Yearly Archives: 2022

County deal an excellent opportunity for Rossendale

Published on January 13, 2022 at 12:25 pm

Council Leaders from across Lancashire have made an historic pledge to work together to deliver a bold vision for a County Deal to benefit the people of Lancashire. 

Rossendale is keen to be part of Lancashire’s emerging County Deal with central Government. The Deal would see potentially billions of pounds being devolved from Whitehall to Lancashire for the councils to spend on local priorities.

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Public Consultation on Bacup Public Realm Enhancements

Published on January 6, 2022 at 11:40 am

Rossendale Borough Council is asking the public for feedback on proposals to improve Bacup’s public realm. 

Bacup received over £1.18 million of Historic England funding as part of the High Street Heritage Action Zone project. The key outcomes of the project are upgrades for up to 22 buildings, public realm works to Burnley Road Memorial Garden, community events and a cultural programme.

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Confirmatory PCR tests to be temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow test results

Published on January 5, 2022 at 1:55 pm

issued 5.1.22

  • Confirmatory PCR tests following a positive lateral flow test result to be temporarily suspended
  • COVID-19 prevalence is high which means the chances of a false positive from a positive LFD result are very low
  • This approach reflects evidence on the very high accuracy of LFD testing
  • Anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms should continue to take a PCR test

From 11th January in England, people who receive positive lateral flow results for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate immediately and won’t be required to take a confirmatory PCR test.

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