economic development

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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Rossendale’s Climate Change Breakfast helps businesses strive towards the net-zero target

Published on September 5, 2022 at 2:45 pm

room full of people at climate change conference

Rossendale Council in partnership with the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, have held a climate change business breakfast event – Destination Net-Zero. 

27 businesses from across all industries and sectors attended the event to find out more about how they can reduce their carbon footprint and ways to reduce their soaring energy bills.

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Leisure venues seek private sector experience

Published on November 20, 2019 at 3:51 pm

Some of Rossendale’s best known leisure and tourism venues are seeking experienced business people willing to join their boards as unpaid non-executive directors to share their knowledge and experience.

Guy Darragh, Economic Development Manager, said:

We have some outstanding visitor venues in the borough and their continued growth is really important to our aspirations to grow the Visit Rossendale and Adrenaline Valley brand and continue the increase in trips to the borough.

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Council welcomes government clarity over funding bid

Published on July 8, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Rossendale Council has welcomed government clarity following its announcement of which areas had got to the next round of the Future High Street fund.

The Council expressed its disappointment that Bacup’s bid had not progressed to the business case development stage despite earlier indications it had been successful.

The Council put in a bid to the fund in March following the development of an exciting new vision for the future of the town centre, called Bacup 2040.

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Make a date to comply with data regulations

Published on April 13, 2018 at 1:31 pm

A free event is being held to help Rossendale businesses, charities and other organisations meet the requirements of new data privacy regulations.

Rossendale Council and Burnley College are holding the GDPR Express workshop on April 23. It is part of the Council’s Invest in Rossendale programme.

It takes place at Rossendale Council, Futures Park, Bacup, from 9am to noon and will include information from specialists on data privacy, cyber security, IT and mobile phone hardware recycling, data protection and digital marketing.

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Rossendale ‘Works’ for local unemployed people

Published on March 29, 2018 at 12:40 pm

A new project from Rossendale Council and partners will see local unemployed people given the opportunity to find a pathway back to work through volunteering or taking part in regular sporting activities.

‘Rossendale Works’ will see the Council working with local partners Active Lancashire (previously Lancashire Sport) and the Department for Work and Pensions to target those over 18s in receipt of out of works benefits or those who are currently excluded from the jobs market.

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