Reminiscence Cafe Newsletter

Every Thursday at Bacup Central Methodist Church, 32 Burnley Road, Bacup, OL13 8AB Welcome to our Quarterly Newsletter The past 3 months has seen many activities and events at the cafe – here are a few examples. Following on from our successful Easter tea dance in April. MAY – saw a wonderful trip on the brilliant steam train which was …

Support for young entrepreneurs

As part of our commitment to helping the budding young entrepreneurs of Rossendale – the real community assets. We are looking to create a tailored program of support for young people aged 16 – 24 in Bacup who want to start their own business. Did you know there are 5.7 million small businesses in the UK and that more than …

Heritage Festival

Rossendale Heritage Festival Week 29th – 7th July Welcome to the first Rossendale Heritage Week – nine days of events and activities that celebrate the diverse history and unique landscape! The festival has come from ourselves CAST, and our successful Heritage Lottery award, that kickstarted a two-year listing project of Rossendale’s Heritage Assets. Rossendale has many historical items from pathways …

St John the Evangelist Church, Bacup

St. John the Evangelist Church, Bacup and war memorial – view from Burnley Road

CAST, a Community based Heritage Charity has secured funding to ensure a bright, new future for St John the Evangelist Church, Bacup A team of volunteers have been awarded £10.000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to undertake a project to establish a new not-for-profit organisation in order to breathe new life into St John the Evangelist Church, Bacup. The …

Crawshawbooth Community Meeting

Community Meeting

Community Meetings are part of our Heritage Listing Project, this is where we engage with the local Rossendale community, about the Community Asset Register and the Local List, what these entail and what benefits they have for the community as a whole in protecting local heritage items for future generations. Community Meeting at Crawshawbooth Community Centre on Saturday 14/04/2018 In …

An Easy Way To Raise Funds

Raise Funds for CAST every-time you buy online

Do you shop online? Did you know that every time you buy something you could be raising money for Community Assets Standing Tall? That’s right – over 2400 well known retailers including Amazon, M&S, Boden, Waitrose, House of Fraser, Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic and many more, will donate a percentage of what you spend to Community Assets Standing Tall! when you …

English Heritage

English Heritage

Whilst reading an article on the 14 useful products that Google offer. I found this really useful link to the Google Cultural Institute and English Heritage which I thought was share-worthy. It covers a wide range of English heritage including the hidden history of English heritage told by Dan Snow. It also covers the journey from the Romans to Banksy …

Heritage Listing Launch Event

CAST Launch Event

The official launch of the Heritage Listing Project in Rossendale took place on Thursday 26th October 2017 in Rawtenstall Town Square. A big thank you to all that attended our launch event. ‘Community Assets Standing Tall’ (CAST), a community interest organisation and registered charity based in Bacup, has been awarded money from the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to undertake …

Heritage Listing Volunteer Roles

The benefits of Volunteering

We have available a number of volunteer roles in connection with our Heritage Listing Project. Please see more information below: Role One: Project Information & Display Coordination Objectives of the volunteer role: To volunteer throughout the two years of the project if possible To update information, leaflets, display materials and presentations To attend fairs and events distributing information and answering …