Rawtenstall

Market going from strength to strength as innovative partnership hailed a success

Published on August 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm

An exciting and innovative partnership is transforming Rawtenstall Market.

Rossendale Council joined forced with a local social enterprise The Clog Market – to revamp the historic market and make it a destination place to shop and socialise in the area.

The Council entered a year-long pilot partnership with Jane Boys, the owner of the Clog Market, to modernise and revamp the market, which is open on Thursdays and Sundays.

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Leader issues comment on Spinning Point

Published on July 19, 2019 at 10:09 am

Rossendale Council has issued the following update around Spinning Point Phase 2.

Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council, said:

Rossendale is a place on the up and Rawtenstall is a huge part of the exciting plans we have for the borough.

There is a buzz in the town with the market rejuvenation and the regeneration scheme at Spinning Point.

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Rossendale Friendship Festival celebrates refugee week

Published on June 20, 2019 at 1:11 pm

Women from Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Kuwait are getting together this week at The Whitaker, Rawtenstall, to cook several hundred portions of Middle Eastern picnic foods for sampling by residents of Rossendale.

These tasting samples will be offered to participants on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd June at a celebration for UK Refugee Week, Rossendale Friendship Festival.

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Council welcomes £81,000 sentence for builder’s planning breaches

Published on June 5, 2019 at 12:45 pm

A builder who repeatedly ignored Rossendale Council’s calls to restore land behind a former rural pub has been heavily fined.

The Council welcomed Preston Crown Court’s £81,699 fine for Stanley Ainsworth and Ribble Valley Luxury Homes Limited for ignoring a planning enforcement notice.

Ainsworth secured planning permission to convert the former Glory pub in Loveclough but he and his company breached Council planning regulations when he extended the rear boundary into the open countryside without the benefit of planning permission.

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Council announces Rawtenstall market partnership plans

Published on March 12, 2019 at 5:31 pm

Rossendale Council has announced plans for an exciting partnership to rejuvenate Rawtenstall market.

In papers published today, the Council has outlined plans which will see the owners of the very successful Clog Market take on the management of Rawtenstall Market.

Speaking about the announcement, Councillor Alyson Barnes, leader of the Council, said:

“We want to see all our markets be vibrant, colourful and bustling, venues that bring in local people as well as shoppers from far and wide.

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Council statement on parking in Rawtenstall

Published on March 11, 2019 at 4:25 pm

We are aware of rumours circulating on social media that Rossendale Council has put together a secret plan for parking in Rawtenstall. We wanted to address those rumours.

No secret plan for parking has been put together. As our leader Councillor Alyson Barnes said in February, we are developing a broader parking strategy, which will be shaped and influenced by a cross party working group and which will be undertaken in consultation with traders groups and the community partnership.

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Ceremony marks progress on bus station

Published on March 5, 2019 at 6:01 pm

Partners signed the steel of the new Rawtenstall bus station to mark progress on the multi-million pound development.

Representatives from Rossendale Council, developers Barnfield and Transdev each took turns to leave goodwill messages on the frame of the new bus station.

Transdev has committed to using the new bus station.

Work on the station, funded by the Council, Lancashire County Council and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, is due to finish in early summer.

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Historic town hall officially re-opened after renovation works

Published on February 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm

The Deputy Leader of Rossendale Council, Cllr Christine Lamb, re-opened Rawtenstall’s renovated town hall last week.

New tenants, Together Housing, welcomed Council officials along with guests from the Rossendale Together Barnfield Partnership to attend the ribbon cutting and tour the building.

Together Housing will use the space to deliver important front-line services across Rossendale.

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Statement on Tesco Rawtenstall

Published on January 11, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Rossendale Council has been working with Department of Works and Pensions and in contact with Tesco since news broke that the Rawtenstall store was closing and to be replaced by a Jack’s.

The store is due to close on January 13 with 175 jobs affected.

Councillor Alyson Barnes, leader of the Council, said:

“It was very sad that Tesco will be closing at the end of this week.

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