fire and its aftermath.

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Haslingden consultation to launch next week

Published on March 29, 2018 at 2:41 pm

Following consultation under the Local Plan in 2017 Haslingden, which was one of 4 proposed new Conservation Areas for Rossendale, has now been progressed.

The proposed conservation area focuses around the historic core of Haslingden and is intended to protect this area of special architectural and historic interest and ensure positive future management.

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Still time to have your say on Local Plan

Published on September 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

There is still time to have your say on the plan which will guide the borough’s development over the next 15 years.

Rossendale Council has published its draft local plan which guides how the borough will achieve its targets for housing, employment sites and facilities over the next few years.

It will also guide where new housing and employment will be located as well as where land should be protected.

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Residents invited to help make Haslingden better

Published on September 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Volunteers are needed to help Haslingden bring in more investment into the town.

Rossendale Council is looking to establish a Haslingden steering group which will help it bid for funding to improve the town centre.

Officers will be at Haslingden library on Monday, September 25, 3pm to 5.30pm, to outline what the role entails.

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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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