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Support for Manchester rail link in biggest ever Rossendale Council survey

Published on June 29, 2022 at 6:00 pm

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Residents of Bury and Rossendale have sent a resounding show of support to a new rail link that could offer journey times as low as 44 minutes from the Valley into central Manchester.  

Eighty-six per cent of those who completed the Rossendale Council survey about the Rawtenstall to Manchester travel corridor were supportive of the potential new link that is predicted to reduce car journeys on the M66/A56 by up to three million.

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Vaccine bus stops in Rossendale 

Published on June 24, 2022 at 9:00 am

The covid vaccination bus is coming back to Rossendale at the beginning of July making it easier for residents to start or complete their covid vaccinations. 

The bus will be at the following locations 

  1. Friday 1 July, Haslingden John Street car park 
  2. Wednesday 6 July, Bacup Irwell Terrace 
  3. Thursday 7 July, Rawtenstall Town Square

Vaccinations will be available between 10.00 -16.00. 

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Victoria Park – Masterplan for Improvements 

Published on June 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm

The Haslingden Community Partnership group and Rossendale Council are working alongside Community Interest Company Proffitts – Investing in Communities on a project to improve Victoria Park in Haslingden. 

The team have created a draft masterplan for the site which includes improvements to the pathways, entrances, boundary walls, fountain, play area, bowling green and the multi use games area too.

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Micro grants for local businesses and community groups in Haslingden

Published on June 23, 2022 at 9:19 am

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Local businesses and community groups in Haslingden are being encouraged to contact Rossendale Council’s economic development team to apply for grant funding to help connect people and communities to the town’s local heritage.

As part of The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Rossendale Council’s Deardengate Big Lamp project – Shining Light on Haslingden’s Heritage, mico-grants are being offered from £50 up to £3000.

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Rossendale Forest campaign wins regional PR award

Published on June 22, 2022 at 9:08 am

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Rossendale Council has won a regional Public Sector PR award in recognition of the Rossendale Forest initiative.  

The council were announced as the winners of the category at the PRCA DARE Awards 2022(North West) ceremony in Manchester.   

The winning Public Sector Award focused on the Rossendale Forest project and the impact it’s had in just a few short months. 

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Show your support for Armed Forces Day

Published on June 16, 2022 at 12:46 pm

A flag raising ceremony will be held in St Mary’s Gardens, Rawtenstall, to support Armed Forces Day.
Armed Forces Day gives people the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present and the sacrifices they made and continue to make.
The armed forces community is diverse and includes reservists, veterans, cadets, and service families.

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Consultation on Rossendale Council’s election cycle

Published on June 1, 2022 at 9:30 am

Rossendale Council is undertaking a public consultation on how often electors should vote for councillors. Rossendale Council is asking for residents’ views on whether the council should change to ‘whole-council elections’ every four years or retain the existing system of election ‘by thirds’.   

Currently Rossendale Council holds elections ‘by thirds’ meaning that in three years out of four, one third of council seats are up for election. 

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Free training programme in traditional building skills available to Rossendale residents

Published on June 1, 2022 at 8:26 am

The Haslingden Big Lamp National Lottery Heritage Fund project and Rossendale Council in partnership with Sympathetic Works are offering a free three-day training programme on traditional building skills at Burnley College. 

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The course which runs from the 8 –10 June is made possible thanks to money raised by lottery players and the National Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Giant puppet will stroll into two-day festival in Bacup

Published on May 26, 2022 at 12:39 pm

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A GIANT walking puppet will stroll around Bacup as part of a two-day fun family festival on June 2 and 3 and there are plans to make it an annual event.

Coinciding with the school half-term break, all daytime events at the ‘This Here Festival’ will be free for parents and children.

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