Rawtenstall

Blog: a new volunteer for Civic Pride

Published on January 3, 2019 at 4:24 pm

Happy New Year.

Civic Pride are constantly recruiting new volunteers and consequently we keep a range of hi-vis vests and jackets available in a range of sizes but when Colin joined we had to rethink our strategy.  Colin is the border collie, a rescue dog who won’t let owner Mike (holding the lead) out his sight and is a regular addition to the Thursday morning team sessions!

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Spinning Point further update

Published on December 19, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Over the last few days and following our latest update, the Council has received a number of questions from residents. We have released the following statement addressing some of the points:

There has been a lot of debate about the borrowing to help fund this multi-million pound scheme, much of it inaccurate especially around financial information.

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Exciting new plans to expand an award-winning cultural venue have been unveiled

Published on December 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm

 

New visuals have been released as part of the submission of a planning application outlining the Whitaker’s expansion plans.

If the application is approved, the scheme will double the size of the museum, gallery, events and restaurant space, converting the current underused stables and barn area. The proposals also include an extensive list of community engagement activities, events and workshop space

The Council has been working closely with the Whitaker community interest company on the scheme since the company was successful in securing an initial £100,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which the Council match funded, for a first stage development grant.

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Spinning Point update

Published on December 13, 2018 at 3:55 pm

Following last night’s [Wednesday, December 12] full Council meeting, Councillor Alyson Barnes, leader of the Council, released an update on Spinning Point:

In the summer, the Council agreed in principle our vision for Spinning Point phase two. Since then, members from all political parties have been looking in detail at the proposals to make sure what we were proposing was actually deliverable and was backed by firm evidence.

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Rossendale rail link study launched

Published on October 11, 2018 at 11:32 am

Rossendale Council, working in partnership with Lancashire County Council, has commissioned the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) consultants to explore the potential for rail connections to the borough.

The study will look at the early strategic case for investment for the Rawtenstall to Manchester corridor. This would involve tram-trains, accessing the Metrolink network at Buckley Wells (Bury) or alternatively using a heavy rail curve at Castleton.

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Statement on car issue in Rawtenstall

Published on August 7, 2018 at 10:29 am

Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of Rossendale Council, has issued the following statement after residents raised concerns around people racing cars in Rawtenstall:

We have been made aware by concerned residents about an issue in Rawtenstall of people racing cars very late and loudly through the town centre, which is obviously highly dangerous and completely unacceptable.

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Council update on Spinning Point stopping up order

Published on June 15, 2018 at 3:44 pm

Rossendale Council has released a further update on discussions around the stopping up order needed for the Spinning Point development.

 Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council, said:  

“I am very pleased to say we are making really positive progress with the Royal Mail on the stopping up order. I have actively been seeking to meet with the chief executive of Royal Mail to thrash out a deal and I am pleased to report we have nearly reached a compromise which all parties can agree.

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Council delight at Hamer gold

Published on April 6, 2018 at 10:17 am

Rossendale Council is sending its warmest congratulations and best wishes to record breaking gold medal winner Tom Hamer.

The 19 year old from Rawtenstall races to glory in the S14 200m freestyle swimming event at this year’s Commonwealth Games.

The Mayor, Councillor Colin Crawforth, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled for Tom.

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Planning permission granted for next phase of Spinning Point

Published on March 29, 2018 at 3:35 pm

Rossendale Borough Council has granted planning permission for Phase two of the Spinning Point development.

A full planning application, for the redevelopment of the former Valley Centre site, was submitted by Rossendale Borough Council and Barnfield Investment Properties in December 2017.

Significant community consultation has taken place since December, with members of the public encouraged to view and comment on the proposals during three public information events, a’Facebook Live’ consultation; and presentations to local groups, Rawtenstall Chamber of Commerce and Rossendale Civic Trust.

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Historic England withdraws objections to Spinning Point proposal

Published on March 7, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Historic England have confirmed they have withdrawn their objections to the proposals after seeing the revised plans.

Following a planning application submission by Rossendale Borough Council and Barnfield Investment Properties in December 2017, the design team met with Historic England to explore their concerns relating to the scale, mass and form of the building.

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