Rawtenstall

Council leader welcomes Flying Scotsman visit

Published on February 23, 2018 at 12:10 pm

The Flying Scotsman is visiting Rawtenstall Station for its first public outing of 2018 on March 10 and 11.  You can find more details on East Lancashire Railway site

Welcoming the news that the famous locomotive is coming to the borough, Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council, said:

“I am really excited that the Flying Scotsman is visiting our borough.

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Exciting plans for next phase of Spinning Point released

Published on February 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Exciting plans on the future of Rawtenstall town centre have been released, which include new leisure and retail units, a hotel and attractive public space.

Following a planning application submission by Rossendale Borough Council and Barnfield Investment Properties in December 2017, the design team has enhanced the originally submitted scheme to address comments from consultees, including Historic England and local individuals.

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Statement from Together Housing on Spinning Point

Published on January 23, 2018 at 9:48 am

Rumours have been circulating that Together Housing are not taking all the space in the town hall as part of the Spinning Point Phase One.

Together Housing has released the following statement to reassure residents.

Kevin Ruth, Deputy Chief Executive of Together Housing, said: “I am pleased to confirm Together Housing will occupy all of the town hall.

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Business backs Spinning Point plans

Published on January 2, 2018 at 3:51 pm

The future vision for Rawtenstall town centre has been praised by  the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

The plans for phase two of the Spinning Point development were published just before Christmas. Councillor Andrew MacNae’s blog explains in more detail.

And now the Chamber has warmly welcomed the plans.

Miranda Baker, Chief Executive of the Chamber, said:

“The Chamber are delighted to see new investment plans coming forward for Spinning Point in Rawtenstall town centre, this kind of Council led development has the potential to significantly increase the economic and social success of the town centre as a viable and thriving community hub, bringing in new businesses across a wide range of leisure, hotel commercial and retail premises and boosting quality town centre accommodation.”

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Spinning Point update

Published on December 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm

by Councillor Andy MacNae, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Tourism and Leisure

As part of keeping residents and businesses up to date about the Spinning Point development, I have committed to writing a monthly blog of progress. This is the first one.

December has been an exciting month in terms of progress on the redevelopment of Rawtenstall Town Centre.

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Lord Shuttleworth praises progress in Rossendale

Published on October 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Lord Shuttleworth, the Queen’s representative in Lancashire, visited the borough recently to look at some of the major projects the Council and its partners are delivering.

He visited Bacup to see what was happening in the town thanks to the Townscape Heritage Initiative and then to see the progress being made on Rawtenstall town centre thanks to the work on Spinning Point.

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A big thank you

Published on October 13, 2017 at 8:17 pm

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the digital session on Thursday, October 12.

We got more than 130 comments and there were lots of great questions and points.

You can see the thread on our Facebook page.

We hope to do more in the future on a range of topics.

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Still time to have your say on Local Plan

Published on September 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

There is still time to have your say on the plan which will guide the borough’s development over the next 15 years.

Rossendale Council has published its draft local plan which guides how the borough will achieve its targets for housing, employment sites and facilities over the next few years.

It will also guide where new housing and employment will be located as well as where land should be protected.

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Help shape the future of Rawtenstall town centre

Published on September 19, 2017 at 8:54 am

Residents will get a glimpse of the future of Rawtenstall at a series of public information events to be held end of September.

The Rossendale Together Barnfield (RTB) Partnership are seeking residents’ views on the next phase of the Spinning Point development.

Officers and members of the RTB Board will be on hand for residents to ask questions.

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RTB Board delighted at Spinning Point progress

Published on July 27, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Members of the Rossendale Together Barnfield (RTB) Partnership have paid the Spinning Point site a visit to see progress that has been made.

More details can be found here.

After visiting the site, Councillor Andy MacNae, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Leisure and Tourism, said:

“We have worked really hard to bring in investment to our town centres to help them flourish.

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