Bacup

A new dawn for Bacup as Council bids for £11 million boost

Published on September 10, 2020 at 8:04 am

An ambitious plan to secure a vibrant sustainable future for Bacup town centre is being submitted for millions of pounds of government regeneration funding.

Already businesses, residents and visitors have witnessed a rebirth in the town thanks to works carried out with Townscape Heritage Initiative money which was secured by Rossendale Borough Council (RBC).

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Work to begin following Bacup’s funding success

Published on June 12, 2020 at 10:10 am

Work on a High Street Heritage Action Zone in Bacup is to begin after £1.085m in grant funding was confirmed.

Rossendale Council applied to Historic England for funding to restore and repurpose 22 buildings including the former Regal Cinema.

Properties will be given a new lease of life and see their architectural features refurbished using traditional materials and techniques.

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New neighbourhood forum request

Published on February 3, 2020 at 10:50 am

The Council has received an application to establish a neighbourhood forum for Bacup and Stacksteads.

Prior to formalising this, we are required to both publicise the request and invite comments about whether this group should be able to prepare the neighbourhood plan and if the boundary being proposed for the neighbourhood area is correct.

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A few highlights from 2019

Published on January 2, 2020 at 2:03 pm

As we are now in a new year and also a new decade, we thought we would celebrate by putting together a quick compilation of some of our favourite pictures and clips from 2019.

Special thanks to our favourite young recycler Jessica.

We wish everyone in our wonderful borough a Happy New Year.

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Bacup man fined more than £1,000 after dumping car

Published on December 4, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Christopher Edward McTernan (50) of New Line, Bacup, has been ordered to pay £1,235 after abandoning his car at a pub in Stacksteads.

McTernan did not attend court and was found guilty in his absence of abandoning a vehicle prior to the 10th July 2019. It was recovered from the public car park opposite the Rose N Bowl public house Newchurch Road, Stacksteads, Rossendale.

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Christmas lights bring festive sparkle to Rossendale

Published on November 19, 2019 at 9:43 am

Rossendale is set to glitter this Christmas as festive lights turn on across the borough.

Fun performances, parades and tasty food will entertain the crowds before the lights turn on to mark the official start of Christmas.

Whitworth is first to light up on Sunday, November 24th at the Civic Hall at 6pm.

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Trafford tour gives food for thought for Bacup regeneration

Published on November 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm

A fact-finding tour of Manchester’s Trafford towns gave some inspiration for the regeneration of Bacup town centre.

The ‘seeing is believing’ tour was organised by Rossendale Council’s Economic Development Unit in conjunction with IntoPlaces, a consultancy borne out of the team that led Altrincham Forward.

Council representatives, along with residents from business, heritage and the community, hopped on a bus to visit Urmston and Altrincham.

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Community comes together for Remembrance Services

Published on November 12, 2019 at 10:06 am

People gathered all over Rossendale to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in both World Wars and other conflicts.

Moving services and parades took place all over the borough as people paid their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

On Remembrance Sunday, November 19th, Rawtenstall held the traditional parade in the Town Square before heading to St Mary’s Church for a service.

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Special Remembrance event for Bacup

Published on October 25, 2019 at 11:45 am

A moving Remembrance concert will be taking place in Bacup on Sunday, November 3rd.

The Festival of Remembrance Concert event will take place at Acre Mill Baptist Church on Hammond Avenue, starting at 2.30pm.

It will feature the Rossendale Male Voice Choir and the Stacksteads Band.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

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