Yearly Archives: 2022

Council to hold employment event for over 50’s  

Published on May 13, 2022 at 11:30 am

 Rossendale council along with their colleagues from Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and Active Lancashire are holding an employment and support event for those aged 50+ at Futures Park on 24 May. 

The event which runs from 1-3pm is open to anyone aged 50 and over who is interested in looking for work or who may need support to move into work. 

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Survey launched to get Rossendale back on track 

Published on May 12, 2022 at 11:17 am


graphic image of train with tag line GET US BACK ON TRACK

Rossendale Council has been successful in securing £150,000 funding from Restoring Your Railway and Lancashire County Council to produce a Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) into the Rawtenstall to Manchester travel corridor.

With high levels of commuter outflows leaving the borough to access employment, many into the Greater Manchester area, Rossendale is the only authority in Lancashire without a rail link and suffers from high levels of congestion.

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Council tax energy rebate to hit peoples bank accounts this week

Published on May 3, 2022 at 5:33 pm

Rossendale Council have begun paying the council tax rebate payments for qualifying direct debit payers which should hit peoples bank accounts from Tuesday 3 May. 

The rebate was announced by the government earlier this year to assist households with the rising energy costs. Properties in council tax bands A-D are entitled to the £150 rebate with a smaller discretionary fund for customers who do not meet the automatic criteria.

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Kinder Products Recall – An update from the Food Standards Agency  

Published on May 3, 2022 at 10:53 am

We are asking all retailers to make sure they have removed Kinder products linked to an outbreak of salmonella from their shelves. The products are believed to have caused a significant number of children to become seriously unwell, with many reported cases being admitted to hospital.  

picture of various kinder chocolate products

Product details:    

 Product names                  Pack sizes                                          Best before dates 

Kinder Surprise                       20g                           All dates up to and including 04 January 2023  

Kinder Surprise                   20g x 3 pack             All dates up to and including 04 January 2023  

Kinder Surprise                     100g                           All dates up to and including 21 August 2022  

Kinder Mini eggs                    75g                            All dates up to and including 21 August 2022  

Kinder Egg Hunt Kit            150g                           All dates up to and including 21 August 2022   

Kinder Schokobons  70g, 200g and 320g       All dates up to and including 04 January 2023  

An earlier recall only covered some of the products above, so it is important to check you have removed from sale the additional products that were included in the later, updated recall notices.

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Council statement about Animal Quackers

Published on April 28, 2022 at 12:44 pm

On 27th April 2022, Wildlife inspectors undertook an inspection of the Animal Quackers site in the company of the Licensing Officer for Rossendale Borough Council. Anyone who chooses to keep animals which are subject to various wildlife laws and registration processes is subject to unannounced inspections. The Council has a responsibility to ensure that all relevant licences are in place and routinely work with other agencies and government departments to ensure that licensing laws are complied with and that animal welfare is maintained. 

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Have your say on Lancashire’s Levelling Up fund bid

Published on April 25, 2022 at 11:00 am

your views count  have your say on Levelling up bid

People can now have their say on how Lancashire County Council will shape a £50 million levelling up bid which aims to bring investment to the east of the county.

To support jobs and businesses, provide for a greener environment, and improve the health of residents, the council is applying to the government’s Levelling Up Fund and is asking local people to get involved in shaping these proposals.

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Council launch residents feedback survey

Published on April 21, 2022 at 9:00 am

poster with wording we want to hear from you & link to residents survey

Rossendale Council have launched a survey to gather information from residents about their interactions with the council. The council are asking as many residents as possible to complete the survey in order to help them develop and improve their services and the customer care journey. 

A council spokesperson said: “It is important that we gather information from our residents to measure their experience when they contact the council.

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Lung health checks launched in East Lancashire in drive to save more lives

Published on April 4, 2022 at 4:17 pm

Past and current smokers in East Lancashire are being invited to an NHS lung health check in a drive to improve earlier diagnosis of lung cancer and save more lives.

With one of the highest mortality rates for lung cancer in England, Lancashire and South Cumbria is one of 43 places across the country to run the Targeted Lung Health Check programme.

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Rawtenstall Town Square blooms

Published on March 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm

group picture of councillors & other people in town square

Improvements to Rawtenstall town square have this week been completed and open to the public once again.

The £300k scheme jointly funded by Rossendale Council and Lancashire County Council (LCC), has seen the whole area undergo a huge re-vamp. The plans follow on from the council’s earlier decision not to progress with future phases of Spinning Point in order to create a new public area.

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First round of restoration works nearing completion in Bacup town centre

Published on March 22, 2022 at 1:58 pm

exterior of Lancashire & Yorkshire bank building in Bacup

The first phase of town centre building regeneration and repairs are nearing completion as part of Bacup’s High Street Heritage Action Zone. Scaffolding is now coming down to reveal the works undertaken and allow access for the final pieces of work to be completed. 

Rossendale Rossendale Borough Council received £1.18 million of Historic England funding for the High Street Heritage Action Zone project, to repurpose and regenerate buildings, provide a public realm enhancement scheme, for community engagement and a cultural programme.

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