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Council statement about Animal Quackers

Published on April 28, 2022 at 12:44 pm

On 27th April 2022, Wildlife inspectors undertook an inspection of the Animal Quackers site in the company of the Licensing Officer for Rossendale Borough Council. Anyone who chooses to keep animals which are subject to various wildlife laws and registration processes is subject to unannounced inspections. The Council has a responsibility to ensure that all relevant licences are in place and routinely work with other agencies and government departments to ensure that licensing laws are complied with and that animal welfare is maintained. 

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Have your say on Lancashire’s Levelling Up fund bid

Published on April 25, 2022 at 11:00 am

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People can now have their say on how Lancashire County Council will shape a £50 million levelling up bid which aims to bring investment to the east of the county.

To support jobs and businesses, provide for a greener environment, and improve the health of residents, the council is applying to the government’s Levelling Up Fund and is asking local people to get involved in shaping these proposals.

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Council launch residents feedback survey

Published on April 21, 2022 at 9:00 am

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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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Lung health checks launched in East Lancashire in drive to save more lives

Published on April 4, 2022 at 4:17 pm

Past and current smokers in East Lancashire are being invited to an NHS lung health check in a drive to improve earlier diagnosis of lung cancer and save more lives.

With one of the highest mortality rates for lung cancer in England, Lancashire and South Cumbria is one of 43 places across the country to run the Targeted Lung Health Check programme.

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Rawtenstall Town Square blooms

Published on March 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm

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Improvements to Rawtenstall town square have this week been completed and open to the public once again.

The £300k scheme jointly funded by Rossendale Council and Lancashire County Council (LCC), has seen the whole area undergo a huge re-vamp. The plans follow on from the council’s earlier decision not to progress with future phases of Spinning Point in order to create a new public area.

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First round of restoration works nearing completion in Bacup town centre

Published on March 22, 2022 at 1:58 pm

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The first phase of town centre building regeneration and repairs are nearing completion as part of Bacup’s High Street Heritage Action Zone. Scaffolding is now coming down to reveal the works undertaken and allow access for the final pieces of work to be completed. 

Rossendale Rossendale Borough Council received £1.18 million of Historic England funding for the High Street Heritage Action Zone project, to repurpose and regenerate buildings, provide a public realm enhancement scheme, for community engagement and a cultural programme.

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Free training for Rossendale businesses

Published on March 17, 2022 at 4:43 pm

Valley Heritage in partnership with Rossendale Council and Lancashire County Council are offering free online training to individuals and companies in the construction industry to assist in whole house domestic retrofit. 

The project funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, awards a NOCN Level 2 in Understanding Domestic Retrofit (UDR) on completion of the course.

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Residents invited to share ideas for Victoria Park improvements

Published on March 17, 2022 at 10:59 am

Rossendale Borough Council are working alongside Haslingden Community Partnership and Community Interest Company Proffitts – Investing in Communities on a project to improve Victoria Park in Haslingden.

The project is in its early stages and one of the first steps will be to invite interested local residents and park users along to the site to meet the team, highlight any issues they have with the space and discuss their own ideas for enhancing the park.

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Rossendale Forest ask for volunteers for final planting sessions

Published on March 16, 2022 at 10:01 am

Rossendale Council are asking for volunteers for the last push to plant the remaining 1000 trees of the Rossendale Forest initiative. 

Rossendale Forest, the council’s tree planting initiative to plant a tree for every child in the borough over the next three years- that’s 16,000 trees – has successfully planted more than 6,000 trees since the start of the year.

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Skaters help secure funding for improvements

Published on March 14, 2022 at 3:20 pm

Rossendale Borough Council have secured £98,000 from Viridor Credits Environmental Company to help with the refurbishment of the Stubbylee Skate Park. 

Local skaters approached Rossendale Council to work together to help them to improve the skate park.  

Skater Jack Nuttall said: “We initially contacted Cllr Andrew Walmsley to ask if anything could be done to improve the quality of the skate park surface and the ramps, they are old but still really well used.

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