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Council statement about Animal Quackers

Published on April 28, 2022 at 12:44 pm

On 27th April 2022, Wildlife inspectors undertook an inspection of the Animal Quackers site in the company of the Licensing Officer for Rossendale Borough Council. Anyone who chooses to keep animals which are subject to various wildlife laws and registration processes is subject to unannounced inspections. The Council has a responsibility to ensure that all relevant licences are in place and routinely work with other agencies and government departments to ensure that licensing laws are complied with and that animal welfare is maintained. 

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First round of restoration works nearing completion in Bacup town centre

Published on March 22, 2022 at 1:58 pm

exterior of Lancashire & Yorkshire bank building in Bacup

The first phase of town centre building regeneration and repairs are nearing completion as part of Bacup’s High Street Heritage Action Zone. Scaffolding is now coming down to reveal the works undertaken and allow access for the final pieces of work to be completed. 

Rossendale Rossendale Borough Council received £1.18 million of Historic England funding for the High Street Heritage Action Zone project, to repurpose and regenerate buildings, provide a public realm enhancement scheme, for community engagement and a cultural programme.

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Skaters help secure funding for improvements

Published on March 14, 2022 at 3:20 pm

Rossendale Borough Council have secured £98,000 from Viridor Credits Environmental Company to help with the refurbishment of the Stubbylee Skate Park. 

Local skaters approached Rossendale Council to work together to help them to improve the skate park.  

Skater Jack Nuttall said: “We initially contacted Cllr Andrew Walmsley to ask if anything could be done to improve the quality of the skate park surface and the ramps, they are old but still really well used.

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Keeping the old as good as new

Published on March 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Bacup High Street Heritage Action Zone is holding a training seminar on 13 March at ABD Centre in Bacup, to give advice and guidance on caring for heritage properties.  

The session which has been arranged in conjunction with Valley Heritage,  will run for two hours from 10.30am and will demonstrate how to maintain paintwork, gutters, ironmongery and stonework; give advice on appropriate cleaning approaches and products for your property and advise on how to prevent building issues before they arise.

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Bacup 2040 Vision Board Supports Revised Scheme for Bacup Market Square

Published on February 25, 2022 at 3:39 pm

Rossendale Borough Council have presented revised proposals for Bacup Market Square to the Bacup 2040 Vision Board.  

The new proposed redevelopment of Bacup Market Square includes a new market hall, which will include a permanent food area, as well as spaces for traditional market traders.  

There will also be a new temporary market space, which will be used by regular traders as well as for special events.

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Public Consultation on Bacup Public Realm Enhancements

Published on January 6, 2022 at 11:40 am

Rossendale Borough Council is asking the public for feedback on proposals to improve Bacup’s public realm. 

Bacup received over £1.18 million of Historic England funding as part of the High Street Heritage Action Zone project. The key outcomes of the project are upgrades for up to 22 buildings, public realm works to Burnley Road Memorial Garden, community events and a cultural programme.

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Stubbylee flies the flag as one of the country’s best parks 

Published on October 13, 2021 at 2:55 pm

Rossendale Council are celebrating after Stubbylee Park in Bacup has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag. 

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and this year marks the schemes Silver Jubilee. 

After 18 months that have seen parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that Stubbylee has achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the council team and volunteers that have made the park a great space that everyone can enjoy.

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Historic Bacup building receives funding boost

Published on October 1, 2021 at 10:19 am

AN HISTORIC community building is the first to receive a grant from the Bacup High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ).

In 2020 Rossendale Council was successful in securing £1.08 million from Historic England for a four-year project to repurpose old buildings and underused floor space.

The ABD Centre in Burnley Road was built as a Liberal Club in 1892 and the building and furniture cost £5,000 – £2,000 of which was provided by John Henry Maden – one of the town’s benefactors and a former JP, a Liberal Councillor, County Councillor, Mayor of Bacup and MP for Rossendale.

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Visitor hot spots helping to highlight new South Pennines Park

Published on September 16, 2021 at 11:07 am

Areas within the new South Pennines Park are singing from the same hymn sheet – as stencilled lyrics have started to appear to visitor hot spots.

So far, the blue ‘graffiti’ featuring the final verse of the song ‘Chimneys, Moors and Me’ by folk due O’Hooley and Tidow has appeared outside the Kala Sangam Arts Centre in Bradford, Sunnyhurst Woods in Darwen, Bacup town centre in Rossendale and Towneley Park in Burnley – all areas within the new South Pennines Park.

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