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Community Partnerships

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Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships are informal partnerships involving:

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

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

  • Haslingden
  • Rawtenstall
  • Bacup
  • Whitworth

Community Partnerships promote engagement and partnership working at the community level. Rossendale's heritage is unique and its people have a strong sense of connection to the area in which they live.  This strong sense of belonging to a place and the different social, economic, health and wellbeing challenges each community faces have shaped the development of the Community Partnerships. Over recent years they have worked effectively to build strong links with and amongst local community members as well as influencing local service delivery.  Community membership of the  Community Partnerships has been a particular strength and the networking and information sharing opportunities are valued by Partnership members.

Each Community Partnerships meets three times each year, as informal community meetings, to allow networking and information sharing and agreed action points.  The meetings are chaired by a Borough Councillor and informal notes are usually taken. Local residents are welcome to attend their local Community Partnership meetings. 

Community Partnerships meeting dates 2019-20

All meetings begin at 6.30pm


Whitworth Community Partnership

Thursday 20 June 2019                   Whitworth Library, Lloyd Street, Whitworth OL12 8AA                      

Tuesday 8 October 2019                 Whitworth Library, Lloyd Street, Whitworth OL12 8AA                      

Tuesday 3 March 2020                   Whitworth Library, Lloyd Street, Whitworth OL12 8AA                      


Haslingden Community Partnership      

Monday 10 June 2019                  Edenfield Community Centre, off Exchange St, Edenfield

Tuesday 15 October 2019            Haslingden Community Link, Bury Road, Haslingden

Thursday 6 February 2020           Manchester Road Methodist Church, Haslingden


Rawtenstall Community Partnership

Thursday 13 June 2019                Crawshawbooth Community Centre

Thursday 10 October 2019           Whitewell Bottom Community Centre, Burnley Road East, Waterfoot

Wednesday 5 February 2020       St Anne's Church, Edgeside, Waterfoot


Bacup Partnership

Tuesday 16 July 2019                   AB&D Centre, Burney Road, Bacup, OL13 8EU              

Thursday 24 October 2019           Council Chamber, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB

Thursday 27 February 2020         Council Chamber, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB


Community Partnerships meetings include short slot for people to raise issues with their County Cllr(s) that they have been unable to resolve through other means.   

Community Partnerships can give grants of up to £500 to local community and voluntary groups that can provide added value to the residents of the Borough. 

For more information contact [email protected]