District manager resigns

Rossendale BC general manager Neil Shaw is to step down after three years in the role.

He will leave the board in January 2023 to take on a new role as Chief Executive of the University of Bolton’s Greater Manchester Business School.

Mr Shaw said: “It has been a real privilege to be the chief executive of the council. During my time, the council advanced work on improving its town centres, saw the reopening of the Whitaker Museum after its £2.2million redevelopment, secured the borough’s first green flag and saw an improvement in our parks in general, and made great progress. in our innovative work on carbon reduction.

“I’m sure the council will continue to deliver on their ambitious plans to improve the towns and green spaces of Rossendale and I will continue to be a passionate Rossendale supporter,” he added.

Alyson Barnes (Lab), the leader of Rossendale said: ‘Neil led the council throughout its response to the Covid pandemic and played a leading role in both the £17m bid sterling from the council to the government‘s leveling fund to improve town centers and in advancing the City Valley Rail Link Project. We are grateful to Neil and wish him the best in his future endeavours.

The recruitment process for a new CEO will start soon.

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