Transport & streets

Don’t Use You Mobile Phone When Driving

Published on March 6, 2017 at 11:21 am

Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel.

There are tough new penalties for those who flout the law.  From next week, Wednesday 1 March 2017, new legislation comes into effect that means motorists who are caught using a mobile whilst driving will receive six points on their licence and a £200 fine, doubling the previous punishment.

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Call for Local Community Heroes

Published on February 27, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Rossendale Borough Council, together with Civic Pride groups, are calling on the community to step up and be a local hero as part of the national Great British Spring Clean Event to celebrate where we live.

The Great British Spring Clean event is taking place 3rd-5th March and we would like you to get involved.

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Call for Dog Mess Clean Up

Published on February 16, 2017 at 10:16 am

Environmental Health Officers are reminding dog owners to regularly clear up dog waste from back yards following an increase in the number of complaints about this.

Accumulation of dog mess, if left, is not only anti-social but can cause smells, flies and is extremely unhygienic.

Our Environmental Health Officers are encouraging people to make sure they clean up after their dogs in order to prevent unpleasant conditions and complaints from other residents.

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The Big Scoop

Published on February 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

It is said that ‘love changes everything’ and with this sentiment, we would like your help in changing the mind-set of the small minority of irresponsible owners who fail to Bag it and Bin it, with the release of the Dogs Trust’s new video…

Along with the Dogs Trust, we are urging dog owners to make the ultimate declaration of love this Valentines by pledging to pick up after their dog, and sharing the video using #DogsTrustBigScoop.

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Rosso Long Service Awards Dinner

Published on February 3, 2017 at 9:01 am

Rosso held its first annual Long Service Awards Dinner at Sykeside Country Hotel, Haslingden, on Saturday 28 January 2017.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Rossendale. Cllr Granville Morris and his wife Susan were guests of honour and presented Long Service Certificates and gifts to 14 employees who between them have given a combined total of 400 years’ service to the Company and its predecessors.

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Work to Continue on New Cycle Routes in East Lancashire

Published on December 29, 2016 at 10:36 am

Work will resume to create a major cycle route linking towns in East Lancashire following a consultation on what people would like to see from the routes being developed in Rossendale.

The East Lancashire Cycleway Network aims to transform cycling in the area, making it easier for people to use their bikes to access opportunities by improving links to workplaces, schools, shops and services.

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Consultation Open on New Public Realm Proposals

Published on December 8, 2016 at 11:04 am

Consultation on the new proposals for the public realm part of the Bacup THI Project is open till January 2nd 2017.

The new proposals, following previous consultation comments, can be viewed here and in the Bacup library.

Comments can be submitted via the THI website, emailing thi@rossendalebc.gov.uk or writing to Bacup THI Project, Rossendale Borough Council, The Business Centre, Bacup, OL13 0BB.

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Another Award for Civic Pride

Published on November 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Civic Pride have collected another award this month, this time in the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Its Your Neighbourhood’ competition.

Civic Pride entered The Old Fold Garden (opposite Mr Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar) and won a Level 4 Award for Thriving, a mere one point off Outstanding!

RHS Judge Stephen Lowe said;

“It was great to see how this area had been transformed…from a foreboding, litter strewn, overgrown forgotten corner, into a superb blast of colour which will lit the spirits of all who sit and enjoy the results of their hard work.”

RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is a grassroots community gardening campaign helping people to make lasting improvements to their local environment.

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Community Column: Where Has All the Litter Gone?

Published on November 16, 2016 at 9:17 am

Civic Pride rally Rossendale into becmoing litter free.

Walk down Bacup Road in Rawtenstall early on Sunday morning and you’ll doubtless see plenty of fast food litter, cans, bottles and cigarette ends strewn across the pavements. Take Away corner is a reminder of what most of Rossendale used to look like before Civic Pride and other volunteers got to grips with the problem.

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Six New Fuel Efficient Buses Join the Rosso Fleet

Published on October 21, 2016 at 10:15 am

Rossendale Transport (Rosso) has taken delivery of six new 10.8m StreetLite buses, with improved fuel efficiency for their busy routes.

 The StreetLites have recently entered service and are working on the busy 467 & 468 routes; Bury to Rochdale which also serve the important Fairfield Hospital site. This is the first time Rosso has ordered this type of single deck vehicle from Wrightbus and will be an improved asset to the fleet.  

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Community Roadwatch at Schools in Rossendale

Published on September 6, 2016 at 2:44 pm

From the start of the new school year, the Rossendale Police Community Roadwatch team are going to continue operations outside several local schools where there have been problems over the last twelve months with motorists parking on the Zig Zag lines outside.

This action is causing a serious risk to children being dropped off and picked up by limiting visibility as they are crossing the road. 

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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.

Tor View Roundabout 4

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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Spinning Point Gets Funding Seal

Published on July 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Plans for Rawtenstall’s new £5.4million Spinning Point masterplan have gone into top gear as funding was approved.

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Board and Lancashire County Council (LCC) have now both formally approved the Rossendale Together Barnfield Partnership’s £1.9million bid to the Local Growth Fund and the £3.5million Lancashire County Council funding.

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Consultation on Policies and Procedures in Relation to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles, Drivers and Operators

Published on July 14, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Have Your Say

The Council is in the process of reviewing its policies and procedures in relation to the licensing of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators.

The Council recognises the need for safe, healthy, convenient, effective and sustainable hackney carriage and private hire services for the travelling public and how they make an important contribution to the local economy and good of the Borough.

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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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Rawtenstall Residents to Benefit from Major Power Project

Published on June 27, 2016 at 10:45 am

More than 11,000 homes and businesses in Rawtenstall, Rossendale are set to benefit from a £650,000 engineering project which starts today, to improve power supplies in the area. 

The new five-month project, starting Monday 27th June, will secure power supplies by replacing 3.8km of underground cable along Haslingden Road and Bacup Road which have been in place for 60 years.

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Rossendale Council in Operation Considerate

Published on May 25, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Rossendale Borough Council recently conducted Operation Considerate in Manchester City Centre in April.

Working alongside Greater Manchester Police we stopped and checked 11 Rossendale licensed vehicles.

Of these vehicles, 3 were suspended, 2 were given defect notices and 3 were given written warning on smoking and children in the front seat.

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Rossendale and Leeds Joint Enforcement Success

Published on May 25, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Rossendale Borough Council and Leeds City Council team up to conduct joint enforcement activity on Taxis in Leeds city centre.

Enforcement Teams from Rossendale and Leeds Councils worked from 20:00 – 04:30 hours on Friday 20 May 2016 to stop and check taxis.

6 Rossendale licensed vehicles were stopped and dealt with.

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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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Weather Disruption

Published on March 4, 2016 at 8:28 am

With regret it has been decided to suspend the kerbside waste collection and recycling service for today, Friday March 4th 2016.

Although the major road routes are passable with care, the side-streets and footpaths are still covered in snow and are not safe for the kerbside collection operation.

The collection workforce have agreed to work on Monday (March 8th) to pull-back the work missed today.

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Partnership Pleased Rawtenstall Town Centre Plans Given Green Light

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.

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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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Patriotic Litter Pickers Required

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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