Elections

A parliamentary election is taking place on the 12th December. For full details and more information please see below.

Elections Information

About Rossendale

Rossendale

Our Rossendale

Rossendale is situated in East Lancashire, bordering Bury, Hyndburn, Burnley, Todmorden and Rochdale. The area is around 13,800 hectares, covering about 4.8% of Lancashire as a whole.

Rossendale has four main towns; Rawtenstall, Haslingden, Bacup and Whitworth.

Rossendale is broken down into 14 wards.

View ward profiles.

You can get detailed statistics and information about the makeup of these wards here; https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/lancashire-insight/area-profiles/local-authority-profiles/rossendale-district/

In every area, there are community groups and residents’ networks working hard for the good of the community.

With a population of just over 69,000, growing year on year, Rossendale is a vibrant industrial area with quaint villages and independent high streets. The area is going through large-scale regeneration and also heritage preservation.

The Council services we provide are;

Waste and recycling collections, street cleaning, parks, open spaces, cemeteries, land charges, building control, planning, environmental health, homelessness provision, licensing, council tax support, benefit investigation, elections.

As we are a two-tier authority, Lancashire County Council provide the following services within Rossendale;

Highways, gritting, road repairs, street lighting, schools, social services, social care, flooding, libraries, children’s centres, sustainable travel, audit.