Rossendale Council is to host an online digital session to answer residents’ questions about the future of Rawtenstall town centre

Rossendale Council is to host an online digital session to answer residents’ questions about the future of Rawtenstall town centre

The session, around the next phase of the Spinning Point development, will take place on Facebook, will go ahead on Thursday, October 12 from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

Answering question on the night will be Councillor Andy MacNae, Executive Member for Regeneration, Leisure and Tourism; alongside Paul Walker and the Council’s Planning Manager Nicola Hopkins.

Keep an eye on Rossendale Council’s Facebook feed on the day for a link to take part.

The Rossendale Together Barnfield (RTB) Partnership are seeking residents’ views on the next phase of the Spinning Point development.

A new date has also been added for residents to hear about, and feedback on, the latest plans in person. The event will take place on Saturday, October 14 at Longholme Methodist Church between 10am to 12pm.

Two events have already been held and around 40 people attended to see officers.

There has been a lot of ideas for phase two of the scheme including new housing and a hotel and the sessions have been designed to bring residents up to speed with what is happening. 

Councillor Andy McNae, Portfolio holder for Regeneration and a member of the RTB Board, said:

“I’m excited to go live on Facebook and answer any questions people have. It’s a new approach that will hopefully mean more people can have access to us to ask questions at a time and place that is convenient to them. Please come and join us online on the night.

Thank you also to all the residents who have already come out to talk to us about the future of the town centre. Residents’ views are very important because we want to create a town centre that everyone in Rawtenstall and Rossendale is delighted with and can be very proud of.

We have a good track record of bringing in new investment and we will continue to do that.”