Monthly Archives: January 2022

Further Covid business grants available in Rossendale

Published on January 20, 2022 at 8:30 am

Businesses across Rossendale that have been affected by the Omicron variant are being encouraged to come forward and apply for additional grant support.

The council have stated that even if businesses have received funding previously, they may still be entitled to these new support packages.

The Government recently announced further support for businesses, with the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant and a further round of the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).

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Council’s climate change mission takes root with 1,000 trees planted in Rossendale

Published on January 18, 2022 at 9:37 am

Rossendale Council’s tree planting initiative Rossendale Forest has successfully planted more than 1,000 trees in the borough this week.

The council declared a climate emergency and, as part of a raft of measures to help combat climate change, has pledged to plant 16,000 over the next three years. That’s one for every child in the borough, with the first 6,000 being planted by April 2022.

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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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