Rossendale Borough Council

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Rossendale Borough Council is the local authority for the Rossendale district of Lancashire, in northwestern England.


It was formed on 1 April 1974 as a result of the 1972 Local Government Act and consists of:


The population of the borough was 65,652 at the time of the 2001 Census.[1]


The Council is elected in thirds with one third of the council up for election each time. Every fourth year residents vote for candidates for Lancashire county council. The borough is made up of 14 electoral wards and there are 36 councillors the council is currently under Labour control.

· Labour 21 · Conservative 14 · Community First 1

The wards of Rossendale are Cribden, Eden, Facit & Shawforth, Goodshaw, Greenfield, Greensclough, Hareholme, Healey & Whitworth, Helmshore, Irwell, Longholme, Stacksteads, Whitewell and Worsley.

The Key personal with the council are Chief Executive - Stuart Sugarman Mayor - Cllr Anne Kenyon (Labour) Deputy Mayor - No Deputy in place for 2017 Leader Of the Council - Cllr Alyson Barnes (Labour) Leader of the opposition - Cllr Brian Essex (Conservative)


In the 2010s, RBC was criticised for issuing a large number of private hire licences to drivers who then worked in areas outside Rossendale, such as Manchester city centre, without local knowledge of those areas.[2]


  1. ^ "2001 Census: Census Area Statistics: Population: Area: Rossendale (Local Authority)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
  2. ^ Manchester Evening News,

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