cost of living crisis

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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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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Council helps ease the financial squeeze

Published on November 3, 2022 at 12:41 pm

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Rossendale Council has announced a £400,000 package of support for local people and community groups.  


In the wake of the national cost of living crisis the council is keen to support Rossendale’s most vulnerable residents particularly through the Winter months.

From 17 November the council is launching its ‘Ease the Squeeze’ campaign.

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