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Micro grants for local businesses and community groups in Haslingden

Published on June 23, 2022 at 9:19 am

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Local businesses and community groups in Haslingden are being encouraged to contact Rossendale Council’s economic development team to apply for grant funding to help connect people and communities to the town’s local heritage.

As part of The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Rossendale Council’s Deardengate Big Lamp project – Shining Light on Haslingden’s Heritage, mico-grants are being offered from £50 up to £3000.

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Rossendale Forest campaign wins regional PR award

Published on June 22, 2022 at 9:08 am

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Rossendale Council has won a regional Public Sector PR award in recognition of the Rossendale Forest initiative.  

The council were announced as the winners of the category at the PRCA DARE Awards 2022(North West) ceremony in Manchester.   

The winning Public Sector Award focused on the Rossendale Forest project and the impact it’s had in just a few short months. 

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Show your support for Armed Forces Day

Published on June 16, 2022 at 12:46 pm

A flag raising ceremony will be held in St Mary’s Gardens, Rawtenstall, to support Armed Forces Day.
Armed Forces Day gives people the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present and the sacrifices they made and continue to make.
The armed forces community is diverse and includes reservists, veterans, cadets, and service families.

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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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Free training programme in traditional building skills available to Rossendale residents

Published on June 1, 2022 at 8:26 am

The Haslingden Big Lamp National Lottery Heritage Fund project and Rossendale Council in partnership with Sympathetic Works are offering a free three-day training programme on traditional building skills at Burnley College. 

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The course which runs from the 8 –10 June is made possible thanks to money raised by lottery players and the National Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Giant puppet will stroll into two-day festival in Bacup

Published on May 26, 2022 at 12:39 pm

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A GIANT walking puppet will stroll around Bacup as part of a two-day fun family festival on June 2 and 3 and there are plans to make it an annual event.

Coinciding with the school half-term break, all daytime events at the ‘This Here Festival’ will be free for parents and children.

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New walking routes launched in Rossendale – ‘Walk Rossendale’

Published on May 24, 2022 at 2:04 pm

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Rossendale Council and Rossendale Leisure Trust have installed five walking boards across Rossendale – Rawtenstall, Bacup, Haslingden, Waterfoot and Whitworth. 

The new ‘Walk Rossendale’ walking boards are easy to use and highlight local destinations and attractions in the valley. 

In each town centre, there are 3 walks to choose from and all routes are way marked to help direct people to their destination.

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Survey launched to get Rossendale back on track 

Published on May 12, 2022 at 11:17 am

 

graphic image of train with tag line GET US BACK ON TRACK

Rossendale Council has been successful in securing £150,000 funding from Restoring Your Railway and Lancashire County Council to produce a Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) into the Rawtenstall to Manchester travel corridor.
 

With high levels of commuter outflows leaving the borough to access employment, many into the Greater Manchester area, Rossendale is the only authority in Lancashire without a rail link and suffers from high levels of congestion.

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Kinder Products Recall – An update from the Food Standards Agency  

Published on May 3, 2022 at 10:53 am

We are asking all retailers to make sure they have removed Kinder products linked to an outbreak of salmonella from their shelves. The products are believed to have caused a significant number of children to become seriously unwell, with many reported cases being admitted to hospital.  

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Product details:    

 Product names                  Pack sizes                                          Best before dates 

Kinder Surprise                       20g                           All dates up to and including 04 January 2023  

Kinder Surprise                   20g x 3 pack             All dates up to and including 04 January 2023  

Kinder Surprise                     100g                           All dates up to and including 21 August 2022  

Kinder Mini eggs                    75g                            All dates up to and including 21 August 2022  

Kinder Egg Hunt Kit            150g                           All dates up to and including 21 August 2022   

Kinder Schokobons  70g, 200g and 320g       All dates up to and including 04 January 2023  

An earlier recall only covered some of the products above, so it is important to check you have removed from sale the additional products that were included in the later, updated recall notices.

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