Yearly Archives: 2020

Lancashire will move into Tier 4 from midnight 30.12.20

Published on December 30, 2020 at 5:26 pm

All of Lancashire is to go into the highest tier: Tier 4 – STAY AT HOME, from midnight on 30.12.20
Here’s what you can and can’t do in Tier 4.
We know this is difficult news, but we need to prevent the spread of the virus. The new Covid variant is more infectious and is in Lancashire – although we are being affected less than in other areas.

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Council’s regeneration bid for Bacup’s high street and market not successful

Published on December 26, 2020 at 6:36 pm

AMBITIOUS plans for Bacup town centre failed to secure Future High Streets Fund, but residents are being reassured the work has not been in vain.

Rossendale Borough Council’s was bidding for an £11.7 regeneration grant, but the bidding was very competitive and unfortunately Bacup’s 2040 Vision was not successful.

However Deputy Council Leader Councillor Jackie Oakes said: “We carried out the largest consultation exercise Rossendale has ever had and we had more than 30 representatives on the Bacup 2040 Vision Board.

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Council confirms extension dates for Discretionary Grant Funding applications

Published on December 24, 2020 at 10:41 am

Rossendale Council have confirmed an extension to the date’s businesses are able 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. 

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Essential works in Haslingden Cemetery 

Published on December 19, 2020 at 3:21 pm

Rossendale Borough Council have announced that essential works to Haslingden Cemetery will begin in January and is likely to cause some disruption for a number of weeks.  

Network Plus will be carrying out the work on behalf of United Utilities to replace a section of failed sewer within the grounds of Haslingden Cemetery. 

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Street food brings Haslingden alive with delicious sights and smells

Published on December 17, 2020 at 2:58 pm

Haslingden Market will be filled with the sights and smells of street food – as traders host ‘Grub Bazaar’ food market. 

The event, which will be fully Covid compliant and serving takeaway food, is to run this Sunday (20 December) between 12-4pm at Haslingden Market bringing the best pop-up authentic street food to the town with this alternative offer.

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Transformational plans for Haslingden approved by Council

Published on December 10, 2020 at 2:11 pm

A detailed Stage 2 bid, which is part of the Haslingden 2040 Vision & Masterplan, has been approved by the Council. The approval means the bid can now be submitted in Spring 2021. 

Rossendale Council successfully secured first stage funding in December last year from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop plans to transform Upper and Lower Deardengate in Haslingden, as well as parts of Manchester and Blackburn Road.

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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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