Farhome Lane Tidy Up

Very productive couple of hours with the Beavers who were working toward their Community Badge. All this came from round Farholme Lane and Branch St – the difference is amazing but it really shouldn’t be necessary to do this. And all the children agreed !

Glade News!

Anyone who came to the Lantern Parade will know that this piece of land in the Riverside Park is really in need of drainage

Great news ! With the award of a grant from Rossendale Council’s Living Well Living Better Project we finally have enough money to do the work !  When it’s complete we’ll be setting up a little gardening group to keep it looking smart. If anyone’s interested in joining that please contact any member of the group

Carol Service 22 December 2017

Christmas Lights Switch on 10 December

A goodly number of hardy Stacksteads folks turned out in the freezing cold to see the Grand Annual Switch on of the School Street Lights.  Our Christmas Fairy was impressive as ever in he new light-up suit and ably assisted by her two elven helpers. 

Many thanks to the staff of School Street News for their provision of refreshments and to everyone who donated towards new lights and the trimming of the tree for next year.  Happy Christmas Everyone. Ho Ho Ho!

Bacup Christmas Market 2017

Well done to all our hardy volunteers who braved the cold and wet tonight at the SCPG stall on Bacup Christmas Market – and thanks to everyone who donated items for the stall. The amount raised will be revealed soon – watch our Facebook Page.

Christmas Lights Switch On 2017


 Lights funded by local residents. Refreshments sponsored by Premier School Street News THANK YOU EVERYONE !

Remembrance Service 2017

Our Remembrance Service this year was held on Friday 10 November at Toll Bar Peace Garden.  Thanks for the support from Stacksteads Band, VIC Choir, local Veterans and the Mayor and Mayoress of Rossendale.

And most importantly for the support of the residents and children from Stacksteads Methodist Playgroup, and Holy Trinity and St Joseph’s Primary School. A very important event in the Stacksteads calendar.



Lantern Parade Video

Posted to Youtube by Alan Robinson

HUNDREDS take part in magical lantern procession.

A mini-zoo came to life as the animal-themed procession saw illuminated tigers and rhinos mixing with a giraffe, a flamingo, a penguin, a unicorn, elephants, a leopard and many more creatures and creations. 

The Light Up the Valley lantern parade left Globe Studios and snaked around Stacksteads Recreation Ground to the sound of the rhythmic Dhol Drummers. Then it silently weaved its way along the riverbank, passing illuminated art installations which were hidden in the trees and banking.

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Lantern Parade Update

Creating lanterns, artist Andy Keir works with Caroline Eccles and Ann Dixon.

A SPECTACULAR procession of lanterns will be held in Stacksteads on Saturday October 28.

A series of workshops have been held to help people of all ages make and decorate their own lanterns for the procession. The Light Up The Valley parade will leaves Globe Studios at Toll Bar, Newchurch Road, Stacksteads, at 6pm. Stacksteads Countryside Park Group has organised the procession for three years and this year the event had been managed by the Horse and Bamboo Theatre. After the lanterns have been paraded from Toll Bar, along the riverside to The Glade, food and refreshments will be served. 

Everyone is then invited to The Boo in Waterfoot for a celebration where the O’Gorman Brothers will be entertaining and the lanterns will be displayed. 

Rawtenstall Market is also offering people who have made a lantern a second chance to parade them – at the switch on of Rawtenstall’s Christmas lights. A procession is planned from outside Boots along the length of Bank Street to the corner of Newchurch Road where the lights will be turned on around 5pm on Saturday November 18. For more information visit the Rawtenstall Market Facebook page.