“It’s great to hear Valley Heritage believes in Bacup and what is happening here so much so they are taking a lead on a challenging project to preserve this building. I am also delighted the building will be used in such an innovative way . It will be another benefit for the town.”

Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council, added:

 I am delighted to hear how the building, once preserved, will be used. There is a real buzz building around Bacup. As people can see, lots of things are happening and this is more good news for Bacup. We have a clear vision shaped and influenced by residents and businesses which I hope everyone in the town can get behind. Our bids for funding need as much support as possible. Together we can make the town the place residents deserve.

They should contact stephen.anderson@valleyheritage.org.uk