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Leisure and culture news

Rossendale Businesses Win Big at the Lancashire Tourism Awards

Promoting Rossendale Board

Published on Friday, 06 November 2015

Rossendale came away with two fantastic awards from last night’s Marketing Lancashire Tourism Awards.

Leisure Centre Scales New Heights

Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

An exciting new leisure attraction has opened in Haslingden – and promises to take the area to new heights.

Rossendale Borough Council and HAPPI Work Together to Open Haslingden Pool

Haslingden Pool Open

Published on Thursday, 16 July 2015

Rossendale Borough Council and the community group HAPPI (Haslingden All People’s Pool Initiative) have been working closely together for the past few months to consider options for Haslingden Pool.

Grip & Go Is Nearly Here

Grip & Go

Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015

The fantastic new Grip & Go 'verticle playground' attraction is almost ready, just in time for summer, marking an exciting new leisure offer coming to Rossendale!

Council leader delighted £5m cycling network is a step closer

Published on Thursday, 18 June 2015

Rossendale Council leader Alyson Barnes has welcomed news the East Lancashire Strategic Cycleway is a step closer after the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership approved £2.6m towards the scheme.

Summer Fun 2014

Summer Holiday Activities

Published on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Lots of activities for children and young people of all ages in Rossendale.

Sports Awards 2010

Published on Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Yes! It’s that time again. As Rossendale Sport and Physical Activity Alliance prepares to hold its 5th Annual Sports Awards.

Keyboard club gets Neighbourhood Forum Grant

Published on Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The Rossendale Organ and Keyboard Club is celebrating after getting a grant of £500 from Rawtenstall Neighbourhood Forum.

Bacup Arts & Crafts Festival 2011

Published on Friday, 07 October 2011

Artists Required! Would you like to be a part of Bacup Arts & Crafts Festival 2011?

Team GB endorse Rossendale Cycling trails

Published on Monday, 08 August 2011

Some of the brightest and best young cycling talent in the country are visiting Rossendale today (10th August) to get expert advice from the Great Britain Mountain Bike Team.

Carnival is back in town

Published on Monday, 23 May 2011

A huge parade of floats, walkers, dancers and toddlers will pass through the Valley in a month’s time during Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival.

Spreading their wings

Published on Monday, 18 April 2011

Birds from aviaries at Whitaker Park and Stubbylee are able to spread their wings properly for the first time following their move to Williamson Park,

Rossendale says a big thank you to the big lottery

Published on Monday, 07 March 2011

Groups and projects in Rossendale received more than £65,000 of funding last year from The Big Lottery.

Leader’s fact finding trip to Marl Pits

Published on Monday, 07 March 2011

Rossendale Council Leader, Tony Swain is making a fact finding trip to Marl Pits sports centre in Rawtenstall today (4th March) to discuss the latest development plans which have been produced.

GB Mountain Bike Team train in Rossendale

Published on Wednesday, 09 February 2011

Young mountain bikers in Rossendale had the ride of their lives this weekend when they met cyclists from the Great Britain Mountain Bike Team for a training session at Lee Quarry in Bacup.

Thomas back to East Lancs Railway

Published on Thursday, 03 February 2011

The East Lancashire Railway (ELR) is delighted to welcome back Thomas the Tank Engine for 2011. After several years of absence Thomas is set to roll into the East Lancashire Railway again.

Haslingden Sports Centre finalist in National Awards

Published on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Haslingden Sports Centre was a nominated finalist in the Association for Public Service Excellence Awards,for the most improved performer for sports and leisure facility management.

Funding to help celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Published on Monday, 10 January 2011

The Big Lottery Fund, with the approval of Buckingham Palace, is marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a special roll-out of 60 lottery grants.

Family fun day in Bacup on Sat January 22nd

Published on Monday, 10 January 2011

Bacup families can enjoy a fantastic day out in the town's Stubbylee park later this month – whatever the weather - and its all FREE!

Whitworth Civic Carol Service

Published on Monday, 22 November 2010

Whitworth’s Civic Carol Service will take place on Monday 13 December at 7pm at The Riverside (Civic Hall), Whitworth.

Clogs on t’ Cobbles and Christmas Lights Switch On

Published on Monday, 22 November 2010

Shoppers looking for a unique Christmas experience this year are being urged to take to the cobbles again on Sunday 28 November from noon on Bank Street in Rawtenstall!

Rossendale Christmas Lights Events

Published on Friday, 12 November 2010

Details of Christmas Light Switch on events in Rossendale.

Rossendale Woman of the Year 2010

Published on Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Rossendale Woman of the Year 2010

Pride in Edgeside Park

Published on Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Residents around Edgeside Park are working with Rossendale Council to improve the appearance of the park through the Pride in Rossendale project. The Crabtree Avenue entrance to the Park has been clea

Forum Grant for Haslingden & District Indoor Bowling League

Published on Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Haslingden & District Indoor Bowling League has been providing competitive bowling for Haslingden and the surrounding area for almost 30 years.

A new dawn for Bacup Leisure Hall

Published on Friday, 08 October 2010

An exciting new future for Bacup Leisure Hall will take shape from today, following the transfer of the hall’s ownership from Rossendale Council to businesswomen Catherine Murphy.

Family fun day in the park

Published on Wednesday, 06 October 2010

Bacup families can enjoy a fantastic day out just before half-term and they don't have to travel far or pay lots of money to have a good time.

See a giant white horse on Cribden Hill at Halo

Published on Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Almost 300 people travelled from all over the region to see the installation as well as enjoying the Halo in all its’ glory.

Bloomin Marvellous – Results of Rossendale’s 2010 Garden Competition

Published on Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Green fingered residents from across the Borough have been finding out how their garden, window boxes, hanging baskets and tubs fared in this year’s local garden competition.

Local stone used for new trail

Published on Wednesday, 08 September 2010

Lancashire County Council and Rossendale Council are about to commence works on the exciting next phase of the Pennine Lancashire Adrenaline Gateway.

Peninne Lancashire 10k – Councillors beat the 1 hour mark

Published on Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Two members of Rossendale Council completed the Jane Tomlinson Peninne Lancashire 10k run on Sunday 11th July in less than an hour.

Thrills, spills and cycling fun!

Published on Thursday, 01 July 2010

The Singletrack Classic Weekender Event will once again be held at Lee Quarry, Bacup on the 3rd - 4th of July and includes three different races - speed trials, downhill and cross country races, all o

No Limits’ Pass

Published on Thursday, 01 July 2010

Do you find your summer passes you by with lots of lazy afternoons in front of the television, bored with nothing to do?

Councillors sign up for Pennine Lancashire 10K

Published on Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Two members of Rossendale Council have signed up to run the Jane Tomlinson Peninne Lancashire 10k run on Sunday July 11th and are urging others from Rossendale to support them.

The 4th World Gravy Wrestling Championships

Published on Thursday, 10 June 2010

Without doubt one of the world’s craziest culinary competitions, and arguably the wildest, wackiest challenge ever to grace the hills of Pennine Lancashire will take place on Monday 30th August.

Reveal – Open Studios

Published on Monday, 07 June 2010

If you haven’t visited the Rossendale Valley by now you need to put these dates in your diary. On Saturday and Sunday, the 12th and 13th of June, between the hours of 10 and 4.

Adopt a Treasure…

Published on Monday, 07 June 2010

Creativity Works would like to invite you to meet artists Kaspar Wimberley and Susanne Kudielka who will be working with Rossendale Museum through June to explore new ways of using the museums collect

Neighbourhood Forum Events in Haslingden and Rawtenstall

Published on Sunday, 06 June 2010

Residents in Haslingden and Rawtenstall are invited to come and give their views on their Neighbourhood and have a bite to eat.

Forget the Easter Bunny; Monsters roam Bacup for Easter!

Published on Wednesday, 07 April 2010

Over 50 residents and visitors stopped by No5 Market Street, Bacup on Easter Saturday to take part in a special event organised by Rossendale Borough Council and the Irwell Sculpture Trail Partnership

Shiny new play area for Sharneyford

Published on Tuesday, 23 March 2010

The play area at Sharneyford in Bacup will be getting a complete revamp following confirmation of funding from a number of different sources

Crawshawbooth Environment Association Are Making a Steep Climb

Published on Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Crawshawbooth Environment Association are attempting to raise the funds required to improve the play area at Hill Street, Crawshawbooth.

Pennine Lancashire 10K

Published on Sunday, 07 March 2010

Musicians are being invited to play at the Jane Tomlinson's Pennine Lancashire 10k and help raise money in the name of music mogul Anthony Wilson.

Rural Rossendale Foodie Walking Festival 1st October 2010- 4th October 2010

Published on Monday, 01 March 2010

Many people who visit Rossendale for the first time are always pleasantly surprised by the hills and variety of walks the area has to offer.

Market success in Rossendale

Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The market success in Rossendale

Grant to Rossendale Harriers

Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Drainage work to the athletics track at Marl Pits has been completed as a result of successful partnership working between Rossendale Council and Rossendale Harriers.

Rossendale Children's Trust

Published on Monday, 15 February 2010

Children’s Trusts are local partnerships which bring together organisations responsible for planning, developing and delivering services for children, young people and their families.

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