Current Projects and Forthcoming Events

Staghills Play Area

Please take some time to look at the plans here and fill in the questionnaire here.


Previous Events and News

Walking Nativity

Everyone is welcome to join the Walking Nativity on Monday 16th at 6:30 starting at St Nicholas church and finishing at the Little Park with carols.


Winter Ticket Draw RESULTS

The Winners of the Winter ticket draw are :
00084 - Denise - wins £100
00156 - Brian - wins £50
00246 - Julia - wins £25

Thanks to everyone who help to sell the tickets, and to everyone who bought some.


Clothes for the Homeless

Any unwanted clothes, especially warm ones, are being collected at St Nicholas Church and at Watts News until the 7th Nov.


Winter Ticket Draw

Tickets for the Winter draw are now on sale from the Boars Head pub, Gemini hairdresser and Simply Local at Staghills. Top prize £100 !


Summer Ticket Draw RESULTS

1st prize was ticket 00986 (Mark Ashworth)
2nd prize was ticket 00752 (Doreen Waller)
3rd prize was ticket 00891 (Geoff Heaton)

Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and also to everyone who helped to sell them. The Winter ticket sale will start soon !


Kirk Fair 2019

The New Kirk Fair for 2019 will be on May 18th. The plan this year is to spread it around different locations, so St Nicholas church, St Peters church, Newchurch Methodist church and The Boars Head will all be hosting events through the day, as well as The Little Park.


Next meeting - Tuesday April 16th 7pm, Newchurch Methodist church

Please come along and get involved, just for 20 minutes !


Kirk Fair - Sept 8th 2018

The 2018 Kirk Fair will be at Newchurch Methodist church on Saturday Sept 8th. If you can help set up, run, or take down stalls on the day any help would be appreciated. We also need prizes for raffles and tombola etc. and Julia needs bottles for her bottle stall.


Sponsor a lamp post poppy

£10 to sponsor a poppy for a lamp post in Newchurch leading down to Tricketts Park. All proceeds to the Royal British Legion. Details are here, and you can get a sponsor form from the Boars Head or download one here. If you're interested, be quick as the closing date for sponsorship is 1st June.


Nativity parade

starting from St Nicks, Old St at 6:30pm on Monday 18th December. Details


Proposed Housing Development

NVCA have a map of the proposed housing developments for Rossendale. The new housing sites are in orange. Click the thumbnail below for a full sized map.
Comments and objections can be made here or email


Garden Maintenance

Contractors were on site last Friday (27th Jan) to remove the hedgerow stumps, install a handrail, put up a fence around the dodgy old steps and install the dog poo bag dispenser.
Builder coming in March to do the walling repairs in the lower part of the garden.


Radical changes to Catholic parishes could affect St Peter

Rossendale Free Press

Salford Diocese


Two centuries old Valley church SAVED thanks to community efforts.

Rossendale Free Press


New Kirk Fair

New Kirk Fair to take place Saturday 9th July to co-inside wth the proposed Beer Festival at the Boars Head.



10-12th June – events with the Churches re Queen’s birthday and The Boars will be doing something on 11th (Saturday) to celebrate. Keep an eye on the noticeboard for more news