Monthly Archives: May 2022

Giant puppet will stroll into two-day festival in Bacup

Published on May 26, 2022 at 12:39 pm

giant lifesize puppet walks through streets of people

A GIANT walking puppet will stroll around Bacup as part of a two-day fun family festival on June 2 and 3 and there are plans to make it an annual event.

Coinciding with the school half-term break, all daytime events at the ‘This Here Festival’ will be free for parents and children.

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New walking routes launched in Rossendale – ‘Walk Rossendale’

Published on May 24, 2022 at 2:04 pm

council leader stood outside bus station & walking board graphic

Rossendale Council and Rossendale Leisure Trust have installed five walking boards across Rossendale – Rawtenstall, Bacup, Haslingden, Waterfoot and Whitworth. 

The new ‘Walk Rossendale’ walking boards are easy to use and highlight local destinations and attractions in the valley. 

In each town centre, there are 3 walks to choose from and all routes are way marked to help direct people to their destination.

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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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