Monthly Archives: April 2018

Recognising innovative work to tackle loneliness

Published on April 27, 2018 at 3:15 pm

An awards ceremony will celebrate the outstanding work of groups and individuals to tackle loneliness and isolation in the borough.

Nominations are sought for the council’s Living Well Living Better Awards which will be held in June.

Rossendale was one of the local authorities chosen by the Government in 2016 to receive funding to pilot new ways of improving the health and wellbeing of local communities.

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Grants available to help keep your home warm next winter

Published on April 24, 2018 at 11:32 am

The weather may be turning warmer, but if your home has been cold over the winter or your heating bills have been sky high, now might be the time to apply for an Affordable Warmth Grant.

Rossendale Borough Council is working in partnership with MSV Homecare and Repair (formerly St Vincent’s) to offer the grants. 

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Go barking mad for family fun day

Published on April 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm

The popular Whitworth Family Fun Day and Dog Show takes place on July 8.

There will be lots of attractions including rides, inflatables, stalls, performances by local dancers, candy floss and ice cream.

Five fun titles will also be up for grabs in the dog show: waggiest tail, scruffiest mutt, cutest dog, perfect puppy and finest senior.

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Adrian rolls onto next running challenge

Published on April 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm

Running man Adrian Smith is gearing up for his latest challenge in aid of two charities which provide vital aid for vulnerable children and families.

The Bacup-based father-of-three has already raised £11,000 by completing a marathon in the Middle East and the legendary Great North Run half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields.

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Want to hold a street party? Advice and support is available

Published on April 17, 2018 at 3:35 pm

There is nothing like a good wedding to bring people together.

And help is at hand for neighbours, communities and groups who want to paint the borough red, white and blue to celebrate the royal wedding.

Rossendale Council’s communities team is providing support and guidance for people who want to throw a street party to mark Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day on May 19.

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Taxi driver loses licence appeal

Published on April 17, 2018 at 9:29 am

A taxi driver who allowed his children to travel in his car without booster seats has lost his appeal to keep his licence.

Basharat Hussain appealed Rossendale Council’s decision to revoke his hackney carriage licence but the appeal was dismissed by Burnley Crown Court.

Hussain, of Skipton, West Yorkshire, took his case to the Crown Court after Magistrates dismissed an appeal in September 2017.

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Help the Council’s scrutiny committee develop their work programme

Published on April 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Each year, it is the responsibility of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to select topics for inclusion and consideration in the annual work programme. Deciding the topics for the year is a key aspect of the overview and scrutiny process.

Find out more about scrutiny.


The aim of overview and scrutiny is to add value to the work of the Council and produce worthwhile outcomes for local people.

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Deadline to register to vote is approaching

Published on April 16, 2018 at 11:21 am

Voters in Rossendale are being urged to register in time for local elections in May.  If you are already registered to vote there is no need to re-register.

The elections take place on Thursday, May 3rd, and the deadline for receiving applications to register to vote is Tuesday, April 17th.

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Make a date to comply with data regulations

Published on April 13, 2018 at 1:31 pm

A free event is being held to help Rossendale businesses, charities and other organisations meet the requirements of new data privacy regulations.

Rossendale Council and Burnley College are holding the GDPR Express workshop on April 23. It is part of the Council’s Invest in Rossendale programme.

It takes place at Rossendale Council, Futures Park, Bacup, from 9am to noon and will include information from specialists on data privacy, cyber security, IT and mobile phone hardware recycling, data protection and digital marketing.

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