The Bank


For a number of years CAST has been searching for a building which can serve not only as our office but that will also be big enough to house our ongoing projects like the Thursday Lunch Club and all our future ideas, like the cook and eat cookery courses. We have looked at a number of buildings in Bacup but they have either been unsuitable or we have lost out…

Running Cook n Eat Courses


There will be adult and junior courses teaching basic skills, cooking fresh healthy meals whatever your budget and encouraging family recipe books

Community Pantry


Creation of a ‘Community Pantry’ incorporating a fridge and freezer – food supplied by the community to assist lower income families and to provide social interaction with special events, sharing meals for all. This is a great example of the community helping itself.


Rossendale Heritage Listing Project


This project saw us working with the community to identify heritage assets in Rossendale and place them on a register which will afford them some protection against future loss. It included historic and heritage talks about Rossendale and even though the project has been completed the community can still nominate heritage assets to go on a register.


Memories by Post


This project was run from home through the post. It kept the café customers in touch with each other through sending notecards and memory boxes were created with diaries, scrapbooks and personal memorabilia. All the resources and information were sent through the post and over the phone over an 8 month time period.