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Published October 10, 2017 at 11:50

Rossendale residents and representatives of local community groups are invited to attend their local Neighbourhood Forum meeting to find out more about activities and events in their area and discuss local issues.

There are four Neighbourhood Forums in Rossendale covering the different areas and meetings are open to all local residents.

Neighbourhood Forums are informal community meetings to allow networking and information sharing and any agreed action points.  They are attended by local residents, representatives from local community groups, local councillors and the Police.

The Neighbourhood Forums meet three times a year with the next meetings as follows:

  • Whitworth Neighbourhood Forum, 10 October at 6.30pm at Whitworth Library, Lloyd St, Whitworth.
  • Rawtenstall Neighbourhood Forum, 12 October at 6.30pm at St Anne’s Church, Ashworth Road, Waterfoot
  • Haslingden Neighbourhood Forum, 17th October at 6.30pm at Ravencroft Community Room, Ravencroft (off Dean Road) Helmshore.
  • Bacup Neighbourhood Forum, 26 October, 6.30pm in the Council Chamber at Futures Park, Bacup.

There will be a presentation at all the forums on care navigation through the REAL Directory, which aims to provide information on local health and wellbeing services.  There will also be updates and discussions on local projects e.g. The Whitaker will give an update on their plans at Rawtenstall Forum and Friends of Whitworth Library are hosting the Whitworth Forum and will talk about their activities. There will also be discussions about how Forum members and the Council can work together to make improvements to their neighbourhood.

Cllr Andy McNae, Portfolio Holder for Communities, said:

The Neighbourhood Forums have worked to build strong links amongst local community members.  They are a great way to find out about projects and activities in the local area and for people to work together to address issues of common concern and I would encourage people to get involved in their local Forum.

The Neighbourhood Forums also have grants of up to £500 available for local community projects and groups.

For more information about Neighbourhood Forum meetings and Neighbourhood Forum Grants go here or contact Alison Wilkins on 01706 252593 / alisonwilkins@rossendalebc.gov.uk

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