Green flag flies again over Stubbylee and Moorlands Park

Published on July 18, 2023 at 5:49 pm

three men and two women hold up the green flag award for 2023 and fist pump the air

In a record-breaking year Stubbylee and Moorlands Park is raising its prestigious Green Flag Award for the third year running. 

Rossendale Borough Council is celebrating after receiving the prestigious Green Flag Award for Stubbylee and Moorlands Park. 

The news that the park has achieved the accreditation – the international quality mark for parks and green spaces – is testament to the hard work and dedication of the council team and group of volunteers that care for the green space so that everyone can enjoy it.

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Stubbylee Community Greenhouses named Community Champions

Published on June 5, 2023 at 9:02 am

three men and a woman accepting an award for Stubbylee community garden

Stubbylee Community Greenhouses were named Community Champions at the inaugural South Pennines Park awards, attended by over 100 people.

The awards, hosted by the South Pennines Park – an undesignated national park covering 460 square miles of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Greater Manchester – were held at The Piece Hall in Halifax aimed to celebrate the work that individuals and organisations were doing to look after nature and each other.

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‘Fairy-tale turreted castle’ is reborn in Bacup

Published on October 20, 2022 at 11:18 am

picture of renovated building

THE stunning transformation of one of Bacup’s most iconic building was heralded as a huge success story as it was officially opened.

The Grade II Listed Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank on the corner of Market Street and Union Street, has always stood out in the town centre with its gothic tower, church-style window and quirky gargoyles.

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Employment sessions in Bacup for local residents with social barriers

Published on September 6, 2022 at 11:00 am

six smiling people who have attended the rossendale works programme

Rossendale Works– an employability programme run in partnership by Rossendale Council, Active Lancashire and the DWP – will be at Trinity Baptist Church in Bacup every Thursday morning from 10am- 12pm. 

The session at Trinity Baptist Church is aimed at local residents who are seeking support in accessing employment. The Rossendale Works project engages with people, improving their life skills by running activities and ultimately placing them into a work opportunity.

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Waving the flag for Stubbylee and Moorlands

Published on August 11, 2022 at 4:54 pm

lots of people in rose garden of park celebrating

A celebration was held in Stubbylee Park, Bacup, to celebrate the ‘best parks in Rossendale’ retaining their Green Flag status.

Stubbylee and adjacent Moorlands Park were anonymously visited and assessed to achieve this award for the second year.

The parks are maintained by Rossendale Council Green Spaces Team and volunteers from Friends of Stubbylee Park, an offshoot of Bacup Pride.

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Stubbylee and Moorlands Park awarded the coveted Green Flag Award for the second year

Published on July 26, 2022 at 12:30 pm

beautifulgardens in stubbylee park

In a record-breaking year Stubbylee and Moorlands Park is raising its prestigious Green Flag Award again. 

Rossendale Council is celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for Stubbylee and Moorlands Park in Bacup one of 2208 UK winners. 

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces. 

duck pond at stubbylee park

After two years that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that Stubbylee and Moorlands Park has again achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that make the green space a great space that everyone can enjoy.

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Rossendale seeks £17m from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund

Published on July 25, 2022 at 11:57 am

artists impression of reconfigured Bacup market

Rossendale Council is seeking £17m from the new Levelling Up Fund (LUF) from the Government to assist with major developments across the borough. 

A Levelling Up Board made up of large businesses, smaller- scale entrepreneurs, creatives, community groups and key public sector partners like Rossendale Council, Lancashire County Council and the Nelson & Colne College Group, have developed the bid. 

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Council statement about Animal Quackers

Published on April 28, 2022 at 12:44 pm

On 27th April 2022, Wildlife inspectors undertook an inspection of the Animal Quackers site in the company of the Licensing Officer for Rossendale Borough Council. Anyone who chooses to keep animals which are subject to various wildlife laws and registration processes is subject to unannounced inspections. The Council has a responsibility to ensure that all relevant licences are in place and routinely work with other agencies and government departments to ensure that licensing laws are complied with and that animal welfare is maintained. 

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First round of restoration works nearing completion in Bacup town centre

Published on March 22, 2022 at 1:58 pm

exterior of Lancashire & Yorkshire bank building in Bacup

The first phase of town centre building regeneration and repairs are nearing completion as part of Bacup’s High Street Heritage Action Zone. Scaffolding is now coming down to reveal the works undertaken and allow access for the final pieces of work to be completed. 

Rossendale Rossendale Borough Council received £1.18 million of Historic England funding for the High Street Heritage Action Zone project, to repurpose and regenerate buildings, provide a public realm enhancement scheme, for community engagement and a cultural programme.

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Skaters help secure funding for improvements

Published on March 14, 2022 at 3:20 pm

Rossendale Borough Council have secured £98,000 from Viridor Credits Environmental Company to help with the refurbishment of the Stubbylee Skate Park. 

Local skaters approached Rossendale Council to work together to help them to improve the skate park.  

Skater Jack Nuttall said: “We initially contacted Cllr Andrew Walmsley to ask if anything could be done to improve the quality of the skate park surface and the ramps, they are old but still really well used.

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