Rawtenstall Bus Station welcomes two new thriving businesses

Published on May 18, 2023 at 2:23 pm

three women and two men stood in a group inside a home furnishing shop

Rawtenstall Bus Station, located in the heart of Rossendale Valley, has become a hub of activity with the opening of two new businesses, Posh Living and Pizzaman’s.  

Rawtenstall has quickly become a popular destination, thanks to its modern amenities and excellent transport links. The addition of these two new businesses at the station is set to further enhance the appeal. 

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Jewel in Rossendale’s crown has bright future

Published on March 28, 2023 at 8:45 am

CULTURAL gem The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery, in Rawtenstall is now putting Rossendale on the national and international map.

Following the completion of a £2.2million extension and renovation of the former Rossendale Museum, the venue now attracts business bookings, major international artists to exhibit in various gallery spaces, is a venue for weddings, a hub for events, community group meetings and much more.

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Improvements planned at Whitaker Park 

Published on March 10, 2023 at 8:48 am

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A ‘Masterplan for Improvements’ at Whitaker Park is being drafted – and stakeholders are looking for nearby residents to have their say on the changes they’d like to see. 

Rossendale Borough Council are working alongside Community Interest Company Proffitts – Investing in Communities and several local community groups including The Friends of Whitaker Park, The Whitaker Park Museum, Civic Pride Rossendale, The Rossendale Leisure Trust, and Incredible Edible Rossendale on a project to improve Whitaker Park in Rawtenstall.

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National Britain in Bloom nomination for Rawtenstall and Civic Pride Rossendale after 2022 success

Published on February 20, 2023 at 10:11 am



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AFTER scooping Gold with its first-time Britain in Bloom entry – Rawtenstall has been picked to represent the North West in the 2023 national competition.

Volunteer-led Civic Pride Rossendale coordinated last year’s entry and engaged hundreds of people from the community to back its plans – everyone from nursery age to 90.

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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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Rawtenstall Town Square blooms

Published on March 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm

group picture of councillors & other people in town square

Improvements to Rawtenstall town square have this week been completed and open to the public once again.

The £300k scheme jointly funded by Rossendale Council and Lancashire County Council (LCC), has seen the whole area undergo a huge re-vamp. The plans follow on from the council’s earlier decision not to progress with future phases of Spinning Point in order to create a new public area.

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Community raises more than £190k towards new track at Marl Pits

Published on February 25, 2022 at 1:10 pm

Work will soon begin to rip up the old Marl Pits running track in Rawtenstall and replace it with a state-of-the-art new all-weather facility. 

Thanks to a massive community effort which involved Rossendale Harriers, Rossendale Triathlon Club, Rossendale Leisure Trust and special needs sports club Rossendale Rays, £190,700 was raised in just six months.

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Exciting work on Rawtenstall Town Square gets under way

Published on November 11, 2021 at 4:01 pm

Exciting plans to improve the town square area in Rawtenstall have been confirmed with an on-site start expected mid November.  

The scheme will see a much-improved area with new parks and garden space and a dedicated events area created. The plans follow on from the council’s earlier decision not to progress with future phases of Spinning Point in order to create a new public area. 

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Transformation of the Whitaker takes a step forward

Published on May 29, 2020 at 3:37 pm

An exciting £1.9million National Lottery-funded transformation of The Whitaker in Rawtenstall will begin in June after local firm B&E Boys was awarded the contract.

The project which includes converting the former barn and stables is being delivered by Rossendale Borough Council in partnership with the Whitaker CIC and is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund with matched funding of £189,950 from the council.

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Latest Civic Pride blog

Published on February 24, 2020 at 4:31 pm

The Civic Pride Rossendale AGM took place at Rawtenstall Cricket Club on Tuesday, 18th February 2020.

The Mayor of Rossendale, Councillor Barbara Ashworth, the Mayoress Mrs Christine Lamb, and Mr Neil Shaw, Chief Executive of Rossendale Borough Council attended in addition to many CPR volunteers and supporters.

Outgoing Chair of Civic Pride Rossendale, Chris Blomerley, thanked everyone for their hard work over the past year, noting that as CPR enters its third decade, the Valley has never looked cleaner and brighter with groups now successfully operating in Bacup, Weir, Waterfoot, Crawshawbooth, Rawtenstall, Haslingden, Helmshore and beyond.

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