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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.
  • 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 (...)

  • 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 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • For over 60 years, Accrington & 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 (...)

  • The Accrington Victoria Hospital is a community hospital providing in-patient services and a Minor Injuries Unit for the local population.

    The hospital also has access to dedicated specialist services such as Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Renal services together with a range of out-patient services.

  • Accrington and Rossendale College run a range of Community based courses from The Waterside Centre in Accrington

    A range of both Level 1 and 2 Certificates and Awards are available.  For more information about specific courses and where they are being held, please contact the college.

  • Acre Mill 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 to share (...)

  • 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.

    You can report a fraud to Action Fraud any time of the day or night using their online fraud reporting tool.

    Action (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • Adult Social Care is part of the Adult & Community Services Directorate of LCC.  It mainly offers support to older people 16+, people with physical disability or sensory impairment; people with a mental illness and people with a learning disability.

     

  • 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 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 (...)

  • Alden Close Play Area is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • In our 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 this. This (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • All Saints’ 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 and prepare them (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • Rossendale Masonic Hall is a hidden gem in the heart of Rawtenstall. Ideally located for surrounding areas. The perfect venue for weddings, dinner parties, conferences or any special events. accommodating up to 80 people.

    Rossendale Masonic Hall is now under new management and Paul and his team have over 30 (...)

  • The baby massage group at Haslingden Community Link meets Every Thursday 1:15am – 2:00pm.

    “Massage has many added benefits for your baby, including improving weight gain, aiding digestion, improving circulation, and easing teething pain. Massage is a great way for you and your partner to bond with your baby, (...)

  • 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 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 of (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • Membership of BCT 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 self-sustaining.

    We (...)

  • 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 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

    Meeting room for hire

    (...)
  • 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.
  • Neighbourhood Forums are informal partnerships involving Local residents and representatives of local community groups, Borough and County Councillors Rossendale Borough Council, Lancashire Police and Greenvale Homes.

    There are four Neighbourhood Forums across Rossendale covering the areas of Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup and Whitworth

    Neighbourhood Forums have at their core the principle (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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

    (...)
  • The Basement delivers key frontline services to groups and individuals addressing Unemployment, Education and Training needs on a 1 -1 Mentoring Basis / open club activities.  The Project has been outlined by Schools in 2012 as outstanding, innovative, quality focused impacting lives and effecting long term change for young people.

    (...)
  • 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 (...)

  • We 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 & Sullivan, Comedies, (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • Bosom Buddies – Rossendale Breastfeeding Support Group provides support for breastfeeding mothers in the community.  Several mothers from the community that have successfully breastfed have undertaken training to enable them to support other mothers in the area to breastfeed.

  • 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.

    Communicars is (...)

  • 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 they gather a (...)

  • 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 Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

    We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.

    We help vulnerable people in the UK and abroad prepare for, withstand and recover from emergencies in their own (...)

  • 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 Cross charity shop – or perhaps get involved as (...)

  • Our 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, compassion (...)

  • 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 Pendle & Rossendale Scope is a local charity supporting people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities.

    This local Scope branch was founded in 1961 and over the years has helped many families in the local area.  Our group is made up entirely of volunteers.

    The group is (...)

  • Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service (BPRCVS) 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 (...)

  • 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 Lancashire; Help Direct; and Floating Support contracts.

    Calico is committed to improving its (...)

  • Calico provide housing related support across East Lancashire. They are a low need level service offering support and advice to people who need assistance to gain skills to live independently. The type of support Calico offer can include help setting up and managing a home, guidance in working with other agencies, (...)

  • 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 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 with (...)

  • The Carers Link Lancashire website was launched on 1st April 2013, and is designed to be a one stop resource for all carers in East Lancashire.  Carers Link Lancashire works across the whole of East Lancashire and it’s office is based in Accrington.  Our services are open Monday to Friday (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • Selnet has been successful in securing this new project as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.  Changing Futures 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 (...)

  • Chatterton Recreation Ground is one of 44 children’s playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • 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, (...)

  • 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 and we campaign for change to improve the policies and practices that (...)

  • Civic pride means taking a pride in the town in which we live, in trying to make our environment a better place to live and work.

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

  • Clegg Street Play Area is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • 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 (...)

  • 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.

    The group was formed 6th June 2013 when the need to identify and help protect community assets became apparent and gained (...)

  • Are you troubled by stress, anxiety or depression?  Feeling lonely, isolated and vulnerable?  A Community Care Navigator could support you to access non-medical activities and services.

    The project aims to reduce the number of GP appointments being taken up by people that don’t require medical treatment.

    Community support and services have (...)

  • 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 are a social inclusion team. We support people who have a broad range of mental health difficulties to become more included in their local community. This might be in areas such as taking up sports or arts activities. Maybe someone is interested in volunteering, needs support to gain (...)

  • 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 Directory 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 (...)

  • 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.
  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • We are 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 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 (...)

  • 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 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 become (...)

  • The local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • 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, we 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 afield.

    (...)
  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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.

  • 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 (...)
  • 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 (...)

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • The local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • Edenfield Primary 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 provide a (...)

  • 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 this friendly 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 facilities (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • Edenfield Village Pre School offers 2 Years to 4 years 11 months pre-school OFSTED inspected, free sessions for over 3 year old

  • 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.
  • This service will assess any patients contacting them through a series of triage questions and will be either booked into an appointment or signposted to a more appropriate service. For patients requiring a dental practice that is currently accepting NHS patients they can also ring the above number.
  • 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 local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • The Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust serves the communities of North Manchester, Bury, Rochdale and Oldham, along with the surrounding towns and villages. This area is collectively known as the North-East sector of Greater Manchester and has a population of around 820,000.

    It is a large Trust with a total operating budget (...)

  • 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 is a contractual (...)

  • 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 (...)

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

  • 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 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 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, (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • The local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • 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 (...)

  • The local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • The local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • 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.

    (...)
  • 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 (...)

  • 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 local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • 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.

  • 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 (...)

  • 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.

  • We 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.

    See also:

    Dr Mackenzie & Partners

    (...)

  • 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, (...)

  • 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.

    (...)
  • 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.

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

  • Neighbourhood Forums are informal partnerships involving Local residents and representatives of local community groups, Borough and County Councillors, Rossendale Borough Council, Lancashire Police and Greenvale Homes.

    There are four Neighbourhood Forums across Rossendale covering the areas of Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup and Whitworth

    Neighbourhood Forums have at their core the principle (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • The local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is one of 44 STP ‘footprints’ that have been established across England to deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency.

    It represents 33 NHS and local council organisations, along with third sector partners, and (...)

  • 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, (...)

  • HearFirst is an independent training provider offering workforce & volunteer training to organisations across the UK (based in Bacup).

    We are passionate about equality & Diversity Training and specialists in Deaf, Disability and British Sign Language Training. Our training helps organisations comply with the Equality Act 2012, internal audits and (...)

  • Taking place on the first Sunday of every month, from 9.30am until 2pm, the Farmer’s 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • The local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • Do you suffer from Fybromyalgia and Chronic Pain?  Hidden Pain is a new support group based in Stacksteads.

    New Peer-to-Peer support group, 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 (...)

  • The school 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 wider community, and every (...)

  • 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. We recruit and train volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, to visit families at home and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support. The families we help have at least one child under 5.

    Home-Start believes that children need a happy (...)

  • Homewise is the local Home Improvement Agency for Hyndburn and Ribble Valley and has been operating since 1987.

    Homewise is a charitable organisation that provides services to local communities by providing a comprehensive, impartial help and advice service on all aspects of home adaptations, repairs and maintenance with additional schemes (...)

  • Homewise is a non profit making organisation that offers free advice and support to help people living with Dementia stay safe in their home.

    The 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 (...)

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

  • The Horse and Bamboo Theatre’s main aims 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 in (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • The local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • 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.

    Most people know about the courses we offer on the public programme – they include Languages, ICT, Visual and Performing Arts, Health and Well-being, Access to Higher Education, English and Maths – and other areas of work too.

    Not so many (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • Lancashire Road Riders are a long established bike club that meet at The Masons Arms, Burnley Road East every Wednesday night from 8pm. All are welcome.

  • 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 are one of 44 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 to (...)

  • 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 helps people to deal with the underlying causes that are affecting their ability to manage their health and wellbeing. We want people to feel included in their communities, to be able to live more independently and to enjoy a good quality of life.  Our team can:

    (...)
  • The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside is your local wildlife 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 wildlife team engaging people in (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • The Lifetime Opportunities Group is a completely new concept in care. Our attention to detail is paramount. Services are structured around needs, staffing is flexible with ring fenced transport available if required.

    We operate through two main divisions. Day Opportunities provides individualised daytime support packages for adults with learning disabilities. (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • The local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • 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 (...)

  • We want to work with local residents to improve and upgrade Loveclough Park for the whole community.  The park is well used by the local community but through our extensive consultation, it became apparent that providing something for the juniors and teens was a priority.

    Currently there are very few (...)

  • Our 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 am. (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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.

    This accommodation is provided through Pennine Lancashire using supported lodgings as well as independent supported properties. We offer up to 13 supported lodgings placements as well as (...)

  • 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 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 is run in (...)

  • 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 Community & Childcare Centre in Bacup.  We offer childcare for children aged between 0-4 years and we operate for 51 weeks of the year.

     

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 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 a (...)

  • Newchurch St. Nicholas C.E. Primary is situated approximately one and a half miles to the northeast of Rawtenstall and has extensive grounds including a large activity area. It is a one-form entry, Voluntary Controlled School operating through partnership between the Church and the Local Education Authority.

    The school has a (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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.

  • 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 needs of all are met.

    Our children flourish and (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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.

  • 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 7.00pm – 9pm

  • 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 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.

    (...)
  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 newly constituted, 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.

    (...)
  • 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 and a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.

    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 (...)

  • What a fantastic day at the PS Fareshare Cafe.  Every Friday 10am to 12noon.

    Positive Start Fareshare Project. Every Friday 10am to 12pm 4 Bury Road, Rawtenstall Come, get involved, share food, take food, reduce food wastage. Contact us for more information.

  • 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 (...)

  • To capitalise on what we do, we work differently, and anticipate a return on our investment through reciprocity from beneficiaries.

    Additional capacity is from our core volunteers whom we call ProPs – Professional Pensioners. A ProP – someone graduated from the day job with skills and experience.

    In that role, (...)

  • 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.

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • Neighbourhood Forums are informal partnerships involving Local residents and representatives of local community groups, Borough and County Councillors, Rossendale Borough Council, Lancashire Police and Greenvale Homes.

    There are four Neighbourhood Forums across Rossendale covering the areas of Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup and Whitworth

    Neighbourhood Forums have at their core the principle (...)

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

  • A committee to organise a parade and service to recognise the sacrifice made during conflict by our Armed Forces.

  • The Hedgehog Club is run by a ‘not for profit’ company and fees are charged, although the nursery early years entitlement funding still applies. The Hedgehog club is fully integrated with the Nursery School ensuring that children access high quality learning experiences throughout the sessions.

    The Hedgehog Club provides 21 (...)

  • We meet on the first and third Sunday of the month at 3 p.m.

    We 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.

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 has now purchased a Mini Bus for use by the Older Community (...)

  • Red Rose Recovery is an organisation that is here to help you with your recovery.

    It is known as a Recovery Infrastructure Organisation (RIO), because it helps to provide a firm infrastructure around you, and it can support you in all aspects of your recovery.

    As a RIO we can (...)

  • 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 (...)
  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 One Stop Shop is 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 Stop Shop is (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • The Rossendale Civic Trust are a voluntary group dedicated to good planning and the preservation of heritage in Rossendale.  We also operate the Weaver’s Cottage Heritage centre in Rawtenstall which is both our main base and a visitor’s attraction with displays on the history of weaving and the founding of (...)

  • Occasional Sunday market in Rawtenstall, Rossendale. Vintage, Food & Drink, Handmade, Crafts, Artisan, 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 (...)

  • 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, 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 at RDDC – from absolute (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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, thanks mainly to manager Caren Cookson……

    If you would like to volunteer call Caren direct on 01706 240084 (...)

  • 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.

    You may have the skills useful in acting, directing, set design or building, in painting, in wardrobe and costume design and (...)

  • 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.

    (...)
  • 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 a not for profit organisation run by and for people with mental health problems.

    Members are encouraged to join with others who have or are suffering from mental health difficulties.  Self funding, we seek to fill the gap in provision for day care and people are encouraged (...)

  • 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! (...)

  • 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 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 (...)

  • 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 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 (...)

  • 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 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 (e.g. MRI, CT scanning) and support services.

    The new Royal Blackburn Hospital opened in July 2006.

    In addition (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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, (...)

  • 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 Executives Group, as (...)

  • Talk to us 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.

    If you have any (...)

  • 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, (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

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

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Service (previously the Inclusion and Disability Support Service or IDSS) 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 psychologists, assessment (...)

  • Our aim 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.

    Time Credits open up new opportunities to try new things, learn, be healthier and have fun. Spice work with communities of all kinds, across many sectors.  Spice are passionate about the power within communities, and think (...)

  • At St. Anne’s, 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, the school will preserve (...)

  • Our 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 wonderful pupils, staff (...)

  • At St James the Less 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 and (...)

  • At St James’, 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 achievement in academic work.  (...)

  • St John with St Michael Church of England 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 (...)

  • At St. Mary’s 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 child’s learning. We encourage (...)

  • St. Paul’s Church of England 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 Roman Catholic 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. (...)

  • St Veronica’s 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 and staff.

    The (...)

  • 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 & St. Thomas More RC Church, Rawtenstall, serves Roman Catholics in the Rawtenstall parish and surrounding area.

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 Joseph’s 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 work with you 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.

    Mass is celebrated on most weekdays.  On days when mass is not celebrated, a Eucharistic Service may be held.

  • At St Mary’s, we aim to provide a happy living and learning environment in which children are encouraged to reach their full potential. St Mary’s is the only Catholic primary school in the town of Bacup. It has a thriving nursery with over 50 part-time places.

    Offering all the advantages (...)

  • At St Mary’s, 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 behaviour.  We try (...)

  • 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 RCPS, whilst celebrating and benefitting from our Catholic heritage and traditions is a vibrant, dynamic and enterprising learning and worshipping community. Our life as a school is underpinned and inspired by a series of core Christian values that define our mission, identity and vision.

  • 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 Peter’s 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.

  • St. Vincents Homecare and Repair is funded by Local  Councils to assist older or disabled people with repairs and adaptations. They have their own handymen for smaller jobs at very low cost and a panel of carefully chosen private contractors for larger jobs. They can also supply technical support and (...)

  • Stacksteads Band play at various events around the region as well as locally, and also occasionally accompany the Britannia Coconut Dancers.

  • Stacksteads Riverside 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 make (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • The local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • 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 (...)

  • 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.

    Stubbylee Greenhouses provides a positive, therapeutic (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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, (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • We are a non for profit foundation based in Burnley, Lancashire formally known has East Lancashire LGBT Limited, The B U Foundation is advocating for and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities in Burnley and beyond. We offer a range of peer support services focused on improving the (...)

  • The Lindens Rest Home is a family run, modern residential home for the elderly, provided by professionals who understand their needs.  The Lindens is a Grade II listed building offering residential accommodation and personal care to 13 older people and 2 older people with a physical disability.

    For a small (...)

  •  

    The Lookout is Pendle and Rossendale’s support provision for young victims of domestic and sexual abuse.  The team is able to work with children and young people aged 5 – 18 years old who have been subject to violence and abuse within their family or relationship, directly or (...)

  • 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 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

    (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • The 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 centres (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • The Work Company offer employment-focused personal and social development sessions, aiming to address the changing needs of the Rossendale community.  They provide effective, bespoke employment-focused information, advice and guidance and help people into paid employment opportunities.

    Facilitated by a fully qualified and experienced employment and training consultant, The Work Company (...)

  • 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, our outdoor learning environment is outstanding, as is the education your child will receive in our spacious school.

    We were delighted when inspectors rated our school (...)

  • 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 Tor View School continues to be at the centre of Tor View Specialist Learning Community: 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 (...)

  • We 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 is to (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • Understanding Autism NW is a Constituted Not for Profit Community Group providing a specialised counselling service. Experienced and knowledgeable BACP registered counsellors offer a therapeutic service for individuals who are affected by Asperger’s syndrome and high functioning autism (AS/HFA).

    The counsellors at Understanding Autism NW have both professional and personal experience of living  (...)

  • 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 – Whitworth and district U3A 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • Victim’s Voice is a support and advocacy service for people in Lancashire affected by hate crime. That is, where an individual is harmed because they are, in some way, “different”.

    The most common causes are hostility or prejudice towards a victim’s race or religion, disability or their sexual orientation eg. (...)

  • Victoria Park Play Area is one of 44 children's playgrounds in the Rossendale area maintained by the council.
  • Vidya 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 effortlessly from within. (...)

  • 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.
  • We are 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, Health and Opportunity reflects what we want for each child in our (...)

  • 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 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 School, we think for ourselves, but feel (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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 local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • 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 Care Trust was formed in 1976.  We are a local charity which provides a range of services, including Sunnyside Rest Home, and Sunnybank Day Centre, which offers Day Care, Luncheon Club and Meals on Wheels.  As an organisation, we are already well established within the community, and our services (...)

  • 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 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, we have well-founded confidence (...)

  • 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.

  • Neighbourhood Forums are informal partnerships involving Local residents and representatives of local community groups, Borough and County Councillorsm Rossendale Borough Council, Lancashire Police and Greenvale Homes.

    There are four Neighbourhood Forums across Rossendale covering the areas of Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup and Whitworth

    Neighbourhood Forums have at their core the principle (...)

  • 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 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 Valley Angling Society is a locally run group offering coaching and fishing opportunities at 6 local waters. Suitable for youth and disabled. New members are always welcome.

  • 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 (...)

  • Whitworth Youth & Community Centre provide activities for young people in Whitworth

  • 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 (...)

  • WEA are the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland.

    Founded in 1903, the Workers’ Educational Association (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, accessible (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • The local Councillor is there to represent the views and opinions of individuals. It is also his or her responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. Rossendale Borough Council Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its many important functions.

    Your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
  • 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 (...)

  • Young Carers at BPRCVS is delivered for, with and all about Young Carers. They have a tough job and they need and deserve everybody’s help and support!

    Young Carers Contact was established in 2000 as a project within Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Services. Initially funded by Lancashire Council, the (...)

  • 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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