Council and democracy

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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Council launch residents feedback survey

Published on April 21, 2022 at 9:00 am

poster with wording we want to hear from you & link to residents survey

Rossendale Council have launched a survey to gather information from residents about their interactions with the council. The council are asking as many residents as possible to complete the survey in order to help them develop and improve their services and the customer care journey. 

A council spokesperson said: “It is important that we gather information from our residents to measure their experience when they contact the council.

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Local elections May 2022

Published on February 22, 2022 at 9:21 am

With local elections due to take place on Thursday 5 May, have you ever considered standing as a councillor yourself?  

Rossendale Council comprises 36 elected Councillors representing 14 Wards across the Borough. Councillors are elected to serve a 4 year term with elections covering one third of the seats taking place every year.

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Local Government Association Assesses Rossendale Council As ‘Impressive’

Published on November 22, 2021 at 8:26 am

Rossendale Borough Council have hosted a visit of a team from the Local Government Association. The corporate peer challenge is used by councils across the country to understand how well they are delivering for local residents and to share ideas on how they can accelerate some of their plans. 

The team, made up of councillors and officials from other local authorities, found the council to be ‘really impressive’.

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Council debate Local Democracy Week with Haslingden pupils

Published on October 20, 2021 at 3:30 pm

 

Rossendale Council have celebrated Local Democracy week by hosting a mock committee with pupils from Haslingden High School to give them an insight into how decisions are made a local level. 

Local Democracy Week takes place each autumn and events and activities are organised across the country.  

Mayor of Rossendale Jackie Oakes said: “Local Democracy Week is a way of engaging people to get involved in their community, learn about democracy and have a voice in the decisions that matter for our everyday lives. 

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Council declares climate emergency

Published on September 30, 2019 at 1:59 pm

Rossendale Council has declared a climate emergency as councillors warn urgent action is needed to the tackle the crisis.

At last night’s meeting of Council, councillors agreed a motion which commits the Council to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The motion, proposed and seconded by Councillor Steve Hughes and Councillor Janice Johnson respectively, also commits the Council to set a 100 per cent clean energy target, write to government to urge that it brings forward more funding and devolved powers to help the Council meet its target and create a new climate change member champion.

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New cabinet announced and new mayor elected

Published on May 21, 2019 at 4:48 pm

The leader of Rossendale Council has announced her new cabinet as councillors met for the first Council meeting of the municipal year.

Councillor Alyson Barnes was elected leader by fellow councillors at the meeting last Friday.

She appointed a new look Cabinet and announced new portfolios to better align with the Council’s priorities.

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Leader marks day to remember genocide victims

Published on January 27, 2019 at 9:57 am

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place today and is a chance for people across the world to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in CambodiaRwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Marking the day, Council leader Alyson Barnes said:

“Today is a day that reminds us where hatred can lead if it remains unchecked.

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