Monthly Archives: February 2022

Council urge residents to pay for council tax by direct debit to speed up energy rebate

Published on February 28, 2022 at 3:11 pm

Rossendale Borough Council is encouraging all residents that do not already pay council tax by direct debit to register to do so by 17 March. 

The Government has announced measures to help households with rising energy bills and this includes a £150 Council Tax rebate for homes in bands A-D. 

A council spokesperson said: “If people pay for their council tax via direct debit, then this money will automatically be sent direct to their bank account, and they will not be required to fill in any applications for the rebate.

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Bacup 2040 Vision Board Supports Revised Scheme for Bacup Market Square

Published on February 25, 2022 at 3:39 pm

Rossendale Borough Council have presented revised proposals for Bacup Market Square to the Bacup 2040 Vision Board.  

The new proposed redevelopment of Bacup Market Square includes a new market hall, which will include a permanent food area, as well as spaces for traditional market traders.  

There will also be a new temporary market space, which will be used by regular traders as well as for special events.

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Operation Trident strikes again

Published on February 25, 2022 at 1:40 pm

Rossendale Council has carried out an extensive clean-up operation in parts of Haslingden after receiving a high number of calls from members of the public.  

The area between Bury Road and Manchester Road leading up to Deardengate has had issues over recent months with incidences of fly tipping and general waste accumulation increasing.

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Community raises more than £190k towards new track at Marl Pits

Published on February 25, 2022 at 1:10 pm

Work will soon begin to rip up the old Marl Pits running track in Rawtenstall and replace it with a state-of-the-art new all-weather facility. 

Thanks to a massive community effort which involved Rossendale Harriers, Rossendale Triathlon Club, Rossendale Leisure Trust and special needs sports club Rossendale Rays, £190,700 was raised in just six months.

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Local elections May 2022

Published on February 22, 2022 at 9:21 am

With local elections due to take place on Thursday 5 May, have you ever considered standing as a councillor yourself?  

Rossendale Council comprises 36 elected Councillors representing 14 Wards across the Borough. Councillors are elected to serve a 4 year term with elections covering one third of the seats taking place every year.

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Small grants make a big impact to Whitworth groups

Published on February 10, 2022 at 10:56 am

Whitworth Community Partnership has since the beginning of 2022, awarded grants to three local groups allowing them to purchase goods they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. 

Women of Whitworth (WoW) received £156, Whitworth in Bloom received £250, and The Ashcroft received £250. 

The Whitworth Partnership which is managed by Rossendale Council and is made up of organisations such as Whitworth Town Council, Police, local residents and various community groups – can give grants of between £150 and £250 to groups that provide added value to residents of the borough.

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Operation Trident issues fines as council continues fight against fly tipping

Published on February 10, 2022 at 10:27 am

Operation Trident, Rossendale Council’s fight against the growth of fly tipping across the borough, has issued five fixed penalty notices since the beginning of 2022. 

The operation coordinates a three pronged approach of Education, Enforcement and Removal and aims to hold to account those responsible for fly tipping, abandoning vehicles and allowing dog fouling across the borough. 

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Council offers help for residents struggling with housing issues

Published on February 9, 2022 at 1:07 pm

Rossendale Council are encouraging people who may be at risk of becoming homeless to contact them directly to assess their needs and the options available to them.  

Central Government have made limited additional funds available to assist those who find themselves struggling with homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. 

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Public Consultation on Haslingden 2040 Vision and Masterplan

Published on February 3, 2022 at 2:41 pm

Rossendale Borough Council is asking the public for final feedback on proposals in the Haslingden 2040 Vision and Masterplan. 

Rossendale Council announced in summer 2021 they had successfully secured £1.8million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and would be making a further £200,000 contribution from the council. 

The 5 year project will focus on Upper Deardengate and will be a major step in the delivery of the Haslingden 2040 Vision & Masterplan.

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Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone restrictions unfair to bordering councils

Published on February 3, 2022 at 1:09 pm


Rossendale Council leader Alyson Barnes along with colleagues at three other Lancashire Councils have written to Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham expressing their concerns over the impact of the proposed Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone on local businesses. 

The first phase of the Clean Air Zone is due to launch on 30 May 2022 affecting buses, HGVs, taxis and private hire vehicles licensed outside Greater Manchester which don’t meet emission standards.

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