Budget Consultation 2019/2020

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Budget Consultation 2019/2020

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 2018-19

All meetings begin at 6.30pm

Whitworth Partnership

Wednesday 27th June 2018            Whitworth Library, Lloyd Street, Whitworth OL12 8AA                      

Tuesday 9th October 2018              Whitworth Library, Lloyd Street, Whitworth OL12 8AA                      

Tuesday 5th March 2019                 Whitworth Library, Lloyd Street, Whitworth OL12 8AA                      


Haslingden Partnership      

Tuesday 16th October 2018             tbc

Thursday 7th February 2019            Haslingden High School, Broadway  , BB4 4EY


Rawtenstall Partnership

Thursday 11th October 2018           St Annes Church, Ashworth Road, Waterfoot, BB4 9JE

Wednesday 6th February 2019       St Annes Church, Ashworth Road, Waterfoot, BB4 9JE


Bacup Partnership

Thursday 21st  June 2018              Council  Chamber, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB

Thursday 18th October 2018          Council  Chamber, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB   

Thursday 28th February 2019        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 communitiesteam@rossendalebc.gov.uk