Regeneration, Housing and Environment

Rossendale Borough Council’s innovative recycle campaign up for national award

Published on September 8, 2023 at 11:38 am

a bin waggon with a sign on the side saying check before you chuck and two bin men stood infront of the waggon

Rossendale Borough Council has been shortlisted for the ‘Local Authority Success’ award in the 2023 National Recycling Awards (NRA) for its ‘Check before you chuck’ pilot campaign.

The innovative campaign, which ran for six months, was devised when figures revealed Rossendale had one of the lowest recycling rates in Lancashire.

The scheme saw a 15 per cent increase in the recycling of glass, plastic and tin, paper and cardboard recycling up by 11 per cent and a reduction in general waste of six per cent.

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The Haslingden Big Lamp Project shines bright

Published on September 8, 2023 at 8:32 am

shop front in Haslingden with scaffold covering it shop front in haslingden  Hazelwood Home care shop front

Haslingden town is set to receive a transformative boost through the Haslingden Big Lamp Project. With £2.8 million in investment, the project promises to revitalise the town centre, preserving its rich heritage while ushering in a new era of prosperity.  The National Lottery Heritage Fund are supporting the project with £1.9m of funding, with further funding secured from Rossendale Borough Council, and dedicated private individuals who share a passion for preserving the past and enhancing the future.

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Stockport man prosecuted for fly tipping in Rossendale

Published on July 26, 2023 at 1:00 pm

A 35-year-old man from Stockport has been found guilty of dumping a large amount of rubbish on Laneside Road, Haslingden by Burnley Magistrates Court, following a case brought by Rossendale Borough Council. 

Mr Seamus Conroy of Goyt Valley Way, Stockport, appeared at Burnley Magistrates and pleaded guilty to fly tipping. He was fined £320 and ordered to pay £250 costs and £34 victim surcharge.

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Rossendale Borough Council searches for applicants to lead £17m regeneration project 

Published on July 26, 2023 at 9:00 am

Rossendale Borough Council has launched a search for the project lead who will oversee major developments following the award of more than £17m in government funding.     

The Council is seeking applications for the role of consultant project manager/contract administrator as it embarks on its capital regeneration programme.  

The opportunity comes following the awarding of more £17m from the government’s Capital Regeneration Project (CRP) Fund that will support its placemaking ambitions.

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Rossendale’s Heritage United

Published on July 11, 2023 at 8:48 am

Helmshore textile mill

A group has revived a network first set up in the 1990’s to bring people together to celebrate and promote Rossendale’s rich heritage. 

Rossendale Heritage Network – a flexible network allows members to dip into it as and when they can and to a level, they are comfortable with. 

Councillor Annie McMahon Rossendale Borough Council’s Heritage Champion said: “We’re so lucky to have so much social history and heritage across our gorgeous valley – from the mills of the industrial revolution; our weavers’ cottages and working looms to the Valley of Stone celebrating our stone quarrying history and our shoe industry.

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Improvements planned at Whitaker Park 

Published on March 10, 2023 at 8:48 am

benches and picnic bench in front of old red telephone box at Whitaker Park

A ‘Masterplan for Improvements’ at Whitaker Park is being drafted – and stakeholders are looking for nearby residents to have their say on the changes they’d like to see. 

Rossendale Borough Council are working alongside Community Interest Company Proffitts – Investing in Communities and several local community groups including The Friends of Whitaker Park, The Whitaker Park Museum, Civic Pride Rossendale, The Rossendale Leisure Trust, and Incredible Edible Rossendale on a project to improve Whitaker Park in Rawtenstall.

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Rossendale Council’s Operation Trident is hitting its target

Published on February 16, 2023 at 10:13 am


pile of fly tipped rubbish fly tipped rubbish

A crackdown on the dumping of rubbish and vehicles has seen offenders pay out over £22,000 from more than 100 incidents across Rossendale in less than two years. 

Rossendale Council’s Public Protection officers have carried out 177 investigations into fly-tipping and similar offences under Operation Trident, as well as receiving 233 reports of abandoned vehicles. 

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Christmas bin collections in Rossendale

Published on December 21, 2022 at 8:07 am

Rossendale Council have listed the changes in bin collection dates over the Christmas and New Year period.

A spokesperson for the council said: “We’ve tried to keep disruption to a minimum and in most cases people’s collection days have just moved forward by a day.

“We would remind residents to maybe put their bins out the night before collection so as not to spoil their lie-ins.”

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Operation Trident cleans up again 

Published on December 14, 2022 at 9:40 am

fly tipped rubbish consisting of old doors and windows dumped on pavement outside shop

Rossendale Council’s fight against fly tipping and environmental crime across the borough, Operation Trident, has had another successful prosecution. 

The operation coordinates a three-pronged approach of education, enforcement and removal, which aims to hold those responsible to account. 

Over the last 12 months as part of Operation Trident, officers from the Public Protection Unit at Rossendale Council have been asking businesses how they dispose of waste generated by their commercial activities.

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Rossendale Council prosecution for abandoned vehicle left in pub car park

Published on October 27, 2022 at 9:30 am

abandoned van abandon van wheel

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

The operation coordinates a three-pronged approach of education, enforcement and removal, which aims to hold to account those responsible.

Following a report of an abandoned vehicle in the car park of the Rose and Crown pub, Manchester Road, Haslingden, Public Protection Officers found an accident damaged Mercedes van which had no road tax, no MOT and foliage growing through the rear of the vehicle which was also full of rubbish.

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