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Honouring the Armed Forces from home

Published on June 24, 2020 at 12:39 pm

This year Rossendale Borough Council will celebrate Armed Forces Week remotely.

The coronavirus pandemic means that the usual ceremony to celebrate Armed Forces Week will not be held as usual. The Union Flag has been raised in Rawtenstall however, and will remain flying for this week.

Armed Forces Day gives people the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present and the sacrifices they made and continue to make.

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Latest Civic Pride blog

Published on February 24, 2020 at 4:31 pm

The Civic Pride Rossendale AGM took place at Rawtenstall Cricket Club on Tuesday, 18th February 2020.

The Mayor of Rossendale, Councillor Barbara Ashworth, the Mayoress Mrs Christine Lamb, and Mr Neil Shaw, Chief Executive of Rossendale Borough Council attended in addition to many CPR volunteers and supporters.

Outgoing Chair of Civic Pride Rossendale, Chris Blomerley, thanked everyone for their hard work over the past year, noting that as CPR enters its third decade, the Valley has never looked cleaner and brighter with groups now successfully operating in Bacup, Weir, Waterfoot, Crawshawbooth, Rawtenstall, Haslingden, Helmshore and beyond.

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Council leader praise after Storm Ciara hits Rossendale

Published on February 10, 2020 at 11:59 am

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Alyson Barnes has praised residents, emergency services, staff and volunteers for their efforts after heavy wind and rain hit the borough.

There were a number of flooding incidents as bad weather battered the borough. A major incident was declared across Lancashire.

Councillor Barnes said:

It’s been a tough weekend for people and the weather has caused a lot of disruption.

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New Chief Executive’s desire to make “positive impact” on people’s lives

Published on January 13, 2020 at 1:32 pm

Rossendale Council’s new Chief Executive, Neil Shaw, has spoken about his first impressions of the borough, and of his aims and ambitions for the role, in a new video interview.

Watch it below:

Council Leader, Alyson Barnes, said:

I am absolutely delighted Neil accepted the role and has joined us in Rossendale.

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Leisure venues seek private sector experience

Published on November 20, 2019 at 3:51 pm

Some of Rossendale’s best known leisure and tourism venues are seeking experienced business people willing to join their boards as unpaid non-executive directors to share their knowledge and experience.

Guy Darragh, Economic Development Manager, said:

We have some outstanding visitor venues in the borough and their continued growth is really important to our aspirations to grow the Visit Rossendale and Adrenaline Valley brand and continue the increase in trips to the borough.

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Community comes together for Remembrance Services

Published on November 12, 2019 at 10:06 am

People gathered all over Rossendale to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in both World Wars and other conflicts.

Moving services and parades took place all over the borough as people paid their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

On Remembrance Sunday, November 19th, Rawtenstall held the traditional parade in the Town Square before heading to St Mary’s Church for a service.

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Tourism boost as visitor numbers rise in Rossendale

Published on October 17, 2019 at 2:03 pm

The leisure and tourism industry is booming across Rossendale as the number of people visiting the borough has risen.

1.5 million visits were made to Rossendale’s various attractions in 2018, according to new statistics released by Marketing Lancashire. This was up 4.2 per cent from 2017.

The results have been driven by a rise of 4.6 per cent in day visitors, who spent £63.5 million, 8.7 per cent more last year.

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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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Free training on food allergies

Published on April 4, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Food and drink businesses in Rossendale are being invited to attend a free training course on food allergies.

Rossendale Council is hosting the two-hour long sessions in the Council Chamber at Futures Park, Bacup.

Delivered by environmental health officers, the sessions are designed to give Rossendale businesses confidence and reassurance when it comes to serving customers.

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