Yearly Archives: 2020

Council confirm Discretionary Grant Funding is now available

Published on December 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Rossendale Council have released criteria and guidelines for businesses in the borough to apply for further discretionary grant funding.

Businesses that have been severely affected by Covid-19 since October are able to apply for the discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) even if they have already applied for other grant funding. The Local Restrictions Support grant (LRSG) is also open which is aimed at the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors that, even though not mandated to close, have been affected since 5th August.

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Council Leader pushes for £8m Covid support package

Published on November 27, 2020 at 4:01 pm

Alyson Barnes leader of Rossendale Council has expressed disappointment at the tier restrictions placed on Rossendale, after the Government announced that the whole of Lancashire was to be placed in the most stringent restrictions when the national lockdown ends on the 2nd December. 

Cllr Barnes said: “The leaders of Lancashire had requested a more targeted approach with areas with lower and falling rates being placed in tier 2 as Liverpool have as well as questioning the unfair treatment of Lancashire with the no specific financial support offered yet for businesses.

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Lancashire leaders submit tier proposal to Government

Published on November 26, 2020 at 8:56 am

Lancashire’s leaders have submitted a proposal to the Government to divide the county into two different tiers when the current lockdown ends next week.

Following discussions this morning by council leaders from across the county, a request has been made for Hyndburn, Rossendale, Burnley, Pendle and Preston to go into Tier 3 restrictions.

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Rossendale Council release findings from Covid survey

Published on November 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Rossendale Borough Council have released the findings from a survey they undertook to explore the impact of Covid-19 and subsequent effect on businesses and public attitudes. 

The survey of over 100 businesses and nearly 1,000 residents was commissioned in order to gain a better understanding of how the Government needs to better support Rossendale recover.

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Council take stand to help end violence against women

Published on November 18, 2020 at 3:38 pm

Rossendale Borough Council have taken a stand to end all male violence against women by becoming White Ribbon Accredited. White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence.

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Council workshop support for small businesses

Published on November 10, 2020 at 9:36 am

Rossendale Borough council will be holding a series of free workshops for businesses over the coming weeks with the first one scheduled for Tuesday 17th November. 

The workshops are being led by the council’s business advisor Brad Hacking:” This is such an incredibly tough time for businesses, and we want to make sure that we are there as much as possible.

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NEW NATIONAL LOCKDOWN FROM 5 NOVEMBER

Published on November 2, 2020 at 6:08 pm

WE ARE CURRENTLY IN TIER 3. HOWEVER FROM THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER WE WILL BE ENTERING A NEW NATIONAL LOCKDOWN, FOR FUTHER DETAILS PLEASE VISIT GOV.UK

The current restrictions have seen bars and pubs close from Saturday 17 October. Other businesses are also affected which include; bingo halls, bookmakers and betting shops, car boot sales, soft play areas adult gaming centres (amusement arcades), licenced clubs e.g.

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Remembrance Day 2020

Published on November 2, 2020 at 2:36 pm


Following in depth meetings with Parade organisers, Rossendale Borough Council, the Police, Jake Berry MP and others, we regret to announce that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no Remembrance Parades in Rossendale this year.  Also, due to the recently implemented ‘Rule of Six’, neither will there be any Remembrance Services around Cenotaphs in the Valley, as it would be unlawful to hold such Services.

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Grant applications open for businesses closed due to COVID-19

Published on November 2, 2020 at 8:38 am

Businesses across Rossendale that have been forced to close due to local restrictions can now apply for a support grant.

 The new Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) supports businesses that were open as usual, but were then required to close due to local lockdown restrictions.

Businesses within the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors are entitled to apply for this funding, such as bars and pubs, bingo halls and soft play areas.

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New COVID-19 Test Centre for Rossendale

Published on October 28, 2020 at 3:39 pm

Rossendale is set to have its own dedicated COVID-19 testing centre.

The centre — a secure and semi-permanent marquee, which will be manned full time for the next three months — will open on the town square in the centre of Rawtenstall on Friday (30 October).

The COVID-19 testing station will only be open to people with symptoms who book a test via either the government website or the app.

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