Monthly Archives: September 2017

Help celebrate Rossendale volunteers

Published on September 29, 2017 at 6:46 pm

Help Civic Pride celebrate the community on October 21st at Kay Street Baptist Church, Rawtenstall.

Meet some of their army of volunteers who give up their time 365 days a year to keep Rossendale looking its best.  Last year they collected over 18 tonnes of litter, as well as creating 14 eye catching community gardens to welcome residents and visitors alike as they enter, travel through and leave the town.

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Friends cook up a storm for charity

Published on September 25, 2017 at 10:11 am

Three friends who staged a charity bake-a-thon say hitting their target was the icing on the cake for 24 hour cooking marathon.

Abigail Wrench, Becca Astin and Kirsty Lauder held the mega cake making session at Abigail’s Burnley home in aid of Pendleside, Hospice.

The group raised £1,702 by baking from 8pm to 8am the next morning.

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Crown Court upholds decision by Rossendale Borough Council

Published on September 22, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Preston Crown Court has backed a decision by Rossendale Borough Council to revoke a taxi driver’s licence.

The court agreed on Thursday (September 21) that Sarfaraz Ahmad Bibi, 40, of Timperley Road, Ashton under Lyne, should no longer be able to operate as a hackney carriage driver.

The Council took the decision to revoke Bibi’s licence after he was convicted in December last year of picking up a passenger in Stockport without being pre-booked, and for not having the correct insurance.

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Still time to have your say on Local Plan

Published on September 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

There is still time to have your say on the plan which will guide the borough’s development over the next 15 years.

Rossendale Council has published its draft local plan which guides how the borough will achieve its targets for housing, employment sites and facilities over the next few years.

It will also guide where new housing and employment will be located as well as where land should be protected.

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Residents invited to help make Haslingden better

Published on September 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Volunteers are needed to help Haslingden bring in more investment into the town.

Rossendale Council is looking to establish a Haslingden steering group which will help it bid for funding to improve the town centre.

Officers will be at Haslingden library on Monday, September 25, 3pm to 5.30pm, to outline what the role entails.

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Parade gets ready to shine

Published on September 19, 2017 at 4:04 pm

STUNNING lanterns have been created and decorated in a series of workshops held for the Light Up The Valley parade.

On Saturday, October 28 at 6pm the colourful creations will be led in a parade from the mill at Toll Bar, Stacksteads, near the mini roundabout, along the banks of the River Irwell into The Glade.

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See another side to Rawtenstall this Halloween

Published on September 19, 2017 at 11:51 am

This All Hallows Eve enjoy a feast of stories, mysteries murders and spooky tales on a walk in and around Rawtenstall.

Join local theatre company, Hard Graft, and international ghost hunter Anders Andersson as they share the darker side of the most haunted town in East Lancashire.

Tales will include the last woman hanged in Manchester, the headless corpse in a drain, the floating baby and the ghostly girl with the red hair.

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Help shape the future of Rawtenstall town centre

Published on September 19, 2017 at 8:54 am

Residents will get a glimpse of the future of Rawtenstall at a series of public information events to be held end of September.

The Rossendale Together Barnfield (RTB) Partnership are seeking residents’ views on the next phase of the Spinning Point development.

Officers and members of the RTB Board will be on hand for residents to ask questions.

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Pair fined for failure to clear rubbish

Published on September 18, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Two residents have been prosecuted and fined for failure to remove rubbish that was attracting rats and other pests.

Michael Anthony Kershaw, 33 and Nicola Kershaw, 43, of Burnley Road, Crawshawbooth were found guilty at Burnley Magistrates Court in their absence and were ordered to pay over £1,000.

The pair were each fined £250 with £250 costs and a £30 Victim Surcharge.

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Family get tough to raise money for Macmillan Nurses

Published on September 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

A family are celebrating after conquering the famous Tough Mudder challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Joanne Hargreaves, Customer Relationship Manager at Rossendale Borough Council, husband Barry, daughter Chloe, and family friend David Pickup completed the course in four hours.

The 12 mile long challenge which was held at Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, saw them take on more than 20 obstacles and plenty of mud.

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