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Leader backs Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published on October 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm

This week is Hate Crime Awareness Week, a week dedicated to raise awareness of hate crime.

To mark the HCAW, the leader of the Council, Councillor Alyson Barnes, said:

“Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity

“It is appalling and it can destroy lives.

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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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Police and Crime Commissioner to Visit Bacup

Published on January 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Public meeting will be held with the Commissioner to discuss and understand how crime is tackled in the area.

A public meeting will be held at the Council Chamber at Futures Park, Bacup at 7pm on Thursday 16th February to give residents the opportunity to ask Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner, about how crime is tackled in the Bacup area.

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Good Luck PCSO Chris Hamer

Published on December 23, 2016 at 9:58 am

Local PCSO up for Police Twitter Award.

PCSO Chris Hamer is well known on his twitter account, keep residents of Rossendale up to date with his rounds on the beat, crime information and general advice on how to protect your home from burglars.

And it’s not only people in Rossendale who appreciate his work…PCSO Hamer is a finalist in the Best Tweeting PCSO category at this years Police Twitter Awards.

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Do You Care About Lancashire’s policing?

Published on December 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm

An opportunity is being offered to shape the future direction of policing in Lancashire.

The Police and Crime Panel, administered by Blackburn with Darwen Council on behalf of Lancashire, needs a new independent member. It was established to scrutinise and support the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

The important role is to assist the panel by providing independent challenge, making make sure that the views of the public are heard and also influencing policy decisions.

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Lancashire Constabulary to recruit 160 new police officers

Published on October 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

Lancashire Constabulary is looking for 160 new police officers to tackle crime, support the vulnerable and keep communities safe.

The roles are not for extra officers, but are needed to replace those that leave the constabulary, mainly through retirement, to ensure the force remains operationally resilient.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “This is an important investment in Lancashire Constabulary and a chance to recruit officers from under-represented communities.

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Modern slavery: look closer, it could be right in front of you

Published on October 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Look closer and modern slavery could be happening right in front of you – that’s the message from Lancashire Constabulary as part of their week of action.

From Monday 17 to Friday 21 October 2016, officers will be out in force carrying out checks on premises such as nail bars, car washes, massage parlours and properties suspected of being used as brothels, in a bid to find any potential victims and to ensure that our communities have a better understanding of what modern slavery is.

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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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Stone Theft at Whitworth Memorial Gardens

Published on July 11, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Rossendale Borough Council and the Police are appealing for information after stone was pinched from Whitworth Memorial Gardens on Sunday 3rd of July 2016.

Around 45 stones were taken by thieves from the gardens and the Council is now having to look at replacing the costly stone.

Rossendale Council’s Head of Operations, Paul McHenry, said;

This is a terrible crime, not only has it left the area looking a mess for the community it is also costly to replace such stone from the public purse.”

Theft of stone is a serious crime and this incident is being treated as such.

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Police Hail Live Rossendale Q&A a Success

Published on June 15, 2016 at 2:43 pm

A LIVE broadcast, which allowed Rossendale residents to ask the police and council questions about anti social behaviour, has been hailed a success.

*Pictured is PCSO Callam Nuttall, Inspector Steve Rides and Alison Wilkins from Rossendale Council

Over 130 people have logged on to watch the session which took place last Tuesday morning (7 June).

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Police and Council to Host Live Question and Answer Session

Published on June 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Residents in Rossendale are being given an opportunity to put questions to the police and local council next week in a live online question and answer session.

Officers are joining forces with Rossendale Borough Council for the session which will take place between 11.30am and 12.30pm on Tuesday 7th June.

Inspector Steve Rides from Rossendale Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We know that issues such as drugs, parking, littering, dog fouling, speeding and noise nuisance are a cause of concern for people living in Rossendale, which is why we have decided to host this event.

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Bacup Graffiti Cleared Up

Published on April 20, 2016 at 5:26 pm

Rossendale Council has taken swift action on the racist graffiti that has appeared on buildings in Bacup.

Our Street Cleansing Team was out early on Monday morning as it was reported by various shocked members of the community, to begin the clear up.

Due to the nature of the paint used we’ve worked with local company Gumblasters to remove it, and whilst the lengthy work was taking place we took proactive action to paint over the graffiti as it awaited cleaning so that the offensive content was not visible.

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