Monthly Archives: March 2022

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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Free training for Rossendale businesses

Published on March 17, 2022 at 4:43 pm

Valley Heritage in partnership with Rossendale Council and Lancashire County Council are offering free online training to individuals and companies in the construction industry to assist in whole house domestic retrofit. 

The project funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, awards a NOCN Level 2 in Understanding Domestic Retrofit (UDR) on completion of the course.

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Residents invited to share ideas for Victoria Park improvements

Published on March 17, 2022 at 10:59 am

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

The project is in its early stages and one of the first steps will be to invite interested local residents and park users along to the site to meet the team, highlight any issues they have with the space and discuss their own ideas for enhancing the park.

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Rossendale Forest ask for volunteers for final planting sessions

Published on March 16, 2022 at 10:01 am

Rossendale Council are asking for volunteers for the last push to plant the remaining 1000 trees of the Rossendale Forest initiative. 

Rossendale Forest, the council’s tree planting initiative to plant a tree for every child in the borough over the next three years- that’s 16,000 trees – has successfully planted more than 6,000 trees since the start of the year.

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Skaters help secure funding for improvements

Published on March 14, 2022 at 3:20 pm

Rossendale Borough Council have secured £98,000 from Viridor Credits Environmental Company to help with the refurbishment of the Stubbylee Skate Park. 

Local skaters approached Rossendale Council to work together to help them to improve the skate park.  

Skater Jack Nuttall said: “We initially contacted Cllr Andrew Walmsley to ask if anything could be done to improve the quality of the skate park surface and the ramps, they are old but still really well used.

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Help on offer for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations  

Published on March 11, 2022 at 11:13 am

Rossendale Borough Council has announced that small grants are available to support public events which are open to all in the borough, to celebrate the Queen’s platinum Jubilee.  

Constituted community organisations can apply for up to £500 to assist with things like refreshments, insurance, and decorations for events to be held over the celebration weekend of 2 – 5 June.

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Keeping the old as good as new

Published on March 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Bacup High Street Heritage Action Zone is holding a training seminar on 13 March at ABD Centre in Bacup, to give advice and guidance on caring for heritage properties.  

The session which has been arranged in conjunction with Valley Heritage,  will run for two hours from 10.30am and will demonstrate how to maintain paintwork, gutters, ironmongery and stonework; give advice on appropriate cleaning approaches and products for your property and advise on how to prevent building issues before they arise.

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Rossendale partnership leads young people into employment

Published on March 3, 2022 at 8:16 am

Four young people who have struggled to get into work have been given a life changing opportunity that has resulted in them being offered full time employment for a major manufacturer in Haslingden.

They accessed essential employment-focused training sessions and hands on work experience to boost their skills and confidence, which has directly led to job offers at Interfloor, Europe’s largest manufacturer of carpet underlay and flooring accessories.

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