Regeneration, Housing and Environment

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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Coronavirus update: Information for businesses [March 19]

Published on March 19, 2020 at 11:01 am

We know many businesses and their employees are worried. We are facing an unprecedented public health crisis. 

An announcement was made by the chancellor for support to businesses on Tuesday.

The government has also set up a support helpline.

Rossendale Council’ s Economic Development Team are logging requests from local businesses for support, but we await further information on how any funding may be distributed.

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New funding enables further work to crack downs on rogue landlords

Published on January 9, 2020 at 10:06 am

Work to crack down on rogue landlords in Rossendale will continue after the Council was awarded more money to help tackle the issue.

The Council was successful in an initial bid for £18k in 2018 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

That money has been used in a multi-agency approach to clampdown on bad practices in the private rented sector, concentrating on making landlords comply with fire safety legislation and meet minimum privately rented standards.

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Council approaches to preventing and reducing homelessness are making a difference

Published on December 18, 2019 at 2:50 pm

New stats show Rossendale Council’s approaches to reducing and preventing homelessness is making an impact.

The new stats were published as part of a review of how the Council was doing in implemented new legislation to tackle homelessness.

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 placed new legal duties on English councils so that everyone who is homeless, or at risk of homelessness, has access to meaningful help.

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Christmas recycling is child’s play for Jessica

Published on December 2, 2019 at 4:17 pm

Recycling is Jessica Ashworth, 9, from Stacksteads’ specialist subject but do you know the ins and outs?

Sit back and watch some top tips with Jessica’s Christmas recycling message for Rossendale residents.

Christmas recycling

Recycling is child's play for Jessica Ashworth, 9, from Stacksteads but do you know the ins and outs?

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Council acts to remove illegal fish from reservoir

Published on December 2, 2019 at 2:12 pm

Work to remove illegally stocked species of fish from a Rossendale reservoir will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, December 3.)

Rossendale Council has worked with the Environment Agency to arrange the removal of the animals from Wallbank Lodge Reservoir.

As a result of the fish being placed there unlawfully, the reservoir is now over-stocked and the new species are causing an environmental concern.

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Council secures funding for further Futures Park development

Published on October 7, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Rossendale Council has successfully bid for more than £1.5m to support further development at Futures Park.

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Board (LEP) agreed Growth Deal funding to deliver improvements to the site which will help support its future growth.

The money will fund improvements to the main road junction as well as flood prevention works on plot one.

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Survey launched on vision for Bacup

Published on September 30, 2019 at 4:10 pm

The views of Rossendale’s residents are being sought to help influence the final version of a masterplan laying out the future vision for Bacup.

An emerging Bacup 2040 Vision and Masterplan was published in March following five months of extensive community consultation.

Now a further 6-week consultation will invite further thoughts and feedback to help finalise the document.

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