Monthly Archives: September 2021

Visitor hot spots helping to highlight new South Pennines Park

Published on September 16, 2021 at 11:07 am

Areas within the new South Pennines Park are singing from the same hymn sheet – as stencilled lyrics have started to appear to visitor hot spots.

So far, the blue ‘graffiti’ featuring the final verse of the song ‘Chimneys, Moors and Me’ by folk due O’Hooley and Tidow has appeared outside the Kala Sangam Arts Centre in Bradford, Sunnyhurst Woods in Darwen, Bacup town centre in Rossendale and Towneley Park in Burnley – all areas within the new South Pennines Park.

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Further prosecution by Council in their war against abandoned vehicles and fly tipping

Published on September 15, 2021 at 12:47 pm

A 35-year-old man from Rossendale has been found guilty of abandoning a vehicle by Burnley Magistrates Court, following a case brought by Rossendale Borough Council. 

Mr Vincent Bagshaw of Foxhill Drive, Whitewell Bottom, Rossendale, was found guilty and ordered to pay costs as well as compensation. 

Mr Bagshaw left the van parked with no MOT, no road tax and insecure.

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South Pennines launches alternative National Park

Published on September 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm

An alternative National Park — covering 460 square miles of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester — including Rossendale, was launched today.

South Pennines Park aims to champion the landscape, its people and businesses in order to bolster recognition and unlock resources for the only upland in England that is not a designated National Park or Area of Outstanding Beauty.

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South Pennines launches alternative National Park

Published on September 9, 2021 at 10:49 am

An alternative National Park — covering 460 square miles of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester and includes Rossendale has been launched. 

South Pennines Park aims to bolster recognition and unlock financial resources for the only upland in England that is not a designated National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Fines issued as council vows to fight fly tippers

Published on September 6, 2021 at 8:23 am

Rossendale Council’s fight against the growth of fly tipping across the borough, Operation Trident, has issued fixed penalty notices amounting to more than £3,000 in the past few months. 

The operation has successfully coordinated a three-pronged approach of Education, Enforcement and Removal, which aims to hold to account those responsible. 

These offences include the dumping of a large fridge freezer by a man from Haslingden who received a £400 fixed penalty notice.

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