Monthly Archives: September 2020

The Councils Helping Hand for Derelict Buildings across Rossendale

Published on September 30, 2020 at 11:33 am

Rossendale Borough Council is working closely with derelict and vacant buildings owners across the Valley to provide help, advice and support in restoring and repurposing these buildings. The Council have recently supported Valley Heritage, Rossendale’s building preservation trust, in their mission to secure ownership of and funding for the purchase and redevelopment of the Grade 2 Listed former Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank in Bacup.

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Successful Public Consultation Closes for Haslingden 2040 Master Plan

Published on September 29, 2020 at 11:05 am

The consultation period for Haslingden 2040 Master Plan drew to a close on 25th September. 

Rossendale Council successfully secured funding for a first stage of development supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The phase one funds will transform Upper and Lower Deardengate as well as parts of Manchester and Blackburn Road.

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Rawtenstall premises closed under coronavirus regulations

Published on September 23, 2020 at 4:22 pm

direction has been served under the coronavirus regulations to a Rawtenstall licensed premises breaking the current Covid restrictions. 

Following reports from the public the council investigated Revival on Bacup Road, Rawtenstall.  The council found strong evidence as reported by eye witnesses of a ‘party atmosphere’ with people dancing, singing and congregating in a mass gathering at the venue on 11 September. 

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Businesses asked to prepare with QR code posters ahead of the launch of NHS app

Published on September 21, 2020 at 5:47 pm

As the prime minister announced last week, certain designated venues will have a legal duty to ask all customers and visitors to provide contact details, and to display an official NHS QR code poster so that customers and visitors can check into a venue using their NHS Covid-19 app. This applies to all beauty and close contact services, including hairdressers and barbers, nail bars, spas and tanning salons.

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New COVID measures being introduced in Lancashire

Published on September 18, 2020 at 12:41 pm

New measures are to be introduced in Lancashire as part of a combined effort across the county to help fight Covid-19.
Following a significant rise in the number of cases, and initial signs that hospital admissions are starting to increase, more stringent measures are to be introduced.

The measures are designed to protect residents in the county from the spread of Covid-19, especially our more vulnerable residents.

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Coronavirus testing in Rossendale 14.9.20

Published on September 14, 2020 at 2:40 pm

The mobile testing centre that has been situated at Marl Pits has now moved on.  

Testing is still available by booking online through the Governments testing webpage. 

People only need to be tested if they are showing symptoms. 

If you or a member of your household has symptoms, you should stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days from the point your symptoms started.

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Help Unlock Haslingden’s Potential.

Published on September 10, 2020 at 8:18 am

Haslingden 2040 – a Rossendale Borough Council and stakeholder-led group – is on a mission to unlock Haslingden’s potential and become a destination for countryside explorers, shoppers and food lovers alike, combining the town’s rich heritage with its bold future.

Rossendale Council has successfully secured a first stage of development supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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A new dawn for Bacup as Council bids for £11 million boost

Published on September 10, 2020 at 8:04 am

An ambitious plan to secure a vibrant sustainable future for Bacup town centre is being submitted for millions of pounds of government regeneration funding.

Already businesses, residents and visitors have witnessed a rebirth in the town thanks to works carried out with Townscape Heritage Initiative money which was secured by Rossendale Borough Council (RBC).

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Futures Park completion for new 50,000 sqft building for Orthoplastics

Published on September 8, 2020 at 9:17 am

Please note this photograph was taken LAST YEAR pre COVID

Rossendale Council working with contractors Barnfield Construction have completed the construction of a purpose-built UK headquarters for the US owned Orthoplastics company.


Orthoplastics produce high quality medical products such as knee replacements, mainly for the global export market.

The building has now been handed over to the business with a 25-year lease agreement but will remain under the ownership of the Council.

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