Civic Pride is Going for Gold!

Britian In Bloom with the RHS Noth West

Rossendale Civic Pride is proud to announce that Rawtenstall has been entered into
this year’s Royal Horticultural Societies Britain in Bloom competition and we really need
your help and support to help us achieve gold.

Over the next few months we will continue to work hard to make Rawtenstall Town
centre Blooming Marvellous. We will be working with our wonderful volunteers,
Rossendale Borough Council and local businesses to make this happen. Judging takes
place sometime in July or early August, on the day they will walk around a set route
considering horticulture, environmental aspects and community links. Lots of behind
the scenes work will be happening.

Who are Civic Pride Rossendale?

We’re a band of volunteers determined to make the town in which we live, a better place to live and work.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside and with a rich industrial heritage, the towns that comprise Rossendale have vast potential to cater for tourists. Mountain bikers and walkers alike are drawn to the surrounding hills which abound with paths, tracks and trails awaiting exploration.

For those preferring a bit of retail therapy, Rawtenstall offers a multitude of independent shops, whilst cafes and restaurants offer respite for the less enthusiastic shopper!


Restoring derelict public gardens, planning, creating new ones and maintaining them for the benefit of local residents, businesses and visitors alike are the primary goals of our enthusiastic gardening team. There’s always a lot to do and the more help we get, the better the end result!  Whether you’re an absolute novice, a green fingered enthusiast or a seasoned professional we need you!

Explore our community gardens View our gardens on a map


Driven by volunteers

Over the last few years, Civic Pride Rossendale has and continues to play a major part in maintaining a litter free and increasingly green town but there’s still much to do.

None of this would be possible without the help both in time and money given so freely by our volunteers.  However, as with any organisation we always need more, so please come forward and help us in our quest for a cleaner greener place to live, work or run a business.

Get involved

Get in touch!

Can you, will you become part of the team that will be remembered for taking Rawtenstall, Crawshawbooth or Waterfoot to the next stage?  No longer declining East Lancashire mill towns, they’re revitalised, Pennine destinations ideally placed to capitalise on the growing interest in our industrial heritage and its glorious countryside.

Please don’t decide to do something about it tomorrow. Don’t bookmark this page for future review. As we say in Civic Pride – Just Do It! Send us a message NOW!

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