The Stacksteads Stone

Another improvement in Stacksteads – cleaning and painting the stone at the carpark thanks to a generous donation from a local resident. It’s the little things that make a big difference.

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Coming Soon

Tidying up of the Butterfly and Bee Garden and more planting helped by staff and children from Holy Trinity School – April

A day of circus skills – August

Lantern parade – October

Science event – June and August

Soon to be constructed at the Wall of History – a stone man, in commemoration of those who worked in local quarries

We have organised many fund-raising events but, without some generous donations from our supporters, many of the above projects and events wouldn’t have been possible.

A big THANK YOU – you know who you are.

If you think you may like to join us, we meet at Rosemount Club on the second Monday of every month at 6.00 pm for just an hour

(all volunteering is on a dip in and dip out basis! Some volunteers have even taken ownership of their own patch)


People Reached



(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.

Click Here.

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.

Read more about the Lantern Parade

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.
See more pictures here