Monthly Archives: February 2023

Ukrainian refugees helped by Rossendale residents 

Published on February 28, 2023 at 1:33 pm

a block of flats destroyed by bombing in Ukraine

It has now been a year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Rossendale residents have supported 84 people from Ukraine to settle into the Valley.  

All have stayed with local host families who have opened up their homes and helped them to acclimatise to this country. Many have now found jobs and even moved into their own homes. 

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National Britain in Bloom nomination for Rawtenstall and Civic Pride Rossendale after 2022 success

Published on February 20, 2023 at 10:11 am



line of civic pride volunteers with their winning trophy

AFTER scooping Gold with its first-time Britain in Bloom entry – Rawtenstall has been picked to represent the North West in the 2023 national competition.

Volunteer-led Civic Pride Rossendale coordinated last year’s entry and engaged hundreds of people from the community to back its plans – everyone from nursery age to 90.

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Rossendale Council’s Operation Trident is hitting its target

Published on February 16, 2023 at 10:13 am


pile of fly tipped rubbish fly tipped rubbish

A crackdown on the dumping of rubbish and vehicles has seen offenders pay out over £22,000 from more than 100 incidents across Rossendale in less than two years. 

Rossendale Council’s Public Protection officers have carried out 177 investigations into fly-tipping and similar offences under Operation Trident, as well as receiving 233 reports of abandoned vehicles. 

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Affordable Warmth Funding available to heat homes in Rossendale

Published on February 14, 2023 at 12:15 pm

Rossendale Council are encouraging residents who are struggling to keep their homes warm to check their eligibility for a grant from the Affordable Warmth Fund. 

The fund which is managed by Homewise, a registered charity which provides impartial help and advice on all aspects of home improvements, repairs and maintenance, can offer funding for items ranging from boiler replacement to draft proofing measures.

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Public urged to have their say on half a million investment into Haslingden Market

Published on February 13, 2023 at 11:27 am

wrought iron sign saying  Haslingden Market with stalls in the background

RESIDENTS have until March 13 to have their say on how they would like to see Haslingden Market developed.

Rossendale Borough Council has secured £300,000 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and added a further £200,000 of council money to invest in the market off Blackburn Road.

A simple online questionnaire has been launched and residents are being asked to fill it in.

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Government’s ‘Home Upgrade Grant’ is available to Rossendale residents

Published on February 1, 2023 at 4:31 pm

Home Upgrade Grants are now available via ‘Cosy Homes in Lancashire’ (CHiL) the Affordable Warmth Initiative established by the 15 Local Authorities in Lancashire. The aim of the scheme is to reduce fuel poverty and reach net zero ambitions.  

Qualifying owner-occupiers in Rossendale Council can access this energy-efficiency grant scheme which is worth up to £25,000 per property.

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