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New COVID measures being introduced in Lancashire

Published on September 18, 2020 at 12:41 pm

New measures are to be introduced in Lancashire as part of a combined effort across the county to help fight Covid-19.
Following a significant rise in the number of cases, and initial signs that hospital admissions are starting to increase, more stringent measures are to be introduced.

The measures are designed to protect residents in the county from the spread of Covid-19, especially our more vulnerable residents.

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Coronavirus testing in Rossendale 14.9.20

Published on September 14, 2020 at 2:40 pm

The mobile testing centre that has been situated at Marl Pits has now moved on.  

Testing is still available by booking online through the Governments testing webpage. 

People only need to be tested if they are showing symptoms. 

If you or a member of your household has symptoms, you should stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days from the point your symptoms started.

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Help Unlock Haslingden’s Potential.

Published on September 10, 2020 at 8:18 am

Haslingden 2040 – a Rossendale Borough Council and stakeholder-led group – is on a mission to unlock Haslingden’s potential and become a destination for countryside explorers, shoppers and food lovers alike, combining the town’s rich heritage with its bold future.

Rossendale Council has successfully secured a first stage of development supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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A new dawn for Bacup as Council bids for £11 million boost

Published on September 10, 2020 at 8:04 am

An ambitious plan to secure a vibrant sustainable future for Bacup town centre is being submitted for millions of pounds of government regeneration funding.

Already businesses, residents and visitors have witnessed a rebirth in the town thanks to works carried out with Townscape Heritage Initiative money which was secured by Rossendale Borough Council (RBC).

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Futures Park completion for new 50,000 sqft building for Orthoplastics

Published on September 8, 2020 at 9:17 am

Please note this photograph was taken LAST YEAR pre COVID

Rossendale Council working with contractors Barnfield Construction have completed the construction of a purpose-built UK headquarters for the US owned Orthoplastics company.


Orthoplastics produce high quality medical products such as knee replacements, mainly for the global export market.

The building has now been handed over to the business with a 25-year lease agreement but will remain under the ownership of the Council.

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This Years Invest in Rossendale Event Success

Published on September 7, 2020 at 12:02 pm

COVID-19 restrictions meant this year’s Invest In Rossendale meeting between Rossendale Council, business association Valley at Work and East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce went online via Zoom.

The guest speaker at this year’s event was Edge Hill University Professor Simon Bolton.

Simon who has worked in more than 40 countries, had a manufacturing business in China and had been a problem solver for Proctor and Gamble advised the local business leaders to dedicate time to managing their business and not let it manage them, to ensure future success.

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Coronavirus rise in Rossendale

Published on September 3, 2020 at 8:41 am

The council is aware of a recent small surge in coronavirus cases for Rossendale. 

Our overall rate of positive cases has always been relatively low, so any increase will be monitored closely.  This sudden increase is largely related to an outbreak at a local school premises and a small number of licensed premises in the borough.

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Refresh for Early Strategic Case for Investment – Rawtenstall to Manchester, The Valley City Link

Published on September 2, 2020 at 4:02 pm

Rossendale Council has reappointed CEBR consultants to conduct a refresh of the early strategic case for investment for the Rawtenstall to Manchester rail link. 

The 2018 study produced by CEBR identified five possible delivery options to restore the Rawtenstall to Manchester route. These included an expansion of the Metrolink, heavy rail reconnection and a combination of shuttle options involving the heritage railway.

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Information following the Government’s announcement on Friday about easing of restrictions in Rossendale

Published on August 24, 2020 at 10:34 am

On Friday 21st August the Government lifted the additional restrictions which had been in place in Rossendale for the past few weeks. This takes affect from Wednesday 26th August.


This brings us in line with the rest of the country (except those areas which are still subject to local measures) and means that businesses which reopened across the country on August 15th can now reopen in Rossendale.

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