Community and funding

Small grants make a big impact to Whitworth groups

Published on February 10, 2022 at 10:56 am

Whitworth Community Partnership has since the beginning of 2022, awarded grants to three local groups allowing them to purchase goods they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. 

Women of Whitworth (WoW) received £156, Whitworth in Bloom received £250, and The Ashcroft received £250. 

The Whitworth Partnership which is managed by Rossendale Council and is made up of organisations such as Whitworth Town Council, Police, local residents and various community groups – can give grants of between £150 and £250 to groups that provide added value to residents of the borough.

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Public Consultation on Haslingden 2040 Vision and Masterplan

Published on February 3, 2022 at 2:41 pm

Rossendale Borough Council is asking the public for final feedback on proposals in the Haslingden 2040 Vision and Masterplan. 

Rossendale Council announced in summer 2021 they had successfully secured £1.8million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and would be making a further £200,000 contribution from the council. 

The 5 year project will focus on Upper Deardengate and will be a major step in the delivery of the Haslingden 2040 Vision & Masterplan.

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Cards for Kindness launches as Christmas countdown continues

Published on December 4, 2021 at 9:36 am

A heart-warming winter campaign encouraging people to send Christmas cards to residents in local care homes has launched this week (1 December). 

Cards for Kindness, now in its fourth year, aims to tackle loneliness and isolation in care homes across Lancashire and South Cumbria. 

The idea is that opening the Christmas card helps to start conversations and bring back happy memories.

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Peace vigil to mark start of Knife Angel Lancashire programme

Published on October 28, 2021 at 10:12 am

An open invitation is being shared to a candle-lit peace vigil on Thursday 4 November to mark the start of the Knife Angel Lancashire education programme. Created by the British Ironwork Centre, the Knife Angel is a national monument built to inspire change. Acting as a catalyst for dialogue, education and reflection, the Knife Angel highlights the devastating impact this type of violent crime can have on individuals, families and communities.

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Council debate Local Democracy Week with Haslingden pupils

Published on October 20, 2021 at 3:30 pm

 

Rossendale Council have celebrated Local Democracy week by hosting a mock committee with pupils from Haslingden High School to give them an insight into how decisions are made a local level. 

Local Democracy Week takes place each autumn and events and activities are organised across the country.  

Mayor of Rossendale Jackie Oakes said: “Local Democracy Week is a way of engaging people to get involved in their community, learn about democracy and have a voice in the decisions that matter for our everyday lives. 

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Welcome Back Fund sees series of family events planned across Rossendale

Published on October 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm

Rossendale council have a series of events planned across Rossendale this autumn as part of the drive to encourage more people into town centres. 

Local councils across the country received money from the government earlier in the year to help assist in attracting people back to our high streets after the challenges of the last eighteen months. 

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Stubbylee flies the flag as one of the country’s best parks 

Published on October 13, 2021 at 2:55 pm

Rossendale Council are celebrating after Stubbylee Park in Bacup has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag. 

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and this year marks the schemes Silver Jubilee. 

After 18 months that have seen 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 has achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the council team and volunteers that have made the park a great space that everyone can enjoy.

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Historic Bacup building receives funding boost

Published on October 1, 2021 at 10:19 am

AN HISTORIC community building is the first to receive a grant from the Bacup High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ).

In 2020 Rossendale Council was successful in securing £1.08 million from Historic England for a four-year project to repurpose old buildings and underused floor space.

The ABD Centre in Burnley Road was built as a Liberal Club in 1892 and the building and furniture cost £5,000 – £2,000 of which was provided by John Henry Maden – one of the town’s benefactors and a former JP, a Liberal Councillor, County Councillor, Mayor of Bacup and MP for Rossendale.

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South Pennines launches alternative National Park

Published on September 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm

An alternative National Park — covering 460 square miles of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester — including Rossendale, was launched today.

South Pennines Park aims to champion the landscape, its people and businesses in order to bolster recognition and unlock resources for the only upland in England that is not a designated National Park or Area of Outstanding Beauty.

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Latest Civic Pride blog

Published on March 17, 2020 at 12:57 pm

Civic Pride Rossendale (CPR) is recruiting volunteers for Outreach work with local young people. Do you have experience in teaching or working with youth groups? If so, says Roger Grimshaw, Chair of CPR, this is an opportunity to get involved with promoting Civic Pride’s ideas to schools and youth groups in the Valley, and hopefully to encourage more people to take part in activities that benefit the local environment.

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