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Bacup & Weir


ABD Community Centre

Aged, Blind and Disabled Centre (Bacup) Charitable Trust

A team of professional trustees who are committed to ensuring The ABD Community Centre is for the benefit of the people of Bacup and wider Rossendale.

In 2003 a group of dedicated people came together to form a registered charity to be (...)

Alf’s Black Belt Academy

Our Martial Arts Academy established in 1991 specialises in teaching Freestyle Karate, Jujitsu, and Kickboxing at our recently refurbished facility in the Tollbar Business Park, Stacksteads, Bacup.

Under the expert tutorage of Alf Love (England National Coach) and our CRB approved instructors, students are taught martial arts techniques, fitness (...)

Bacup Borough Football Club

Bacup Borough FC as a community-based football club continues to strive to be the best that we can be in every area and our commercial avenues are no different. Bacup Borough FC covers all areas of Commercial activities from match day hospitality to sponsorship and advertising opportunities at the Brian (...)

Bacup Camera Club

Bacup Camera Club is a small friendly club of people interested in improving their photography through workshops, lectures, appraisals and competitions. We meet weekly between September and May on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Dale Street, Bacup, OL13 8AP.

During the summer we have local evening (...)

Bacup Cemetery

Bacup Cemetery opened in April 1862, and to date more than 40,000 interments have been carried out within the 17 acre grounds. Further expansion land is available to the south of the cemetery as and when required.

Bacup is the oldest of the Council’s cemeteries.  Before the cemetery opened in (...)

Bacup Community Partnership

Community Partnerships are informal partnerships involving:

Local residents and representatives of local community groups Borough and County Councillors Rossendale Borough Council, Lancashire Police and Together Housing.

There are four Community Partnerships across Rossendale covering the areas of:

Haslingden Rawtenstall Bacup Whitworth

Community Partnerships promote engagement and partnership working at the community level. Rossendale’s heritage (...)

Bacup Credit Union

Bacup Credit Union aims to provide an easily accessible service, offering members safe savings facilities and loans at favourable rates of interest, whilst continuing to promote financial education and encourage good savings habits.


The Credit Union Story

The modern Credit Union movement traces its origins to Germany and to (...)

Bacup Cricket Club

We are Bacup Cricket Club, situated in the heart of our town. We have 3 senior teams, junior teams from under 17’s down to under 9’s and a ladies team that all play in the Lancashire Cricket League.

We are a place for our community to join together, (...)

Bacup Family Centre

For the past 20 years, Bacup Family Centre has successfully supported families; “giving a helping hand” when, how and where they need it. Based in the local community, the Centre helps individuals and families cope with life’s demands and difficulties .

The weekly groups, some for adults, others (...)

Bacup Fellowship Of Churches Shop

Selling men’s, ladies & childrens clothing. Bric a Brac and many other items. We donate money back into the local community.

Bacup Library

Our libraries are at the heart of the community, enriching lives in Lancashire. We offer a wide range of services both in our libraries and online. There’s something for everyone.

What we do:

Each of our libraries offers reading, learning, information, culture and free digital access. You will find books, (...)

Bacup Natural History Society

During the 1880s the club was open from 7 pm till 10 pm on weekdays, and from 2 pm till 11pm on Saturdays. A visitor to the town in 1903 asked a  resident where he would find the Nat museum.  After some questioning the resident replied “Oh! It’s the (...)

Bacup Now

To inform & engage with the Bacup community with a view to relaunching Bacup as a vibrant, dynamic and attractive town in which to live, work & play. This will be done through regular Community driven events and activities within the boundary of Bacup, and more interaction between Businesses, Community (...)

Bacup Nursery School

Welcome to Bacup Nursery School

We are a busy but friendly school for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old, with lots going on! As Headteacher here for ten years, I simply want our Nursery School to be the best it can be for all the children. I believe the (...)

Bacup Outdoor Market

Open every Wednesday & Saturday from 9am to 4pm and a Flea Market on Fridays from 9am.

Bacup Market is made up of cabins and open stalls. It is situated in the town centre and benefits from free parking. The Market is easily accessible and offers a public toilet facility including (...)

Bacup Primary Health Care Dentist

Summary Services on the basement floor include: Dental. Services on the ground floor include: Community Reception. Services on the first floor include: Irwell Medical Practice. Services on the second floor include: Audiology, Hearing Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Eye Clinic and Children and Family Team. Services on the third floor (...)

Boots Pharmacy

We are a business that is grounded in care

Customers and patients are at the heart of our business, and we are committed to providing exceptional care to them.  We want to be the first choice for their health and beauty needs.  We also offer innovative ‘only at Boots’ exclusive (...)

Britannia Community Primary School

Britannia Community Primary School is in the heart of Lancashire’s Rossendale Valley. It was opened in 1928 as an Infant and Junior School for the Britannia area of Bacup.

The school is set in approximately three acres of mainly grassed playing fields. The original post-Edwardian building has had several extensions (...)

CAP – Rossendale Debt Centre

The Rossendale Debt Centre provides a free, home based debt counselling service for those in unmanageable debt within the BB4 and OL13 postcodes. If you feel weighed down by debt, we can help. CAP helps people regardless of their religious beliefs. Our service is not suitable for those who are (...)

Central Methodist Church, Bacup

Central Methodist Church, Bacup aims to be a caring christian family community, offering worship in the Methodist tradition, which honours God, welcomes children, members and visitors, and attracts newcomers in a spirit of openness, tolerance and friendship.

The church encourages children, and individuals of all ages to uphold the good (...)

Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn

Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on people’s rights and responsibilities.

We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination We provide advice people need for the problems they face We campaign for change to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives We (...)

Community Assets Standing Tall (CAST)

The work of our organisation is targeted at Bacup, and Rossendale Valley in Lancashire with projects that engage with the community at large paid for by grants, charitable donations from sponsors and patrons. With the aim of providing a public benefit to urban or rural regeneration areas of social (...)

Crowther Optometrists

How do you know you are choosing the best for your eyes with so many options available to you? We are an independent optician in the heart of Bacup that delivers quality eye care that is personal to each patient.

At Crowther Optometrists we offer a personal service that is (...)

Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts CIC

At Dansworks, our vision is to realise a world where dance is part of everyone’s everyday life, regardless of ability – or disability! Our dedicated and approachable staff are on a mission to make engagement with dance important to all individuals and communities in Bacup, Rossendale and beyond but, most (...)

Deerplay Rest Home

The Deerplay Care Home was opened on January 24th 1997 by the current owner as a residential care home for 15 elderly service users. The home is situated off Burnley Road in Weir on Heald Lane Bacup. All rooms are single, 13 are en suite, 5 have own separate lounges.


Fern Hill House Care Home

Growing old doesn’t mean life has to become less exciting, but as your needs change, you may start thinking about how to make it easier and more enjoyable.

Fern Hill House Care Home offers a comfortable homely environment, modern facilities and professional care services. Fern Hill House Care Home ensures (...)

First Choice Credit Union

How Can First Choice Help You

First Choice Credit Union is there for you with flexible, approachable financial services, whether it’s for personal loans or savings. Our only shareholders are our members, which means you – and your community – are in control. Our members are more than just customers because we put (...)

Northern Primary School

Northern Primary School is located in the rural village of Weir, close to Bacup in the Rossendale Valley. We currently have 201 children on role from the ages of 4 to 11.

Parents comment on the sense of community at Northern Primary School and this is something that we are (...)

Pennine Mountain Bike Association

Pennine Mountain Bike Association are a grouping of riders, clubs and volunteer trail building teams from across Lancashire and the North Pennines.

We are all volunteers and the thing that brings us together is the belief that putting some effort into digging and diplomacy can make the future of (...)

Pension Wise

On 6 April 2015 new pension reforms came into effect which included new freedoms giving people the opportunity to decide what they do with their pension pot.

Pension Wise is a new government service set up to help people understand the pension options available to them. It offers guidance to (...)

People Before Profit Funerals

Non-religious or Religious ~ Traditional or Modern

An introduction from our founder:

“Whilst working for a local funeral director, I was shocked (and disgusted) to witness the level of exploitation of the bereaved & vulnerable, and to discover the underhanded sales (...)

Rossendale Works

The Rossendale Works project will actively engage with economically inactive individuals by promoting engagement through sport, volunteering or activities.

Candidates will either be in receipt of out of work benefits or be disengaged completely from society. After completing a series of confidence enhancing activities they will be offered the opportunity (...)

Sharneyford Primary School

Sharneyford Primary School is a thriving village school situated in a semi rural area of Bacup. Staff, children, parents and governors work together to provide a safe, caring, family environment where every child is valued and encouraged to meet their full potential. This was recognised in our 2014 OFSTED inspection, (...)

St. Mary’s RC Primary School, Bacup

At St. Mary’s RC Primary School Bacup we are very proud of the strong home, school and parish links that have continued to develop over many decades. You can find out more about our community and history within the section ‘Our Catholic School.’

We aim to provide a happy living (...)

The Britannia Coconut Dancers


Without doubt the, “Britannia Coconut Dancers” in Lancashire present an extraordinary, eccentric, exotic and unique spectacle once a year every Easter Saturday in Bacup. For over a century, astonished visitors have marvelled at the distinctive and precise movements of the dances and they have achieved a status unique (...)

The Valley Leadership Academy

Our Mission

To promote a culture of educational excellence, from within a caring and secure environment enriched with the values of discipline, mutual care and respect, which extends beyond the school into the wider community.


Our mission consists of three key elements:

1. Educational excellence

A belief that (...)

Valley Heritage

Established by a group of volunteers in 2015, we are a type of organisation known as a building preservation trust. You can find building preservation trust’s or ‘BPT’s as they are often called all over the country. A not-for-profit organisation, BPT’s are usually registered charities and are driven by communities (...)