Monthly Archives: January 2023

Rossendale Forest volunteers wanted to plant 400 trees

Published on January 31, 2023 at 11:38 am

young child with a  big smile and a bobble hat on holding a spade after planting a tree

Rossendale Council are asking for volunteers to plant 400 trees as part of the award-winning initiative- Rossendale Forest. 

Rossendale Forest, the council’s tree planting initiative to plant a tree for every child in the borough – that’s 16,000 trees – between 2022-2025 – has successfully planted more than 11,500 trees since the start of 2022.

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Rossendale to benefit from LCC’s Levelling Up Fund award

Published on January 26, 2023 at 8:16 am

Rossendale will benefit from approximately £8.8m of the successful Levelling Up Fund Round 2 award by government to Lancashire County Council (LCC). A number of schemes will be implemented in Rossendale as part of the range of public transport, walking and cycling projects that are currently at the proposal stage for East Lancashire. 

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Rossendale residents need photo ID to vote at elections in May 

Published on January 16, 2023 at 6:48 pm

purple p[ost it note with text - You now need photo ID to vote at a polling station

For the first time, residents across the country will need to show photographic ID to vote at this year’s local elections. Rossendale residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to vote on 4 May by checking they have an accepted form of ID.  

Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport; a UK, EEA or Commonwealth drivers’ licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card.

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Tributes paid following death of former Councillor and Mayor

Published on January 13, 2023 at 8:17 am

picture of councillor Trevor unsworth in his garden

Everyone at Rossendale Borough Council would like to pass on their condolences to the family and friends of past Mayor and former Councillor Trevor Unsworth.  

Trevor served as a councillor for 9 years, and was a Labour member for Hareholme Ward, between 2002 – 2011  

Trevor was also Mayor of Rossendale 2010/11 and served on a significant number of committees during his time as a councillor. 

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