Living in Rossendale

Discover a quality of work-life balance in the South Pennines

One of the striking things about living in the charming Rossendale Valley is the invaluable work-life balance that can be offered. It is the perfect location to take in a natural country scene and enjoy the ambience in the coffee shops, markets and microbreweries in the friendly town centres.

You can head for a stroll straight after work, cycle along the trails or horse ride along bridleways which overlook the dramatic landscapes. Embrace the adrenaline attractions at the Water-ski Academy, Grip & Go and the Ski & Snowboard Centre or simply hop on the heritage railway with a pleasant steam train experience through the countryside, stopping at the picturesque village of Irwell Vale.

A very productive time this morning at the @VisitRossendale Tourism Stakeholder Breakfast. Great to see so many businesses attend. Thank you to our guest speakers - @kenmasser @MarketingLancs @americangolf_UK. Here is leader of @RossendaleBC @AlysonDBarnes opening the event.

We are really pleased that the Bacup High Steet HAZ is now on site and upgrading Bacup's town centre buildings. The first wave is at ABD Centre, former L&Y bank and Trinity Baptist. 12 others will follow over the next year....

Great to see the work Play Market Management are doing at Rawtenstall Market, bringing traders together to make a fantastic customer shopping experience! @RossendaleBC @RawtenstallMkt @handmade @VisitRossendale

Alyson Barnes

We’re a modern, forward thinking borough but we cherish our heritage. We are a unique place. It’s a great place to build your business

Alyson Barnes
Leader of the Council

Neil Shaw

We work closely with schools and other organisations to make sure our people have the skills and training needed to succeed

Neil Shaw
Chief Executive Rossendale Council

Neil Shaw

We are getting people back into work with our Rossendale Works scheme

Neil Shaw
Chief Executive Rossendale Council