Community and funding

We ‘love parks’ is the message as Council extends popular initiative

Published on December 19, 2019 at 12:14 pm

Rossendale Council has announced an extension to a popular programme of work that will see more of the borough’s best-loved parks revitalised.

Over the past few years, the Council has worked with the Friends Group, Bacup Pride, Newground and Stubbylee Community Greenhouses to come up with a masterplan for the popular Stubbylee Park.

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Community heroes celebrated

Published on November 18, 2019 at 10:53 am

Community heroes from across Rossendale were crowned at Rossendale Council’s 2019 Community Awards at the Riverside, Whitworth.

The awards, held on Thursday, November 14, celebrated individuals and groups who go the extra mile to support others and help make their neighbourhoods better places to live.

120 nominations were made, with 34 finalists in attendance hoping to scoop one of eleven awards handed out on the night.

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Rossendale remembers as parade plans finalised

Published on October 31, 2019 at 9:40 am

Rossendale will play host to Remembrance Day activity taking place up and down the Valley.

The series of events will start with a concert in Bacup on Sunday, November 3.

Acre Mill Baptist Church on Hammond Avenue will play host to the concert, which starts at 2:30pm. It will feature the Rossendale Male Voice Choir and the Stacksteads Band.

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Lancashire-wide anti-crime scheme comes to Rossendale

Published on October 24, 2019 at 9:53 am

Rossendale will benefit from a ground breaking programme of work with young people who may be at risk of becoming involved in criminal behaviour.

After a successful grant bid on behalf of Pennine Lancashire for £343k from the Government’s Youth Endowment Fund, the ‘Pause 4 Thought’ initiative will be rolled out in the borough and other parts of Lancashire.

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Council unveils supports for Friends of Cemetery Groups

Published on October 2, 2019 at 11:07 am

Rossendale Council has outlined the support residents can expect to set up Friends of Cemetery Groups.

The Council is already working with people interested in developing a Friends of Haslingden Cemetery group.

The hope is if the Friends group is successful in Haslingden, the Council will help residents start friends groups in the borough’s other cemeteries.

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Community Awards nominations closing soon

Published on September 23, 2019 at 11:40 am

There’s not long left to show local heroes some love as Rossendale Council’s Community Awards’ nominations close this week.

The new awards scheme aims to recognise those individuals and groups whose efforts have made a big impact in their local community.

Whether it’s a sports coach who gives up their evenings and weekends, someone special who lends a hand at a local charity, or a group that makes a real difference to where people live they can all still be nominated until Friday, September 27.

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A new play area is coming to Rising Bridge thanks to a funding boost

Published on September 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The project will involve new play equipment for children aged 0-16 including a zip-wire, new safety surfacing, drainage for the play area and a football pitch and a picnic area, to replace the old and worn play equipment. New pathways will be installed meaning that the Play Area will be accessible to all.

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Keep cosy this winter with new warmth scheme

Published on July 25, 2019 at 10:57 am

Rossendale Borough Council has secured £50,000 to provide Rossendale residents with little or no cost insulation and brand new A-rated boilers.

It may be summer now but it’s never too early to start preparing for the colder weather.

Qualifying residents in Rossendale could receive funding towards the costs of home heating upgrades and insulation measures to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their fuel bills.

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Council clamp down on irresponsible dog owners

Published on July 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

A clamp down on careless dog owners will take place in Rossendale after the Council introduced new powers, it has been announced.

Following a period of public consultation new Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) will come into force after being signed off at a recent full Council meeting.

The PSPOs give the Council powers to deal more effectively with irresponsible dog owners.

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Civic Pride blog – ‘Scouts brave heat for community clean-up’

Published on July 4, 2019 at 10:03 am

On the hottest day of the year so far, eleven scouts from the 45th Rossendale group assembled at Jubilee Gardens in Crawshawbooth to start the clean-up that the area so desperately needs.

This initiative contributes towards the Scouts World Challenge Award, the idea of which is to inspire young people to volunteer for activities within their community.

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