(Together with a bit of blowing our own trumpet)

Lantern Festival – Wonderful Workshops and Parade, now in its fourth year

Story Telling with Craft Activities

Remembrance Day Service

New Flag Pole in the Remembrance Garden

Cleaning of Stacksteads, Red Rose Carved and Lettering Re-painted

New Lights on the Christmas Tree opposite School Street News for our Lighting up Ceremony in December

Christmas Carol Service at Toll Bar, visited by Santa

Christmas Trees fitted outside shops in Stacksteads, with a small donation by shopkeepers


Huge improvements to the Riverside Walkway, activity days and a Hog Roast celebratory event

Installation of three Dog Poo Bag Dispensers at Rosemount, Western Park and the Riverside, together with a Black Labrador and a bench

Huge improvements to Western Park, including the installation of an Astroturf Pitch  

Improvements to Rosemount Gardens, helped by the children and staff from St Joseph’s School

Butterfly and Bee Garden with the help of children and staff from Holy Trinity School

Drainage and Improvement of The Glade Area where we hold events

Planters, made by people at Stubbylee Greenhouses, and plants, placed in various places

New liners for the Planters on the railings opposite the Rose ‘n’ Bowl

Regular Area Improvements and litter picking sessions

Painting of the Car Park Railings across from the Rose ‘n’ Bowl

A yearly clean of the Car Park across from the Rose ‘n’ Bowl before Gravy Wrestling and help with cleaning at the Rose ‘n’ Bowl following Gravy Wrestling

 ‘Adornment’ of Sculpture near the Glen

Registration as a Charity with the Charity Commission

Support for BASCO

Video to encourage people to stop dropping rubbish

Visit and talk to children at St Joseph’s School about Litter and Dog Poo

Bush Craft, Orienteering and Training for First Aiders

Walks and Walking Leaflet

Support for Allotment Project, Waterfoot Playground, Outdoor Gym at Stubbylee Park and Improvements to the Fairy Dell Steps

Folk Festival Weekend

Summer Fair

Branch Street Stone

Stone Letters on

Holy Trinity Primary School Grounds

SCPG Christmas Do

Christmas Lights Switch On

Aerial Video of 2018 Lantern parade

Watch a video of the 2018 Stacksteads Lantern Parade.

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Lanterns Shine In Stacksteads

A MAGICAL evening was enjoyed by hundreds who took part in Stacksteads Lantern Procession.

Newly-formed Rossendale Drum Majorettes led the Light Up The Valley parade with specially illuminated drums and drumsticks. They were followed by a colourful collection of hand-made decorated lanterns that illuminated Riverside Park. Street band Blowjangles provided musical accompaniment mid-parade and in The Glade at the end.

We are very grateful for the support of Aldo Event Medical Services at our Lantern Procession.

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2018 Lantern Parade

The village of Stacksteads is set to shine when hundreds of beautifully decorated and lit lanterns parade through the streets and along the riverbank.

Stacksteads Countryside Park Group, SCPG, will be hosting the fourth Light up the Valley lantern procession in October half-term.

Chairman of SCPG Susan Hayhurst said: “The procession has just got better and better over the years and each year the number of lanterns and participants continues to grow.

“Yet it still retains its village charm and that is what makes the parade in Stacksteads even more special.

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2018 Storytelling

A very successful 2018 Story Telling Event was held in August with almost 70 Mums, Dads, Carers and children attending. Many stories were told by Sue Allonby, and activities included pebble painting, book writing, Fimo modelling, bubble blowing and tattooing.

In between times there were lunch bags, the contents of which were donated by Morrisons. The sun shone and the day had a lovely calm and relaxed feel to it, created by many well occupied children.
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New Flag at the Peace Garden

We are very proud of our brand new flagpole and Union Flag  that has recently been placed in the peace Garden Stacksteads. 

Thanks to everyone who came up with the idea and arranged for it to be bought and erected.  We are sure that Michael McShea would have been delighted with the project and we are looking forward to it being a highlight of this year’s Remembrance Service.

Friends of Newline Reservoir

Please help Bacup Pride if you have an hour to spend on Sunday 5 August  ……. they’ve just delivered 200 leaflets to houses round New Line Reservoir. It would be great to show our support too As friends, neighbours and users of the reservoir area I’m sure you would agree it’s a great area to have on our doorstep. But it does get a little overgrown at times on the paths and the Himalayan balsam is trying to take over. Would you like to get involved in improving the area?

Summer Storytelling 2018

Return of the popular storytelling event hosted by Sue Allonby and held in The Glade situated behind the former Commercial Hotel in Stacksteads.

Create your own little Fimo friend – paint a pebble – make your own little book.No charge for the event but picnic lunch provided and a donation for that would be appreciated. Suitable for children up to 11 years old who must be accompanied by an adult.

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