Monthly Archives: April 2020

Virtual support for students applying for college, university or apprenticeships

Published on April 30, 2020 at 1:15 pm

Lancashire colleges and universities are using the latest technology to help young people and adults to make the right choice about their future education and training ahead of the start of the new academic year in September.

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, colleges, universities and other education providers across the county, including school sixth forms, are working hard to ensure that individuals can find out about the fantastic education, training and apprenticeship opportunities that are available locally.

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Borough to pay tribute to fallen key workers

Published on April 28, 2020 at 8:27 am

Rossendale Council will pay tribute to key workers who have lost their lives to coronavirus by holding a minute’s silence at 11am today.

Council leader Councillor Alyson Barnes hopes all residents in the borough will take part in a silence to remember all those key workers who have died during the pandemic.

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Community hub helps dozens of vulnerable residents

Published on April 27, 2020 at 1:48 pm

Rossendale’s community hub is being accessed by scores of residents across the borough who need support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rossendale Connected is a multi-agency partnership linking different organisations to support vulnerable residents who are self-isolating or shielding during the pandemic and need assistance

One of the users of the hub in Chris Worswick, 74, from Bacup, who has Parkinson’s which puts her in the vulnerable group so her husband is not allowed to leave the house.

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Business thanks for grants

Published on April 24, 2020 at 4:02 pm

Businesses across the borough have been receiving the Government grants distributed by Rossendale Borough Council.

The grants started to be distributed on Aril 1st and the majority of firms that applied have now received their funds.

The Council has been receiving messages of thanks from businesses for the help given by officers, not only in getting the grants out but in offering help and advice to those in need.

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Council leader wishes borough a Happy St George’s Day

Published on April 23, 2020 at 9:05 am

The leader of Rossendale Council is wishing everyone a Happy St George’s Day.

Councillor Alyson said in a statement to mark the day:

“l want to wish everyone a Happy Saint George’s Day and hope everyone can find some  time to mark the day at home.

“I think it also appropriate to mark the day by once again paying tribute to our country’s brave and dedicated key workers – our doctors, our nurses, our pharmacists, our teachers, our local government staff, our social carers, our police officers, our firefighers, our teachers and teaching assistants. 

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Council welcomes Rossendale business prestigious award

Published on April 22, 2020 at 4:17 pm

Rossendale Council has praised a Bacup based business which has received Royal approval.

Orthoplastics has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, described as an MBE for businesses.

They were named in the International Trade category. The citation read:

“Orthoplastics is recognised globally as the leading materials supplier to the world’s orthopaedic device manufacturers.”

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Council backs nuisance fires plea

Published on April 22, 2020 at 10:23 am

Rossendale Council is backing calls from Lancashire Fire and Rescue for residents not to start unnecessary fires.

The county’s fire service have issued the plea following a ‘notable increase’ in nuisance fires across the county.

The fire service said it’s working hard to ensure incidents can be responded to during the coronavirus lockdown but said improved weather has meant more preventable fires have been happening.

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Appeal to businesses to donate unwanted PPE

Published on April 21, 2020 at 11:00 am

Rossendale businesses are being asked to donate unwanted stocks of personal, protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS for frontline staff to use.

The East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group is appealing to businesses that have stocks of PPE that they aren’t currently using due to the Covid19 pandemic.

Already some businesses have made generous donations of PPE stocks to the NHS, which have been redistributed to frontline services and staff who need it most.

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Residents urged to pray at home during religious festivals

Published on April 21, 2020 at 10:47 am

With Ramadan just days away, Muslim residents are being asked not to visit mosques but to continue to stay at home and pray.

In view of the current situation with the increasing numbers in Covid related deaths, restrictions remain in place for the foreseeable future. In fact, further restrictions could be imposed if the situation does not improve.

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