Lord Shuttleworth praises progress in Rossendale

Published October 26, 2017 at 15:50

Lord Shuttleworth, the Queen’s representative in Lancashire, visited the borough recently to look at some of the major projects the Council and its partners are delivering.

He visited Bacup to see what was happening in the town thanks to the Townscape Heritage Initiative and then to see the progress being made on Rawtenstall town centre thanks to the work on Spinning Point.

Finally, he toured round the Whitaker Museum extension.

The Mayor, Councillor Colin Crawforth, Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council, Councillor Andy MacNae, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Leisure and Tourism, and Stuart Sugarman, Chief Executive, accompanied him on the tour.

Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO said:”

“I was delighted to be invited to visit Rossendale Borough on 18 October. Accompanied by the Mayor, the leader of the Council and the Chief Executive, I had a most interesting and informative visit and was particularly impressed by the renovation work being undertaken to shop fronts and other high street buildings in Bacup. This should give the area a real lift and make shopping there a more satisfying experience.

“I also saw the redevelopment work in the centre of Rawtenstall, including the plans for the old town hall and for the site of the former police-station. This scheme demonstrated real commitment to rejuvenating the heart of the town and I congratulate all involved in this ambitious project. “

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