Monthly Archives: June 2017

Weekend road closure update

Published on June 30, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Residents are being made aware that Market Street in Whitworth  will be closed from about 9am today (Saturday, July 1) to allow the demolition of Albert Mill, which is between Healey Corner and Hall Street.

The derelict mill which has been the target of numerous arson attacks and incidents of vandalism is currently being demolished.

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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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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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Flooding advice for residents

Published on June 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

Residents or business owners who think that they might be at risk from flooding are invited to attend the Flood Fayre.

Organised by the Rawtenstall Flood Forum there will help and advice on offer to anyone who thinks they could be affected.

The flood forum estimates that around six and a half thousand properties in the borough are at some degree of risk from flooding from rivers, groundwater, reservoirs or drains.

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Council Leader speaks out against illegal work

Published on June 27, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Rossendale Council Leader, Alyson Barnes, has expressed her deep dismay at a landowner continuing with work in a local village, despite being issued with a Temporary Stop Notice.

The Council is now taking further enforcement action to stop works at Kippax Factory in Goodshawfold.

Diggers moved onto the site earlier this month to start the development, which has caused much consternation among local residents.

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CCTV improvements planned for Rossendale

Published on June 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Rossendale Council has welcomed new investment which will fund major improvements to the borough’s CCTV system.

The Council has been successful in its funding bid to modernise the system covering the borough’s town centres.

The investment comes from the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund. Here’s the link to the announcement.

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Council update on Albert Mill, Whitworth

Published on June 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm

Following the announcement that work is to begin to redevelop Albert Mill on Albert Street and demolish the building, ward Councillor Sean Serridge said: “I’m delighted we are seeing progress on this site. It has been a major concern for residents, me and my fellow councillors, police and the fire service.

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RTB Partnership welcomes progress on Spinning Point development

Published on June 21, 2017 at 10:43 am

The Rossendale Together Barnfield (RTB) Partnership has welcomed progress on Spinning Point development as new hoardings have been put in place.

Kevin Ruth, Chair of the RTB Partnership, said: “We are pleased the hoardings have gone up and people can see the  progress that has already been made. The scheme is on track and once finished will be a big boost to this borough.”

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Help shape the future of local health and care

Published on June 19, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Rossendale residents are invited to get involved, debate and help shape the future of health and social care in Pennine Lancashire at a summer engagement event in the borough.

NHS, local councils and voluntary community and faith sector organisations in Pennine Lancashire, which is made up of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, have been working together for the past year on a programme to change the way health and social care is delivered in the area.

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