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:
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 tbc
Wednesday 5 February 2020 St Anne's Church, Edgeside, Waterfoot
Tuesday 16 July 2019 AB&D Centre, Burney Road, Bacup, OL13 8EU
Thursday 17 October 2019 AB&D Centre, Burney Road, Bacup, OL13 8EU
Thursday 27 February 2020 AB&D Centre, Burney Road, Bacup, OL13 8EU
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]