Monthly Archives: September 2022

Rossendale Council are encouraging residents to ‘Check before you Chuck’ 

Published on September 30, 2022 at 8:23 am

orange square with a pile of rubbish and the slogan check before you chuck

Rossendale Borough Council is launching a pilot scheme to encourage residents to recycle more household waste.  

The UK produces 26m tonnes of waste every year with 14m tonnes being sent to landfill and 12m recycled.  

Rossendale has one of the lowest recycling rates in Lancashire at just 30%. The national average is 46%. 

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Have your say on a new political map for Rossendale Borough Council  

Published on September 27, 2022 at 10:24 am

A new pattern of wards is being developed for Rossendale Borough Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission has decided that the number of councillors in Rossendale should be 30. This is a change from the current council which has 36. The Commission wants to hear what residents and organisations think about their local area.

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Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  

Published on September 8, 2022 at 9:37 pm

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is with great sadness that the Council has been notified of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.  As the longest ruling British Monarch, Her Majesty is recognised for being fully dedicated to a life of service. Her commitment to Royal duties has been impeccable and her support for the many voluntary and charitable groups admirable. 

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Stockport man found guilty of dumping rubbish in Rossendale 

Published on September 7, 2022 at 8:14 am

pile of fly tipped rubbish

A 50-year-old man from Stockport has been found guilty of dumping a large amount of household rubbish under a motorway bridge in Rosebank, Edenfield, by Burnley Magistrates Court, following a case brought by Rossendale Borough Council. 

Mr Lee Brooks of Oakside Close, Stockport, was found guilty of dumping rubbish on 27 July 2021 and ordered to pay costs as well as compensation at the court hearing on 1 September 2022.

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Employment sessions in Bacup for local residents with social barriers

Published on September 6, 2022 at 11:00 am

six smiling people who have attended the rossendale works programme

Rossendale Works– an employability programme run in partnership by Rossendale Council, Active Lancashire and the DWP – will be at Trinity Baptist Church in Bacup every Thursday morning from 10am- 12pm. 

The session at Trinity Baptist Church is aimed at local residents who are seeking support in accessing employment. The Rossendale Works project engages with people, improving their life skills by running activities and ultimately placing them into a work opportunity.

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Rossendale’s Climate Change Breakfast helps businesses strive towards the net-zero target

Published on September 5, 2022 at 2:45 pm

room full of people at climate change conference

Rossendale Council in partnership with the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, have held a climate change business breakfast event – Destination Net-Zero. 

27 businesses from across all industries and sectors attended the event to find out more about how they can reduce their carbon footprint and ways to reduce their soaring energy bills.

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