About this site

This site provides community information to people living or working in Rossendale.

You will find information here about organisations and how to access their services. You will also find recent news about them and the events they are arranging.

Are you looking for volunteering opportunities?  Where organisations have opportunities available you will see this highlighted and linked to on their directory page.


In the directory of services you will find ‘not-for-profit’ organisations and services provided for the benefit of Rossendale citizens.  Some of these will be small, local groups supporting a particular cause.  Others will be a nearby branch of larger organisations that may have a wider presence.

You can search in a number of ways:

By category  |  In the A-Z list  |  Using a relevant keywordBy location


Here at REAL we compile a calendar of events from in and around your local area.  These might by one-off events or be run on a regular basis.  Type a keyword into the calendar to see what is available or browse through the calendar to see what is going on on a particular date.  Alternatively, each organisation will have links to the events they are organising on their page.


Find out what is happening in local organisations in your local area.  You will find the most recent news items listed below.  You can also follow us on Twitter @RealforRoss or on Facebook @realrossendale

Latest News from REAL

RLC Concert 3-6-17

The Rossendale Ladies’ Choir is celebrating its 40th birthday this year and there with a special concert on 3rd June.

The event takes place at St. Peter’s C of E Church, Haslingden from 7.30pm.  The choir will be singing favourites from their repertoire spanning the forty years since they were formed in the 1970’s.

Tickets include refreshments and cost £8, available from Celia Senior 01706 217621 or 07731 365901.

Alternatively contact the… Read more

Stop Loan Sharks Newsletter 2/2017

The second quarterly ‘Stop Loan Sharks’ newsletter of 2017 is now available.

The Stop Loan Sharks Newsletter Quarter 2 2017 provides the latest information about the work of the Illegal Money Lending Team, details of recent successes across the country and how proceeds of crime monies are being put to good use.

If you would like any further information about any of the newsletter content please contact Joanne Hartley, Liaise Officer (Lead in Awareness,… Read more

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