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Help on offer for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations  

Published on March 11, 2022 at 11:13 am

Rossendale Borough Council has announced that small grants are available to support public events which are open to all in the borough, to celebrate the Queen’s platinum Jubilee.  

Constituted community organisations can apply for up to £500 to assist with things like refreshments, insurance, and decorations for events to be held over the celebration weekend of 2 – 5 June.

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Keeping the old as good as new

Published on March 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Bacup High Street Heritage Action Zone is holding a training seminar on 13 March at ABD Centre in Bacup, to give advice and guidance on caring for heritage properties.  

The session which has been arranged in conjunction with Valley Heritage,  will run for two hours from 10.30am and will demonstrate how to maintain paintwork, gutters, ironmongery and stonework; give advice on appropriate cleaning approaches and products for your property and advise on how to prevent building issues before they arise.

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Rossendale partnership leads young people into employment

Published on March 3, 2022 at 8:16 am

Four young people who have struggled to get into work have been given a life changing opportunity that has resulted in them being offered full time employment for a major manufacturer in Haslingden.

They accessed essential employment-focused training sessions and hands on work experience to boost their skills and confidence, which has directly led to job offers at Interfloor, Europe’s largest manufacturer of carpet underlay and flooring accessories.

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Council urge residents to pay for council tax by direct debit to speed up energy rebate

Published on February 28, 2022 at 3:11 pm

Rossendale Borough Council is encouraging all residents that do not already pay council tax by direct debit to register to do so by 17 March. 

The Government has announced measures to help households with rising energy bills and this includes a £150 Council Tax rebate for homes in bands A-D. 

A council spokesperson said: “If people pay for their council tax via direct debit, then this money will automatically be sent direct to their bank account, and they will not be required to fill in any applications for the rebate.

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Bacup 2040 Vision Board Supports Revised Scheme for Bacup Market Square

Published on February 25, 2022 at 3:39 pm

Rossendale Borough Council have presented revised proposals for Bacup Market Square to the Bacup 2040 Vision Board.  

The new proposed redevelopment of Bacup Market Square includes a new market hall, which will include a permanent food area, as well as spaces for traditional market traders.  

There will also be a new temporary market space, which will be used by regular traders as well as for special events.

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Operation Trident strikes again

Published on February 25, 2022 at 1:40 pm

Rossendale Council has carried out an extensive clean-up operation in parts of Haslingden after receiving a high number of calls from members of the public.  

The area between Bury Road and Manchester Road leading up to Deardengate has had issues over recent months with incidences of fly tipping and general waste accumulation increasing.

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Community raises more than £190k towards new track at Marl Pits

Published on February 25, 2022 at 1:10 pm

Work will soon begin to rip up the old Marl Pits running track in Rawtenstall and replace it with a state-of-the-art new all-weather facility. 

Thanks to a massive community effort which involved Rossendale Harriers, Rossendale Triathlon Club, Rossendale Leisure Trust and special needs sports club Rossendale Rays, £190,700 was raised in just six months.

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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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Small grants make a big impact to Whitworth groups

Published on February 10, 2022 at 10:56 am

Whitworth Community Partnership has since the beginning of 2022, awarded grants to three local groups allowing them to purchase goods they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. 

Women of Whitworth (WoW) received £156, Whitworth in Bloom received £250, and The Ashcroft received £250. 

The Whitworth Partnership which is managed by Rossendale Council and is made up of organisations such as Whitworth Town Council, Police, local residents and various community groups – can give grants of between £150 and £250 to groups that provide added value to residents of the borough.

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Operation Trident issues fines as council continues fight against fly tipping

Published on February 10, 2022 at 10:27 am

Operation Trident, Rossendale Council’s fight against the growth of fly tipping across the borough, has issued five fixed penalty notices since the beginning of 2022. 

The operation coordinates a three pronged approach of Education, Enforcement and Removal and aims to hold to account those responsible for fly tipping, abandoning vehicles and allowing dog fouling across the borough. 

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