Yearly Archives: 2022

Rossendale’s health and wellbeing event helps residents into employment

Published on August 2, 2022 at 3:48 pm

An employability event focusing on health and wellbeing run by Rossendale Works – an employability programme run in partnership by Rossendale Council, Active Lancashire and The Department of Work and Pensions has been hailed a huge success.

Up to 20 different organisations were on hand to share information on physical and mental health, grassroots projects and local activities.

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Stubbylee and Moorlands Park awarded the coveted Green Flag Award for the second year

Published on July 26, 2022 at 12:30 pm

beautifulgardens in stubbylee park

In a record-breaking year Stubbylee and Moorlands Park is raising its prestigious Green Flag Award again. 

Rossendale Council is celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for Stubbylee and Moorlands Park in Bacup one of 2208 UK winners. 

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces. 

duck pond at stubbylee park

After two years that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that Stubbylee and Moorlands Park has again achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that make the green space a great space that everyone can enjoy.

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Rossendale seeks £17m from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund

Published on July 25, 2022 at 11:57 am

artists impression of reconfigured Bacup market

Rossendale Council is seeking £17m from the new Levelling Up Fund (LUF) from the Government to assist with major developments across the borough. 

A Levelling Up Board made up of large businesses, smaller- scale entrepreneurs, creatives, community groups and key public sector partners like Rossendale Council, Lancashire County Council and the Nelson & Colne College Group, have developed the bid. 

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Consultation on Rossendale Council’s Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document 

Published on July 20, 2022 at 11:12 am

Rossendale Council is undertaking a public consultation on the Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).  

The document includes how new developments in Rossendale can best adapt to climate change, focusing on sustainable and active transport, energy efficiency and renewables, water interventions, biodiversity and Green Infrastructure. Cllr Adrian Lythgoe, Portfolio Holder for Operations and Climate Change said: “Climate change is a significant issue that requires urgent action.

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Second Rossendale pre-employment training scheme hailed a success

Published on July 13, 2022 at 9:41 am

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The second work-based training collaboration between Rossendale Works, Lancashire Adult Learning and numerous local businesses has been hailed a success by all those involved.

Rossendale Works – an employability programme run in partnership by Rossendale Council, Active Lancashire and the DWP – this time teamed up with Rawtenstall based We Buy Books to offer the work-based training programme to help and encourage candidates into employment, with support from Lancashire Adult Learning.

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Support for Manchester rail link in biggest ever Rossendale Council survey

Published on June 29, 2022 at 6:00 pm

graphic logo - get us back on track

Residents of Bury and Rossendale have sent a resounding show of support to a new rail link that could offer journey times as low as 44 minutes from the Valley into central Manchester.  

Eighty-six per cent of those who completed the Rossendale Council survey about the Rawtenstall to Manchester travel corridor were supportive of the potential new link that is predicted to reduce car journeys on the M66/A56 by up to three million.

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Vaccine bus stops in Rossendale 

Published on June 24, 2022 at 9:00 am

The covid vaccination bus is coming back to Rossendale at the beginning of July making it easier for residents to start or complete their covid vaccinations. 

The bus will be at the following locations 

  1. Friday 1 July, Haslingden John Street car park 
  2. Wednesday 6 July, Bacup Irwell Terrace 
  3. Thursday 7 July, Rawtenstall Town Square

Vaccinations will be available between 10.00 -16.00. 

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Victoria Park – Masterplan for Improvements 

Published on June 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm

The Haslingden Community Partnership group and Rossendale Council are working alongside Community Interest Company Proffitts – Investing in Communities on a project to improve Victoria Park in Haslingden. 

The team have created a draft masterplan for the site which includes improvements to the pathways, entrances, boundary walls, fountain, play area, bowling green and the multi use games area too.

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Micro grants for local businesses and community groups in Haslingden

Published on June 23, 2022 at 9:19 am

photo of big lamp in haslingden

Local businesses and community groups in Haslingden are being encouraged to contact Rossendale Council’s economic development team to apply for grant funding to help connect people and communities to the town’s local heritage.

As part of The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Rossendale Council’s Deardengate Big Lamp project – Shining Light on Haslingden’s Heritage, mico-grants are being offered from £50 up to £3000.

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