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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 2023 - 24

All meetings begin at 6.30pm



13th June 2023

26th September 2023

23rd January 2024


Haslingden, Helmshore and Edenfield:

8th  June 2023

3rd October 2023

8th  February 2024



26th June 2023

5th October 2023

1st February 2024



29th June 2023

26th  October 2023

22nd February 2024

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. 

For more information contact

Communites Team