2020 has started well for Civic Pride Rossendale (CPR). Unable to attend the mass Rawtenstall clean up on New Year’s Day, one of our CPR volunteers was in Waterfoot centre at 7am on New Year’s Day to clear up the carnage from the previous evening! Three hours later, the area was transformed as can be seen from the photos of the bus stop on Bacup Road.
The project will involve new play equipment for children aged 0-16 including a zip-wire, new safety surfacing, drainage for the play area and a football pitch and a picnic area, to replace the old and worn play equipment. New pathways will be installed meaning that the Play Area will be accessible to all.
Invites are open to all to take part in a walk around Bacup on Saturday, 26th January.
The walk will discover why settlers chose this corner of the valley and the social and economic evolution of Bacup to the present day. There will also be a chance to find out more about the Forest of Rossendale, the pack horse routes and much more.
Rossendale Borough Council, together with Civic Pride groups, are calling on the community to step up and be a local hero as part of the national Great British Spring Clean Event to celebrate where we live.
The Great British Spring Clean event is taking place 3rd-5th March and we would like you to get involved.
The latest round of the Rossendale Community Fund is now open for applications and local organisations are invited to apply for a grant from the Fund before the deadline of 21 February.
The Rossendale Community Fund has been created by Rossendale Borough Council in partnership with the Community Foundation for Lancashire to offer grants to support projects that help families and children & young people engage in community activities and learning.
Following Cabinet approval in November, Rossendale Borough Council has opened the application process for Rossendale Council Grants.
Cllr Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council said;
“We recognise that these are difficult times for many people and there are some key challenges for Rossendale residents. Although the Council still has to make savings, we have made £62,000 available each year for the next 2 years for the provision of targeted grants for services to support financial inclusion in Rossendale, and for small community grants through the Neighbourhood Forums.”
Financial exclusion refers to the difficulty that many people have in accessing welfare benefits or using mainstream financial services such as bank accounts, savings, loans, insurance and other products.
Civic Pride have collected another award this month, this time in the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Its Your Neighbourhood’ competition.
Civic Pride entered The Old Fold Garden (opposite Mr Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar) and won a Level 4 Award for Thriving, a mere one point off Outstanding!
RHS Judge Stephen Lowe said;
“It was great to see how this area had been transformed…from a foreboding, litter strewn, overgrown forgotten corner, into a superb blast of colour which will lit the spirits of all who sit and enjoy the results of their hard work.”
RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is a grassroots community gardening campaign helping people to make lasting improvements to their local environment.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Rossendale, Councillor Granville Morris and Mrs Susan Morris, visited Molly Barnes, Haslingden, this week to wish her a very Happy Birthday.
This year Molly is celebrating a very special birthday as she turned 100 years old on Wednesday 16th November, and her niece Pat Hutchinson arranged a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress as part of the celebrations.
Civic Pride rally Rossendale into becmoing litter free.
Walk down Bacup Road in Rawtenstall early on Sunday morning and you’ll doubtless see plenty of fast food litter, cans, bottles and cigarette ends strewn across the pavements. Take Away corner is a reminder of what most of Rossendale used to look like before Civic Pride and other volunteers got to grips with the problem.
2016 is Water Band’s 150th year. To celebrate we’re having ‘A Bit Of A Do’ at the bandroom on Saturday 12th November between 3pm and 7.30pm and we would like to invite you along to help us mark this momentous occasion.
We are inviting past players and social members of the band, relatives of current and past players, friends and neighbours of the band, organisers who have booked the band this year, and anyone with an interest in Water Band and its aims.
Three Rossendale projects are in with a chance of getting the finals of the Aviva Community Fund.
The Aviva Community Fund offers the chance for local community projects to win funding for their community project. It will finance over 800 projects across four different fund levels and six categories, spreading the awards to communities throughout the UK.
Civic Pride have again been nominated for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service after missing out last year.
Civic Pride were nominated for this prestigious award last year in recognition of our achievements in helping to transform our valley for all to enjoy, residents and visitors alike. It was proposed by Cllr Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council and supported by Jake Berry MP.
Following the work of Rossendale Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Task and Finish Group on the North West Ambulance service the Council is delighted to announce a new Community Specialist Paramedic role for Rossendale.
Richard Peters assumes the role as the new Community Specialist Paramedic (CSP) for the Rossendale area.
Richard joined the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust as a trainee technician in 1991 and qualified as a Paramedic in 1993.
The latest round of the Rossendale Community Fund has been launched and local organisations are invited to apply for a grant from the Fund before the deadline of 14 October.
The Rossendale Community Fund was created by Rossendale Borough Council in partnership with the Community Foundation for Lancashire to offer grants to support projects that help families, children and young people in Rossendale engage in community activities and learning.
The first workshop at Bacup Cricket was very vibrant and successful, there being a good mixture of 38 creative people, young, and not as young, creating some beautiful lanterns for the Parade on the 29th October.
The next workshops will be as follows;
Fearns School Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th August – this has to be booked in advance and as it’s during Theatre Week it’s already booked up!
If you were in Rawtenstall last Thursday morning (July 21st) you may have seen a group of individuals in Civic Pride hi-vis jackets walking around admiring the gardens. What was remarkable was that they weren’t weeding, planting, digging, pruning, sweeping up or picking litter which is what they’ve been doing day after day, in all weathers for many weeks during the lead up to Britain in Bloom!
Samaritans in Pendle, Burnley, Craven & Rossendale are celebrating Volunteers’ Week (1-12 June 2016) by saying a great big thank you to their team of life-saving volunteers.
Every 6 seconds someone contacts Samaritans. Across the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 20,000 volunteers give well over 5 million hours of their time a year – responding to calls, fundraising, supporting people in prisons, workplaces and schools, and running its 201 branches.
British Cycling’s free course helps you get the most out of Ride Social in Blackburn and East Lancashire.
British Cycling is on the hunt for new Ride Leaders to help inspire more people to get on their bikes and start cycling for fun. If you love cycling and want to support others to get riding, why not become one of our volunteers and organise group bike rides in Rossendale,Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle or Ribble Valley.
Update on the Council's decision, following extensive consultation, to withdraw the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (also known as the Local Plan Part 2).
Rossendale Borough Council is working with local community groups and Newground to revitalise Stubbylee and the Moorlands Park, Bacup.
The Council has been formulating the masterplan for Stubbylee with the Park’s Friends Group, Bacup Pride, Newground, Stubbylee Community Greenhouses and local ward Councillors, to come up with a prosperous plan for this wonderful community asset.
As part of its support for the country’s biggest-ever community clear up Rossendale Borough Council is organising a mass litter-pick and is looking for patriotic community groups to join in the litter pick. .
The national Clean for The Queen campaign aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.
The Rossendale Together Barnfield Joint Venture Partnership (also known as the RTB Partnership) aims to build a more prosperous borough by delivering regeneration projects.
Together Housing Group is one of the partners of the RTB Partnership. Here Together Housing Group director and RTB Partnership Board member Ian Clark talks about the Group’s role on the board and looks at some of the housing developments that have been delivered.
Rossendale Borough Council would like to thank all residents, business owners, local groups and volunteers for their help, support and assistance during the Boxing Day floods and in the aftermath.
We would also like to thank our local partners for the help and assistance they have provided during these events; Lancashire County Council, the Environment Agency, Lancashire Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue and United Utilities.
Rossendale Council has announced central government details of a scheme to help householders and businesses make their properties more resistant to future floods. Under the scheme, householders and businesses affected by Storms Desmond and Eva in Rossendale can apply to the Council for grants of up to £5,000 to help make their homes/businesses more resilient to flooding in the future.
The Rossendale Together Barnfield Partnership has recently embarked on a project of visiting the homes of people who have recently moved in to new, successful schemes that have recently been delivered.
Laura and Steve Mcnally moved into their new home in Bacup in 2015.
Their home is part of a new development in the town centre called Millstream Close.