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Local Plan update: map published

Published on August 2, 2018 at 4:37 pm

Following requests from residents Rossendale Council has published a map of the proposed allocation of a stopover site for Travellers at Futures Park in Bacup.

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The Leader of Rossendale Council, Councillor Alyson Barnes, has this week written to the Government to seek clarification on the legislation requiring all Councils to identify what traveller sites are needed across Local Authority areas as part of the production of a Local Plan.

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Former takeaway owner fined for health and safety breach

Published on February 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

A former Rossendale takeaway owner has been fined for a breach of health and safety.

Mr Mendi Khan of Edith Street, Blackburn appeared at Burnley Magistrates Court on Friday, February 9 to answer two charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

An inspection at his takeaway premises in March 2017 identified that one of Mr Khan’s employees was using a dangerous piece of equipment without adequate guarding.

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Exciting plans for next phase of Spinning Point released

Published on February 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Exciting plans on the future of Rawtenstall town centre have been released, which include new leisure and retail units, a hotel and attractive public space.

Following a planning application submission by Rossendale Borough Council and Barnfield Investment Properties in December 2017, the design team has enhanced the originally submitted scheme to address comments from consultees, including Historic England and local individuals.

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Small grants available for farming businesses in Rossendale

Published on February 13, 2018 at 11:54 am

Rossendale farmers are encouraged to apply for small grants from a scheme which supports investment for specific agricultural equipment.

The Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme provides cash for equipment that will help to improve animal welfare, resource efficiency or nutrient management.

Grants are available from £3k-£12k covering up to 40 per cent of eligible costs, however there is a need to act quickly as the deadline for online applications is March 14 ,2018.

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New CGI image of Bacup public realm scheme released

Published on June 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm

A new computer generated image of what Bacup town centre could like in the future has been released.

The image shows what the proposed public realm improvement scheme for St James Square will look like from the view of a pedestrian.

The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative is a £2m investment in the town to restore its historic character.

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Lancashire’s New Visitor Magazine 2017

Published on February 3, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Marketing Lancashire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Lancashire has announced the release of the Official Lancashire Visitor Magazine 2017.
At 146 pages the 2017 Lancashire Magazine is bigger than ever before and available at key attractions, gateways and information centres across the country. It is also available online at visitlancashire.com, the county’s official tourism website which enjoys 6 million page views a year.

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Best in Business Awarded

Published on November 18, 2016 at 1:44 pm

The Rossendale Business Awards were a huge success this year, demonstrating the strong, expansive business offer the Valley is home to.

The event, run by Valley at Work, marked its 7th year this year, and each time it gets bigger and better.  The selection of winners on the evening demonstrated the strength in tourism, creative business and enterprising people in Rossendale.

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Rossendale Leisure Trust celebrates sport with Paralympian Tom Hamer

Published on October 25, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Double Paralympic silver medallist Tom Hamer was the special guest at Rossendale Leisure Trust’s ‘Celebration of sport’ event at the Riverside, Whitworth.

The event, which took place on Friday 21st October, was part of the Trusts annual acknowledgement of sport in the Valley.

The evening played host to a variety of achievers including teachers and children from Thorn primary school, Ski Rossendale, fundraisers for Rossendale Hospice Vikki Hardwick and Richard Watts, promising badminton player Akshay Narayan and Whitworth Water Ski Academy.

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Rossendale Business Awards are Open!

Published on August 17, 2016 at 2:21 pm

Nominations have opened for the 2016 Rossendale Business Awards, organised by Valley at Work.

The yearly business awards get bigger and better each time and people have until September 23rd to place their nomination.

The awards are to showcase the achievements, quality and diversity of the local businesses and enterprising people who make Rossendale such a great place to love, work and visit.

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Community Column: Rossendale 60s Festival Window Dressing Competition

Published on August 4, 2016 at 12:12 pm

Organisers for the popular Rossendale 60s Festival are appealing to local business to get involved in this years festival by dressing their windows up “60s Style”.

The winners will be choosen by an independent judging panel on Saturday 10th September and will receive a prize and certificate to place in their winning window.

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Community Column: Talented Rossendale Children Have Stories Published for Rossendale Hospice

Published on August 1, 2016 at 3:10 pm

3 Children from Rossendale have won a national literacy competition and their stories have been published into the Little Book of Imagination to raise money for Rossendale Hospice.

The 3 winners from Rossendale Sanah Mahmood, Isabelle Cunningham and Molly Murray

There were two winners from Rossendale in the Schools category; Sanah Mahmood (2nd winner) entered from Haslingden Primary School and Molly Murray (3rd winner) from Waterfoot Primary School .

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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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Flooding: Help for Businesses

Published on February 12, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Boost for Business is running a Flood Recovery Grant Scheme to support businesses severely affected (either directly or indirectly) by the December 2015 flooding in Lancashire and the fund is open until February 28th 2016.

This grant scheme is to support small and medium sized businesses severely affected (either directly or indirectly) by the flooding of December 2015, to help businesses recover quickly and get back trading successfully and being sustainable.

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“Be a Lover not a Fighter” Domestic Abuse Campaign

Published on February 11, 2016 at 5:01 pm

This is a North West partnership campaign across Cheshire, Merseyside, Blackburn, Blackpool and Lancashire.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have suffered domestic abuse.  It’s not just physical violence. Domestic abuse can be emotional too – like threats and controlling behaviour.  It’s behind closed doors. It’s known, but not talked about.

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Rossendale Together Barnfield (RTB) Partnership: Together Housing Focus

Published on February 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm

The Rossendale Together Barnfield Joint Venture Partnership (also known as the RTB Partnership) aims to build a more prosperous borough by delivering regeneration projects.

Together Housing Group is one of the partners of the RTB Partnership. Here Together Housing Group director and RTB Partnership Board member Ian Clark talks about the Group’s role on the board and looks at some of the housing developments that have been delivered.

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Lancashire Leaders in English Tourism

Published on February 4, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Marketing Lancashire is celebrating the announcement that the prestigious Visit England Awards for Excellence 2016 which will take place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool on Tuesday 8 March, during English Tourism Week (5-13 March) and four Lancashire Tourism Awards 2015 winners have beaten strong competition from across the country and will now represent Lancashire as finalists.

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Recent Floods in Rossendale: An Open Letter

Published on February 1, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Rossendale Borough Council would like to thank all residents, business owners, local groups and volunteers for their help, support and assistance during the Boxing Day floods and in the aftermath.

We would also like to thank our local partners for the help and assistance they have provided during these events; Lancashire County Council, the Environment Agency, Lancashire Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue and United Utilities.

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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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