ROSSENDALE Scribbler: Just how did £5million town revamp become so divisive? (March 23)
Kimi Taylor: Could have saved some money by painting the existing bus station and putting some nice benches in with some automatic doors and the rest of the money could have resurfaced all the roads instead of filling the potholes that come back after a few months. Should have put a massive Primark with multi-storey car park on top in the town centre along with a nice indoor market. Would have brought loads of people to Rawtenstall. Colin Bracewell: Paint a forty year old rust bucket that’s dropping in bits? Lisa Waller: That bus station was supposed to be a temporary one back in the 70’s haha. Paul Hargreaves: People aren’t going to come to Rawtenstall just to look at a shiny new multi million pound bus station. Steve Chappell: Why not put the ‘hotel’ on the unearthed land at groundwork .. motor way access. Loads of parking, no, way too easy. Let’s rebuild the old arcade with the empty shops again. Duncan Lord: Why put hotel or houses in middle of a shopping centre? Doesn’t make sense to me, looks like a concrete jungle. It looks better as it is now with grass and seats etc Irene Brown: My home, my town, my birthplace, my Haslingden gone to the dogs! Rawtenstall the top dog ,the best of everything! Lynne Kenyon: What about sorting the roads out first then people can actually get to Rawtenstall without driving down pot holes! Marie Crompton Smith: Could be because people are sick of hearing it over the years. How many times has the designs changed now ? I moved to Rawtenstall in 2005, old centre got knocked down ready for revamp. I moved from Lancashire last year and still no real improvement. Yes, small bus station and green. How much money wasted on all the designs,the research etc through the years? Nigel Scholes Harper: Fed up hearing about this now seeing will be believing. Paul Hargreaves: You should visit Waterfoot... we’ve been neglected for years. Collette Furlong: Needs it, couldn’t find any nightlife when we went last night. Jim Oconnor: How many more times are they going to revamp Rawtenstall? Nicola Poucher: Really nice new big bus station, parking metres on Bank street, might lower the congestion?
COULD Haslingden be set for a £2.6 million makeover? Council bosses have applied for Heritage Lottery money (March 23)
Tom Westerman: Surely some of that could be put towards the swimming pool? £600k would do it. Laura Walden: Swimming baths would be a start!! Andrew Tinston: Hmm £2.6m.... that’s enough for 3 failed draft ideas for a bus stop and for nobody to build new houses, right? Katy Grimshaw: This is news to me and I own 55 Deardengate?
Not one person has been in touch with me this is the first I have heard I’m pretty sure my building has been done to the highest standard, interesting to read the plans for my building that I own?
Bizarre. Emily Grimshaw: I applied for help with the clock to be maintained and ended up paying myself! It’s broke again let’s see if we get a penny towards it! Vikki Rebanks: It would be really nice if some of that money could be spent on the baths.
And the top of town is almost one way already with all the potholes! Lynn Brown: If its heritage money it will be ring fenced to Haslingden.
Even if it doesn’t go through there’s £200,000 that the council say they can contribute so lets see it invested in Haslingden instead of everywhere else. Sue Dempsey: If it’s anything like Bacup’s make over..it’ll be the next generation that benefits!! Never known it take so long to do up a row of shops!