Monthly Archives: May 2023

Rossendale Works helps carpenter become self employed

Published on May 31, 2023 at 11:56 am

man holding a plaque he has carved out of wood sat in a gardenA man with an interest in carpentry has received support to become self-employed through a Rossendale based employment programme.

Matthew Dearlove became unemployed when the effects of the pandemic forced his prior business – a pet and animal feed company – to close. He initially wanted to look for a job related to HGV driving and warehousing.

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Council statetment on closure of Whitworth Leisure Centre

Published on May 23, 2023 at 11:46 am

Rossendale Borough Council (RBC) and Rossendale Leisure Trust (RLT) have announced that Whitworth Leisure Centre will close in July. 

The current cost-of-living crisis has seen councils across the UK face inflationary pressures and rising demand across all services. As higher proportions of council budgets are absorbed by statutory and frontline services, councils’ ability to maintain provision in sport and leisure has come under increasing under pressure.

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Rawtenstall Bus Station welcomes two new thriving businesses

Published on May 18, 2023 at 2:23 pm

three women and two men stood in a group inside a home furnishing shop

Rawtenstall Bus Station, located in the heart of Rossendale Valley, has become a hub of activity with the opening of two new businesses, Posh Living and Pizzaman’s.  

Rawtenstall has quickly become a popular destination, thanks to its modern amenities and excellent transport links. The addition of these two new businesses at the station is set to further enhance the appeal. 

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Local park tennis courts in Rossendale set for renovation

Published on May 12, 2023 at 2:28 pm

  • Rossendale Borough Council and the LTA agree partnership to breathe new life into local park tennis courts across the borough 
  •  The project will see £103,541 of investment across Rossendale’s public parks 
  • Investment comes from the UK Government and LTA Tennis Foundation’s Park Tennis Project, being delivered by the LTA. 

Rossendale Borough Council and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have announced a partnership to invest in and refurbish public park tennis courts in Rossendale.

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Rossendale welcomes three new Town Centre Regeneration Officers

Published on May 10, 2023 at 3:14 pm

Rossendale Borough Council has announced the appointment of three Town Centre Regeneration Officers who will lead the implementation of physical improvements to Rossendale’s main town centre areas and public realm

The new officers, who are funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Funding (UKSPF), will be instrumental in facilitating the regeneration of the town centres and promoting the areas as attractive destinations for both residents and visitors.

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