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Views Sought on Combined Authority for Lancashire

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’.

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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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Rossendale Together Barnfield (RTB) Partnership Visits Successful New Schemes

Published on January 15, 2016 at 9:19 am

The Rossendale Together Barnfield Partnership has recently embarked on a project of visiting the homes of people who have recently moved in to new, successful schemes that have recently been delivered.

Laura and Steve Mcnally moved into their new home in Bacup in 2015.

Their home is part of a new development in the town centre called Millstream Close.

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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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Bacup Continues to Benefit from Heritage Project

Published on January 12, 2016 at 10:42 am

The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative Project Team have recently submitted planning applications for five shops on St James Street on behalf of the property owners. These are – No. 23 Neil Gerard Hair Studio, No. 25 The Pet Shop, No. 27 the vacant former Bacup & Stacksteads TMO office, Studio 29 and No.

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Have your say on the proposed Combined Authority for Lancashire

Published on January 11, 2016 at 10:56 am

Over the last few months each of the councils in Lancashire has been discussing the idea of creating a Combined Authority for Lancashire.

It has been agreed to take it to the next stage and find out what the people of Lancashire think too.

Over the next few weeks there will be a public consultation that will run until Friday 19 February – you can take the survey here.

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Cleaner Buses for Rossendale

Published on January 5, 2016 at 10:40 am

Rossendale Borough Council has won £485,000 from the Department of Transport for Rosso to equip 38 buses with new greener technology to cut harmful emissions.

To win the funding, we had to show that the technology would reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by at least 50%.

Outside of Transport for London (50), Rossendale received enough funding to convert the most busses in this scheme (38), this will be a real benefit for Rossendale communities in terms of air quality and modern public transport.

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Defibrillator Installed at Council Offices

Published on December 23, 2015 at 4:35 pm

A potentially lifesaving piece of equipment has been installed at Council offices at Futures Park, Bacup.

The Council’s Facilities Team has organised the installation of a Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) on the side of the building at Futures Park, which can be accessed 24/7 and can help save the lives of those going through cardiac arrest.

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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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Have Your Say: Public Consultation on Waterside Mill

Published on December 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Rossendale Borough Council is currently considering options for Waterside Mill, the derelict building on Burnley Road, Bacup.

We are working with support from Valley Heritage and Regenerate Pennine Lancashire on the future of the Mill, and we are going out to consultation which will propose to move the Mill into the Conservation area.

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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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Public Consultation on Waterside Mill , Bacup

Published on December 10, 2015 at 9:54 am

Rossendale Borough Council is currently considering options for Waterside Mill, the derelict building on Burnley Road, Bacup.

We are working with support from Valley Heritage and Regenerate Pennine Lancashire on the future of the Mill, and we are going out to consultation which will propose to move the Mill into the Conservation area.

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Councillors Approve Combined Authority Discussions for Rossendale

Published on December 10, 2015 at 9:49 am

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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Bacup Christmas Cracker!

Published on December 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Bacup got into the festive spirit this weekend, in spite of Storm Desmond! The event was by no means a wash out, a few hundred people enjoyed the festivities and Bacup market was in festive mood.

Santa paid a visit and set up his Grotto, there was face painting and balloon making alongside the retro vintage market.

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Minibus Will Be a REAL Benefit

Published on December 5, 2015 at 2:56 pm

A COMMUNITY charity has left behind a legacy to ensure transport is not a problem for Rossendale people – an accessible minibus.

Rossendale Enterprise Anchor Limited, REAL, was based in Bacup now is located in the VIC Centre in Haslingden. For many years it worked with and for many local organisations.

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Newchurch Celebrates Christmas in Style

Published on December 2, 2015 at 9:44 am

Newchurch Village Community Association has been busy over the past few months raising money for new lights in the village community garden. They have been generously supported in this by the Local Member Grants Scheme from Lancashire County Council and Rossendale Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Forum with 50% of the total cost being match funded by Rossendale Borough Council themselves.

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Business As Usual During Bacup Building Works

Published on December 1, 2015 at 10:04 am

The Bacup THI work is making excellent progress with the completion of a couple of shops already.

Works currently taking place on Pioneer are on-going with installing new shop fronts and stone masons are on site to start the extensive stone repairs to the building.

Work is also taking place at 33 St James Street (RSPCA Building) where repair works to the chimneys and roof repairs are being carried out.

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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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Rawtenstall Bus Station Plans Amended Following Successful Public Consultation

Published on November 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

The RTB Partnership has now concluded the month long public consultation on the new bus station plans for Rawtenstall Town Centre.

The consultation involved a week of public sessions which saw over 300 people come and see the plans, and talk to the team.

During the consultation we received 229 comment forms and we have been able to analyse these throughout the consultation process.

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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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Bacup THI Work Is Underway

Published on October 28, 2015 at 10:29 am

The programme of works for the Bacup THI Project has now started.Bacup THI

The Pioneer Building is currently being worked on which will see repairs to the clock tower and roof, new shop fronts based on the original designs dating from 1914 as well as stone and iron works to preserve the heritage aspects of the building.

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