Yearly Archives: 2021

Rossendale growth companies make the right move

Published on June 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm

Two high growth companies have made the move to new premises in Rossendale. 

Slingco and Rochdale Production Services Ltd (RPS) have both taken on new units at the New Hall Hey Business Park in Rawtenstall. 

Rossendale Council has provided business rates relief over the next 3 years to assist with the expansion and growth of the two local companies.

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Two new Covid-19 vaccination clinics coming to Rossendale

Published on June 10, 2021 at 1:31 pm

From Monday (14th June) two new mobile Covid-19 vaccination clinics are coming to Rossendale, bringing vaccines closer to people living in the borough.

The clinics will be based in Rawtenstall and Bacup and will be open every day, seven days a week, from 8am to 8pm. Giving people the first dose of the Pfizer vaccines, these temporary facilities will make getting a jab easier and more convenient, with clinicians on hand to answer questions and address any concerns people might have.

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Rossendale’s working for 16-24 year olds 

Published on June 8, 2021 at 8:31 am

A YOUTH Hub has been opened in Rossendale to assist 16 to 24-year-olds become work ready and helped into employment. 

The hub, only the second in Lancashire and Cumbria, is based at Rossendale Council at Futures Park in Bacup and funded by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). 

It is manned by Jobcentre youth work coaches Natasha Woods and Liam Hickey and is supported by the council’s employability programmes Rossendale Works, which has been running for three years, and sister project Rossendale Youth Works.

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Pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinics coming to Rossendale

Published on June 4, 2021 at 9:40 am

Pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinics are coming to Rawtenstall and Haslingden, bringing vaccines closer to people living in those areas.

Giving people the first dose of the Pfizer vaccines, these temporary facilities make getting a jab easier and more convenient, with clinicians on hand to answer questions and address any concerns people might have.

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Council encourage all to get tested as rates rise in Rossendale

Published on June 2, 2021 at 5:10 pm

As rates of Covid cases rise across Rossendale,  everyone who lives or works in the borough are strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 PCR test, whether they are showing symptoms or not, to help track the spread of the latest Variant of Concern. 

Rossendale is now amongst the top areas in the national table of areas with the most Covid cases.

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Council launch Operation Trident in fight against fly tipping

Published on May 25, 2021 at 9:42 am

Rossendale Council have this month launched Operation Trident in their fight against the growth of fly tipping across the borough.  

The operation will coordinate a three pronged approach of Education, Enforcement and Removal and aims to hold to account those responsible. 

One of Operation Trident’s first enquiries saw enforcement officers conduct enquiries on an incident which occurred on 15th May and which was captured on video by a witness.

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Waterfoot arcade set for a bright future

Published on May 20, 2021 at 8:49 am

A STUNNING Victorian arcade is set to have a bright future thanks to a partnership between the new owner and Rossendale Council.

Since buying the freehold to historic Trickett’s Victorian Arcade located in the centre of Waterfoot, Lisa Real Estate Ltd has made huge inroads in preparing the building for future use.

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Council issue fixed penalty for fly tipping

Published on May 14, 2021 at 9:25 am

A Rossendale householder who failed to ensure their waste was collected and disposed of correctly has been issued with a £300 fixed penalty notice under the Environmental Protection Act. 

The resident arranged for waste to be collected from their home address but didn’t check if the person removing the waste was authorised to do so, or where the rubbish would be disposed of.

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Be aware of Census scams

Published on May 13, 2021 at 2:11 pm

During the census, you may have become aware of a number of online phishing scams attempting to defraud the public.

Now that Census Day has passed, scammers are taking the opportunity to take advantage of the potential fine imposed onto non-compliant members of the public. This has resulted in an array of phishing sites going live.

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Rossendale Borough Council thanks residents for census response

Published on May 11, 2021 at 2:47 pm

Rossendale Borough Council is saying a big thank you to all its residents for their outstanding response to this year’s census, which was held on March 21.

Despite the many challenges in delivering a census during a global pandemic, the response rate in Rossendale has exceeded the council’s target response rate.

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