Regeneration, Housing and Environment

Operation Trident delivers another successful prosecution

Published on October 11, 2021 at 3:23 pm

Rossendale Council’s fight against fly tipping and abandoned vehicles across the borough Operation Tridenthas had another successful prosecution.  

The operation coordinates a three-pronged approach of Education, Enforcement and Removal, which aims to hold to account those responsible. 

Miss Leanne Kaut of Lytham Street, Rochdale was found to be the registered owner of a vehicle abandoned on Burnley Road, Weir.

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Historic Bacup building receives funding boost

Published on October 1, 2021 at 10:19 am

AN HISTORIC community building is the first to receive a grant from the Bacup High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ).

In 2020 Rossendale Council was successful in securing £1.08 million from Historic England for a four-year project to repurpose old buildings and underused floor space.

The ABD Centre in Burnley Road was built as a Liberal Club in 1892 and the building and furniture cost £5,000 – £2,000 of which was provided by John Henry Maden – one of the town’s benefactors and a former JP, a Liberal Councillor, County Councillor, Mayor of Bacup and MP for Rossendale.

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South Pennines launches alternative National Park

Published on September 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm

An alternative National Park — covering 460 square miles of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester — including Rossendale, was launched today.

South Pennines Park aims to champion the landscape, its people and businesses in order to bolster recognition and unlock resources for the only upland in England that is not a designated National Park or Area of Outstanding Beauty.

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Rossendale growth companies make the right move

Published on June 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm

Two high growth companies have made the move to new premises in Rossendale. 

Slingco and Rochdale Production Services Ltd (RPS) have both taken on new units at the New Hall Hey Business Park in Rawtenstall. 

Rossendale Council has provided business rates relief over the next 3 years to assist with the expansion and growth of the two local companies.

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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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