After 5 years the Bacup THI is drawing to a close. A weekend of family fun and activity is planned on Saturday 26th and Sunday 26th May 2019 and has been organised in partnership with local voluntary community group Bacup Now and Stubbylee Greenhouses.
Author Catherine Smyth of Catherine Smyth Media.
ANYONE shopping in Bacup can’t help but admire the intricate art work of sign writer Steve Broxton.
When Rossendale Council secured Townscape Heritage Initiative funding to improve parts of Bacup centre, the then project manager Steve Lever went in search of a local sign writer.
Bacup THI went armed with the stunning Irwell Tapestry to the open day at the A,B&D Centre on Saturday 27th October.
Roads close over night for completion of Bacup improvements - news from LCC
Tapestry of River Irwell on display in Bacup on Saturday 27th October 2018 at the A,B&D Centre, Burnley Road, Bacup from 11am till 2.30pm.
From LCC, an update on parking regulations upon completion of the THI public realm works.
Bacup Business Association are meeting on Wednesday 19th September at 7.30pm at the Royal Court Theatre.
Work will start in July to enhance the centre of Bacup. Smart new paving and improved pedestrian facilities are planned as part of the next phase of the THI gets underway.
The final finishing touches are being made to the buildings within the second and third phases of the THI project.
An opportunity to come and speak to partners from Valley Heritage and Rossendale Borough Council about the future of Waterside Mill, Burnley Road, Bacup.
Have your say about the future of Waterside Mill at this weeks public consultation.
As part of BBC Radio Lancashires Arts&Craft segment, myself and artist, Ruth Evans, were invited to talk about the Irwell Tapestry. Aired at 7.30am on Saturday 31st March and Monday 2nd April catch it on BBC iPlayer now!
An Easter treat delivered by Bacup Business Association.
The Bacup Coronation Fountain report is available to read here.
The Bacup THI Partnership Board have agreed Public Realm Proposals.
Click here to view the proposals in detail.
Public Realm update from Councillor Andy MacNae:
Latest update from Cllr MacNae following a meeting with LCC regarding the Public realm Proposals
Ahead of the expiration of its seven-day deadline for Lancashire County Council to confirm support for the THI public realm scheme, Bacup THI board Chair, Councillor Andy MacNae, has issued the following statement:
The Chair of the Bacup THI Project has issued a statement following the THI Board Meeting on Tuesday the 1st of August.
A Public Meeting was held on the 4th of July 2017. Presentations were delivered by Guy Darragh (Rossendale Borough Council) and John Gatheral (Lancashire County Council). A total of 113 people attended the meeting. Here is a summary of the comments received.
The board overseeing the Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) has announced plans for the next phase of engagement on the £2m scheme.
The next phase of an exciting £2m project to refurbish some of Bacup’s most historical buildings has now begun.
Bacup Public Realm Consultation was launched on 3 December 2016 and finished on 2 January 2017. The draft plans for the public realm were displayed at Bacup Library and the Market. Consultation activities included an open day, a presence at the Bacup Christmas Market and light switch on and surgeries in the Bacup Library. The public were able to comment in writing, through the THI website and by email.
The Bacup THI Project Officer, Megan Eastwod, will now be based in Bacup Library every Monday 10-12noon and every Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm.
Click here for a copy our latest newsletter to keep you up to date with the project so far;
Consultation on the new proposals was open December 5th 2016 till January 2nd 2017.
The Council’s Open Day for this project proved to be an informative session for local residents about the scheme and its future plans.
Rossendale Council is organising an open day which will provide a chance to find out about the project so far and look at what is still to come from this heritage restoration project.
Rossendale Borough Council is pleased to announce that The Bacup THI Project has successfully completed the impressive restoration work to the Pioneer Building Clock Tower.
On Friday 8th July (2016) the Association of Preservation Trust visited Rossendale for a tour of heritage sites in the areas. Most notably they met with the THI Project Manager Steven Lever and Project Architect Vic Fletcher, from Equilibrium Architects, who gave a tour of the Bacup THI Project to a group of nearly 50 heritage experts and enthusiasts from the Heritage Trust North West.
Bacup’s economic and social history has been shaped by the influence of water: either too much or too little! Floods were frequent: drinking water scarce: by 1848 the town was a mess. How did this come about, and what were the results of sorting it out?
The Bacup THI Project is delighted to offer two fantastic training skills courses this summer in conjunction with AccRoss College.
The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative Project Phase 1 work is now moving towards being completed with over £400k of work on the Pioneer Building and Clock Tower on Rochdale Road and the RSPCA Building at 33 St James Street being successfully carried out.
Board members and Project Officers from the Bacup Townscape heritage Initiative (THI) will be in attendance at the Bacup Easter Festival on Saturday March 26th 10am till 3pm to present information on the scheme so far.
Find out more about exciting learning opportunities relating to the Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative
The Bacup THI work is making excellent progress with the completion of a couple of shops already.
The programme of works for the Bacup THI Project has now started.
The planning application for the proposed Townscape Heritage Inititiative funded works for the Pioneer Building is available online here
Come to the Bacup Natural History Museum on 13th December for a free, festive and fun event focused on what Christmas was like 100 years ago. Part of the Bacup Time Traveller programme of events.
Proposals to improve highways and pavements in Bacup’s town centre will move to the next phase of design following wide- ranging public consultation.
Owd Bacup 1914/18
The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative Communications & Engagement Group has put together a programme of events and activities to commemorate and highlight life in Bacup during World War One. The programme includes exhibitions, talks, genealogy, food tastings and a play that depicts life in the trenches. Many of the events are interactive and therefore the Group encourages you to bring your own stories, artifacts, recipes and documents with you. The journey promises to be a surprising and enlightening experience
Sub- contractors in the building trades are invited to attend a drop in event to discuss opportunities to work on the Bacup Townscape Heritage Scheme, to be held at Futures Park, New Line, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 0BB.
The proposals to improve Bacup's highways and public spaces will be funded by the County and Borough Councils and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Exciting plans for Bacup Town Centre's highways and public spaces are now available to view online
Exciting plans to transform Bacup town centre will focus on bringing in visitors and boosting the economy by making it more attractive, less cluttered and better for pedestrians.
The Townscape Heritage Initiative is funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Undertaking work to a high conservation standard is an essential part of property improvement work supported by the Fund.
Ahead of tendering opportunities arising later this year, we look at the types of work that the Heritage Lottery Fund will support, and the broad standards that will be expected.
Bacup THI Needs Time Travellers to Join the Carnival
Rossendale Borough Council has appointed a Project Manager to help the Partnership Board take forward the Townscape Heritage Initiative.
As we enter Phase 2 delivery here is a list of frequently asked questions that we have recently been asked
Last week the Bacup Consortium organised ‘Owd Bacup Week’ as part of the Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative bid. They ran numerous events and gathered lots of ideas for what activities the community would want to get involved with, as part of the Bacup THI.
Bacup Consortium Trust are organising Owd Bacup Week, Saturday 16th February until Saturday 23 February as part of the planning activities supporting the Bacup’s heritage lottery project – Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI).