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We want to know what you think – Have your say in our COVID survey

Published on October 21, 2020 at 12:46 pm

Rossendale borough council are urging people to complete a survey to help establish the views and attitudes of residents regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions placed on them.  

Lancashire was placed in Tier 3, very high alert, last weekend. This means the closure of pubs and bars not serving food, as well as betting shops, casinos and adult gaming centres.

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Rossendale Works secures funding for youth employment programme

Published on October 19, 2020 at 10:04 am

A BESPOKE council youth project to help 18-25 year olds in Rossendale into work has received funding from the Department of Work and Pensions.

The Rossendale Council scheme will offer a holistic and tailored approach working with partners and using the experience gained by the hugely successful Rossendale Works project.

Rossendale Council Leader Councillor Alyson Barnes said: “I am delighted to announce that the council’s Economic Development department has secured £50,000 to extender our employability offer.

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Published on October 16, 2020 at 2:39 pm


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On the 16th October  the Government announced its intention to place Rossendale into tier 3 of the recently introduced Covid 19 restrictions.

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Invest in Rossendale starts Business Workshops for Local Businesses 

Published on October 14, 2020 at 3:30 pm

 Rossendale Borough Council’s successful Invest in Rossendale initiative has held its first socially distanced and Covid compliant workshop for businesses.

The workshop run by Business Advisor Brad Hacking was the first of several planned ‘Keystone’ workshops scheduled by Invest in Rossendale that are aimed at helping new, as well as established companies, across Rossendale. 

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Tier 2 for Lancashire in government’s new Covid alert system

Published on October 12, 2020 at 7:31 pm

Issued on behalf of Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackpool Council and Lancashire’s 12 district councils.

– Lancashire placed in Tier 2 in new government alert system
– Bar closures avoided – for now
– Leaders demand any new restrictions must come with more support
– New rules mean no indoor socialising in Lancashire
– You can meet others outdoors – if you follow the rule of six

The government has announced its new coronavirus alert system and has placed Lancashire in Tier 2 – meaning that coronavirus levels are high in the county.

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Plans in place to grow Rossendale’s Visitor Economy

Published on October 12, 2020 at 2:13 pm

A COMPREHENSIVE Visitor Economy Strategy has been drawn up to make Rossendale more attractive to day visitors and those wanting a staycation.

Since July, a series of online meetings have gathered the views of more than 60 businesses, organisations and community members on five key areas: marketing; outdoor, lifestyle; accommodation and creativity.

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The Councils Helping Hand for Derelict Buildings across Rossendale

Published on September 30, 2020 at 11:33 am

Rossendale Borough Council is working closely with derelict and vacant buildings owners across the Valley to provide help, advice and support in restoring and repurposing these buildings. The Council have recently supported Valley Heritage, Rossendale’s building preservation trust, in their mission to secure ownership of and funding for the purchase and redevelopment of the Grade 2 Listed former Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank in Bacup.

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Successful Public Consultation Closes for Haslingden 2040 Master Plan

Published on September 29, 2020 at 11:05 am

The consultation period for Haslingden 2040 Master Plan drew to a close on 25th September. 

Rossendale Council successfully secured funding for a first stage of development supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The phase one funds will transform Upper and Lower Deardengate as well as parts of Manchester and Blackburn Road.

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Rawtenstall premises closed under coronavirus regulations

Published on September 23, 2020 at 4:22 pm

direction has been served under the coronavirus regulations to a Rawtenstall licensed premises breaking the current Covid restrictions. 

Following reports from the public the council investigated Revival on Bacup Road, Rawtenstall.  The council found strong evidence as reported by eye witnesses of a ‘party atmosphere’ with people dancing, singing and congregating in a mass gathering at the venue on 11 September. 

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Businesses asked to prepare with QR code posters ahead of the launch of NHS app

Published on September 21, 2020 at 5:47 pm

As the prime minister announced last week, certain designated venues will have a legal duty to ask all customers and visitors to provide contact details, and to display an official NHS QR code poster so that customers and visitors can check into a venue using their NHS Covid-19 app. This applies to all beauty and close contact services, including hairdressers and barbers, nail bars, spas and tanning salons.

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