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 2021 -22

All meetings begin at 6.30pm



15 June 2021

28th September 2021

25th January 2022


Haslingden, Helmshore and Edenfield:

10th June 2021

5th October 2021

10th February 2022



21st June 2021

7th October 2021

 3rd February 2022



1st July 2021

14th October 2021

24th February 2022.

Venues to be confirmed.


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. 

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