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:
Neighbourhood Forums 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 Neighbourhood Forums. 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 Neighbourhood Forums has been a particular strength and the networking and information sharing opportunities are valued by Forum members.
Each Neighbourhood Forum 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 minutes are usually taken. Local residents are welcome to attend their local Neighbourhood Forum.
Neighbourhood Forum meeting dates 2017-18
Wednesday 28th June 2017 Whitworth Civic Hall, Market St, Whitworth, OL12 8DP
Tuesday 10th October 2017 Shawforth Chapel, Shawforth, OL12 8HF
Tuesday 20th February 2018 Whitworth Civic Hall, Market St, Whitworth, OL12 8DP
Tuesday 20th June 2017 Edenfield Community Centre, Exchange St, Edenfield
Tuesday 17th October 2017 Ravencroft (off Dean Road) Helmshore, BB4 4HS
Thursday 8th February 2018 Haslingden Community Link, Bury Road, BB4 5PG
Thursday 15th June 2017 Horse and Bamboo, 679 Bacup Rd, Waterfoot, Rossendale BB4 7HB
Thursday 12th October 2017 St Anne’s Church, Ashworth Rd, Waterfoot, Rossendale, BB4 9JE
Wednesday 7th February 2018 Ski Rossendale, Haslingden Old Road, Rawtenstall, BB4 8RR
Thursday 22nd June 2017 Council Chamber, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB
Thursday 5th October 2017 Council Chamber, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB
Thursday 1st March 2018 Council Chamber, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB
Neighbourhood Forum meetings include short slot for people to raise issues with their County Cllr(s) that they have been unable to resolve through other means.
Neighbourhood Forums 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 firstname.lastname@example.org