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CCTV Hub gains top award

Published on February 10, 2020 at 1:18 pm

Region’s CCTV Hub has been awarded a top security award.

The CCTV hub, based in Blackburn town centre, was awarded the CCTV camera commissioner certificate of compliance.

It was awarded the accolade following an audit by the Security Camera Commissioner (SCC). It shows that the hub works with the Protection of Freedoms Act and the Secretary of State’s “Surveillance Camera Code of Practice”.

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New funding enables further work to crack downs on rogue landlords

Published on January 9, 2020 at 10:06 am

Work to crack down on rogue landlords in Rossendale will continue after the Council was awarded more money to help tackle the issue.

The Council was successful in an initial bid for £18k in 2018 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

That money has been used in a multi-agency approach to clampdown on bad practices in the private rented sector, concentrating on making landlords comply with fire safety legislation and meet minimum privately rented standards.

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Lancashire-wide anti-crime scheme comes to Rossendale

Published on October 24, 2019 at 9:53 am

Rossendale will benefit from a ground breaking programme of work with young people who may be at risk of becoming involved in criminal behaviour.

After a successful grant bid on behalf of Pennine Lancashire for £343k from the Government’s Youth Endowment Fund, the ‘Pause 4 Thought’ initiative will be rolled out in the borough and other parts of Lancashire.

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Vital homes for families in need being developed in Rossendale.

Published on September 26, 2019 at 4:10 pm

Rossendale Borough Council is buying, repairing and refurbishing three empty properties to be used as affordable supported temporary accommodation.

There is currently no temporary supported accommodation suitable for families in the borough except for one house that the council owns, and there is need for more homes.

These will be used for families who are temporarily homeless due to various circumstances including domestic violence, family breakdown or a negative change in finances.

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Crackdown on rogue landlords

Published on August 28, 2019 at 3:33 pm

Rossendale Borough Council has used new funding to tackle rogue landlords and illegal practices in private renting.

The Council applied for Rogue Landlord Funding in 2018 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and were successful in the bid.

The money has been used in a multi-agency approach to clampdown on dodgy practices in the private rented sector, concentrating on making landlords comply with fire safety legislation and meet minimum privately rented standards.

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Taxi driver caught without proper Council licence

Published on July 31, 2019 at 12:32 pm

A taxi driver has been fined £772 for driving a taxi without a working licence.

Mohammad Iqbal (52), of Burnley Road, Todmorden, was caught driving his vehicle and attempting to ply for hire on South Street, Bacup.

His licence had been revoked in September 2018 as he had previously been disqualified from driving but had failed to inform the licencing department at Rossendale Borough Council, leaving the information off his application form.

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Keep cosy this winter with new warmth scheme

Published on July 25, 2019 at 10:57 am

Rossendale Borough Council has secured £50,000 to provide Rossendale residents with little or no cost insulation and brand new A-rated boilers.

It may be summer now but it’s never too early to start preparing for the colder weather.

Qualifying residents in Rossendale could receive funding towards the costs of home heating upgrades and insulation measures to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their fuel bills.

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Council clamp down on irresponsible dog owners

Published on July 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

A clamp down on careless dog owners will take place in Rossendale after the Council introduced new powers, it has been announced.

Following a period of public consultation new Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) will come into force after being signed off at a recent full Council meeting.

The PSPOs give the Council powers to deal more effectively with irresponsible dog owners.

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Green progress for taxi trips in Rossendale

Published on February 18, 2019 at 1:56 pm

Funding has been granted to Rossendale Borough Council to install electric charge points for taxis.

The Department for Transport has announced it will provide £630K across Lancashire in funding to support ultra-low emission taxis – with four charging points to be installed across Rossendale.

The successful bid will see the installation of 24 charge points – four per council area – across Lancashire.

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Rossendale Council tackles unsafe taxis

Published on June 30, 2017 at 8:36 am

Unsafe taxis were taken off the road during a Council led crackdown at Manchester Airport.

The team gave out ten notices to drivers licensed by Rossendale for minor defects on their taxis and suspended four vehicles on the spot for serious defects including one which had a bald tyre.

Operations such as this one are vital ways of ensuring taxi drivers are meeting safety requirements to protect the health and safety of the public.

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