Bacup

Friends group celebrate Stubbylee Park success

Published on October 8, 2019 at 4:42 pm

Members of the Friends of Stubbylee Park met up with Rossendale Council staff to celebrate the park’s recent awards success.

The group were celebrating Stubbylee Park being placed in the top 15 of the Fields In Trust UK’s Best Park awards.

Over 36,000 votes were cast and Stubbylee was named 11th out of the 55 nominated parks in the North West.

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Council secures funding for further Futures Park development

Published on October 7, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Rossendale Council has successfully bid for more than £1.5m to support further development at Futures Park.

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Board (LEP) agreed Growth Deal funding to deliver improvements to the site which will help support its future growth.

The money will fund improvements to the main road junction as well as flood prevention works on plot one.

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Survey launched on vision for Bacup

Published on September 30, 2019 at 4:10 pm

The views of Rossendale’s residents are being sought to help influence the final version of a masterplan laying out the future vision for Bacup.

An emerging Bacup 2040 Vision and Masterplan was published in March following five months of extensive community consultation.

Now a further 6-week consultation will invite further thoughts and feedback to help finalise the document.

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Council delight at successful Bacup bid

Published on September 14, 2019 at 8:45 am

Bacup is to benefit from £1.1m to help restore and repurpose some of the town’s historic buildings including the former Regal Cinema.

In July, the Council applied to Historic England’s High Streets Historic Action Zone funds to revive 29 buildings in the town and also establish a Heritage Action Zone.
Today (Saturday, September 14), Historic England announced Bacup’s bid had been successful.

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Play area officially opens as “Top 15” Stubbylee Park impresses

Published on September 4, 2019 at 11:45 am

A Rossendale play area has officially opened after undergoing an £80k transformation.

The equipment in Stubbylee Park has been upgraded to include a jungle climber, five-way swing, scooter roundabout, music cottage, wizard’s hideaway and a cradle seat swing.

Bacup Pride and Newground  worked with Rossendale Council to secure the funding from Viridor Credits Environmental Company and Lancashire Environmental Fund.

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Bacup’s Future High Streets Fund bid success

Published on August 28, 2019 at 10:19 am

Rossendale Council has welcomed news that Bacup has been included in an expanded list of towns that have progressed in a bid to benefit from the Government’s £1 billion Future High Streets Fund.

The Council has made improving the borough’s town centres its number one economic development strategy priority.

Following this decision, time and resources have been concentrated to try to bring much needed new investment in.

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Transformed Bacup play area to be officially opened

Published on August 19, 2019 at 3:51 pm

A Rossendale play area is set to officially open after undergoing an £80k transformation.

The equipment at Moorlands play area in Stubbylee Park has been upgraded to include a jungle climber, five-way swing, scooter roundabout, music cottage, wizard’s hideaway and a cradle seat swing.

Rossendale Council worked with Bacup Pride to secure the funding from Viridor Credits Environmental Company and Lancashire Environmental Fund.

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Still time to vote Stubbylee Park best park in the UK

Published on August 12, 2019 at 11:19 am

Watch Portfolio Holder for Resources, Cllr Andrew Walmsley explain why Stubbylee Park deserves to win Best Park 2019 in the video below.

Fields in Trust UK has shortlisted the park for the prestigious national award.

Do your bit and vote now before Monday, August 19!

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Taxi driver caught without proper Council licence

Published on July 31, 2019 at 12:32 pm

A taxi driver has been fined £772 for driving a taxi without a working licence.

Mohammad Iqbal (52), of Burnley Road, Todmorden, was caught driving his vehicle and attempting to ply for hire on South Street, Bacup.

His licence had been revoked in September 2018 as he had previously been disqualified from driving but had failed to inform the licencing department at Rossendale Borough Council, leaving the information off his application form.

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Further funding bid submitted to boost Bacup

Published on July 23, 2019 at 11:19 am

Rossendale Council has submitted a bid to further boost culture, trade and the visual appeal of Bacup.

Councillors have agreed to submit a bid for £1.1 million from Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone fund.

Following the success of the £2m Bacup THI scheme, the Council has taken the opportunity to try and build on the growing buzz in the town.

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