Regeneration, Housing and Environment

A new play area is coming to Rising Bridge thanks to a funding boost

Published on September 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The project will involve new play equipment for children aged 0-16 including a zip-wire, new safety surfacing, drainage for the play area and a football pitch and a picnic area, to replace the old and worn play equipment. New pathways will be installed meaning that the Play Area will be accessible to all.

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New jobs created as major firm moves to Rossendale

Published on September 18, 2019 at 1:25 pm

A major manufacturing firm is relocating to Rossendale in a multi-million pound move, that will create new jobs, after receiving help from Rossendale Council.

Melba Swintex is in the process of moving into a semi-derelict, vacant site in Stubbins which it is renovating and refurbishing with over £5m of investment.

The Council has worked with the company through its Invest in Rossendale programme, which has helped them benefit from NNDR business rates relief.

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Council pledges support for volunteers as it praises great work borough’s Pride groups do

Published on September 9, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Rossendale Council has today launched a new scheme to help residents who want to do their bit for the community.

Leader of the Council Alyson Barnes announced Council support for individuals who want to keep their clean and tidy by offering litter picking equipment for them to use.

The borough is blessed with a number of superb Pride groups, including Bacup Pride who are pictured, which have improved the borough enormously.

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Abandoned cars see owner fined

Published on September 6, 2019 at 4:15 pm

A man has been fined after being found guilty of dumping vehicles on land in Rossendale.

John Andrew (44), of Rose Street, Waterfoot was charged with two counts of Abandoning Motor Vehicles contrary to section 2 of the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978.

After pleading not guilty he was found guilty at Burnley Magistrates Court on August 29th 2019.

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New factory to bring 100 jobs to Rossendale

Published on September 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Work is starting on a new business site to bring 100 jobs to Rossendale

Futures Business Park in Bacup will see the vacant Plot 5, near to Lee Quarry, transformed into the site for an international factory.

The building will be a manufacturing facility for Orthoplastics, which is a world leader in the development and supply of implantable medical devices for the orthopaedic sector, involving musculo-skeletal issues.

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Statement on ‘hard to reach’ bin collections

Published on September 5, 2019 at 9:48 am

Statement on ‘hard to reach’ bin collections from Tony Watson, Head of Environment and Operations:

From 30th September 2019, waste and recycling collections for some people in Rossendale will change.

People living in hard to reach homes, usually rural properties, which are not suitable for the standard Refuse Collection Vehicles, or have road surfaces which are unsuitable to travel on, will change to a ‘lane end’ bin collection service.

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Crackdown on rogue landlords

Published on August 28, 2019 at 3:33 pm

Rossendale Borough Council has used new funding to tackle rogue landlords and illegal practices in private renting.

The Council applied for Rogue Landlord Funding in 2018 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and were successful in the bid.

The money has been used in a multi-agency approach to clampdown on dodgy 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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Stubbylee Park goes from strength to strength

Published on August 20, 2019 at 4:54 pm

Stubbylee Park in Bacup has been revitalised over the last few years thanks to strong local partnership work.

Rossendale Council has worked with the Park’s Friends Group, Bacup Pride, Newground and Stubbylee Community Greenhouses to come up with a masterplan for the popular local park.

Those ambitious plans have been successfully delivered in various stages over the past few years.

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New awards scheme to recognise local heroes

Published on August 20, 2019 at 10:05 am

It’s time to show local heroes some love as Rossendale Council’s Community Awards open for nominations.

The new awards scheme aims to recognise those individuals and groups whose efforts have made a big impact in their local community.

Whether it’s a sports coach who gives up their evenings and weekends, someone special who lends a hand at a local charity, or a group that makes a real difference to where people live – they can all be nominated now.

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Fines issued as Council continues clampdown on dog fouling

Published on August 16, 2019 at 10:34 am

People allowing their dogs to foul in Rossendale have been hit by fines as a specialist enforcement team continues its work in the borough.

On-the-spot-fines have been issued by District Enforcement, which started a 12-month trial across Rossendale in December 2018.

Dedicated officers are patrolling the borough’s streets and parks seven days-a-week, targeting hot-spots identified by the Council.

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