Regeneration, Housing and Environment

Free training programme in traditional building skills available to Rossendale residents

Published on June 1, 2022 at 8:26 am

The Haslingden Big Lamp National Lottery Heritage Fund project and Rossendale Council in partnership with Sympathetic Works are offering a free three-day training programme on traditional building skills at Burnley College. 

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The course which runs from the 8 –10 June is made possible thanks to money raised by lottery players and the National Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Rossendale Forest ask for volunteers for final planting sessions

Published on March 16, 2022 at 10:01 am

Rossendale Council are asking for volunteers for the last push to plant the remaining 1000 trees of the Rossendale Forest initiative. 

Rossendale Forest, the council’s tree planting initiative to plant a tree for every child in the borough over the next three years- that’s 16,000 trees – has successfully planted more than 6,000 trees since the start of the year.

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Operation Trident issues fines as council continues fight against fly tipping

Published on February 10, 2022 at 10:27 am

Operation Trident, Rossendale Council’s fight against the growth of fly tipping across the borough, has issued five fixed penalty notices since the beginning of 2022. 

The operation coordinates a three pronged approach of Education, Enforcement and Removal and aims to hold to account those responsible for fly tipping, abandoning vehicles and allowing dog fouling across the borough. 

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Council offers help for residents struggling with housing issues

Published on February 9, 2022 at 1:07 pm

Rossendale Council are encouraging people who may be at risk of becoming homeless to contact them directly to assess their needs and the options available to them.  

Central Government have made limited additional funds available to assist those who find themselves struggling with homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. 

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Public Consultation on Haslingden 2040 Vision and Masterplan

Published on February 3, 2022 at 2:41 pm

Rossendale Borough Council is asking the public for final feedback on proposals in the Haslingden 2040 Vision and Masterplan. 

Rossendale Council announced in summer 2021 they had successfully secured £1.8million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and would be making a further £200,000 contribution from the council. 

The 5 year project will focus on Upper Deardengate and will be a major step in the delivery of the Haslingden 2040 Vision & Masterplan.

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Council’s climate change mission takes root with 1,000 trees planted in Rossendale

Published on January 18, 2022 at 9:37 am

Rossendale Council’s tree planting initiative Rossendale Forest has successfully planted more than 1,000 trees in the borough this week.

The council declared a climate emergency and, as part of a raft of measures to help combat climate change, has pledged to plant 16,000 over the next three years. That’s one for every child in the borough, with the first 6,000 being planted by April 2022.

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Exciting work on Rawtenstall Town Square gets under way

Published on November 11, 2021 at 4:01 pm

Exciting plans to improve the town square area in Rawtenstall have been confirmed with an on-site start expected mid November.  

The scheme will see a much-improved area with new parks and garden space and a dedicated events area created. The plans follow on from the council’s earlier decision not to progress with future phases of Spinning Point in order to create a new public area. 

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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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