Monthly Archives: March 2023

Edenfield pump track opens to the public

Published on March 30, 2023 at 12:41 pm

picture with blue skies and fluffy clouds and a new cycle and skate board track

Rossendale Borough Council have been working in partnership with the Edenfield Village Residents Association and local Community Interest Company Proffitts – Investing in Communities on a project to create a new pump track in Edenfield. 

The track, designed and constructed by Velosolutions UK, was opened to the public on 30 March and is designed to be both a playground and a training facility for bikers, skateboarders or scooter riders of all skill levels.

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Jewel in Rossendale’s crown has bright future

Published on March 28, 2023 at 8:45 am

CULTURAL gem The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery, in Rawtenstall is now putting Rossendale on the national and international map.

Following the completion of a £2.2million extension and renovation of the former Rossendale Museum, the venue now attracts business bookings, major international artists to exhibit in various gallery spaces, is a venue for weddings, a hub for events, community group meetings and much more.

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Council appoints new business adviser

Published on March 16, 2023 at 10:00 am

Tariq Ali and Davis Smurthwaite stood infront of a banner that says INVEST IN ROSSENDALE

Rossendale Borough Council have appointed Tariq Ali as their new Business Adviser within the Economic Development Team. 

Tariq, who has been in business support for the last 25 years, comes with a wealth of experience and contacts.  

Tariq said: “I’m extremely excited to be starting this new role and the opportunity it will give me to help the businesses of Rossendale. 

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Rossendale Borough Council has received £17.9m in the budget. 

Published on March 15, 2023 at 2:43 pm

artist impression of rawtenstall market day

Rossendale Council has received £17.9m funding in today’s budget. 

Council Leader Alyson Barnes said: “We’re very pleased to have finally received almost £18m in funding which we first identified in our Levelling Up bid.  The council, along with our partners and stakeholders, have worked incredibly hard to maintain the pressure on the Government.

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Improvements planned at Whitaker Park 

Published on March 10, 2023 at 8:48 am

benches and picnic bench in front of old red telephone box at Whitaker Park

A ‘Masterplan for Improvements’ at Whitaker Park is being drafted – and stakeholders are looking for nearby residents to have their say on the changes they’d like to see. 

Rossendale Borough Council are working alongside Community Interest Company Proffitts – Investing in Communities and several local community groups including The Friends of Whitaker Park, The Whitaker Park Museum, Civic Pride Rossendale, The Rossendale Leisure Trust, and Incredible Edible Rossendale on a project to improve Whitaker Park in Rawtenstall.

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