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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Leader welcomes Bacup bid progress

Published on March 4, 2020 at 4:36 pm

The leader of Rossendale Council has welcomed progress on Bacup’s multi-million pound bid to improve the town centre.

At tonight’s Cabinet, councillors will receive a report outlining progress on the bid and some very initial concept ideas for the town.

Bacup is in the running for Future High Streets funding and council officers are working closely with councillors, community groups, residents and businesses to put together a credible bid to government.

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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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New breakfast club in Bacup launches

Published on January 29, 2020 at 9:12 am

A new breakfast club and drop in has been launched to engage and assist residents from the Bacup area to make a difference to their lives.
The Brew and Breakfast Club, based at Trinity Baptist Church on Market Street, Bacup, will be open every Thursday from 10-noon.

It is being organised by Rossendale Works and Rossendale Futures, employability projects set up by Rossendale Council and Active Lancashire and the Department of Work of Pensions

At the first meeting, partner agencies led round table discussions to consider local issues and ways the new club could try to tackle them.

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Bacup plans get seal of approval from residents and businesses

Published on December 16, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Hundreds of people are supportive of ambitious plans to transform Bacup.

The Council launched the consultation to get views of residents and businesses on the Bacup 2040 vision last month as part its bid to the Future High Street fund.

In August, Rosendale Council welcomed news that Bacup has been included in an expanded list of towns that have progressed in a bid to benefit from the fund.

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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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Landmark building to be transformed

Published on November 6, 2019 at 11:35 am

A landmark building in Bacup town centre is to be transformed and preserved for future generations to use.

The iconic Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, on the corner of Market Street and Union Street, stands proud with its corner turret, four Harry Potter-esque gargoyles, three shields and two lions – even the bank safe remains in the basement.

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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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