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  • Brownies is for all girls aged seven to ten

    We currently have spaces in our Brownie Unit which meets 6.45-8pm  on a Monday evening.  We do not hold meetings in the school holidays.

    Girls in Brownies have incredible experiences together, make brilliant friends and discover the world around them. Every (...)

  • We currently have vacancies in our Rainbow Unit for girls aged 5-7 years old. This is an opportunity for girls to do Girl-Only activities including Scavenger Hunts, craft activities and attending our County Day with hundreds of other Rainbows!

    We meet on Mondays from 6-7pm at Haslingden Baptist Church on (...)

  • We are a Rawtenstall based scout group open to all boys and girls aged 6 to 14 years with links to district sections for older young people. From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.
  • 2nd Rossendale Brownies meet weekly during term time. We do lots of activities such as crafts, games, work on badges, trips out, visitors and lots of other fun activities. Helping the Brownies be the best they can be.

    We meet on Wednesday evenings 6pm – 7:15pm

  • The 2nd Rossendale Scout Group is a thriving community of young people aged between 6 and 25.  We are based in Bacup and are committed to providing a fun, vibrant and safe place for young people to develop themselves.

    From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being (...)

  • 38th Rossendale Scout Group are an open Scout Group based in Cloughfold, Rossendale.

    From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

    Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about (...)

  • From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

    Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities!  We agree! Above everything else, Scouting is all about enjoying (...)

  • From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

    Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities!  We agree! Above everything else, Scouting is all about enjoying yourself, (...)

  • From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

    Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities!  We agree! Above everything else, Scouting is all about enjoying yourself, (...)

  • From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

    Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities!  We agree! Above everything else, Scouting is all about enjoying (...)

  • 5th Rossendale Beaver Scout colony. We meet every Wednesday evening during term time, for boys and girls aged 6-8 years. Our motto is “fun and friends”. We meet in Stacksteads, Our Beaver leader is Laura Mathers.

    New members are always welcome. Cubs meet Monday evenings aged 8-10 our cub (...)

  • The A,B & D Centre is a community day-care centre for older people and people with mental health problems.

  • AAWAZ is a local registered charity; we work with women and families, with those people who are in most need.  The name AAWAZ mean “Voice” in Urdu and is the “voice” of Asian women across Lancashire and nationally.

    The charity’s work revolves around the principle of self-help, equipping women and (...)

  • The Abaseen Foundation is a pioneering charity based in Lancaster with local fundraising and volunteering links in Rossendale.

    The charity works to improve the lives of people in one of the poorest and most deprived areas of Khyber Pakhtunhwa, north west Pakistan.  Natural disasters like floods and earthquakes, and the (...)

  • “Abba Care Home is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for up to 6 people with mental health conditions. The home is a detached house situated within five acres of fields, farms and gardens. It is located near to the small village of Weir. Accommodation is provided in single (...)

  • Access Ability CIC provides support and services to disabled and deaf people, potential employers, their families and community members within the North West.

    Our projects provide a holistic approach to support, guidance and training through weekly job clubs and social groups within local accessible locations. We work in partnership with (...)

  • Accrington & District Blind Society is one of the smaller independent local charities supporting people with a sight loss in the UK.  We serve a large part of East Lancashire including Hyndburn and parts of Rossendale.

    We stock a wide range of daily living aids and equipment, from talking watches, (...)

  • For over 60 years, Accrington and Rossendale College has been providing award-winning education and training to the people of Hyndburn, Rossendale, the Ribble Valley and beyond. In recent years we have invested over £20 million in our Accrington-based Broad Oak Campus, building a campus truly worthy of the 21st century.

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  • The Accrington Victoria Hospital is a community hospital providing in-patient services and a Minor Injuries Unit for the local population.
  • There are a range of Community based courses available from ACCROSS at the Waterside Centre.  ACCROSS at the Waterside Centre are dedicated to supporting people in the community who are unemployed and actively seeking to get back into work.

    At Accrington and Rossendale College we pride ourselves in our (...)

  • Acre Mill Baptist Church is a lively, community centred, evangelical Baptist church with many links into its immediate neighbourhood.

    We seek to be a place of inclusive and enthusiastic worship – a place where we meet together in Christian fellowship to seek and be led by God.

    Our aim is (...)

  • Action for ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Is a charitable body for people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in East Lancashire.

    The organisation is based at the Autism Resource Centre, a specially designed facility in Harle Syke, Burnley, which houses our soft play centre, bouncy castle, activity area, games consoles, internet (...)

  • Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime. People (...)

  • Active Lancashire are one of 43 sub-regional sport partnerships operating across England. As a County Sport Partnership (CSP) we are funded by Sport England, by agencies to deliver specific projects on their behalf, by local government and by private sponsorship.

    County Sports Partnerships are an integral part of the Government’s drive (...)

  • Adrenaline Centre (formerly Haslingden Sports Centre) is managed by Rossendale Leisure Trust which is the largest not for profit social enterprise in Rossendale.  The Trust was created in 2004 and our aim is to promote an active and healthy lifestyle throughout the valley and beyond.

    In our colourful, modern centre (...)

  • Advicenow is an independent, not-for-profit website, run by the charity Law for Life: the Foundation for Public Legal Education.

    It provides accurate information on rights and the law.

    We believe that everybody should have access to clear and effective guidance to help them deal with law-related issues.

  • Advocacy Focus provide advocacy support to people over the age of 18 who live in East Lancashire and have an issue with Health or Adult Social Care.

    Advocates support people at meetings in getting their views across to professionals and help people to understand what is being said to them. (...)

  • Age UK Lancashire provide an information and advice service for older people aged 65+ and their carers. The service is free of charge, confidential, independent and impartial.
  • This service provides enhanced support in a comforting environment focused on respect and dignity to encourage social interaction, inclusion in engaging and meaningful activities and to provide much needed respite during the day for families caring for individuals.
  • The Hospital Aftercare Service Supports older people following a hospital discharge, period of illness or injury. The service aims to help you regain your independence and provide low level practical and emotional support.
  • This valuable service gives up to 12 weeks tailored support for older veterans and their families, providing information and advice, practical support at home, access to social events and  opportunities to become more active.
  • Age UK Lancashire are a county-wide charity working with and for older people. We believe that later life should be valued and fulfilling.
  • The Hospital Aftercare Service supports older people following a hospital discharge or a period of illness or injury.  They aim to help you regain your independence and provide low level practical and emotional support.

    The service can offer help to adults, if you are registered with a GP within East (...)

  • The Age UK Shop Haslingden is one of just over 450 Age UK charity shops throughout the UK, offering a wide and ever-changing range of goods at very reasonable prices. Each shop provides a gateway to the whole charity and they are recycling centres too.

    Please note that not all (...)

  • The Age UK Shop Rawtenstall is one of just over 450 Age UK charity shops throughout the UK, offering a wide and ever-changing range of goods at very reasonable prices. Each shop provides a gateway to the whole charity and they are recycling centres too.

    Please note that not all (...)

  • Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

    The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees (...)

  • Alden Close Play Area is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • At Alder Grange Community & Technical School (AGS), Sixth Form Centre (AG6) and inclusion centre (AG+) you will find an outstanding educational community dedicated to the successful development of the whole child and young person. Naturally, academic progress and attainment are extremely important to us, and you will find our results reflect (...)

  • Alf’s Black Belt Academy is a Martial Arts Academy teaching Kickboxing, Jujitsu and Freestyle Karate with lessons available for all age groups, we accept children from four years of age upwards. Our instructors have a wealth of Martial Arts experience and are CRAB checked and are trained in First (...)

  • All Saints RC High School is a school where the Catholic faith is taught, lived and celebrated. We will educate the whole person spiritually, morally and intellectually. We embrace Catholic values in all we do and in all our relationships. We will identify and cater for the individual student’s needs (...)

  • Alzheimer’s Society is the UK ‘s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Helpline, website, and around 3,000 local services.

    We campaign for better quality (...)

  • Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the over-55s. We provide services to over 35,000 older people. Our passion at Anchor is giving older people a choice of great places and ways to live. We do this by treating our colleagues and customers as individuals (...)

  • Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the over-55s. We provide services to over 35,000 older people. Our passion at Anchor is giving older people a choice of great places and ways to live. We do this by treating our colleagues and customers as individuals (...)

  • Believing that art is good for you, we provide a platform for art and creativity to all. Practising and supporting art as a nourishing and engaging activity, our workshops are designed to activate the imagination, be inspirational and most of all FUN!

    Arty Party people are facilitators. That is, we (...)

  • Ashlands is a small family run home that caters for 19 residents in the heart of Rossendale. The home is owned and managed by Melissa O’Rourke along with her Husband Jason. Melissa is a Registered general nurse and has 22 years experience in the care sector.
  • The British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK are the 2 main respiratory charities in the UK . Both have useful websites packed with information, tips and guidance covering all aspects of living with a lung condition. They are a good place to start.
  • The Bacup & Stacksteads Carnival is held on the last Sunday of June with a procession through the town leading to a fair in Stubbylee & Moorlands Parks.

  • Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School (BRGS) is a school where youngsters develop into well-rounded individuals eager to become future leaders. Our students are full of ambition and our staff challenge and support them in achieving their aspirations.

    Although we are a selective school, our students come from a wide range (...)

  • Bacup Borough Football Club are an English football club based at West View in Bacup, Lancashire. They currently play in the North West Counties League.

    Bacup Borough Football Club was established in 1879. Their first match to take place at their current Brian Boys West View Stadium was not until (...)

  • Bacup Business Association is a proactive group run by local business people working towards improving trade in the OL13 area. Right now we are creating new and exciting events in Bacup to boost our local economy and WE NEED YOU to get involved too!

  • Bacup Camera Club is a small friendly club of people interested in improving their photography through workshops, lectures, appraisals and competitions. We meet weekly between September and May on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Dale Street, Bacup, OL13 8AP.

    During the summer we have local evening (...)

  • Bacup Cemetery opened in April 1862, and to date more than 40,000 interments have been carried out within the 17 acre grounds. Further expansion land is available to the south of the cemetery as and when required.

    Bacup is the oldest of the Council’s cemeteries.  Before the cemetery opened in (...)

  • Community Partnerships are informal partnerships involving; Local residents and representatives of local community groups, Borough and County Councillors, Rossendale Borough Council, Lancashire Police and Together Housing. There are four Community Partnerships across Rossendale covering the areas of; Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup, Whitworth
  • Membership of Bacup Consortium Trust is now open to any resident of Rossendale or anyone who works in the Borough and shares our aims which are essentially to improve the health and well-being of people who use our services. We work holistically within an ecological framework and aim to be (...)

  • Bacup Credit Union is a community savings and loans co-operative, where members pool their savings and responsibly lend to one another.  You can save as little as you want each week or month (up to a maximum of £15,000) and borrow responsibly. They offer savings and great value loans plus (...)

  • Bacup Cricket Club is a community amatuer sports club providing cricket facilities for everyone, young and old.  we have 3 senior sides that play in the Lancashire Cricket League. We also have 5 junior sides from under 15’s down to under 9’s

    If you would like to become a member (...)

  • Bacup Family Centre provides a preventative family support service to families of all ages living in/around Bacup. Aiming to strengthen family relationships and help families/individuals to over the difficulties they face, develop their potential to care for themselves/family/wider community, helping them to bring about lasting, sustainable positive change to their lives.
  • Bacup Fellowship Of Churches have had charity shops on Market Street, Bacup since October 1991.  All the money made goes back into the community.  There is a children’s shop that sells toys, clothing ,books, bedding, prams, baby walkers,baby bouncers etc. (there is to much to list!).  Next door there is also an adults (...)

  • Bacup Pride would like to invite Bacup to take part in the Bacup Flowerpot Festival – back again for 2018! Let your imagination run wild!

    The trail and quiz will ensure you see most of the fabulous flowerpots that are around the town.  Sculptures will be on show from July (...)

  • Bacup Food Club are a local, volunteer-run, registered charity food club situated in Bacup town centre next to the Waterloo Public House.

    The group are a charity that supports war veterans and sells food at low prices to help out the community.  The food is donated for the shop to (...)

  • Bacup Library is one of four libraries in Rossendale.  Lancashire County Council provide library services from branches and mobile libraries. Making a difference through accessible reading, learning and information. Joining the library is free and you can join at any age.

    Services available at Bacup Library

    Public computers

    Local studies collection

    Public (...)

  • The Bacup Natural History Society & Museum was established in 1878, we have a collection of over 4,000 photographs and slides along with various historical documents on the Bacup and Stacksteads areas. Our museum, displays various domestic and military artefacts and we also hold one of the oldest flint & fossil collections in Lancashire.
  • Bacup Now was launched recently as a Facebook page but is quickly growing into a community group that aims to put the heart back into Bacup.

    The Facebook page posts all the activities and attractions that are currently available in and encourages interaction with the community and the group has (...)

  • Bacup Nursery School is a Nursery School maintained by Lancashire County Council. It offers places for 2, 3 and 4 year old children with extended services for our children through the Breakfast Club, Lunch Club, After School Club and full days, where needed.

    At Bacup Nursery School we aim to (...)

  • Bacup Outdoor Market is a modern accessible market made up of cabins and open stalls.  It is situated in the town centre and benefits from free parking.  Our traders, full of character, offer a friendly and personal service second to none!

    Open every Wednesday & Saturday from 9am to 4pm (...)

  • Bacup Pride were formed in September 2011 by a group of like-minded volunteers with the aims of improving the appearance of the fabric of the town, discouraging Crime and Antisocial behaviour, fostering Community Spirit and to promote and celebrate the history and heritage of Bacup and Stacksteads and the wider (...)

  • Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve the communities both at home and overseas. These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others. Each member enjoys business as well as social (...)

  • The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative is a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £2 million to refurbish historical buildings in Bacup, Lancashire, to provide training in traditional building skills and to facilitate activities and events for local people.

  • Bacup Young Peoples Centre are a young peoples centre operating open access youth club provision 3 evenings per week.

    We offer young people opportunities to participate in various activities including sports, arts & crafts, cooking, board games, issue based project work etc. alongside generic youth club activities such (...)

  • The Limey Valley Allotment Association manages Badgercote Allotments, an allotment site of 28 plots in Loveclough on the side of the beautiful Limey Valley in Rossendale, Lancashire.

    Most of the plots are leased as full or half allotments. There are also smaller starter plots, easy access plots people for people with (...)

  • Bait-ul-Mukarram Mosque & Community Centre provides information regarding education, Social Welfare, Career opportunities etc.

  • Balladen School is a great place to be. The staff are positive and extremely dedicated; they strive to provide the best learning and the best care to all the children at Balladen.

    The children of Balladen are what makes the school special.  Each child here is an individual with different (...)

  • Barnardo’s transforms the lives of the most vulnerable children across the UK through the work of our services, campaigning and research expertise.  We believe we can bring out the very best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence.

    Shop and help Barnardo’s

    (...)
  • Basement Youth UK Ltd Empowering young People from Burnley to have a voice and be heard. We care about Young People’s Lifestyles, Education, Achievements and their future.

    We deliver services that are formed by young people, our responses are youth led tackling issues they face in society today.

    The Project has been outlined (...)

  • BBC Radio Lancashire provide news, sport, music and features for Lancashire.   Radio made in the Red Rose county on 95.5, 103.9, 104.5FM, DAB & Freeview ch. 720.

  • Each of the Hospices serving East Lancashire provide a bereavement support service.  These services provide a confidential, safe space in which to work through their grief with a qualified bereavement support co-ordinator.
  • Best 2 Know works in conjunction with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Contraception and Sexual Health Services (CaSH).

    Here you can find information about sexual health. This includes contraception, STIs, local services and the places you can get free condoms. Condoms are provided through our Wrapped condom scheme. CaSH provide (...)

  • We’re determined to transform the UK into a Nation of Lifesavers: a country where everyone knows how to save a life.

    There are over 1,700 Heartstart schemes across the UK supported by the BHF where individuals or groups can attend a two-hour training course and learn how to; deal with (...)

  • Black Pudding Hashers are a local group that practice ‘hashing’.  Hashing is a form of Hare & Hounds style event which began at the Selegor Club in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia in 1938.  Regardless of the style of the Hash, all is in good fun and the “Drinking Club with a (...)

  • The Blackburn & East Lancashire Beekeepers Association are a group of beekeepers in East Lancashire, North West England. The aim of our group is to assist and educate beekeepers, to encourage beekeeping as a hobby, and to promote natural beekeeping methods.

    New beekeepers are always welcome to join us. Please (...)

  • Blackburn and East Lancashire Model Railway Society is a model railway society based near Oswaldtwistle Mills. The group exists to promote and facilitate model railway engineering and holds an annual exhibition in Blackburn each October.

    Established in 1965, the Society held its first show in October of that year. Shows (...)

  • Blackburn Arts Club are an amateur dramatic society based in Blackburn, Lancashire.

    We present four productions each season from September/October to April/May at our theatre on Gibraltar Street in Blackburn.

    We have presented over 200 productions over the last 60 years ranging from plays by Shakespeare, Pantomimes, Musicals, Gilbert & (...)

  • Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary is a charity committed to caring for dogs, cats, farm animals and small pets. No animal at the sanctuary is ever put to sleep except on veterinary advice. Our aim is to find happy loving homes for many of our dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals and (...)

  • Across the eastern half of Lancashire our 140 Bootstrap Enterprises staff in our centres assist people move into work and into business every day!

    Our strong reputation and proven track record stems from our experience, expertise and success in helping individuals and communities achieve their goals.

    Bootstrap has a new (...)

  • BPRCVS Communicars is a fantastic volunteer driver community transport scheme run by BPRCVS that operates throughout East Lancashire.

    Communicars operates Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm. To book journeys call the dedicated Communicars dispatch line on 01282 412096. Phone lines are open for bookings between 9am – 2pm.

    (...)
  • BPRCVS Volunteer Centre is supported by BPRCVS and is a volunteer development agency which provides support at a local level to organisations in need of volunteers and individuals wishing to volunteer within the voluntary, community, faith and public sectors.

    The Volunteer Centre is part of a national network of volunteer (...)

  • The Breathe Programme from the Liverpool Chest and Heart Hospital is an open access website which anyone can visit. It consists of a series of videos covering a range of topics including the following categories; Patient family and friends, breathlessness, relaxation techniques, activity & exercise, self management.
  • The Britannia Coconut Dancers are a traditional male team only and like many of the traditional Morris and folk teams with no certainty can state the factual origins of the traditional dances that have been passed down through generations.

    Every Easter Saturday no matter what the weather the Coconutters gather (...)

  • Britannia Community Primary School is in the heart of Lancashire’s Rossendale Valley. It was opened in 1928 as an Infant and Junior School for the Britannia area of Bacup.

    The school is set in approximately three acres of mainly grassed playing fields. The original post-Edwardian building has had several extensions (...)

  • Britannia Playground is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • The British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK are the 2 main respiratory charities in the UK . Both have useful websites packed with information, tips and guidance covering all aspects of living with a lung condition. They are a good place to start.
  • The British Red Cross Shop Rossendale is located in Waterfoot.  British Red Cross charity shops sell second-hand designer and vintage clothes, plus gifts, books, furniture and more, with all profits going towards the organisation’s work both overseas and in the UK.

    Would you like to donate items to your local Red (...)

  • Broadway Primary School is a community in which we are all valued equally as individuals. We aim for all the children and staff to achieve their maximum potential in a caring and safe environment. We respect and empathise with each other and with all members of society. We value friendship, (...)

  • Brook UK has been at the forefront of providing wellbeing and sexual health support for young people for over 50 years.  Our services in local communities, our education programmes, our training for professionals and our campaigning work means that young people are better equipped to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices.

    (...)
  • Burnley & District Canine Society provide ringcraft and socialisation classes every 2nd Tuesday at 7pm.

  • The Burnley and Pendle Miniature Railway Society was set up in 1990 by a few local people who each enjoyed operating Miniature Railways and grew to a dozen or so active members.

    For many years we have operated a portable seven and a quarter gauge track (...)

  • We are Burnley FC in the Community; the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club.

    We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better.  We work hard every day to deliver on our mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities (...)

  • Burnley General Teaching Hospital provides a full range of hospital services.  This includes general and specialist medical and surgical services along with a full range of diagnostic (e.g. MRI, CT scanning) and support services.
  • Scope is a local charity supporting people with cerebral palsy and other related disabilities.  “We want to make East Lancs and outlying districts a better place for people with Cerebral Palsy and other related disabilities by enabling them to have more choice and control over how they live.”

    The group (...)

  • Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale CVS have been operating for over 80 years in East Lancashire. Our role is to develop and support community, voluntary and faith organisations throughout the regions of Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.

    Helping people to help others is our motto. This is what we do, what we (...)

  • Bury Ramblers Group is part of the Greater Manchester & High Peak Area of the Ramblers. We have approximately 250 members. However, we are always ready to welcome new members. We organise walks in some of the finest countryside in the North of England where there is an extensive network (...)

  • Calico Enterprise works with a host of organisations to deliver a range of services across the North West that: provide housing-related support; tackle worklessness; and give information and advice.  Such services include: Calico Interiors; Constructing the Future; Calico Careers; and Floating Support contracts.

    Calico Enterprise is part of The Calico Group: (...)

  • The Bacup committee has been fundrasing for Cancer Research UK since the late 1950’s. The next milestone is £500,000 and hoped to be reached soon.

    Throughout the year we hold frundraising events including quizzes, Easter and Christmas fayres, collecting in local supermarkets and other events.

  • The Rossendale Debt Counselling Service is run by the charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP).

    CAP is an award winning charity that offers free, face-to-face debt counselling to all. Our personal and long-term approach empowers people to get out of debt and learn budgeting skills with great success. 94% of our (...)

  • Your local CAP Job Club Rawtenstall is a friendly place where you will get practical help as you seek employment. It’s a relaxed environment with the chance to meet other jobseekers, get support and gain the tools you need to find work.  This CAP Job Club is run in partnership (...)

  • Carers Link Lancashire aim to provide information to all East Lancashire carers, to support carers to know their rights and access other services relevant to their situation, to support carers to engage in activities which give them a break from their caring role and to influence change within local, county (...)

  • The aim of the CAST Heritage Listing Project is to identify and list heritage assets throughout Rossendale from plaques and windows to walls and buildings (Valley Heritage will support regarding buildings at risk).

    Rossendale will be divided into ten areas for this project. The project team will work in each (...)

  • Central Methodist Church, Bacup aims to be a caring christian family community, offering worship in the Methodist tradition, which honours God, welcomes children, members and visitors, and attracts newcomers in a spirit of openness, tolerance and friendship.

    The church encourages children, and individuals of all ages to uphold the good (...)

  • Inspire Integrated Substance Misuse Service offer a wide range of support for anyone worried about their own or somebody else’s substance/alcohol use. We offer advice and guidance to individuals and family members through rapid, open access assessment leading to support and treatment.
  • The Changing Futures Project aims to support 1,000 people who are most at risk of exclusion from the labour market to identify, reduce and remove their barriers to employment. The project will be delivered across Lancashire with a focus on areas where there are high levels of poverty, targeting Black, (...)

  • Chatterton Recreation Ground is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • Cherry Tree Lodge is a family run care home in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. Established in 1985 we have been delivering care services to the local community for over 30 years. Within our homely setting we provide our residents with a quality of life that is as normal as possible.
  • Pre-school for children aged from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

  • “Inspiring lives and changing futures”

    It’s what we’ve been doing since 1886, in one form or another!

    We passionately believe that every child and young person has the right to achieve their full potential, whatever their background or circumstances – and, as a result, we work with over 6000 children, (...)

  • The Choir @ Newchurch Methodist is a Choir for all abilities. A fun session where you can have a good sing plus a chat over a brew!  No experience necessary.

    Sessions are on Thursdays, 10.30 – 11.30am during term time (arrival and brews from 10am) and cost £4.

  • A support group for anyone who suffers from, cares for or supports someone with OCD.
  • Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on people’s rights and responsibilities.

    We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination We provide advice people need for the problems they face We campaign for change to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives We (...)
  • A local charity that offers free, impartial & confidential information and advice on the problems that people face including debt, welfare benefits, housing, employment, utilities, consumer and relationships.
  • Last year across the valley Civic Pride Rossendale estimate that they collected 3000bags of litter!  That’s about 18 tons or an incredible 1.5 million pieces!

    Litter picking is not a skilled operation and so with the correct equipment and guidelines on Health & Safety in place, it’s something that most (...)

  • Clegg Street Play Area is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • The new state-of-the-art £7.8 million building gives the residents of Clitheroe and surrounding areas a hospital fit for the 21st Century.
  • Clod Lane Play Area is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • Cohens Chemist is part of the Cohens Group and a well loved brand name in community pharmacy. The Company was established in 1980 and is now one of Britain’s leading pharmacy chains with branches throughout the UK.

    We are located mainly in the community and increasingly within new community health (...)

  • Cohens Chemist is part of the Cohens Group and a well loved brand name in community pharmacy. The Company was established in 1980 and is now one of Britain’s leading pharmacy chains with branches throughout the UK.

    We are located mainly in the community and increasingly within new community health (...)

  • Coldwell Activity Centre is a ‘not for profit’ organisation. The centre is a special place which does a lot of good work for some very unfortunate people and disadvantaged individuals. Our small team of staff, and volunteers, love Coldwell for this reason. The centre has a (...)

  • Community & Business Partners Ltd is a non-profit making organisation established to support businesses, community groups and voluntary bodies with a range of services, both advisory and practical.  At Community & Business Partners we are committed to helping commercial enterprises flourish as well as encouraging greater corporate social responsibility, (...)

  • Community Assets Standing Tall (CAST) is a Community Interest Organisation (CIO) having charitable Status, Register No. 1153512 and run by a Board of Trustees made up from the local community.

    Community Assets Standing Tall (CAST) was formed on 6th June 2013 when the need to identify and help protect community assets (...)

  • Community Connectors are here for you when you need help and support with daily life. Community Connectors based in the voluntary sector work with the NHS, Community groups and voluntary organisations and are local experts on what’s happening in your area.
  • Are you troubled by stress, anxiety or depression?  Feeling lonely, isolated and vulnerable?  The Community Connectors Project can put you in touch with a Community Care Navigator to support you to access non-medical activities and services.

    The project aims to reduce the number of GP appointments being taken up by people (...)

  • Community Defibrillators for Rossendale are a group of local volunteers who encourage and facilitate installation of Community Public Access Defibrillators in outlying villages and areas of high footfall to enable untrained members of the public to access a defibrillator in the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

  • Community First Responders are volunteers who give their time freely to help care for people and save lives in their community.

    Responders are everyday members of the general public who are trained to deal with a wide range of potentially life threatening conditions until the arrival of an ambulance.

    Very (...)

  • As an independent registered charity, we are part of a national movement of Community Foundations that undertakes strategic grant-making, facilitates philanthropy and contributes to achieving positive social change in our local communities.

    Our ultimate vision is to drive as much investment into Lancashire’s Voluntary and Community sector to enrich (...)

  • We provide community and neurodevelopmental services for children and young people across Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire (Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale).

    Our key specialist areas include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, Clumsy children (including Dyspraxia), Neurodisability (neurological problems associated with disability) and Behaviour (...)

  • Community Restart is a modern, forward thinking service that has co-production with service users at its heart. It is dedicated to improving quality of life, promoting opportunities and improving the outcome for people across Lancashire.

    Community Restart works in partnership with people who access the service, carers, mental health specialists, (...)

  • Community Solutions North West (CSNW) is an innovative social enterprise, specialising in engagement and support.

    Through holistic provision of bespoke solutions, we are committed to offering hope and opportunity to local people through social, health, economic and personal development. Our services are Lancashire wide. With a Solutions Focused Asset Based Approach(endorsed by UCLAN Evaluation – June 2014) our services and programmes recognise (...)

  • Community Voice Ltd is a not for profit family organisation who currently provide services to over 30,000 people nationwide. Our objective is to be of benefit to the community and in particular to provide assistance and support to older, disabled or vulnerable people requiring assistance and support to remain safely (...)

  • The Connecting Our Community website provides community information to people living or working in Rossendale.

    It provides information about organisations and how to access their services. You will also find recent news about them and the events they are arranging.  Where organisations have opportunities available you will see this highlighted and linked (...)

  • Cotton Shed Theatre is a professional theatre company that works using an inclusive creative process. We create high quality, original work that never compromises on our participants’ experience nor on the standard of the work created. At the heart of all our work is our belief that everyone’s creativity counts.

    (...)
  • Cowpe Recreation Ground is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • Crawshaw Grange Playground is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • Located in Crawshawbooth, Lancashire, Crawshaw Hall Nursing Home is a magnificent 18th century mansion standing in over 5 acres of landscaped gardens set at the edge of 27 acres of forest land overlooking Limy Water, and was erected in 1830 by John Brooks (quarry owner).
  • The Crawshawbooth Artists Group meet on Monday and Tuesday afternoons at the Village Centre in Crawshawbooth.

    Classes run from 1.00 – 3.00pm

    The group is tutored by Robert Driver.  There is drawing, watercolour,  pastels and acrylic painting.  Beginners to more experienced (...)

  • The Community Association is a non-profit making registered charity & manage the facilities at the Village Centre in Crawshawbooth for the local community. The CA are in the final stages of taking over the building from LCC.

    For many years the CA have managed the facilities at the Village Centre. (...)

  • Crawshawbooth Pre-School are committed to providing quality care and education for Pre-School children between the ages of 2 & 5 years. In a safe and stimulating environment, ensuring equality of opportunity for all.

    Every child is unique and we believe that success and growth come from encouragement and praise.

    Our (...)

  • Crawshawbooth Primary School is a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. Our visions and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

    Crawshawbooth Primary School seeks to provide a (...)

  • Crawshawbooth Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) are part of the Pendle Hill Area Meeting.  This consists of 6 local Quaker Meetings. These are:- Blackburn, Bolton, Crawshawbooth, Marsden, Sawley and Rochdale.

    The North West of England is the birthplace of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and is sometimes known as (...)

  • The Community Assocation (CA) is a non-profit making Registered Charity & manage the facilities of The Village Centre building in Crawshawbooth for all age groups of our community to enjoy.

    (...)

  • Food Group at Crawshawbooth Village Centre

  • The Art group was one of the first activities developed by VIC and through Darren Horsnell’s own experience of using art for its therapeutic benefits at Combat Stress; it was decided to set up a weekly group in Bacup in 2011.  The group has developed into one of our (...)

  • Cribden House School offers a fresh start to primary aged children who need intensive support in order to experience success in their learning and we celebrate every small step towards achievement.  We are proud of our achievements and the whole school team are determined to continue on the journey to (...)

  • Cronkshaw Fold Farm is based in Helmshore, Rossendale. It is a traditional West Pennine working hill farm predominantly farming sheep. Since 1991 the farm has become a successful centre for educational visits for nursery schools, primary schools and high schools with many children participating in educational visits. Education programmes (...)

  • Crossroads Care East Lancashire is a non-profit making organisation that covers the districts of Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale and Blackburn with Darwen.

    Crossroads Care East Lancashire provides practical and emotional support to carers responsible for the care of children, adults or older people at home who have physical/sensory disability, learning disability (...)

  • Whether you need contact lenses and spectacles in Bacup or eye examinations in Bacup and the surrounding area, Crowther Optometrists would like to be your first port of call. Everyone is welcome to try out our services, whether you are situated in Bacup, Burnley, Rawtenstall, Haslingden or Rochdale or further (...)

  • Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Our Areas and Branches offer free and confidential services provided by trained volunteers.

    Contact us to find out the range of services we offer in your area.

  • Cutler Lane Playground is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • Cycling Projects has brought cycling into many people’s lives since it was registered as a charity in 1991. Since it started, we have become increasingly involved in cycling related training, bringing cycling to disabled people, encouraging people with poor health to take up cycling and working with excluded (...)

  • We have a ground floor surgery which is suitable for the disabled. There are no steps and all doors are wide.

    If you are registered and in pain outside surgery hours, contact the surgery where you will find information on the options available to you, via the answer phone. Arrangements (...)

  • Danesmoor Care Home is a large character home accommodating 23 elderly residents over the age of 65.  We aim to deliver quality, person-centred care to our service users. Our care staff are very committed and well trained.
  • Dansworks Bright Futures is voluntary group made up of parents and carers of Dansworks pupils, senior Dansworks pupils and also Dansworks staff, volunteers and teachers. The aim of the group is to help ensure that Dansworks pupils do not miss opportunities because of financial hardship or disabilities. The group raises (...)

  • Dansworks Dance Academy is a Dance School with a friendly and caring environment where every individual is treated with respect. Whatever your aims and objectives, whatever you’re capable of achieving, we’re here to help you to fulfil your potential.

    We’re not just about dancing either, Dansworks offers so much more (...)

  • David Gould Opticians have two optical practices in the Rossendale Valley, located on Bank Street Rawtenstall, and Deardengate Haslingden.

    Founded by David & Diane Gould (both qualified contact lens opticians) in 2003, David Gould Opticians, work with experienced, qualified independent optometrists using some of the latest examination equipment to provide (...)

  • David Gould Opticians have two optical practices in the Rossendale Valley, located on Bank Street Rawtenstall, and Deardengate Haslingden.

    Founded by David & Diane Gould (both qualified contact lens opticians) in 2003, David Gould Opticians, work with experienced, qualified independent optometrists using some of the latest examination equipment to provide (...)

  • The Deerplay Care Home was opened on January 24th 1997 by the current owner as a residential care home for 15 elderly service users. The home is situated off Burnley Road in Weir on Heald Lane Bacup.
  • Dementia affects everyone differently. But having the right support really can make life easier. And now there’s a simple way to find that support – with Dementia Connect, a specialist, personalised service provided by Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity

  • Dementia Friendly Rossendale (DFR) is a local initiative. It is volunteer driven and supported by local groups, public bodies, and health and social sector departments. It will attempt to break down barriers and prejudices and identify opportunities where the local community can help in a positive way.

    For those who (...)

  • At Derian House we feel privileged to be counted as the friends of the many families we have cared for and supported since the hospice opened, as well as those to whom we continue to offer ongoing support. We know there will be countless others in the future who will (...)

  • The ‘Dig for VIC’ is a project funded in 2014 through a Social Prescribing grant provided by East Lancashire CCG in conjunction with Burnley, Pendle, and Rossendale Community Volunteer Services (BPRCVS). The back walled garden at the VIC Centre is ideal to develop an area where the Armed Forces Community (...)

  • Wander through the eerie custom-built District A arena unearthing obstacles as you go. Shield your weapon and eliminate your opponents.

    Work as a team to battle it out against your competition, fighting challenges along the way. Suitable for ages 7+

  • The Doals’ Community Centre is a multi-purpose building established for the benefit of everyone in its local community of Weir, near Bacup, Lancashire on the site of the former Doals Baptist Church.

    The Doals’ Centre opened in September 2008, following five years of fund-raising by Weir Community Partnership (...)

  • Doals Table Tennis Club is a formally constituted, not for profit members table tennis Club. We offer top equipment and conditions for the playing of table tennis including competitive play in the East Lancs. Table Tennis League.

    Anyone interested in becoming a member should contact Neil.  Open to anyone subject (...)

  • Dogs Welcome K9 Training is a small, friendly, dog training group that prides itself on the excellent quality of the help and advice we offer.

    Using only kind and positive training methods, dogs are well rewarded for good behaviour.  Being patient and working at the dogs’ pace gets the best (...)

  • Children and adults with Down’s syndrome are all unique individuals with their own personalities, family backgrounds and preferences that make them who they are.

    The Downs Syndrome Association provide answers to questions that we are often asked about Down’s syndrome. This information will help you to separate the facts from (...)

  • Dr Mackenzie & Partners are situated in a refurbished 1980’s style Health Centre offering a comprehensive range of services. We are fully equipped with facilities for the disabled including disabled parking at the rear of the building, access ramps, double doors, disabled toilet and lift.  The Practice is under contract (...)

  • From 1 April 2015, it is a contractual requirement for all English practices to have a patient participation group (PPG) and to make reasonable efforts for this to be representative of the practice population. For more information about Dr Moujaes & Dr Mannan’s PPG please contact the surgery.

    (...)

  • The Drystone Walling Association of Great Britain (Mid Lancs) aims to teach and practice the art of dry stone walling in the countryside.

  • Wax is an important and natural secretion found in the ear. It keeps the ear canal lubricated and protects the ear against dust, dirt and bacteria, which helps to prevent infection.
  • The East Lancashire Bat Group is dedicated to the conservation of bats in the boroughs of Blackburn with Darwen, Ribble Valley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Burnley, and Rossendale that make up Pennine Lancashire.

    Our membership is open to all with an interest in bats.

    We aim to help to conserve bats, their (...)
  • East Lancashire CAMRA is the local organisation of the Campaign for Real Ale. The branch was set up in 1974 to pursue CAMRA’s objectives at local level. This involves the promotion of real ale and publicising where it may be enjoyed.  We are also interested in preserving the character of (...)

  • ELCAS stands for East Lancashire Child and Adolescent Service. ELCAS is a specialist mental health service for children and young people.  In many areas in the country these services are called CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services).

    ELCAS is a service made up of people from different professional backgrounds (...)

  • East Lancashire Community Dementia Forums are informal with coffee and cake, they take place every other month and last for 2 hours on a Friday afternoon at a variety of community locations across East Lancashire. The format is flexible and generally involves a presentation or two followed by discussion about (...)

  • The vision of East Lancashire Deaf Society (ELDS) is for full social inclusion of Deaf people. Its concern is for the Deaf people’s right to full participation, to the same opportunities in education, employment, access and involvements as anyone else.

    There are two elements in the practice of social inclusion, (...)

  • Our aim is to provide support to new parents and give them opportunities to meet other families living with Down’s Syndrome.

    We are a great source of local and general information regarding Down’s Syndrome and we hope to raise awareness and understanding in the local community.

    We hold monthly meetings (...)

  • East Lancashire Medical Services (ELMS) is a Social Enterprise organisation delivering Urgent Primary Care Services 365 days a year.

    We have a number of primary health care services including the Out of Hours Service.   Descriptions for all our services, can be found by navigating our website.

  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust was established in 2003 and is an integrated Health Care Provider located in Lancashire in the heart of the North West of England, with Bolton and Manchester to the south, Preston to the west and the Pennines to the east forming a natural boundary with (...)

  • The history of the East Lancashire Railway is the story of a heroic struggle to keep a dying part of Britain’s heritage alive, a struggle that still goes on today.

    The Railway’s past is inextricably linked to that of the area’s industry. The railways provided industries with a vital (...)

  • The East Lancashire Recovery College is an open access college for people who would like to gain an insight into personal development and mental health well being.

    All courses are free and are held at Stubbylee Hall in a pleasant, therapeutic environment.

  • Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets East Lancashire Scouts apart.

    Through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.

    From camping and hiking to surfing and paragliding, there (...)

  • As a CCG we commission (buy) local health services for Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Ribble Valley (excluding Longridge) and Rossendale. We receive a budget from the Department of Health to plan and pay for most local NHS services. This includes commissioning planned hospital care, rehabilitative care, urgent and emergency care, most (...)

  • The East Lancs Patient Voices Group (PVG) was established in 2011 and has 12 elected members and an "e-membership." of patients from across Pennine Lancashire.
  • Edenfield CE Primary School celebrates: a high level of support and commitment from our hard working staff; excellent relationships with parents and the wider community; a rich, vibrant and exciting curriculum; and most important of all, well-behaved, friendly and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn.

    All of these elements (...)

  • Edenfield Church, Edenfield.  For many centuries a church has stood at the heart of the village of Edenfield. It is more than just an elegant example of eighteenth century design, it is home to the members of the worshipping fellowship of the Church of England, and also welcomes members of (...)

  • Nestled under the shadow of the imposing Scout Moor windfarm the friendly Edenfield Cricket Club is situated literally at the heart of the village it represents.

    Established in 1902 the club has gone from strength to strength and now supports three senior and multiple junior sides.

    It’s suntrap location, bar (...)

  • Edenfield Nursery is a small charity run Nursery who have, for 40 years, consistently delivered the best environment for your 2 to 4 year olds to develop all the first steps needed for their educational journey, with plenty of fun thrown in!

  • Edenfield Play Area is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • Edenfield is a village in the valley of Rossendale which has a very active residents association.

    Edenfield Residents Association (EVRA) have been an active group of local residents serving the village for 35 years.

    All residents of Edenfield are members of the association on moving into the area.

    EVRA have (...)

  • Edgeside and District Community Partnership exists to enable the community to feel safe, reassured and involved by supporting community choice, opportunity and achievement.

    The group brings together churches, community groups and voluntary organisations together with statutory bodies to actively promote each other’s work and deliver services and activities.

    For details (...)

  • Edgeside and District Resident Association hold meetings for the residents of Edgeside and surrounding district, to discuss and action local issues. these meetings are held at St Annes Church every other month on the 3rd monday of the month.

  • Edgeside Baptist Church is a small community of believers situated on the Edgeside estate, in Waterfoot. With our hearts, minds and lives we want to serve God, serve one another, and serve our community.

    Witnessing to the people of Edgeside  since 1853, we meet to pray on a Saturday morning at (...)

  • Edgeside Park is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • The EkaH Foundation offers effective educational and self development programmes and tools to help people relieve stress and develop their own sense of inner peace, happiness, health and wellbeing. These programmes which include guided visualisation techniques, meditation, yoga, and practical advice for daily living have helped people around the world (...)

  • This service will assess any patient that contacts it through a series of triage questions and either booked into an appointment or signposted to a more appropriate service.
  • Emmaus Burnley opened in 2011, becoming the UK’s 20th Emmaus community.

    We offer 24 people who have experienced homelessness, accommodation and meaningful work in one of our social enterprises.

    Emmaus Burnley covers the whole of Pennine Lancashire including Burnley, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Pendle, Blackburn with Darwen and Ribble Valley.

    (...)

  • The England IMLT investigates and prosecutes illegal money lenders while supporting those who have borrowed money from a loan shark. Illegal Money Lending Teams in Scotland and Wales ensure the entire UK is working to stop loan sharks.

    Each team is comprised of specialist investigators and Liaise Officers who have (...)

  • The Environmental Health department at Rossendale Borough Council comprises a Commercial Team who concentrates on food safety and health and safety, and a Residential Team who deal with pollution issues, private rented sector housing  conditions, contaminated land, public funerals and public health etc.

  • Epilepsy Action is the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation and exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition. As a member-led association, we are led by and represent people with epilepsy, their friends, famizlies and healthcare professionals.

    Epilepsy can affect anyone at any age and from any (...)

  • The Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust serves the communities of North Manchester, Bury, Rochdale and Oldham, along with the surrounding towns and villages.
  • An NHS GP Practice based in Rawtenstall, Padiham and Nelson all of which are located in the Rossendale valley, Burnley and Pendle localities and operates within the East Lancashire CCG boundaries. The General Practitioners have the patients’ needs at the heart of everything we do,

    From 1 April 2015, it (...)

  • Fairview Recreation Ground is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Infant/Junior, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  SlideCradle Swing, Climbing Frame, Roundabout, Pitch

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you can (...)

  • Families and Babies (FAB) provide peer support services offering evidenced based information & support to improve health & well-being within families. Our current services include breastfeeding peer support and mental health & well-being support.

    We believe in the power of mums supporting other mums and this will always be at the heart of our (...)
  • The Family Health & Wellbeing Consortium is a membership organisation providing a structure to support partnership and multi-agency working across members to deliver commissioned and grant funded services throughout Lancashire and the North West.

    Ultimately the work of the Consortium benefits children, families and adults of all ages in the local (...)

  • The Family Planning Association is a sexual health charity. We give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

    Every year we answer thousands of questions about sexual health through our website and publications. We help parents talk to their children about growing up, (...)

  • FareShare FoodCloud is a scheme which helps charities and community groups access the free, unsold, surplus food from a day’s sales at your local Tesco supermarket.

    Using the simple mobile technology FoodCloud, we have already helped over 6,000 UK charity groups to access hundreds of tonnes of fresh, good quality, (...)

  • Fearns Community Sports College is a fully inclusive, comprehensive school which caters for pupils from 11–16.  As a small school, we are able to give individual attention to all our pupils and ensure that their needs are met whatever their background or ability.  We have fantastic role models of all (...)

  • Fern Hill House Care Home is a distinctive period property in a desirable Lancashire market town, occupying a central position in the local community, adjacent to a small communal park and about 100 yards from a variety of shops and amenities.
  • Festival Park Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: Yes, Age range: Infant, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  Cradle Swing, See Saw, Ropes, Climbing Frame, Bowling Green

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report (...)

  • The Fifty-Something Theatre Company are a community theatre company based in Burnley, Lancashire, who perform for various organisations in the local area, including community centres and retirement homes. Our actitivies include acting and singing as well as writing our own sketches and poems.

    If you live in the area and (...)

  • First Choice Credit Union exists to help local people to save and provides affordable and responsible loans. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works within our common bond area. Our common bond is Rossendale, Hyndburn, Preston, Ribble Valley and the Parliamentary Constituency of Bury North.

    ​To become a member you (...)

  • The First Choice Credit Union Rawtenstall Service Point is one of a number of satellite offices available throughout our common bond area where you can deposit money in to your savings account or to make repayments for your loan. You can also become a member at one of our (...)

  • The Forest of Rossendale Bridleway Association (FORBA) raises money to research and restore bridleways in the borough by way of membership, organised rides and social events, etc.

    Founded in 1980 FORBA represents horse riders in the Rossendale area. Rides take place on the 2nd Sunday each month.

  • Free Lane Allotments are situated in the village of Helmshore in the Rossendale Valley which is located on the edge of the Lancashire countryside.

    The allotment site contains 48 plots of varying size and the plot holders form the Free Lane Community Allotment Society.

    Rossendale Borough Council has from April (...)

  • The objective of Freehold Cottage is to provide a pleasant and secure home for six people with a mental illness, perhaps exacerbated by a drug related problem, who will benefit from an environment which ensures privacy, dignity, independence, choice, rights and fulfilment.
  • The Friends of Acre Village have been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery for their Interpreting Acre Project.   The group are working with Proffitts, Lancashire County Council and Rossendale Borough Council with the aim of obtaining funding to preserve, restore and interpret the history of this interesting Victorian (...)

  • Friends of Bocholt are an organisation set up to further the links with Rossendale’s Twin town since 1952 , Bocholt in Germany. They organise trips to Bocholt and host visitors from their sister organisation the German British Society . They also have social events to promote twinning.

  • Healey Dell, Rochdale, Lancashire is a beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology, two miles from Rochdale town centre on the way to Whitworth and Bacup.

    The River Spodden has carved its way through the woodlands through thousands of years, creating delightful scenery and spectacular waterfalls (...)

  • The aim of the Friends is to promote, support, assist and generally further the purpose of the Helmshore Mills Textile Museum by voluntary action and fund raising activities.

    The museum itself consists of two mills; the Higher Mill which is a woollen fulling mill built in 1789 and driven by (...)

  • We are a Community Group set up to help re-develop the Childrens’ Play and Park recreational areas in the local Park popularly known as “Snig Hole”. The Group represents the residents and community of the village of Helmshore in the Borough of Rossendale, Lancashire.

    Snig Hole Park  (officially called Helmshore (...)

  • The Friends of Victoria Park Action Group aim to develop Victoria Park into being a focal point of recreational activities for all ages of the community in Haslingden and Helmshore

  • The Friends of Whitworth Library Group (FOWLG) has been set up as a response to LCC making cuts to library services.

    The non-party, apolitical group believes that the loss of this community hub, which offers a variety of activities in addition to the usual book lending and IT facilities, (...)

  • Friends Reminisce is a constituted volunteer group that targets older people and people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.

    The group provides ‘Art for Health’ sessions at Haslingden Community Link, every Friday morning (10.30am – 12.30 pm).  Freelance Group Leaders are paid a fee to deliver:

    Sessions (...)
  • Future U is a collaborative project that brings together universities, colleges, schools, businesses and communities from across Lancashire.

    Future U is all about empowering young people with the knowledge and opportunities to succeed by improving careers information, advice and guidance, overcoming barriers to progression and offering an engaging programme of (...)

  • Girlguiding – Bacup District is part of the Rossendale Division which covers the length and breadth of the Rossendale Valley, and is made up of 3 Districts – Bacup, Haslingden and Rawtenstall.

    Bacup District runs from the village of Whitworth at the south end of the Rossendale Valley to (...)

  • Girlguiding – Haslingden District is part of the Rossendale Division which covers the length and breadth of the Rossendale Valley, and is made up of 3 Districts – Bacup, Haslingden and Rawtenstall.

    Haslingden District is at the north of the Rossendale Valley and runs from Helmshore to the (...)

  • Girlguiding – Rawtenstall District is part of the Rossendale Division which covers the length and breadth of the Rossendale Valley, and is made up of 3 Districts – Bacup, Haslingden and Rawtenstall.

    Rawtenstall District covers a vast expanse and includes the villages of Edenfield, Waterfoot, Newchurch and Crawshawbooth. There (...)

  • The Goodshaw Band is a Community Band. If you are a budding brass enthusiast and have a desire to play in a first class brass band, then why not come along to our rehearsals. The band would like to encourage new people to come along even just out (...)

  • Our church is governed by the ‘members’ who meet bi-monthly at the ‘Members Meeting’ to discuss church business and seek Gods will for the way forward. Anyone who has been baptised at an age of consent (where a person has personally chosen to be baptised) can apply for membership.

    (...)

  • Goodshaw Playground is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Junior, Toddlers: No

    Equipment:  Cradle Swing, See Saw, Tread barrel

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you can contact (...)

  • Gordon Street Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Junior, Toddlers: No

    Equipment:  Slide, Cradle Swing, Climbing Frame, Space Net

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue (...)

  • Graham Jones is Member of Parliament for Haslingden & Hyndburn.

    Regular advice surgeries are held in the constituency.  Advice surgeries are for constituents who have problems and need practical help.

  • The Green Dreams Project offers support for social problems. Our practitioners work alongside GPs across East Lancashire to provide one to one support.

    Issues that we can help with include; Unemployment, Finances, debt and benefits, Housing, Family support, isolation and relationships with others, Education and training and Volunteering.

    We are (...)

  • Greenfield Gardens is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Junior, Toddlers: Yes, Equipment:  Cradle Swing, See Saw, Ropes, Climbing Frame, Roundabout, Bowling Green

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks (...)

  • Grip & Go is an action packed indoor climbing and activity centre for all the family. Adults and Children from age 4 and above can scale our 18 walls of fun, adventure and skill… and if you’re feeling really courageous complete the ultimate challenge and attempt the Leap of Faith.

    (...)
  • Groundwork MSSTT is the community charity with a green heart.

    We’re passionate about creating a future where everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and where everyone can reach their potential.

    Groundwork MSSTT helps to change places and change lives across (...)

  • Hall Carr Adventure Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Junior, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  SlideCradle Swing, Pitch

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you can contact (...)

  • The ladies of Hallfold United Reformed Church meet regularly throughout the year.  We enjoy meals, guest speakers, outings and the good company of each other.  Our Tuesday ‘exercise to music’ sessions have proved popular.

    All ladies are invited to join us in the church hall at 8pm for an hour of (...)

  • At Hallfold United Reformed Church we are a worshipping people providing a spiritual heart to our community.

    We encourage one another to be confident in our faith, grow our spiritual life and to witness within our community.  We seek to express God’s love in the way we live our lives (...)

  • The Community Hall and Church are available to be used for you group, party or event. The Hall is a large space suitable for events with up to 150 people. The Kitchen is accessible from the Hall.

    The Chapel has flexible seating for up to 100 people, and with a (...)

  • Hamer Avenue Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Infant, Toddlers: No

    Equipment:  Cradle Swing, Spring Rocker

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you can contact the (...)

  • HARV Domestic Violence Team provides services that identify, support and protect adults, children and families living with violence, exploitation and/or abuse.   They provide confidential services based around the needs of the individuals at risk.

    At HARV we provide professional and quality support and services to women and children experiencing domestic (...)

  • Harvey Longworth Court, situated between Burnley and Rawtenstall in the Rossendale valley, is in a semi rural location with stunning views of the valley. The court consists of 22 double and 16 single flats, all equipped with economy 7 heating, and fitted kitchens with electric oven and hob.

  • Hasiwriters are a writing group based in Haslingden, Rossendale. The group was set up in 1998 under the auspices of Project One-O-One. In times past it has met at the Trades Hall as well as the Royal British Legion in Haslingden, and currently meets in Haslingden Library, where is has been since (...)

  • Haslingden & Helmshore Band is a First Section brass band based in the Rossendale Valley, East Lancashire.  The band rehearses twice a week in Wells Street, Haslingden.

    Our group forms a brass band, comprising of more than 25 musicians, with a strong reputation in the valley as providing good quality (...)

  • Haslingden Baptist Church is a small church of friendly people waiting to welcome you to their fellowship.

    Hymns are sung using “Mission Praise” and the words are projected on a screen with music supplied by either the digital organ or piano.  Prayers, Bible readings and a sermon are included in the (...)

  • Haslingden Cemetery is the youngest and smallest of Rossendale Borough Council’s cemeteries with just under 6 acres in use. The first interment took place on the 29 April 1902.

    There is a small chapel which can accommodate 50 people seated.  It also has toilet facilities and a water tap for visitors to (...)

  • Haslingden Civic Pride are a friendly group of volunteers who are improving their environment through the activities of litter picking and gardening.  If this is something you would like to undertake, even if only occasionally we would welcome your input.  There is no requirement to come every week, you come (...)

  • Haslingden Community Link provide community services in Haslingden “For the Common Good”.  That means everybody!

    We have been serving the needs of the local community since the year 2000 providing support services and activities from pre-birth to old age.

    We are an independent charity that is funded from a number (...)

  • Community Partnerships are informal partnerships involving:

    Local residents and representatives of local community groups Borough and County Councillors Rossendale Borough Council, Lancashire Police and Together Housing.

    There are four Community Partnerships across Rossendale covering the areas of:

    Haslingden Rawtenstall Bacup Whitworth

    Community Partnerships promote engagement and partnership working at the community level. Rossendale’s heritage (...)

  • Haslingden’s annual celebration of all the community & public organisations serving the people of the town, their chance to promote their work, recruit volunteers and raise some funds.

    It is also a celebration of Haslingden and it’s people.  A place we are proud to call our home.  The street fair (...)

  • We are a local concert band situated in the Rossendale Valley who rehearse every Thursday night at the Methodist Church on Manchester Road, Haslingden  starting around 19:30. We aim to enjoy a relaxed, friendly evening playing music together with music that varies from the great marches and musicals to swing and rock.

    All players of wind instruments are welcome to (...)

  • Haslingden Cricket Club has been at the forefront of cricket in Rossendale since back in 1853. The Bentgate ground has been graced by a host of prominent International cricketers over the years including the legendary and iconic figures of Dennis Lillee and Clive Lloyd.

  • Haslingden Hall and Lodge is situated in a residential area of Haslingden and registered to provide personal care and accommodation for up to 76 people at Haslingden Hall and Lodge.
  • Haslingden Health Centre is situated in a refurbished 1980’s style Health Centre offering a comprehensive range of services. We are fully equipped with facilities for the disabled including disabled parking at the rear of the building, access ramps, double doors, disabled toilet and lift.

    See also:

    Dr Mackenzie & (...)

  • At Haslingden High School we provide the very best in education and we are proud of what we have achieved together.  Our students are happy, ambitious and successful; they thrive in a friendly, purposeful environment characterised by high expectations and exemplary standards of behaviour.

    Working together as a learning community, we (...)

  • Haslingden Library is one of four libraries in Rossendale.  Lancashire County Council provide library services from branches and mobile libraries. Making a difference through accessible reading, learning and information. Joining the library is free and you can join at any age.

    Library members have free access to many premium online resources (...)

  • Haslingden Market is a small modern market which offers a variety of stalls from specialist fresh fruit & vegetables and cooked meats.

  • The Club welcomes new members who are interested in all forms of photography, wanting to develop their skills. New members are encouraged to take part in our competitions whether they are absolute beginners or have a greater photographic experience. The meetings provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and (...)

  • Haslingden Pool Ltd is a Community Benefit Society formed to resurrect the project to restore Haslingden Baths.

    A sum in the region of £250,000 is the target the society hope to raise from the general public and business etc. by the offer of a share scheme. This has the advantage of providing (...)

  • At Haslingden Primary School we pride ourselves in all aspects of the school including: our raising of academic standards; our inclusive ethos; our nurturing of talent; providing opportunities for all pupils to learn a musical instrument; having fantastic resources for school sport and a dedicated team of sport teachers; and (...)

  • The Task Force is aimed at bringing together people who are involved with services or activities in Haslingden to identify key regeneration issues affecting the town and potential projects or activities which could be delivered to help to boost the economy.

    An amount of £100,000 has been ring-fenced by Rossendale (...)

  • Healey House is run by Healey Care Ltd, a well-established, privately owned company providing a comprehensive range of support services for adults who have learning disabilities and may have behaviours which are a challenge to services.
  • Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is a partnership of organisations with a shared vision for health and care across our region.

    We already benefit from services that are working together. The staff involved in those services know we are facing some tough challenges and that we need to act now (...)

  • Healthwatch Lancashire is the public voice on health and social care in the county with the role to listen and the power to significantly influence change within the health and social care system.

    When it comes to health and social care, we all want the best services we can get. Now, (...)

  • “Heightside House is registered to provide nursing care for up to 78 people who have mental health care needs. The home comprises three separate units; The House, The Mews and Close Care. Each unit has private and communal accommodation. There is ample car parking within the extensive grounds and access (...)

  • Taking place on the first Sunday of every month, from 9.30am until 2pm, Helmshore Farmers Market offers over 20 stalls of locally grown and sourced produce.

    You can expect products to be fresh and great value for money.

    From meats, cheeses, dairy products and pies to crafts, gifts and unusual (...)

  • The Helmshore Ladies Group meet fortnightly on alternate weeks, usually on a Wednesday evenings. There are no group meetings during the month of August due to many being on Holiday, other Holidays such as Christmas and Easter are arranged by the groups nearer the time. Both groups involve bible study, (...)

  • Nestling side by side in the quiet village of Helmshore in the stunning Rossendale Valley are two original Lancashire textile mills, Higher Mill and Whitaker’s Mill, together known as Helmshore Mills Textile Museum.

    You can:

    Soak up the atmosphere of the historic mills and witness original machinery at work.

    Follow (...)

  • Helmshore Park Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    See also the ‘Friends of Snig Hole Park’

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Infant, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  SlideCradle Swing, Trim trail, Pitch

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council (...)

  • Whit worth Chemists Ltd is a family owned pharmacy business with 34 community pharmacy branches across the North of England, from Blackpool to Liverpool in the West, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Skegness in the East.

    We started our pharmacy business in 1967 when John Whitworth opened his first pharmacy. At Whitworths, (...)

  • Helmshore Pre-school is a community based pre-school and run by an elected committee of parents. We provide a warm, secure and friendly environment with challenging and stimulating experiences in both the indoor and outdoor areas helping each child enjoy and achieve.

  • Helmshore Primary School is a very happy friendly and caring school where all pupils and staff are valued and respected.   Despite our school being large, with 400 pupils, we take pride in maintaining a small school ethos.

    Our greatest strength is our skilled and dedicated staff team that works tirelessly (...)

  • Do you suffer from Fybromyalgia and Chronic Pain?  Hidden Pain is a new support group based in Stacksteads.

    Hidden Pain aims to support people who suffer from Fibromyalgia and chronic pain.  The group meets 1-3pm  on the first and third Friday of each month at the Community Bungalow, 14 Glen (...)

  • Higher Cockham Farm is run by Perpetual Care – a specialist mental health service which delivers treatment and rehabilitation to vulnerable adults presenting a range of risks and complex needs.  This is achieved through clinically governed practice in a therapeutic environment using evidence based techniques and outcomes measurements tools.

    Perpetual Care has (...)

  • Highfield Hall Care Home is a modern purpose-built home where residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges. These areas are used for relaxing and socialising, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.
  • At Hillside Nursery School we believe every child is unique.  We seek to give our children the very best start in education by creating a stimulating learning environment, which promotes curiosity and exploration. A place where play is valued and where they have fun and learn through exciting, challenging experiences.

    (...)
  • Hillview Care Home is conveniently located close to public transport and within five minutes of Rawtenstall’s town centre shops.
  • “Hollybank House is a small care home registered to provide personal care and accommodation for up to five adults. The property is an older type large end terraced house close to Bacup town. The bedrooms are single occupancy and two are en suite. There is a small garden at the (...)

  • Holme Manor is a 30 bed care home set in the wonderful Lancashire hills and in a very tranquil setting within easy access to Rawtenstall, the motorway and surrounding areas.
  • Holt Mill House is situated in Whitworth, within easy reach of the local facilities and public transport. The home is registered for three people and is adjacent to out Day Service building at Holt Mill.
  • Holy Trinity CE Primary School Stacksteads is committed to serve the town and parish by the provision of a balanced, high quality education in a caring environment where Christian values and good relationships among governors, staff, parents and pupils are fostered.

    Close links are encouraged with local churches and the (...)

  • Holy Trinity Church, Tunstead is a group of imperfect people who have been brought together by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to worship Him, to be reminded of His forgiveness and to find out what He wants us to do in the world.

  • Home-Start Rossendale, Burnley & Hyndburn offers a unique service.  It is a voluntary organisation offering friendship and support to local families with a child up to the age of 13. The families we help have at least one child under 5.  This unique service is provided by volunteers, who have been (...)

  • At Homeless Hounds our mission is to rescue and re-home, abandoned and abused dogs from the streets of Lancashire, giving them a second chance at a life filled with love and security. Your support is the vital lifeline to our success in giving these unfortunate dogs a new start in (...)

  • Homelessness Awareness and Prevention Interventions Team (HAPI) will work with all 14-25 year old that are homeless, or that are risk of becoming homeless.

    We give independent advice and support to ensure that you know what options are available to you. We work across Pendle, Burnley and Rossendale and work closely (...)

  • The Homewise Disability Aids Recycling Centre operates throughout East Lancashire including Hyndburn, Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale and Ribble Valley.

    Our main priority is to help and assist people to continue to live in their own homes as independently as possible and often we are the first agency that people contact when (...)

  • The Homewise Memory Matters Project is funded through the CCG and covers East Lancashire.  They regularly assess people that live in Rossendale and surrounding areas in order to adapt homes and put in place good support networks for carers and cared for.

    Homewise is a non profit making organisation that offers free (...)

  • Hope Young Refugee Service provides help for children and young people and their families who are asylum seekers or refugees.

  • The main aims of the Horse and Bamboo Theatre are:

    To create work which is artistically excellent; to make this work accessible to people who would otherwise not access the arts To provide a focus for the continuing development of artists To offer a range of placements and support to students (...)
  • Make the world a little friendlier! Spend a day or a weekend with an adult international student, learning about their culture, showing them your local area and inviting them to experience your own home life. Volunteer hosts invite students to visit for a day so the student can experience ‘real’ (...)

  • House of Fusion (formerly RM Fusion) has been running for over 9 years.

    Over these years we have experienced many great experiences doing many different things in the industry from travelling abroad to festivals, weddings, music videos, performances, TV appearances and much more.

    We are varied in aged from 7 (...)

  • Rossendale Borough Council’s Housing Options Team offers housing advice to people who are homeless or threatened with becoming homeless.

    The Housing Options Team will assess your housing situation and offer tailored advice to prevent you becoming homeless. Alternatively, if you are already homeless they will advise you about the different accommodation available.

    The Housing Options (...)

  • The Hyndburn Singers is a local mixed-voice Choir which was founded by Husband & wife team Alan & Cynthia Ashworth in January 1981. In the initial years the Choir rehearsed in the School Room of the Central Methodist Church in Whalley Road Accrington, the site of the present Mearley Vetenary (...)

  • Hyndburn Youth Offending Team is part of the Lancashire Youth Offending Team whose purpose it is to improve the way young people are dealt with when involved in the criminal justice system.

    The Lancashire Youth Offending Team is committed to helping through multi-agency work and the application of evidence on (...)

  • Ilex View Medical practice was formerly known as Dr Bachh and Partners and has been based in Rawtenstall for over 30 years. We provide General Medical Services to over 7300 patients in the Rossendale Valley.

    We are based in the purpose built Rossendale Primary Health Care Centre on the 1st (...)

  • Find out what’s really happening in your area – receive regular crime updates, information on road closures and learn about what your local neighbourhood policing team is doing.

    In The Know is the free messaging service brought to you by Lancashire Police where you decide when and how you are (...)

  • Incredible Edible Rossendale was formed in November 2009 with a vision for the Rossendale Valley.

    Influenced by their namesakes from the hugely successful Todmorden project, the objective is very simple.  The aim is to encourage our residents to grow and pick their own fruit, vegetables and herbs on their own (...)

  • Inspire East Lancashire offers a range of treatment options and advice for people with substance misuse issues for both drug and alcohol.  Inspire East Lancashire offers a range of support groups, 1-2-1 and activities, please telephone for more details and for more information.

    Inspire Rossendale

    As part of our new (...)

  • Formed in February 2016, Inspiring Waterfoot was been formed to tackle social exclusion, raise confidence and pride, and rejuvenate the beautiful, bustling Victorian market town of Waterfoot.

     

  • The Irish Democratic League (IDL) Club site was named The Land League in the centenary celebration and commemoration of Michael Davitt who died in May 1906. Within Haslingden The Land League and the Irish Democratic League names are synonymous with the Irish club, either the IDL or The Land League.

    (...)
  • All of us at Irwell Medical Practice aim to provide high quality healthcare to you, our patients. All our staff are dedicated to offer a professional service and strive to be courteous, friendly, and helpful to you.

    You will find information about the practice such as how to join, make (...)

  • The IVLRA supports the local community including Irwell Vale, Hardsough, Meadow Park and Lumb. The community involves 100 homes and up to 300 residents.

  • At Irwell Vale Methodist Church, once you arrive you will be given a warm welcome by the 12 – 20 people who attend Sunday worship. The current church was built in 1893, and has served the spiritual, social and community needs of the locality for more than 100 years. (...)

  • The Irwell Vale Photography Club meets alternate Friday evenings throughout the year in the church hall. Full details of meetings are on our website, or feel free to ring us for more details.

    We are a non-competitive club and aim to help each other, and learn, through a programme (...)

  • Jake Berry is the MP for Rossendale & Darwen. If you have any views you want to share with him, or issues you need help with, please get in touch.

    The constituency of Rossendale & Darwen covers a large area of South East Lancashire and includes: Bacup, Belmont, Britannia, Chapeltown, (...)

  • Kay Street Baptist Camera Club meet on the last Friday in the month 7:30pm-9:30pm. Anyone is welcome to join– even if you don’t yet have a camera!

    We cover both film & digital photography. Activities include a looking at each others photographs, photo tips and the occasional field trip. We (...)

  • The Kay Street Baptist Church is at the heart of the Rossendale Valley and we welcome people of all ages. Our purpose at Kay Street is to Make Christ Known and we have 5 key aims through which we seek to achieve this:

    Focus on Worship & Prayer: Our aim (...)

  • Kay Street Baptist FC is affiliated with Kay Street Baptist Church. They currently have two teams; Kay Street Baptist who compete in the Division Two of the South Manchester & Cheshire Christian Football League and Kay Street Baptist United who compete in Division Four of that league. Training is on (...)

  • Kay Street Baptist Table Tennis Club meet on Mondays & Wednesdays 7.15pm – 10:00pm

  • KELFF became a group in 2014 and meet monthly in Burnley.

    Their aim is to inform about the unconventional oil and gas industry which could be about to start with the permission of our Government, in spite of the Paris agreement regarding climate change.

    We have found that there is (...)

  • Kids in Rossendale, is a charity that aims to provide support to disadvantaged children within the Rossendale area. The realms of disadvantage may include socioeconomic, ill health, disability or simple circumstance. If a child is disadvantaged and therefore not able to enjoy the same life chances or opportunities as any (...)

  • Locals meeting up & learning to make woolly baby items.Items are put with donated goods, wrapped into gift parcels & given to vulnerable local families.

    We have several “drop off points” across the region where you can donate your creations, or any other items listed below.  See below for details (...)

  • Knowsley Crescent Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Infant/Junior, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  Slide, Cradle Swing

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you can contact (...)

  • Lancashire Adult Learning provide learning for adults throughout Lancashire.  Discover a love of learning with our wide range of courses and learning opportunities. We’ve got courses to suit every need or ability from leisure courses to family learning, numeracy and literacy to employability skills.

    We have over 120 venues across Lancashire, (...)

  • Lancashire Association of Boys & Girls Clubs (LABGC) work through personal contact with over 40 affiliated clubs throughout Lancashire, who have over 20,000 members aged between 8 and 21 years.

    Our aim is to assist and support these clubs in providing a safe and exciting place for young people (...)

  • Lancashire BME Network (LBN) is a recently formed entity, resulting from the merging of Lancashire Women’s Network (LWN) and Lancashire BME Pact (Pact) in 2014.

    Having worked closely over their respective histories on a number of programmes and initiatives, the boards and members of each felt it appropriate to formally (...)

  • Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.4million people. The services provided include community services such as health visiting, podiatry, sexual health and dentistry as well as inpatient and community mental health services. The Trust covers the whole of the county and (...)

  • The Challenge through Sport Initiative (CSI) is an ambitious innovative partnership project to encourage more active and healthier lifestyles for adults in drug and alcohol recovery by getting involved in regular sport and physical activity.

    The project aims to use sport & physical activity to:

    Increase participation within this high (...)
  • Lancashire Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children. We do this by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school.

    The impact of these activities is proven to be positive which is why we’re (...)

  • Lancashire Constabulary – Rossendale is the policing team for your area. Each local policing team has a dedicated phone number or email address for you to contact them directly.

    Our staff are often out of the police station so email and voicemail messages for local policing teams are checked (...)

  • The county council exists to serve everyone who lives or works in Lancashire, helping people to be healthy, happy and enjoy a good quality of life. We’re also here to protect the most vulnerable members of our communities who need some extra support.

    Some of our services are very visible (...)

  • The Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools Service delivers training and support to Lancashire high schools to help them feel more skilled and confident in identifying, understanding and managing children’s mental health difficulties.

    We are a small team of experienced clinical psychologists who work with schools to increase their knowledge and (...)

  • Lancashire Equalities advocate on behalf of the 9 protected groups and other marginal Voluntary and Community faith Sector organisation s across Lancashire.  We aim to strengthen by increasing its influence in policy arenas, Developing the capacity and facilitating knowledge, sharing best practice across the sector.

    The work we do involves (...)

  • The Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society can help you research your Lancashire ancestors.

    In 1973 the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society was founded as the Rossendale Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, with meetings at Bury and Rawtenstall. When the Society adopted its present title on 1 January 1985, (...)

  • The Lancashire Federation of Young Farmers (known as LFYFC) is led by young people, for young people.  Young Farmers Clubs are voluntary organisations providing anyone aged 10 to 26 with opportunities to meet lifelong friends, learn new skills, and make a difference to their local community.

    Originally formed to provide (...)

  • Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service – Bacup provides fire and rescue services on behalf of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority to the people living or working in Lancashire.

    Reducing risk, improving safety

    Covering just over 3,000 square kilometres and growing ever more culturally diverse, Lancashire is a county of real (...)

  • Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service – Haslingden, provides fire and rescue services on behalf of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority to the people living or working in Lancashire.

    Reducing risk, improving safety

    Covering just over 3,000 square kilometres and growing ever more culturally diverse, Lancashire is a county of real (...)

  • Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service – Rawtenstall provides fire and rescue services on behalf of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority to the people living or working in Lancashire.

    Reducing risk, improving safety

    Covering just over 3,000 square kilometres and growing ever more culturally diverse, Lancashire is a county of real (...)

  • There’s no such thing as a typical day for a fire and rescue service. We never really know what we could be dealing with when the alert sounds. But from chemical spills to house fires; road traffic collisions to rescuing trapped animals; you can be sure we’ll do our best (...)

  • Lancashire LGBT are a registered charity working across Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool) for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGB and/or T) people, with the aim of supporting LGB and/or T people in Lancashire to be happier, healthier and well connected.

    Their vision is to ensure Lancashire is (...)

  • The Lancashire Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Lancashire County Council.

    We provide information about services across the county for families of children with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND), covering areas including health and social care, education, early years, finance, transport, leisure activities and (...)

  • The Safe Trader Scheme is operated by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service and its aim is to assist residents of Lancashire to find reputable traders for property repairs, home improvements, gardening services, mobility aids and other services around the home.

    Whilst Lancashire County Council Trading Standards do not approve (...)

  • We help veterans and service personnel, and their families, in the local community and we rely on public donations to continue our work.

    Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services which cover a range of social, family (...)

  • If you have been a victim of crime, whether recently or in the past, we are here to help. We provide emotional support, information and practical help, regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police. All of our services are free and confidential.

    Lancashire Victim Services has been established by (...)

  • The Lancashire Volunteer Partnership was established in 2016 between public services who wanted to provide one gateway into public service volunteering.

    Our aim is to make volunteering for public services rewarding and to provide opportunities for people to make a real difference in their local communities.

    By bringing these opportunities (...)

  • The Wellbeing & Mental Health Helpline was launched in August 1996 following a nationwide review of mental health services. The Helpline is a listening, information and emotional support service for those concerned about their own mental health, or that of someone they know.

    The Helpline is open Monday to Friday 7pm – (...)

  • The Lancashire Wellbeing Service is a targeted service provided across Lancashire, aiming to support adults (18 years plus), families and carers who are understood to have long term health conditions, low level emotional health and with lifestyle or social issues. The service predominantly works with people at high or moderate (...)

  • The Lancashire Wellbeing Service is a targeted service provided across the twelve districts of Lancashire and aims to support adults (18 years plus), families and carers deemed to have (either by professional or self-analysis) multiple long term health conditions, low level emotional health and with lifestyle or social issues.
  • The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside is your local branch of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust charity, working to protect wildlife and nature for the future.

    We are a key voice for nature, both locally and nationally. We manage reserves, deliver specialist projects and have a people and (...)

  • Lancashire Women’s Centres offer a range of services and opportunities that help us to meet our aim to ‘Support, Encourage and Enable’ all women to get the best out of life for themselves and their families.

    We support emotional wellbeing through group work, personal development courses and counselling.  We deliver employment (...)

  • Lancashire Women’s Centres offer a range of services and opportunities that help us to meet our aim to ‘Support, Encourage and Enable’ all women to get the best out of life for themselves and their families.

    We support emotional wellbeing through group work, personal development courses and counselling.  We deliver employment (...)

  • Lancashire Women’s Centre’s Community Wellbeing Initiative works within the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies model(IAPT) at Steps 1-3 and are able to offer a number of therapies from Stubbylee Hall, Bacup.

    Counselling:

    Counselling works with bereavement, family difficulties, domestic abuse, depression and relationships to name but a few. Counselling requires (...)

  • Laurens Place was born in June 2014 after the tragic and public death of Lauren Johnson, aged 17, from Oswaldtwistle, who took her own life by falling from the highest point of Accrington Arndale Centre.

    Lauren was known to have had mental health issues and was failed by the gap (...)

  • LWPT is an ecumenical organisation that provides much-needed support to preachers through resources, training, and grants. Our quarterly magazine Preach and the accompanying website provide access to advice, discussion and ideas to assist them in their ministry.

    LWPT grants support individuals of all ages who are embarking on preacher (...)

  • Founded in 2010, we began with a small class in Burnley and now offer more than 12 classes per week across East Lancashire, including our exclusive Lighthouse Aqua Tai™.

    The gentle art of Tai chi is great for all ages & levels of physical fitness. Tai chi is recommended by (...)

  • Welcome to the Limey Valley Residents Association website The association was set up to give us a voice

    The LVRA’s aim is to represent our fellow residents in liaising with Rossendale Borough Council and other authorities which cover our area. In doing so,we intend to consult before presenting a united (...)

  • Our aim is to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment where children are regarded as individuals and feel respected, appreciated and confident

  • Feeling lonely or isolated can occur for only short amounts of time. However, the emotion can turn into a longer term problem and easily impact on your state of mind and physical wellbeing.

    This can cause you to be very anxious or frightened about your situation. The result may be (...)

  • Longholme Methodist Church is a community of people of all ages who seek to respond to God’s love by sharing the good news of Jesus. We believe we should worship God, care for one another, and our neighbours and help each other to grow in faith.

    The church (...)

  • Love Haslingden is a community group focusing on the betterment of Haslingden as a town and community.

  • Loveclough Park Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Infants/Junior, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  SlideCradle Swing, See Saw, Roundabout

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you (...)

  • Low vision (visual impairment) is when your sight can’t be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, or by any medical or surgical treatment. Low vision is more common in older people. The most common cause is age related macular degeneration (AMD).
  • Lumb Baptist Church meets in Lumb, a small village in the Rossendale Valley in Lancashire. We have an active membership of about 70 people and a worshipping congregation of about 100. We enjoy lively all-age worship which seeks to mix traditional and contemporary styles.

    Our Sunday Services start at 10.30 (...)

  • Lumb in Rossendale Women’s Institute meet in Newchurch Methodist Church.

    The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the (...)

  • Lumb Playground is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Junior, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  Slide, Cradle Swing, Roundabout, Trim Trail

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you can contact (...)

  • Lumb Valley Care Home is situated in the tiny village of Lumb. This is the sort of community rarely found these days where everyone knows everyone else and they all look out for each other. The home is closely involved with the village so your loved one will become part of the community. 
  • The M3 Project is a non-for-profit 3rd sector organisation that offers a variety of accommodation services to homeless young people aged 16-25.

    Everyone deserves a safe and stable place to live. Trying to find accommodation can be confusing, but there is help out there and you don’t have to wait (...)

  • The ‘Move More’ project helps people with cancer across East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen to become more active. Their exercise specialists will help you find effective and safe ways to be active and stay active, no matter where you are on your cancer journey.

    They provide support including:

    One (...)
  • Macmillan Information and support centre at Bacup Primary Health Care Centre

    Macmillan Pennine Lancashire Community Cancer Information and Support Service provides access to free and confidential information and support, for people living in the Pennine Lancashire area who are affected by cancer.

    Information and support can also be accessed by Tel: (...)

  • Macmillan Information and support centre at Rossendale Primary Health Care Centre.

    Macmillan Pennine Lancashire Community Cancer Information and Support Service provides access to free and confidential information and support, for people living in the Pennine Lancashire area who are affected by cancer.

    Information and support can also be accessed by Tel: (...)

  • The Macular Support Group meets on the second Friday of each month from 11am to about 12.30pm at Accrington and District Blind Society.

    Visitors are welcome to stay on after and eat their lunch, sandwiches are available from local shops or some people bring their own.  The group (...)

  • Made In Haslingden is a small charity whose aim is to provide regular sessions to which members of the community of Haslingden and beyond can come to undertake meaningful craft-based activities.

    We hope that by bringing members of the community together, they will be able to share skills and learn (...)

  • The Maden Early Years & Childcare Centre is a Non-Profit Nursery based within the Maden Centre in Bacup.  We offer childcare for children aged between 0-4 years and we operate for 51 weeks of the year.

    Within the play that we  provide, we follow the Revised Early Years Foundation framework.  This (...)

  • Maden Recreation Ground is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: Yes, Age range: Junior, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  Slide, Cradle Swing, See Saw, Climbing Frame, Roundabout, Pitch

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a (...)

  • The Magdalene Project offer counselling and support mainly for survivors of sexual trauma but also dealing with issues of relationships, marriage, bereavement, domestic violence, anger etc.

    We help survivors of any age, race, faith, gender, irrespective of their ability to pay. The support is offered free at the point of (...)

  • Manchester Road Methodist Church, Haslingden is a community of people of all ages who seek to share God’s love and make Jesus known to others. We do this through us developing a firm grounding in scriptures and through our evangelistic and outreach programmes.

    We have a community cafe which (...)

  • The Margaret Haes Riding Centre was founded by Margaret Haes in 1967. She soon affiliated her new riding centre to the Riding for the Disabled Association. She was an accomplished horsewoman, and passionate about sharing her love of riding with those less fortunate.

    In approximately 1976 she and her team (...)

  • Marie Stopes UK is a charity that has been helping women and men across the UK to choose if and when they have children for more than 40 years. We’re proud to be one of the UK’s largest providers of abortion services, but what really matters to us is the (...)

  • Marl Pits Leisure Centre is part of Rossendale Leisure Trust,the largest not for profit social enterprise in the Valley.

    Set amidst the panoramic views of the rossendale countryside, Marl Pits Leisure Centre offers sport and fitness activities for all the family. It has recently had a 2.5million pound investment to (...)

  • At Masjid-e-Bilal & Islamic Centre we value the warm and welcoming Haslingden community we live in. That’s why we welcome anybody or group to take a visit at the local Masjid.

    It’s a simple building inside, that’s because as Muslims we don’t believe that the walls and pillars make the (...)

  • Meet ‘N’ Match is a friendship and dating agency for people with a learning disability covering the whole of Lancashire.

    They offer their members priority invitations to organised events in Lancashire, personal introductions to new friends and a chance to go on ‘dates’.  Free training, advice and information about safe (...)

  • At MHS Pharmacy we provide all the services funded by the National Health Service.  Our pharmacy is unique, as we aim to bridge the gap between patients and doctors. Having worked with patients in the community,care homes and care agencies we have looked at common problems that occur when dispensing (...)

  • MPA brings art, people and places together.  We commission ambitious, original work that is unique to some very special places and connects directly with people.

    MPA projects challenge artists, enrich our communities and sometimes change lives.

    Our projects examine what is unique about our area, our heritage and our communities.

    (...)
  • MillerHouse is registered to provide residential accommodation for adults who have a mental illness.  The service is registered to accommodate a maximum number of six people.
  • Millgate House is part of an organisation that is a registered charity, overseen by a trustee management committee.  It is a care home without nursing care that can look after up to eight young adults with learning and physical disabilities.  It is also registered to provide personal care to younger people (...)

  • Mind Charity Shop – Rawtenstall, is one of many shops that raise funds for Mind.  Mind is a charity, and we couldn’t carry on our work without the support of everyone who donates, fundraises, campaigns or becomes a member. We’re very grateful.

    We also want you to feel confident that (...)

  • The MECS service is available to people with new or very recent minor eye problems enabling them be helped quickly and easily close to home. Any patient can self-present with a minor eye condition to an optometry or optician’s practice which provides this service in East Lancashire – See local details.
  • A minor injuries service treats less serious injuries as an alternative to Accident and Emergency. This is a nurse led service able to treat minor injuries, such as lacerations and fractures. Service is located at the Health Centre in Rawtenstall and is open 7 days a week, 8.00am & 8.00pm.
  • Moorlands Park is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Junior, Toddlers: Yes, Equipment:  SlideCradle Swing, See Saw, Climbing Frame, Roundabout, Pitch, Bowling Green

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks (...)

  • Exercise helps all lung conditions. Whenever we start to exercise , even if its a gentle walk , the little hairs which line our lungs start to get more active as well, so they are able to help clean out the lungs faster. Any kind of exercise is useful.
  • MSV Homecare and Repair (formerly St Vincent’s Homecare and Repair) operates in Rossendale, Pendle and Burnley.  We are a ‘not for profit’ Home Improvement Agency, part of Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group (company no. RS007609) supported by Lancashire County Council.

    We offer services to repair or improve the homes (...)

  • Welcome to mydentist, Manchester Road, Haslingden. From teething toddlers to denture wearers, our practice caters for all.

    Along with the full range of NHS dental services, you’ll find a great selection of cosmetic treatments, including tooth whitening and dentures.

    You can get in touch with us using the details on (...)

  • My Lungs My Life is a website made by NHS Scotland.  The homepage has buttons that take you to asthma, COPD or “My Child has Asthma” Please take a look around their site.
  • The myCOPD website includes a range of videos and guides that can help you to live well with COPD. Inhaler Technique, relaxation for breathlessness, pollen forecasts and sputum clearance exercises are just a small selection of the areas covered with myCOPD.
  • At the Myplace Project – Stubbylee Park we are working on the Over-25 employability strand of the project.

    We will be running weekly activities, where we will carry out environmental activities such as practical conservation (scrub clearance, pond work, tree planting) bush craft, nature walks, growing activities and mindfulness with a (...)

  • This social group is for adults at the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, such as those with Asperger syndrome (AS). Social Groups are supported by volunteers who are recruited and trained by the NAS. Volunteers come from all walks of life.

    Social Groups are membership groups which meet monthly, (...)

  • Neighbourhood Watch (in some areas known as Home Watch), is one of the biggest and most successful crime prevention schemes in the UK.

    Our mission is to improve community life by listening to and supporting our grassroots members, co-ordinating national activities on their behalf, supporting regional co-ordination and representing the (...)

  • Nest Lancashire has been set up to support young people aged 10 to 18 who have been affected by crime or subjected to bullying, threats or harassment. You can talk to us in confidence and all of our services are free of charge. Our aim is to help you recover (...)

  • Newchurch Methodist Church is a community of Christians who aim to provide for the wider community and praise God as a group of Christians.

    The building has disabled access to the church with a ramp into the building and the chapel itself is on the ground floor. The church has (...)

  • Newchurch St Nicholas CE Primary School is a one form entry Church of England Primary School in Newchurch. The building is modern and bright with large classrooms which are well resourced. We are lucky to have extensive grounds and fabulous views and try to make the most of our wonderful (...)

  • The aims of Newchurch Village Community Association are:

    Working towards improving the village and surrounding areas of Newchurch for the mutual benefit of the whole community. To promote the village of Newchurch, its activities and its events, and to coordinate activities and events. The group will not discriminate on the (...)
  • The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (NIHR CLAHRC NWC) brings together NHS organisations, local authorities, the public and academic leaders from the Universities of Liverpool, Lancaster and Central Lancashire to accelerate the translation of research findings into service (...)

  • Your North West Air Ambulance Charity takes advanced healthcare to scene; reaching, treating and transferring patients to definitive care as quickly as possible and working collaboratively with our partners to ensure they are transferred to the best treatment centre thus improving chances of survival and reducing the risk of long (...)

  • North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides 24 hour, 365 days a year accident and emergency services to those in need of emergency medical treatment and transport.

    Our highly skilled staff provide life-saving care to patients in the community and take people to hospital or a place (...)

  • Northern Primary School is located in the rural village of Weir, close to Bacup in the Rossendale Valley. We currently have 195 children on role from the ages of 4 to 11.

    Parents comment on the sense of community at Northern Primary School and this is something that we are (...)

  • The aim of this service is support appropriately signposted patients to meet their nutrition needs from food and drinks. This team gives advice on how this can be achieved.
  • Olive House Home for Older People provides accommodation and personal care for up to 40 older people.  The home is located close to the centre of Bacup.
  • At Our Lady & St Anselm’s RC Primary School we recognise all children in our care as unique individuals and strive to create an environment that recognises God’s love and concern for everyone.

    All staff nurture and support our children and families in a warm, Catholic atmosphere where the religious (...)

  • The Pakistan Islamic Centre is a Mosque serving the Rawtenstall area.

  • PAPYRUS prevention of young suicide are a national UK charity working to prevent suicide in young people.

    The PAPYRUS national confidential help line – HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 – gives support and practical advice to young people worried about themselves and to anyone else concerned that a young person they (...)

  • The Parkinsons Disease Society offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. We also organise regular events and social activities. Join us – and meet other people affected by Parkinson’s in your area each last Wednesday of the month at 7pm.

    We’re the Parkinson’s (...)

  • We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

    We meet on alternate months for a bring and share lunch. Join us – and meet other people affected by Parkinson’s in your area.

  • Looking to keep active and to make new friends?

    Our centres have so much to offer.  A place to make friends and link with the local community, social activities such as cinema nights and dinner dances, a caring and stimulating environment, fully equipped for those with physical conditions or dementia, help with bathing needs, (...)

  • Parkwood Lawn Tennis Club is located next to Haslingden Sports Centre. We are a small club with approx 70 members (of all ages) with our own clubhouse. Courts available 365 days. We were the first club in east Lancashire to achieve Clubmark status. Lots of opportunity for coaching and matchplay.

  • The Patchwork Quilting Group at Haslingden Community Link meets weekly, and always has room for new members. Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

  • Patient Access lets you use the online services of your local practice. These may include arranging appointments, repeat medication, secure messages, medical record and updating your details.

    Patient Access is an online service provided by EMIS Health. They provide the clinical system that your practice uses and which you connect (...)

  • The North West Ambulance Service undertakes approximately 1.2 million non-emergency journeys every year.  We provide Patient Transport Services in Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cumbria and we have four Contact and Control centres in Preston, Carlisle, Oldham and Chester.

    We employ approximately 800 staff, 150 call takers, controllers and planners, (...)

  • Paul Nuttall Optometrists provide quality and professional eye care services. We offer domiciliary home visits for patients who are unable to attend the practices unaccompanied, please contact either practice for details. All our staff are experienced and highly trained to help you from the eye examination, help choosing a frame (...)

  • Pendle Community Hospital in Nelson provides in-patient intermediate care and medical beds.  The hospital comprises of three wards each accommodating up to 24 patients.
  • Pennine Lancashire Community Farm is small registered charity working across the boroughs of Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale and Ribble Valley in the area of Pennine Lancashire. Our work takes place in a variety of outdoor settings which include: community gardens, woodlands, working farms and public parks.

    As a charity we have (...)

  • Pennine Mountain Bike Association are a grouping of riders, clubs and volunteer trail building teams from across Lancashire and the North Pennines.

    We are all volunteers and the thing that brings us together is the belief that putting some effort into digging and diplomacy can make the future (...)

  • Pennine Prospects is a unique rural regeneration company created in 2005 as a champion for the South Pennines, the dramatic upland landscape that stands prominently above the urban centres of Greater Manchester, the Lancashire valleys and West Yorkshire. It is an award-winning partnership organisation that has attracted over £5million of (...)

  • On 6 April 2015 new pension reforms came into effect which included new freedoms giving people the opportunity to decide what they do with their pension pot.

    Pension Wise is a new government service set up to help people understand the pension options available to them. It offers guidance to (...)

  • Clive Grunshaw is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire.

    “As your Police and Crime Commissioner it is my job to ensure that the policing needs of Lancashire communities are met as effectively as possible. I aim to bring communities closer to the police, build confidence in the system and restore (...)

  • Ponies for People is a not for profit group, aimed at raising funding to deliver the therapeutic benefits of horsemanship to a wider and more diverse audience.  Our staff are experienced in horsemanship, education, and working with young people and adults with dementia, learning difficulties and social problems.

    The mental (...)

  • Positive Action for the Community are a local registered charity working across Pendle and Rossendale on a number of projects which support people to build emotional resilience, improve their emotional health and wellbeing, make positive choices, and improve their education and employment chances and move on to live independent lives.

    (...)
  • Positive Art is an arts and crafts shop in Rawtenstall opened as a result of the success of the Veterans in Communities art groups that have grown in both numbers and popularity.

    Positive Art is a one stop shop for all your art materials. We also have a (...)

  • Positive Start is a voluntary youth organisation in Rossendale.  We work with youth workers and interested adults to support and assist young persons, particularly from disadvantaged and Black Minority Ethnic (BME) groups, as they strive to achieve and develop their full potential in education, leisure, recreation, health and role within (...)

  • Positive Start Fareshare Project.  Every Friday 9:30am to 11am at 4 Bury Road, Rawtenstall

    Come, get involved, share food, take food, reduce food wastage.

  • Proffitts – Investing in Communities (CIC) is a venture with a fresh and lively approach to community based regeneration, neighbourhood management and green space solutions. We are committed to connecting local people with local investment and giving them the opportunity to improve their communities.

    Proffitts can help in many ways – we can work together with residents and community groups; (...)

  • RAF Air Cadets has something for everyone. 13 – 17 years of age. It gives young people the chance to take part in a huge range of exciting and challenging activities supervised by members of our experienced adult volunteer staff.

    If you’re a fan of aviation, action and adventure, (...)

  • Rakefoot Methodist Church are a community of people of all ages who seek to respond to God’s love in Jesus. We believe we should: Worship God; care for each other and our neighbours; help each other to grow in faith, hope and love; share the good news of Jesus.

  • Here at Ramsbottom Pentecostal Church we believe the local church is the hope of the world and everything we do is motivated by our love of Jesus and our desire to show that love to the community. Our aim is to be a contemporary, relevant and positive influence on the (...)

  • Ratcliffe Street Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Infant, Toddlers: Yes, Equipment:  Cradle Swing

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you can contact the Council’s (...)

  • The first burial in Rawtenstall Cemetery took place in January 1877.  The cemetery currently holds over 21,000 burials and this site also covers around 17 acres.

    A chapel sits within the cemetery seating about 40 people and can be hired on payment of a small fee.  A centrally placed water (...)

  • Rawtenstall Chess Club is the only chess club in Rossendale. The Club offers people the opportunity to come and play either competitive chess or just friendly games of chess. The Club caters for all grades of players from new players to players representing Lancashire.

    The Club plays competitive matches (...)

  • Community Partnerships are informal partnerships involving:

    Local residents and representatives of local community groups Borough and County Councillors Rossendale Borough Council, Lancashire Police and Together Housing.

    There are four Community Partnerships across Rossendale covering the areas of:

    Haslingden Rawtenstall Bacup Whitworth

    Community Partnerships promote engagement and partnership working at the community level. Rossendale’s heritage (...)

  • Rawtenstall Cricket Club play in the Lancashire League, we have 3 senior teams and a junior section that has teams from u9s through to u15

    Our clubhouse has space for up to 180 people (although this varies depending on the event) and is available to book for any occasion. Please (...)

  • Rawtenstall Farmers And Artisan Market is a Farmers and Artisan Market held on Rawtenstall Town Square Bank Street Rawtenstall NB4 8TS.

    We have 20 Plus Artisan Producers making up a regular Farmers and Artisan Market on the 4th Sunday of the month.

  • Rawtenstall Flood Forum is a group of like minded people who, with the support of the National Flood Forum have set up our own forum aimed at addressing and resolving the issues, we as local residents, have with flooding in our community.

    We aim to work together with all of the (...)

  • Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office that can be found in most towns and cities, whose aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK.

    It was formed when the Employment Service merged with the Benefits Agency and was renamed (...)

  • Rawtenstall Library is one of four libraries in Rossendale. Lancashire County Council provide library services from branches and mobile libraries. Making a difference through accessible reading, learning and information. Joining the library is free and you can join at any age.
  • Rawtenstall Market, Rossendale is a community of traders that offer most things that you need, we offer much more than fruit and veg!

    Whether you need pet food and accessories, quality meat, cakes, biscuits and speciality foods, or new blinds for your home amongst many more items and services, look (...)

  • Rawtenstall Public Welfare Committee organise trips for elderly residents, Senior citizens welfare in Rawtenstall, Luncheon Club provision

  • Rawtenstall Remembrance Parade is a committee to organise a parade and service to recognise the sacrifice made during conflict by our Armed Forces.

  • Rawtenstall Unitarian Church welcome everyone to our services and practice Freedom, Reason and Tolerance.

    Our Wedding services are organised on a personal basis and we can offer Same Sex marriages. Baptisms, Blessings and Funerals.

    We also offer event spaces to hire, fully accessible and furnished to the highest standards. Free (...)

  • Rawtenstall Young People’s Service provides young people aged between 13-19 or up to 25 years of age if you have a disability, with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.

    We aim to give young people a range of services, exciting opportunities, and positive choices. If (...)

  • The ReachIT Digital Inclusion Project is a 2 year project, funded by the European Social fund and the Big Lottery. It aims to improve and enhance participant’s digital skills. The project is able to provide targeted support to those that need to enhance their digital skills through the use of (...)

  • One of the main problems highlighted in many surveys asking what could be done to improve the lives of older people in Rossendale was the lack of suitable, affordable transport. In an attempt to resolve that problem REAL purchased a Minibus for use by organisations in Rossendale.

    The Minibus has (...)

  • Red Rose Recovery provide community based opportunities for ex-offenders and people in recovery across Lancashire.

    Our provision recognises and builds on beneficiaries, gifts and skills, creating a positive environment for individuals, often viewed negatively, to move forward.

    We can help people take up activities that contribute to their further development (...)

  • Red Tiger Karate Club provides quality instruction to children from 4 years old all the way to late adulthood.  Our classes are based in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire and we cater for people of all abilities.

    We pride ourselves on having a great team of instructors. First and foremost, we (...)

  • RELATE offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website.

    this area is covered by the Blackburn Centre.  All enquiries, for all centres,  go through the number (01772) 717597.

    The opening hours for appointments and enquiries are:

    Mon to Fri 10.00 (...)
  • The Rising Bridge Community Association was set up to help improve and support the community around us.

  • Rising Bridge Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Infant, Toddlers: No, Equipment:  SlideCradle Swing, Roundabout, Trim Trail

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you can (...)

  • The objective of the Charity is to promote the education (including social and physical traming) of persons who are resident in, or who attend, or have immediately preceding the grant of any benefits, attended any school in the area of the Ancient Parish of Rochdale. The charity (...)

  • Rochdale and District Mind services are designed by people with lived experience for service users. We are focused on wellbeing and recovery, and supporting people to lead fulfilling lives.  Our projects are individual and seperate from each other, and they are designed to meet the needs of different people in (...)

  • Rosedale is registered to accommodate 5 people and 4 more beds are waiting to be registered. Most rooms have en-suite facilities.

    Healycare Ltd run four homes and the focus of each is to provide essential care for those within the community.  Over the years, we have continued to expand and (...)

  • The Rosemere Cancer Foundation supports world class cancer treatment throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.

    Rosemere aim to work in partnership with local clinical staff to achieve the best possible care for cancer patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria wherever they are treated.

    They seek to do this by; Funding cutting edge equipment (...)

  • Rossendale and Darwen Conservative Association is the voluntary body which runs the Conservative party in the constituency of Rossendale and Darwen. The Association is made up of volunteers who give their time to run elections, support the elected members, and run the local branches that make up the Association. The (...)

  • Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is a registered charity, made up entirely of volunteers. An integral part of the national search and rescue service, we are called out through the 999 system, and cover an area of approx 350 square miles across East Lancashire, Pendle, the Rossendale Valley and (...)

  • The Rossendale 60s Festival is now in its 6th year and has established itself as the premier valley-wide event in Rossendale. Its current Chair Barry Hyde founded the Festival in 2013 as an initiative that would provide a theme that both businesses and the community would buy into.

    It was seen as (...)

  • Rossendale Against Fracking are a grass roots group of Rossendale residents opposed to the highly harmful process of hydraulic fracking.

  • The Rossendale Aviation Society is probably the largest and most active organisation for aviation enthusiasts in Lancashire, with nearly one hundred registered members from the Lancashire / Greater Manchester / Cheshire and Yorkshire areas of the United Kingdom.

    Meetings are held fortnightly, usually on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Haslingden Cricket Club, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancashire, starting at 20:00 hours. (...)

  • The Rossendale Befriending Service aims to reduce social isolation for people in Rossendale who are elderly or have health problems, or their carers. The scheme works by matching each person (Befriendee) with a Volunteer Befriender who will visit regularly to provide some company and, in some cases, assistance with accessing (...)

  • The Rossendale Borough Council One Stop Shop provides a face to face walk in centre that deals with a variety of Council enquiries, suggestions, requests and complaints.

    It has generically trained customer service advisors who strive to respond to as many queries as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    The One (...)

  • The R-Awards are an annual showcase for the achievements, quality and diversity of the local businesses and enterprising people in Rossendale.

    Valley at Work organise the Rossendale Business Awards to celebrate the achievements, quality and diversity of the local businesses and enterprising people who make Rossendale such a great (...)

  • Rossendale Civic Trust Started in 2001 when Rawtenstall Civic Society merged with the older Haslingden Civic Trust.

    Both were founded, like all civic societies, to promote good architecture and town planning of all periods across the area. we endeavour to look to the future without sacrificing our heritage. Introducing progressive (...)

  • The Rossendale Clog Market is an occasional Sunday market in Rawtenstall, Rossendale. Vintage, Food & Drink, Handmade, Crafts, Artisan, and other cool stuff!

    Check Facebook page for details of next market and more information.

     

  • Rossendale Close Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Infant, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  Climbing Frame, Multi-Use Games Area

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you (...)

  • Rossendale Community Boxing Club is a not for profit boxing club established in 2000, run by volunteers for the benefit of the residents of Rossendale and the surrounding areas.

    The club is an Amateur Boxing Association of England (A.B.A.E) affiliated club run by experienced fully qualified A.B.A.E. coaches who are (...)

  • The Rossendale Cultural Arts Network (CAN) is a newly formed group of like-minded groups and individuals who appreciate the wealth of visual and performing arts talent that exists within the Rossendale Valley. The main objective of Rossendale CAN is to identify, develop, showcase and promote all of the amazing arts groups (...)

  • Established in 1980, Rossendale Dance & Drama Centre (RDDC) are now a leading provider of dance, drama, musical theatre and fitness training for children and adults.

    We offer tuition at all levels, for all ages, at both our Ramsbottom and Waterfoot branches 6 days a week.  There is something for everyone (...)

  • Rossendale Dental Health Centre is an established practice who have served the local community since opening in 2002.  Our practice is fully computerised, with fully equipped surgeries and a modern comfortable reception and waiting area.

    Our clinical team consists of highly experienced and qualified practitioners, some of whom are specialists (...)

  • The Dial-a-Bus service provides door-to-door services within their operating areas, using vehicles specially adapted to make them easy to use. Vehicles are equipped with lifts and passenger restraints so that wheelchair users can travel without having to transfer to a seat.  Services may run to a broad route and timetable.

    (...)
  • Rossendale District Scout Association offers everyday adventure and activity to almost 400,000 young people across the UK, and is the largest co-educational youth organisation in the world. Surrounded by the Pennines and West Pennine Moors, Rossendale has eight very active Scout groups, where adventure and fun come to life in various towns (...)

  • REAL (Rossendale Enterprise Anchor Limited) exists to work with and for the communities of the Rossendale Valley.  The Trustees are voluntary social entrepreneurs who are passionate about the area and have long worked to make it a better place to live and work.

    With a shared commitment to building a (...)

  • The Rossendale Valley has played an important role in the industrial revolution. From it’s rural forest environment it developed into an industrial force known throughout the world. With stone from its quarries being used in Trafalgar Square, the woollen industry and cotton industry exporting all over the world the (...)

  • Athletes of all standards are welcome to join our sessions as training is split into various groups relating to age and/or ability. We are a club which competes against other clubs in most of the running and Track and Field disciplines and as such encourage and offer advice to our (...)

  • Rossendale Hospice was founded in 1988 by and for the people of Rossendale.  The Hospice is a registered charity based in the Health Hub on Bacup Road in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. It was formed to provide palliative care for people diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

    We aim (...)

  • The Rossendale Hospice shop in Bacup is now open at 17 St James Square, Bacup OL13 9NH

    If you have any unwanted items or if you would like to volunteer your time please call into the shop.

  • We have a shop on Deardengate in Haslingden with a great range of stock.  If you have any items to donate, please call in with them.

    If you would like to volunteer please contact Lesley our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01706 253633

    Opening Hours:  Mon – Sat   9 am – 4.30 pm

  • In June Rossendale Hospice opened a charity shop on Bank Street, Rawtenstall which has proved a tremendous success.  We believe it is the best charity shop on the street.

    If you would like to volunteer call Caren direct on 01706 240084 or Lesley our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01706 (...)

  • Rossendale Integrated Neighbourhood Team are working together to provide you with more local and personalised services.  This guide explains these services.

    Patients and carers have told us that health and social care services could be easier to use and better co-ordinated or “joined-up”.  Patients say that they often repeat the (...)

  • Rossendale Labour Party covers the Labour Party Branches in the valley of Rossendale: Rawtenstall, Bacup and Whitworth and Helmshore and Haslingden. As our membership is increasing we are making plans to start meeting as separate branches again.

    Rossendale is unusual in that the valley is split between two Parliamentary Constituencies: (...)

  • The Rossendale Ladies Choir was formed in 1977, and currently has over 40 members. Membership is made up of ladies from all age groups and all walks of life.

    We meet every Wednesday evening and rehearse at St. Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Avenue, Haslingden, Rossendale, BB4 6NZ from 7.30 to (...)

  • Rossendale Leisure Trust is the largest not for profit social enterprise in the Valley, established in 2004 with aspirations to promote an active and healthy community within Rossendale. as a company we also hold a charitable status.

    We manage a range of facilities including Adrenaline Centre (formerly Haslingden Sports Centre)  (...)

  • Rossendale Lions Club is part of the global Lions Club network.  The Lions were born in Chicago in 1917, and their headquarters can still be found there to this day.

    Meetings take place every 3rd Thursday of the month at 19:00.

    Lions Clubs exist across the globe, their aim is (...)

  • “The Valley of Song” is how the Rossendale Valley in south east Lancashire is often described and it is the home of The Rossendale Male Voice Choir.

    Lancashire’s famous male voice choir, who this year celebrates 90 years of rich musical history, is proud of its heritage but also looks (...)

  • Rossendale Memory Choir is a singing group for people living with dementia and their carers, in conjunction with Crossroads Care East Lancashire.  The group meets on  Wednesdays between 1.30 – 3.15pm

    Come along and enjoy the company of others while singing some old favourites plus some new songs. Singing (...)

  • The Rossendale Methodist Circuit consists of 7 churches. As well as being open for worship we offer a variety of community and sports groups for all ages. All our churches have rooms available to hire many with large halls suitable for a wide variety of activities. Most of our churches (...)

  • Our club is part of Shorai Martial Arts International. Shorai Association (International) was established in 1986 by Chief Instructor Sensei Joe Tierney, 7th Dan.

    Shorai loosely translated means ‘future’. It is an open system which has fundamental values but has incorporated the modern aspect for today’s martial artist. The system (...)

  • The Rossendale Players New Millennium Theatre is run entirely by members who commit their time and energy to fill the many jobs necessary for the continued success of productions.

    The Rossendale Players have been producing plays in the Rossendale Valley for over 80 years.   As well as our own productions (...)

  • A Probus club is a local association of retired and semi-retired professional and business people, and others who have had some measure of responsibility in any field of worthy endeavour, who are of character and respected in their communities. Clubs meet regularly for fellowship and an extension of their interests.

    (...)
  • Welcome to the voice of the valley, Rossendale Radio! We are a group of local people wanting to bring local radio back to the Rossendale Valley.

    The new radio station will be headed mostly by some of it’s former members – with a whole new strategy and plan to bring (...)

  • The Rossendale Group numbers around 100 members, and is regarded as one of the friendliest groups in the area.

    We walk around 10 miles every Wednesday, every 2nd & 4th Sunday, and some Fridays in spring, summer, and autumn. We also run 5-6 mile local walks on the 3rd Sunday (...)

  • Rossendale Raptors Basketball Club is a local community club that provides basketball opportunities for men, women and children of all levels and abilities. We run weekly practices for all age groups across Rossendale and Accrington and has teams competing in various different leagues and competitions.

    We have Clubmark accreditation which (...)

  • Rossendale Rays  provide sports activities and water based activities for disabled/special needs people of any age and their families to benefit their health and well being.  The club hosts an average of 40-50 members along with parents and siblings at each weekly session.

    Rossendale Rays meet at Marl Pits (...)

  • Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue are a group of animal lovers and volunteers who live in and around the Rossendale Valley in the North West.

    Our volunteers do various tasks, which include foster care short and long term, final years homes, home checking, potential foster carer checks, lost pet searches, animal (...)

  • Rossendale Revival is a Community Group of volunteers whose aim is to preserve and promote the environment, rich history and unique culture of Rossendale. We organize Rawtenstall Annual Fair and work in partnership with other groups organizing different events. We invite volunteers who wish to start their own event to (...)

  • The Road Club was founded in 1937 as a purely cycling racing club, running alongside the Rossendale and Whitworth Wheelers, who combined with racing a high level of cycling touring activity.

    The club is affiliated to British Cycling, Cycling Time Trials, North Lancs time trials association and Lancs and Lakes (...)

  • Rossendale Rotary Club is part of Rotary International which is a global network of service volunteers. It is the world’s largest service organisation for business and professional people, with some 1,210,905 members operating in 168 countries world-wide.

     

  • Rossendale Rubicon is Rossendale’s award winning Mental Health Social Care Group.

    It is a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation that is run by, and for people with mental health problems. We have over 100 attendances per week!

    Members are encouraged to join with others who have or are suffering from mental health (...)

  • Founded in 1969, Rossendale RUFC has gone from strength to strength. In its early days, games were played on farmland high above Rawtenstall where changing facilities were nonexistent and training venues impossible to find. Standards of rugby were difficult to improve as better and more well-established clubs were reluctant to (...)

  • Rossendale Shotokan Karate Club has been teaching Traditional Shotokan Karate in the Rossendale Valley for 30 years, providing excellent opportunities to learn self defence, make friends, improve health and fitness, flexibility and self confidence.

    The best way to find out if Karate is right for you is- Have a go! (...)

  • Rossendale Shotokan Karate Club has been teaching Traditional Shotokan Karate in the Rossendale Valley for 30 years, providing excellent opportunities to learn self defence, make friends, improve health and fitness, flexibility and self confidence.

    The best way to find out if Karate is right for you is- Have a go! (...)

  • Rossendale Special Ski Club (Rosski) is open to any young person in East Lancashire and neighbouring counties with a Learning Disability who either wants to learn to ski or who can ski.  We are based at the dry ski slope at Ski Rossendale. We are a very friendly welcoming club (...)

  • The Rossendale Talking Newspaper Association has 7 teams who read the local paper, the Rossendale Free Press, on rota each week, recording onto memory which we then send out each week to visually impaired people who want to have this service, via 5 small teams that make up the distribution (...)

  • Rossendale Triathlon Club are a friendly and welcoming club with a competitive edge, and of course, home to the great Rossendale Triathlon.  Rossendale Triathlon Club was created in 2010 following the success of the Rossendale Triathlon which began in 2005.

    Among us you will find Triathletes of all descriptions and abilities (...)

  • Rossendale Valley Flower Club are a small informal group with an interest in flowers and gardens. We are workshop based and enjoy watching a demonstrator before trying out the arrangements ourselves

  • Rossendale Valley JFC provide football coaching sessions and match play for youngsters aged between 5-17 years old in and around Rossendale.

    We organise football camps @ HSC during all school holidays. We have links with most of the local professional clubs, Burnley FC, Manchester United FC and Blackburn Rover FC (...)

  • From 1 April 2015, it is a contractual requirement for all English practices to have a patient participation group (PPG) and to make reasonable efforts for this to be representative of the practice population. For more information about Rossendale Valley Medical Practice’s PPG please contact the surgery.

    Resources (...)

  • Rossendale Valley Riding Club is a very popular friendly show set in the heart of Rawtenstall, Lancashire. Surrounded by beautiful views, the showground provides the perfect setting for a fun day of showing your horses and ponies.

    We offer a great place for both horse and human to show off (...)

  • Rossendale Valley Sounds is a concert band, which was formed in October 1994. The band was formed with the aim of allowing players of any standard to join the band.

    Over 20 years on this is still the aim, and is working very well. The ages of band members varies (...)

  • The Rossendale Works project will actively engage with economically inactive individuals by promoting engagement through sport, volunteering or activities.

    Candidates will either be in receipt of out of work benefits or be disengaged completely from society. After completing a series of confidence enhancing activities they will be offered the opportunity (...)

  • The Routes Around Rossendale project aims to provide a series of way marked circular loop paths to explore the Rossendale Valley from Waterfoot to Shawforth. The loop paths are designed for beginner to intermediate walkers and range from urban roads to the country tracks of the Pennine Bridleway and Mary (...)

  • At Rowlands Pharmacy, we offer a range of services to help keep you fit and healthy, whether it be travel vaccinations for your holiday or a flu jab this winter.

    We’ve got thousands of great deals on a huge range of healthcare products, whether you’re looking to lose weight or (...)

  • The Royal Air Forces Association is the charity that supports the RAF family, looking after the welfare of serving and former-serving personnel and their dependants, and helping them in times of need.

    We exist to ensure that the sacrifices made by those who serve their country in the Royal Air (...)

  • The Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital provides a full range of hospital services to adults and children. This includes general and specialist medical and surgical services along with a full range of diagnostic and support services.
  • The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities.

    Helmshore Branch meets on the last Wednesday of (...)

  • Bacup Royal Court Theatre is operated by Bacup Royal Court Theatre Group. Bacup Royal Court Theatre Group is a registered charity and everybody who works at the theatre is a volunteer.

    ​We hire our professional theatre and conference facilities to community organisations, performing groups, local societies, dance and (...)

  • Royal Voluntary Service can help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community.

    We have volunteers across Lancashire who offer help and support so older people can stay independent at home in Preston, Bolton, Lancaster, Southport, Clitheroe, Wigan and the surrounding areas, but we may be (...)

  • RSPCA Lancashire East Branch has an Animal Centre located at Altham, near Accrington. We rehome Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Ferrets and some small animals.  The Animal Centre has a capacity to hold 42 dogs, 46 cats, 20 rabbits and 12 ferrets. Due to the large number of animals that need to be (...)

  • Rural Rossendale Trust was set up by a group of local guest accommodation providers in the area, with the aim of putting Rossendale on the map. Rossendale is a precious place, it’s a real place. Those who know it best, love it. The ‘Valley’ as its known to the locals (...)

  • Safer Lancashire – Working together to make Lancashire a better place for this and future generations; by targeting vulnerability, increasing resilience and reducing crime.

    The Community Safety Agreement sets out how we will work together to address the community safety priorities for Lancashire. It is owned by the Lancashire Chief (...)

  • SafeSpace Rossendale provides accommodation and support for young people aged 16-25yrs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

    Homelessness can happen to anyone regardless of race, wealth, education or opportunity.

    It can happen due to relationship breakdown, parental relationship breakdown, domestic abuse, parental neglect or pressure, (...)

  • Talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

    Find out why our service works and what you can expect when contacting us.

    Samaritans are carefully trained to (...)

  • This service is available to people with a minor ailment, where it is not necessary to wait for a GP appointment, enabling them to be helped quickly and easily close to home. Any patient can self-present to a Pharmacist providing the Pharmacy First service in East Lancashire – See local details.
  • Selnet – Social Enterprise Lancashire Network is the lead body in Lancashire for social enterprise and through its membership is able to bring together a wide range of businesses working for the social good to network, form consortia and inter-trade.

    We support hub meetings across Lancashire and engage with social (...)

  • Seniors Together in Rossendale (STIR as we are known) is a forum for older people to come together and find out about, debate and feedback on current services and issues which directly affect them. We normally meet monthly, with invited speakers and we take part in relevant consultations.

    Most of (...)

  • The Shah Jalal Jamia Masjid and Islamic Centre serves the Rawtenstall area

  • Shared Lives is a service that matches adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people and/or mental health needs with carers and their families, to live within their home.

    Shared Lives means people who need support can choose to become part of a real family, instead of staying in a (...)

  • Sharneyford Primary School is a thriving village school situated in a semi rural area of Bacup. Staff, children, parents and governors work together to provide a safe, caring, family environment where every child is valued and encouraged to meet their full potential. This was recognised in our 2014 OFSTED inspection, (...)

  • Food Group at Shawforth Methodist Church

  • Shawforth Methodist Church have a congregation of between 14 – 30 who are very family friendly, and both warm and welcoming to any of our visitors. Although we don’t have any children who attend our worship regularly, when they do arrive they are made to feel welcome. We don’t mind (...)

  • Shelter’s Lancashire service in Blackburn offers comprehensive free specialist housing advice and guidance. If you’re homeless, facing homelessness or simply need guidance on a housing issue, we can help.

    Trained Shelter advisers offer face-to-face advice on a wide range of housing topics, including repossession, eviction, repairs and responsibilities, disputes (...)

  • Sightline provide telephone-based befriending and helpline support for people affected by sight loss. Regular phone-based befriending can be arranged at a convenient time, and our helpline operates every evening. Our services are all staffed by trained volunteers, who have close experience of sight loss.

    Sightline is an innovative service focused on (...)

  • At Sion Baptist Church you will receive a warm and friendly welcome, whether you are seeking God for the first time, thinking about returning to Church after a break, looking for answers to your questions or already a committed Christian – Sion looks forward to meeting you in Jesus’ Name.

    (...)
  • Ski Rossendale provides skiing and snowboarding lessons and recreational skiing and snowboarding. We also offer for parties/groups wishing to do the above. They can also engage in a ‘no skill’ activity known as tubing (sledging). As a Social Enterprise we are committed to providing an affordable sporting facility for the (...)

  • Skiggle is currently a self-funded, non-profit on-line community that was launched in August 2016 by Christine: a mother whose young son, with Cerebral Palsy is the inspiration behind the idea. We are based in Preston, Lancashire and are currently in the process of applying to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

    (...)
  • Bacup’s Twisted Stitchers are a sewing, quilting, knitting and any other needle craft group, that meet in Central Methodist Church every Tuesday morning.

  • Snowdrop Doula is a Community Interest Company which enables  me to provide more services to families in East Lancashire. We now have funding to provide free Doula services to families within East Lancashire. This service can include one to one antenatal classes/support,birth support and/or postnatal support. This is entirely flexible. (...)

  • Soroptimist International is a vibrant, dynamic organisation for today’s professional and business women. We are committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong and peaceful communities worldwide.

    Soroptimist International of Rossendale is (...)

  • The SEND Service (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) was previously the Inclusion and Disability Support Service (or IDSS).  It advises and supports parents, carers, families, and professionals with the additional needs of children and young people.

    Our offer includes:

    Advice and support from our specialist teachers, educational (...)

  • Smile is a not-for-profit organisation which provides a mediation service, helping people to resolve conflicts and disputes within their communities, at home or in the workplace.

    Mediation is when an independent and impartial third party helps people in a dispute to reach a mutually acceptable agreement.  You can find out (...)

  • Rossendale’s Spectacle Factory Shop has a fantastic range of stylish and affordable frames for men, women and children.

    Our highly trained opticians are on hand to help you select a frame that suits your lifestyle, prescription, skin tone and face shape. We have a vast choice of spectacles, from Dolce (...)

  • Our aim at Spex Opticians is simple – to give our customers a top quality optical service combined with the best eyeware deals available anywhere in the country. We have modern well-equipped stores, throughout the Lancashire area.

  • Spice develop Time Credit systems that value everyone’s time, no matter who they are.  Our programmes build connections at a local level by joining up the public, private and voluntary sectors in a community.

    The Time Credits model works simply:

    For each hour that an individual contributes to their community (...)

  • Our major project promises some transformational impacts for communities in the Whitworth area of Rossendale. Spodden Valley Revealed is exploring the long timeline of human settlement there, through an engagement programme involving local people of all ages, and a range of exciting artist commissions.

    MPA secured Heritage Lottery Fund support (...)

  • Sri Ramana Devi Organisation is a Self Realisation School. We provide a variety of classes, groups, courses, talks, and events that support you in connecting with your true nature.

    Having had no guru or formal instruction in spiritual matters, Sri Ramana had not practised meditation, or tapas. Her knowledge came (...)

  • At St Anne’s CE Primary School Edgeside, we aim to be a caring, Christian school, within the community, where everyone is respected and valued.  To be a school where all individuals are encouraged to build on their strengths and aspire to be the best they can.

    Recognising its historic foundation, (...)

  • St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School is set in beautiful surroundings with views across Whitworth and the hills.  Above the roofs and treetops we can see the tower of St Bartholomew’s church, with which we have very close links. You are encouraged to visit our school to see for yourself the (...)

  • St James the Less & St. Thomas More RC Church, Rawtenstall, serves Roman Catholics in the Rawtenstall parish and surrounding area.

  • At St James-the-Less RC Primary School we believe that all children thrive in an environment in which they are happy, challenged and secure. Secure in the knowledge they are safe and cared for. Challenged to achieve their best, and happy in the knowledge they are each appreciated for their individuality (...)

  • At St James’ CE Primary School, Haslingden, we aim to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which children are encouraged to strive to do their best in all aspects of their development.  We believe that courtesy, respect and concern for others are as important as high standards of (...)

  • St John with St Michael CE Primary School is set in the picturesque area of Shawforth in the Rossendale Valley. It includes an Early Years Foundation Stage Unit for children from 3 years old.

    The School manages a Breakfast Club and also has an Extended After School service 3.30pm – (...)

  • At St Mary’s CE Primary School Rawtenstall we aim to provide a happy, secure and supportive learning environment where all the children can develop independence and work hard to make the most of their talents.

    We believe a close working relationship between home and school is vital to support each (...)

  • At St Mary’s RC Primary School, we are proud of our academic achievements, our friendly purposeful atmosphere and the extra curricular provision made available to our pupils.   We expect the highest standards from our pupils in all aspects of school life – in their attitudes to learning and in their (...)

  • St Paul’s Constable Lee CE Primary School is a very special place.

    We are a friendly, welcoming school with a strong ethos based around our role in the local and global communities.  We aim to provide a strong foundation for every child’s future, equipping them with the life skills needed (...)

  • St Peter’s RC Primary School is situated in the picturesque Rossendale valley and enjoy scenic views which span far and wide. Our school is founded in the Catholic faith and all our actions reflect our belief that every child is a gift created in the image of our God. We (...)

  • St Veronica’s RC Primary School is a small, Voluntary Aided, Roman Catholic Primary School situated in Helmshore in the Rossendale Valley.  The School prides itself on many strengths including a very good ethos for learning, very good behaviour and attitudes to work by the children and excellent relationships between children (...)

  • St. Anne’s Church, Edgeside is a Church of England church serving the surrounding community.

    St Anne’s offer many groups, events, and activities to entertain and support the local community. The church is also available for hire for private parties and corporate events and meetings.

  • St. Bartholomew CE Church, Whitworth

  • The “Mother” church of the town of Haslingden, St. James Church, Haslingden is the most prominent building in the town. With a history going back to the 12th Century it provides a spectacular backdrop to the development of the community of Haslingden.

    Refurbished in 1999, the church has modern facilities (...)

  • The St James Medical Centre is a modern purpose built General Practice with a healthcare team is made up of seven doctors, and a full quota of reception staff  and nursing staff.

    The practice provides a broad range of General Medical Services, Chronic Disease Management, Antenatal and Postnatal care, Child Health, Rhuematology (joint (...)

  • St. James-the-Less pre-school is based in the old school room on Burnley Road, next to St. James-the-Less Church and Presbytery. Sessions begin at 9:15am and children are collected at 12:15.

    Free 2 & 3 year old places are available.

    More details about the pre-school can be found in the Pre-school_A.B.C.’s. (...)

  • St John the Evangelist CE Church Facit, Whitworth

  • St. Joseph and St. Peter’s RC Church, Newchurch is the Roman Catholic Church serving the Newchurch area.

  • St. Josephs RC Primary School, Stacksteads is a small Catholic primary school set in the village of Stacksteads, close to the town of Bacup in the Rossendale valley. When your children join our school, either as four year olds or later in their school careers, our main aim is to (...)

  • St. Mary and St. Anselm’s RC Church, Whitworth is the Roman Catholic Church serving the Whitworth area.

  • St Mary’s Church is an Evangelical Anglican church (CofE) in the northeastern part of the Diocese of Manchester. We seek to follow Jesus by learning His ways and by sharing his love with the people of Rawtenstall in the lovely valley of Rossendale, Lancashire.

    Maybe you are new to town, (...)

  • St. Mary’s RC Church, Bacup is the Roman Catholic Church serving the Bacup area.

  • St. Marys RC Church, Haslingden serves Roman Catholics and other Christians in the area by providing religious services, visiting the sick and generally giving support to people.

  • At St. Mary’s RC Primary School Bacup we are very proud of the strong home, school and parish links that have continued to develop over many decades. You can find out more about our community and history within the section ‘Our Catholic School.’

    We aim to provide a happy living (...)

  • St. Nicholas’ Church in Newchurch, is a Church of England Parish in the beautiful Rossendale Valley and belongs to the Diocese of Manchester. Here we pride ourselves in our warm welcome and the quality of our uplifting worship and music.

    We are blessed with a beautiful church building and a (...)

  • St Paul’s Constable Lee is an Evangelical Anglican church in the lovely Rossendale valley of East Lancashire.

  • St. Peter’s RC Primary School is situated in the picturesque Rossendale valley and enjoy scenic views which span far and wide. Our school is founded in the Catholic faith and all our actions reflect our belief that every child is a gift created in the image of our God. We (...)

  • St. Peters CE Church, Haslingden is a very modern building with flexible worship space that was built after a severe fire in 1988, St Peter’s is a lively and active congregation with many activities for all ages.

    There is a large community centre attached to the church which hosts groups (...)

  • Attached to St. Peters Church is one of Haslingden’s major community resources – St. Peters Community Centre. The building has a large main hall, two multi-purpose rooms, a comfortable lounge-style cellar, and two rooms suitable for smaller meetings.

    Many groups already make use of these spaces, but they can also (...)

  • St. Philip’s CE Church, Stubbins

  • At St. Saviour’s we pride ourselves in being a ‘small school with a big heart’ as we continually strive to ensure that each and every child develops to achieve their full potential whilst having fun along the way!

    Hence, our curriculum has been designed to enthuse and engage, promote high (...)

  • St. Thomas Church, Musbury, Helmshore is a truly village church within the vibrant community of Helmshore. Many community activities take place in the church and the adjoining hall and there is a full social programme.

    The Refectory Cafe opens every other Thursday, Scouts, Cubs, Guides and Brownies meet in the (...)

  • St. Veronica’s RC Church, Helmshore is part of the Parish of St. Marie, served from the Church of the Immaculate Conception (St. Mary’s) in Haslingden.

  • Stacksteads Band play at various events around the region as well as locally, and also occasionally accompany the Britannia Coconut Dancers.

  • Stacksteads Countryside Park Group are a group of local residents who care about the area and want to improve the environment and facilities for the community; making it a pleasanter place to live and work.

    We organise various annual events, apply for funding to enable major projects, raise funds to (...)

  • At Stacksteads Methodist Church, a warm welcome is awaiting anyone who comes through the doors of our church, a small fellowship of approximately 40 members.

    In 2011 we welcomed the members of Waterbarn Baptist Church, with whom we have had a strong connection over many years, to worship with us (...)

  • At Staghills Nursery School we are a very caring, happy and friendly school. Children are at the heart of all that we do and we are committed to ensuring that all of our children have the best possible start in life. Happy, secure children will make the most their early play (...)

  • Staghills Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Infant, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  Slide

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you can contact the Council’s Parks & (...)

  • Station Road Playground is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Junior, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  Slide, Cradle Swing

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you can contact the (...)

  • STEP is a new service which has been set up to support people who regularly attend the Emergency Department due to the complex nature of the issues they face. Our video gives you the chance to learn more and meet a few of the staff on the team.

    The Emergency (...)

  • The Step Out Project specialises in empowering Young people who are facing challenges in their lives, to break down barriers.

    The programme enables them to build up life skills and key skills that College and Employers are looking for whilst increasing self esteem, confidence and motivation by giving them the (...)

  • Stepping Stones Developmental Therapy Unit provides specialist assessments, diagnosis (if appropriate), advice and on-going intervention for pre-school children with complex neurodevelopmental problems. We run specialist nursery groups for the children and provide support for their families in a friendly and nurturing environment. Therapy services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech (...)

  • Stubbylee Community Greenhouses is an open access site which is socially inclusive for everyone, where new skills can be learned and accomplished in a non-judgemental, supportive environment.

    The project challenges the stigma that mental ill-health represents for many. Referrals are welcome but not necessary.

    The community ethos we have is (...)

  • Our Haslingden shop is based in the Rossendale Valley surrounded by beautiful countryside. We sell a variety of quality donated clothing, footwear, bric-a-brac and accessories. We also sell new goods which include dolls houses, dolls house furniture, children’s toys, accessories, garden ornaments and much more. All our staff are (...)

  • There are many organised events and great facilities available to our members.

    To the rear of the club is one of the most scenic bowling greens in the whole of Lancashire. A crown green with a magnificent view of the Tor in Musbury. There is ample seating around the ground (...)

  • Sunnyside is an eight-bed, single storey building. Over 30 years, it has earned itself an excellent reputation. The environment at Sunnyside is welcoming and friendly, helping you feel ‘at home’ rather than ‘in a home’.
  • Support Her Eternally is a ladies only community group where Women can come together, feel safe, enjoy their life and feel encouraged and hopeful for their future.

    For further information please contact the Community Restart Service Development team.

    The group meets every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 1-3pm (...)

  • Talking Therapies provides evidence based treatments for people aged 16+ with mild to moderate anxiety and depression and help patients manage the psychological and emotional impact of long term health conditions e.g. COPD, diabetes. Patients are able to self-refer and receive an assessment without needing to see their GP first.
  • T.E.A.M R.I.S.E is a Community Interest Company supports anyone residing in East Lancashire who has a learning disability, is vulnerable or socially isolated.

    This great project has had a great impact on a wide number of people and has supported people with learning disabilities in all areas of their lives, (...)

  • Telecare East Lancashire (Ribble Valley, Pendle, Burnley, Hyndburn and Rossendale)

     

  • The Astronomy Centre is a major resource for both amateur astronomers and the general public. Based above Todmorden in the North West of England, we have facilities and on-site equipment for both members and visitors.

    The site offers a good compromise providing a reasonably dark site, while remaining close to (...)

  • The Boo is a performing arts venue based in Waterfoot. Since opening our doors as venue in 2005 The Boo has a full programme for families, children and adults that includes high quality children’s theatre, comedy, music and a workshops as well as regular cinema showing classic and new releases (...)

  • One stark statistic is at the heart of The Business Clinic’s mission to help businesses across Lancashire succeed and enjoy healthier profits. In an economic climate where the failure rate for start-up businesses is more than 80% in their first five years something isn’t working when it comes to business (...)

  • The Growth Company (formerly The Work Company) is helping to make a difference to the lives of people who are struggling to find work and stay in regular employment.

    Working across a range of areas we help people get back on their feet, whether they’ve been unemployed for (...)

  • At The Laurels, we offer care to suit an individual’s needs, long term care for those who need daily Nursing and Residential care. We have a very proactive activity organizer to provide our residents exciting and interesting activities, taking account of residents’ interest.
  • The Lindens Rest Home is a family run, modern residential home for the elderly, provided by professionals who understand their needs. 
  • The Old Library Café Bar is a family friendly cafe serving high quality food and drink in a welcoming environment. We offer high chairs, Wi-Fi and superb disabled facilities

  • The Personal Support Unit (PSU) is a national charity, with an office based at Preston Combined Court.

    Volunteers provide free emotional and practical support in civil and family cases; issues such as access to children, divorce, debt, eviction and money claims. We can help at all stages of the court (...)

  • The Primrose Project is a non-religious organisation supporting families who have lost a baby due to a foetal abnormality and providing special keepsakes to hospitals across the UK.

    Their main aim is to provide as many bereaved families across the UK as possible with the support that they truly deserve (...)

  • The Raft Foundation was formed in Rossendale, Lancashire by local people to assist communities, families and individuals who are in crisis need within the Rossendale Valley.

    Our projects currently include the provision and delivery of an independent 100% volunteer lead and managed foodbank service collecting and delivering to clients homes (...)

  • The Red Box Project – Rossendale will support disadvantaged young women throughout their entire period.

    Problem: In the UK, some young women in our schools are finding it difficult to access sanitary products.

    Result: Tearful panics in the loo. Wadded up toilet roll. Anxious embarrassment. Missed lessons. Missed education.

    (...)
  • The Riverside is the perfect venue for a range of functions combining the highest quality facilities in a truly lovely environment.

    Surrounded by rugged and natural landscape, The Riverside has fantastic facilities where you will find everything you need to make your celebration or event extra special

    (...)

  • The Rossendale Community Support Network concept has been received well by a number of organisations and groups within Rossendale as a means of more effectively providing support to those in our community who are less fortunate than others.

    Our initial aims and objectives are as follows:

    To provide a communication (...)
  • Following the horrific murder of Sophie Lancaster, her family wanted to ensure a lasting legacy to their beautiful, bright creative daughter and so The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was established. It became a registered charity in 2009 (Registered Charity Number – 1129689).

    The aims and objectives of the Charity are as (...)

  • The Whitaker (previously Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery) is set in a beautiful park at the centre of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, UK. The museum displays include interesting local history, painting, and Victorian natural history collections. There is also a very active contemporary art gallery with changing exhibitions.

    Our main galleries have been newly (...)

  • Thorn Bank/Hawthorn Road Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Infant, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  Slide, Cradle Swing, Climbing Frame, Roundabout, Multi-Use Games Area

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To (...)

  • Thorn Primary School offers all its pupils an exciting range of opportunities designed to stimulate young minds and enhance their learning experiences.

    Without doubt, the outdoor learning environment at Thorn Primary School is outstanding, as is the education your child will receive in our spacious school.

    We were delighted when (...)

  • Together Housing (formerly Green Vale Housing) is a non-profit making organisation and any money we make is invested back into the association for the benefit of our residents and local communities.

    As well as houses to rent, we also build and manage homes for sale, sheltered accommodation and extra care.

    (...)
  • Tonacliffe Primary School is a large school that values standards and achievement.  We are extremely proud of all that goes on here.

    The children at this school are supported in their learning by dedicated staff, governors and parents.

    The purpose of Tonacliffe Primary School is to ensure the successful development of (...)

  • You may know us as Tor View School and the School continues to be at the centre of our Specialist Learning Community.  It is an outstanding school on the edge of open countryside in the Rossendale Valley of East Lancashire whose main focus is to provide outstanding education for pupils (...)

  • Support group for  parents and carers of children and adults with ASD, ADHD and Aspergers.

    Parents and carers are welcome to attend the Parent/Carer Support Group and/or the Autism Support Group. Both groups meet at the Garage Café on the Ewood Campus. Dates and times can be found on the (...)

  • Townsend Fold Social Club was established in 1919, and gifted to the people of Townsend Fold.   The “Pigeon Club” remains popular at the heart of the area.

    Many people walk up Lower Clowes Road and see the sign above the door and keep on going, wondering what may or may (...)

  • Trinity Baptist Church Bacup are a community of about 100 people who come together for worship each week on a Sunday morning. We are a mix of old and young, families and singles, long-time followers of Jesus and those who are just beginning their walk with Him.

    Our aim (...)

  • Turfcote provides individually tailored care services to our residents including personal care, nursing care and a separate unit which offers specialist dementia care. Respite and day care is offered across all disciplines.
  • Turn Village Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Junior, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  Cradle Swing, Climbing Frame, Roundabout, Pitch

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you (...)

  • Understanding Autism North West is a registered charity providing a specialised therapeutic service for individuals and families affected by Asperger’s syndrome and high functioning autism (AS/HFA).

    The therapists at Understanding Autism North West have both professional and personal experience of living with the differences presented by autism spectrum conditions. We (...)

  • University of the Third Age – Burnley is part of the University of the Third Age (U3A) movement which is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own (...)

  • University of the Third Age – Bury is part of the University of the Third Age (U3A) movement which is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own (...)

  • University of the Third Age – U3A Whitworth and district is part of the University of the Third Age (U3A) movement which is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but (...)

  • The Up and Active team supports local people to lead a heathier lifestyle through supporting individuals become more active and loose weight.
  • Up & Active provide loads of ideas on easy ways to help you get up, get out and get active!

    Their website has an “Activity Search” section and also allows you to register to become a part of the Up & Active network of activities and to be able to (...)

  • Our Mission

    – To educate, enrich, entertain and reach out to the people of Rossendale, especially young people, by providing the very best resources, teaching staff and experiences available to students of the Performing Arts on an extra curricular basis.

    – To encourage the people of Rossendale, especially young people, (...)

  • Valley Aloud is Rossendale’s premier, mixed-adult, Community Choir!

    Based at Rakefoot Hall, Crawshawbooth and established in September 2010 as part of Valley Academy, Rossendale’s School of Musical Theatre & Dance, the choir now has around 50 members and is renowned for first class performances in the Valley & beyond!

    Valley (...)

  • Valley at Work connects, celebrates and supports Rossendale’s business community. We are an independent association, run by local businesses for local businesses.

    Our aim is to be the point of help and information for local business – helping local businesses to help each other.

    We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at (...)

  • Established by a group of volunteers in 2015, we are a type of organisation known as a building preservation trust. You can find building preservation trust’s or ‘BPT’s as they are often called all over the country. A not-for-profit organisation, BPT’s are usually registered charities and are driven by communities (...)

  • The Valley Hooper’s was founded in 2016 and has since been sharing the love of the hula hoop with people in the community. ​ Hooping is not just for children, it’s for everyone! Not only is it great for fitness but for well being too. From improving your posture and (...)

  • Valley Shorai Karate Club aims to teach all students the art, skill and ethos of fair play, respect and good manners, which stems from the origins of Shorai Karate.

    “Shorai” means ‘future’ and utilises ancient and modern martial art techniques, allowing the sport to develop.   Experienced and dedicated (...)

  • Valley Supported Living is a supported living scheme for adults with learning disabilities, run by family members. It was set up by a group of parents from the Rossendale Valley in 2003 who wished to see their sons and daughters settled in homes.

    The aim of the organisation is to (...)

  • Veterans In Communities (VIC) is an ex-services charity based in Haslingden that covers East Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester. VIC was established in September 2012 and granted charity status early 2013. We support serving, ex-service personnel, their families and members of the emergency services who have experienced difficulties with (...)

  • The Singing group was the inspiration of one of our members who served as a musician in a military band. There are therapeutic benefits of music to the individual and the community. Being involved in the Singing Group allows people to meet in an informal activity and has many benefits; socialising with (...)

  • Visually Impaired Childrens Service meet most alternate Saturdays at Accrington and District Blind Society.

    This enthusiastic group offers support and practical assistance to children and young people with a sight loss and also their parents and carers.

    If you care for a child or young person with (...)

  • Victim Support is the independent charity for victims of crime in England & Wales. Last year Victim Support offered more than 1 million victims of crime support.

    We give emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Lancashire. We’re an independent charity and you can (...)

  • Victoria Park Play Area is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • Founded in 1866 Water Band has been serving the village of Water and the Rossendale Valley for 150 years. Our Bandroom is situated on Burnley Road East, next to Lumb Baptist Church.  Free tuition is offered to anyone who would like to learn to play and age is no barrier!

    (...)
  • Water Gardens Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • At Water Primary School, children are at the centre of everything we do.  it is a caring, happy and friendly school with a family atmosphere. We are committed to providing each of our pupils with the best possible start to their school life in order to achieve their true potential.

    Happiness, (...)

  • The Practice was formed in 1967. It moved into its current health centre premises in 1979. This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.

    The Health (...)

  • Waterfoot Primary School will prepare children for a successful and satisfying life in the twenty first century. We will seek to ensure that within the school, both adults and children will learn together and that each individual will reach their full potential.

    At Waterfoot Primary School, we think for ourselves, (...)

  • Welcome to Weir Baptist Church, a church with a vision to be the Christian community of Jesus Christ in service to the peoples of Weir and their neighbours. We are both family and singles friendly with a small congregation aged between 7 and 90! We warmly invite all to (...)

  • Weir Playground is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Junior, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  Slide, Cradle Swing, Ropes, Climbing Frame, Roundabout, Wendy House, Pitch

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a (...)

  • Weir Pride is a community organisation established in the village of Weir to help improve the village and to encourage the community to take pride in the area.

    We do this by holding community activities including clean ups, bulb planting, painting bus shelters, encouraging people to clean up after dogs (...)

  • The Western Front Association (East Lancs Branch) welcome anyone with an interest in the Great War, whether they are WFA members or not. You are guaranteed a warm reception.

    The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the First World War (1914-1918). The ‘WFA’ works to (...)

  • Western Road Playground is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Infant, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  Slide, Cradle Swing, Roundabout

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks issue you can contact (...)

  • Whitaker Park Play Area is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: Yes, Age range: Junior, Toddlers: Yes

    Equipment:  SlideCradle Swing, Climbing Frame, Roundabout, Sand Equipment, Pitch, Bowling Green, Tennis, Multi-Use Games Area

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council (...)

  • The White Horse Project works with young people, 11-18 years. We have premises in Waterfoot, called The Boilerhouse, where we offer a range of activities.

    Currently our programme includes One Grade Higher (study support sessions using computers), Art & Media, Music Project, Dance and Deepen – Friday social night. (...)

  • Whitewell Bottom Community Centre has a wide range of activities on offer to all members of the community.

    There is a large sports hall and outside football pitch, meeting rooms, a coffee bar and kitchen. We have disabled access. The centre and the outside football field is available to hire (...)

  • Whitewell Bottom Pre-school is a voluntary run pre-school which is based in a community centre and is committed to providing excellent childcare and education for all children aged 2 – 4 years.

    We offer 15 hours nursery free education for all 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 (...)

  • The main band of Whitworth Vale and Healey compete on a regular basis in various Local and National competitions and perform at concerts all year in and around the local area.

    Whitworth Vale and Healey also have a youth band dedicated to get children to learn and enjoy playing brass (...)

  • We are a really friendly group of people here at Whitworth Scout Group and we try to ensure that we cover a wide range of activities that both our Young Members and also our Adult Volunteers will enjoy taking part in.

    Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in (...)

  • Whitworth Cemetery was opened for burials in 1879.  The site caters for Catholic, Church of England and Non Conformist burials.  It also has a refurbished chapel for hire which can seat around 48 people.

    The dedicated garden of remembrance offers an alternative site for the burial of cremated remains in addition (...)

  • Our vision statement for Whitworth Community High School is simple: to become an outstanding school. Our focus for 2015-2016 continues to be ‘Climbing Higher’ which reflects our commitment to continue to raise aspirations, raise achievement and thus raise results.

    Following on from our successful Ofsted inspection and improved GCSE examination success, (...)

  • Community Partnerships are informal partnerships involving:

    Local residents and representatives of local community groups Borough and County Councillors Rossendale Borough Council, Lancashire Police and Together Housing.

    There are four Community Partnerships across Rossendale covering the areas of:

    Haslingden Rawtenstall Bacup Whitworth

    Community Partnerships promote engagement and partnership working at the community level. Rossendale’s heritage (...)

  • Whitworth Dental Care prides itself on providing a personal service of the highest standard. All our staff are friendly, approachable and aim to help meet patients’ needs.

  • Whitworth Festival Park Bowling Club have bowling teams in 5 leagues. We have teams in open, and Veteran (over 60) leagues. In the winter we play a card and dominoes league on Tuesday afternoons and between ourselves on Thursdays

  • Whitworth Historical Society is located at the Whitworth Heritage Museum on North Street, Whitworth, in the Borough of Rossendale. The museum is open to the public from 2 to 4pm on Saturdays, and 7.30 to 9.30pm on Tuesdays, and at other times by prior arrangement.

    The society also has a (...)

  • Whitworth Library is one of a number of libraries provided by Lancashire County Council.

    Lancashire County Council provide library services from branches and mobile libraries.  Making a difference through accessible reading, learning and information. Joining the library is free and you can join at any age.

  • Whitworth Medical Centre is a friendly NHS health centre situated in the beautiful Whitworth valley. We can be found on Market Street, across the road from A J Nuttall’s Pharmacy and next-door to the Co-op. We cater for individuals and families living anywhere along the Whitworth valley from Stacksteads to (...)

  • Whitworth Methodist Church is a Church serving the local community offering community activities including a Thursday morning coffee drop-in, a once-monthly healing service, a once-monthly prayer breakfast, and other activities.  Please get in touch for more details.

  • Whitworth Sports Centre is part of Rossendale Leisure Trust,the largest not for profit social enterprise in the Valley.

    We offer a 22 station compact gym with everything for a good cardio session along with resistance training, and our qualified staff will provide a personal training programme so you can (...)

  • Whitworth Sports Council is here to help Sporting Clubs achieve their goal, If you are setting up a club or if your club needs Advice, help with training, club mark acreditation or mabe funds, please get in touch we will be able to help.

    The Aims of the Whitworth Sports (...)

  • Whitworth Town Council was formed in 1974 following the reorganisation of local government in England. Prior to this date, Whitworth Urban District Council was the administrative body in the Valley, but was abolished following the reorganisation.

    In Whitworth, local government services are provided by three local authorities – Whitworth Town (...)

  • Whitworth Valley Angling Society was established in 1973 and has six still waters set in beautiful countryside around Rochdale. These are located at….

    Lane Head on Rooley Moor Broadley Wood in Healey Dell Birch Hill in Wardle Dury Lane in Shawforth (...)
  • We are a Social Enterprise offering concessionary rates to Under 18’s, Students, Over 60’s and people with life changing injuries and or disabilities.

    We give Guest rates to BWSW Members. We are engaging Schools, Colleges and Universities throughout Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire in the sport via Sportivate and are (...)

  • Wonderful Things is a project run at St Mary’s CE Primary School in Rawtenstall. In July 2013 the school was delighted to be awarded a grant of almost £10,000 by the Big Lottery, in order to run a pilot project. The funding was used to provide an unusual selection of (...)

  • Woodleigh House was opened in 2000. Situated in the village of Waterfoot in Rossendale, it’s a short walk to the village with all its amenities and a mile from Rawtenstall. The house has been extensivly modified and caters for ten residents.
  • The Workers Educational Association (WEA) are the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland.

    Founded in 1903, the WEA is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. With the support of nearly 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 tutors and over 10,000 members, we deliver friendly, (...)

  • The  World Gravy Wrestling Championships is an annual event at the Rose ‘n Bowl, Stacksteads to raise funds for the East Lancashire Hospice and competitors nominated charities.

    The event brings in crowds from all areas, press coverage and is a great family day out. Activities for the kids including face (...)

  • Worsley Park is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.

    Toilets: No, Car Park: No, Age range: Infant/Junior, Toddlers: No, Equipment:  SlideCradle Swing, Climbing Frame, Roundabout, Tread barrel, Bowling Green, Tennis

    Information kindly provided by Rossendale Borough Council – Aug 2016

    To report a parks (...)

  • Children in the North West need loving foster families. Can you become a foster carer with your local authority and help local children achieve their ambition?

    You Can Foster is a joint campaign between local authorities across the North West to encourage more people living in the region to think (...)

  • You Shall Go To The Ball work with local charities across Lancashire to identify girls that truly deserve to attend their Prom but may not be able too due to circumstances out of their control.

    Many of the girls are terminally ill or young carers who look after their sick (...)

  • Young Addaction are the countywide commissioned young people’s substance misuse service for under 25’s. Young Addaction Lancashire – East offer information advice, guidance or treatment for any substance; illicit, prescribed or legal and alcohol. We cover Burnley, Pendle, Ribble Valley, Rossendale and Hyndburn.

    Our work is mainly conducted in one (...)

  • Young Carers at BPRCVS is delivered for, with and all about carers under the age of 18. They have a tough job and they need and deserve everybody’s help and support!

    The organisation was established in 2000 as a project within Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Services. Initially funded (...)

  • Youth Zone work with young people aged 12-19 across Lancashire.

    We are part of the Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service which enables children and families to access appropriate support as early as possible, to help them maintain their quality of life, prevent any problems getting worse and reduce the (...)

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