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Published on March 17, 2020 at 12:57 pm

Civic Pride Rossendale (CPR) is recruiting volunteers for Outreach work with local young people. Do you have experience in teaching or working with youth groups? If so, says Roger Grimshaw, Chair of CPR, this is an opportunity to get involved with promoting Civic Pride’s ideas to schools and youth groups in the Valley, and hopefully to encourage more people to take part in activities that benefit the local environment.

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Planting for the Future

Published on March 4, 2020 at 10:10 am

Christmas planning has come early in Haslingden and Helmshore.

That’s because the local civic pride group have planted a tree ready for lighting at Christmas.

Haslingden and Helmshore Civic Pride purchased the rooted Nordic spruce tree and planted it in Greenfield Memorial gardens on Tuesday, February 24.

Rossendale Council assisted and, once it has grown to size, will help fit an electricity supply so the tree can be decorated with lights.

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Council announces extension to pioneering employment project

Published on February 26, 2020 at 3:23 pm

Rossendale Council has announced an extension to a pioneering local employment project that has helped hundreds of people in the two years since it launched.

The scheme, Rossendale Works, is designed to encourage people to initially participate in physical activity before helping them back into employment through work experience and training, matching them with local businesses who have placement opportunities.

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Council welcomes flooding funding announcement

Published on February 25, 2020 at 4:46 pm

Rossendale Council has welcomed news that flood grants are being made available to residents and businesses in the borough

The Government has announced a package of measures and financial help to help those directly affected by recent storms.

Households and businesses in Rossendale affected by flooding during Storms Ciara and Dennis may be able to receive financial help.

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Local mum latest beneficiary of affordable warmth grant

Published on February 19, 2020 at 4:46 pm

Rossendale Council is taking action on fuel poverty to provide eligible residents with little or no cost insulation and brand new A-rated boilers.

The Council’s Affordable Warmth Grant provides funding for first-time central heating, boiler upgrades, radiator repairs and gas fire replacements.

The scheme is managed by award-winning Community Interest Company YES Energy Solutions on behalf of the Council.

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Play area work set to start

Published on February 17, 2020 at 4:29 pm

Work to develop a new play area in Rising Bridge is due to start this week.

The project will involve new play equipment for children aged 0-16, new safety surfacing, drainage for the play area and a football pitch and a picnic area, to replace the old and worn play equipment.

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Council’s attention turns to suicide prevention

Published on February 13, 2020 at 1:22 pm

Rossendale Council has joined forces with a national alliance that is aiming to eradicate suicide in the UK as part of a drive on suicide prevention.

The Zero Suicide Alliance’s coalition of like-minded partners are working together to help rid the UK of suicide by initially raising awareness of a free online suicide prevention training programme.

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Applications open for community fund

Published on February 5, 2020 at 2:27 pm

The latest round of the Rossendale Community Fund is open for applications and local organisations are invited to apply before the deadline of Monday, February 17.

The Rossendale Community Fund was created by Rossendale Council in partnership with the Community Foundation for Lancashire to offer grants to support projects that help families and children and young people engage in community activities and learning.

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New Civic Pride blog: Two items a day, keeps the litter at bay!

Published on December 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Civic Pride Rossendale are launching a new campaign to build on the amazing reduction of litter across the valley.

If we all picked up two pieces of litter a day, our streets would look even better so:
Two a day. Have you got the bottle to join in? Will you packet in the bin, take away the litter, can the can and bag that bag!

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