Community and funding

Spring into Easter with a family fun festival in Bacup

Published on March 22, 2019 at 9:15 am

The Bacup Now Easter Festival is on its way with a massive line-up for kids big and small.

Taking place on Saturday, April 20th, from 10am to 4pm at Bacup Market and on Irwell Terrace, there will be the traditional Britannia Coconut Dancers Easter Boundary Dance, a chance to meet ‘Star Wars’ characters and performances by Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts and The Rossendale Drum Majorettes.

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Councillors agree Haslingden match funding

Published on March 1, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Rossendale Council has agreed to ring fence £160,000 to support Haslingden town centre as a fresh bid for funding is prepared.

Working with the recently re-established Haslingden Taskforce, the Council is preparing a bid for Heritage Funding.

A bid was made last year but while unsuccessful, the Council received many positive comments and has been encouraged to submit a further one this year.

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Council backs credit unions

Published on January 23, 2019 at 4:38 pm

Rossendale Council is encouraging anyone who lives or works in the borough to borrow through credit unions instead of high interest money lender sites.

Credit unions are community savings and loan cooperatives, where members pool their savings to lend to one another. They are organisations that are run by their members for the benefit of the members.

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New chance for groups to apply for Rossendale Community Fund

Published on January 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm

Local organisations are invited to apply for a grant of up to £750 from the Fund before the deadline of February 22nd.

The Rossendale Community Fund was created by Rossendale Borough Council in partnership with the Community Foundation for Lancashire to offer grants to support projects that help families, children and young people engage in community activities and learning.

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Boxing clubs join the fight to end violence against women

Published on December 14, 2018 at 10:49 am

Men and women boxers joined up to support the White Ribbon Campaign.

A partnership between Rossendale Leisure Trust and Rossendale Borough Council promoted the campaign at local boxing clubs –  Community Boxing Club in Rawtenstall, Pioneer Gym in Bacup and Boxing Bootcamp in Haslingden.

The core of the national White Ribbon campaign is ending violence against women and those signing up take the pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about men’s violence against women and girls.

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Leader praises borough’s remembrance

Published on November 12, 2018 at 5:26 pm

The leader of Rossendale Council has praised the community spirit in the borough as hundreds of people gathered at services to remember the fallen.

Events were held across Rossendale to commemorate Remembrance Sunday and mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Councillor Alyson Barnes said:

“Lots of people and community groups have been involved in making sure the borough’s  events to mark this important occasion ran smoothly.

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Trustees sign lease to take over running of local community centre

Published on November 1, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Trustees of a Rossendale community association are celebrating after signing a lease to officially take over the running of a local community centre.

The Whitewell Bottom Community Association has signed a 99-year lease for the Whitewell Bottom community centre, taking it off the hands of Lancashire County Council.

The process has been several years in the making, with the group producing a business plan and eventually being successful in completing a community asset transfer.

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Don’t get a scare, be Halloween and Bonfire aware!

Published on October 30, 2018 at 3:44 pm

Be scary but safe this Halloween and Bonfire Night by following fire safety advice.

It’s the time of year for the spooky celebrations and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) are sharing tips in the lead up to two of the biggest nights in the Autumnal calendar.

These two dates are renowned for big events, large groups of people being outside and lots of fun.

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Want to hold a street party? Advice and support is available

Published on April 17, 2018 at 3:35 pm

There is nothing like a good wedding to bring people together.

And help is at hand for neighbours, communities and groups who want to paint the borough red, white and blue to celebrate the royal wedding.

Rossendale Council’s communities team is providing support and guidance for people who want to throw a street party to mark Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day on May 19.

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Borough comes together to remember fallen heroes

Published on November 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

Rossendale will come together to salute the nation’s war heroes during this year’s Remembrance commemorations.

Several events will take place across the borough to remember those who made sacrifices to defend the country.

You can get all the details of events here.

There will also be a Festival of Remembrance Event on November 5 at St Mary’s Church in Rawtenstall on November 5.

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