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Fallbarn Play Area, Rawtenstall

Fallbarn Play Area, Rawtenstall


This project is now complete – thank you to everyone for the support!


The new junior play area at Fallbarn (which was launched in October this year) has just been made more welcoming by new signage designed by pupils at Balladen Community Primary School. Pupils from years 2, 3, 5 and 6 all provided designs for the signs and the winners were chosen by members of the Friends of Fallbarn Park and staff from Proffitts – Investing in Communities. It was a very proud moment from the children and their parents too! 🙂

 A special mention to Groundwork Landscapes – they were the contractors for this project and helped install the plaques too!


(Pupils pictured from left to right are: Keira (year 2), Megan (year 3) and her younger sister Summer, Demi Lee (year 6) and Charlie (year 5).”


just in case you didn’t see it, here’s a piece from The Rossendale Free Press about the mayor officially opening the play area! Click here


The new junior play area at Fallbarn proved a success with the community when it was officially launched on Saturday. The Mayor of Rossendale, Councillor Granville Morris, was on hand to cut the ribbon and declare the park open.

The Friends of Fallbarn have worked alongside Proffitts – Investing in Communities and Rossendale Borough Council for the past 2 years to raise funds to upgrade and improve the play facilities in the park. Funding from Viridor Credits, Newground Together, Lancashire Environmental Fund and Rossendale Borough Council totalling £85,000 was raised for the new facilities and work was completed in September this year.

Andy Smith from the ‘Friends of Fallbarn’ said:

“The group have worked hard for the past few years to promote the park and to raise funding to carry out the improvements. We’re really pleased that the new play area has proved a hit with the community – they’ve waited a long time for this. We’d also like to thank everyone who has supported us on this journey. It’s been worth the wait”

Don’t forget, you can keep up to date with everything they’re up to by liking their ‘Friends of Fallbarn Park’ Facebook page. 



The Friends of Fallbarn will be officially launching their new play area on Fallbarn Crescent in Rawtenstall this Saturday 29 October at 11am.

As some of you may know, the project included installation of new junior play equipment and improving access around the site.

The play area cost was around £85,000 and was funded by Viridor Credits, Newground Together, Lancashire Environmental Fund and Rossendale Borough Council – the funding has transformed the play area into an exciting space for young people in the area.

Come and see for yourself this weekend – we hope to see some of you there!


It’s happening!! SAVE the DATE! ‘Friends of Fallbarn Park’ need your help!

This Saturday (19 March) between 11am and 2pm, the ‘Friends of Fallbarn Park’ will be at the Scout Hut on Cherry Crescent, with three or four designs to choose from for the park. Please pop in and help us decide so that these are ready in time for the summer!

Fallbarn Park – 19 March 2016


Paperwork is currently being finalised to formalise the funding for the project. Whilst this is being sorted, draft tender documents are being prepared ready to send out for the work. We are hoping these will be ready towards the end of January!


All the funding for Phase 1 of the project to create new junior play facilities at Fallbarn Play Area has been provisionally secured. Well done to The Friends of Fallbarn for their hard work in helping to secure these grants.

It is hoped that if all goes to plan, works will start on site in the new year and be completed by the spring.

Keep checking Proffitts website and the local press and Facebook for more news and updates


Great progress has been made recently with £30,000 being secured from Lancashire Environmental Fund. Bids have now been submitted to Newground Together and Virridor. We hope to hear the outcome by August 2015. Fingers crossed!


Voting has commenced to help secure up to £10,000 worth of funding towards creating a wildlife bog garden in the woods next the estate. All you have to do is click here and cast your vote. The best bit is you can vote up to 10 times!! So make your vote count – it would be really appreciated. Thank you!!


Results of the most recent consultation are currently being collated and the results will be used by Proffitts to revise and tweak the design; put together a cost estimate and try to raise funds for the refurbishment of the play area

Click on the link below to view the projects we have delivered, in partnership with Rossendale Borough Council, since 2008 – over £1 million worth of funding so far!

Client study Rossendale Borough Council


Please click on the link below to view the design and give us your thoughts – we need your feedback to ensure the design is focused on the local community needs – thank you


We are holding a consultation on Friday 25 April at The Scout Hut, Cherry Crescent, Rawtenstall from 4.30 – 6.30pm. Your feedback on the attached questionnaire would be really useful. Please return your feedback to the Proffitts office or at the consultation on 25 April. Thank you

Fallbarn questionnaire


Fallbarn Play Area, Rawtenstall  is in need of some TLC!

Working alongside the Friends of Fallbarn group we are currently consulting with park users and local residents to determine how people would like to see this space used. From this feedback, we will draw up an initial sketch design.   We will then give local people the opportunity to feedback on proposals. The immediate area will be leafleted and we will host open meetings to ensure everyone has the opportunity to steer the project. Once all the community consultation has been carried out we will try and raise the funds necessary to improve the space.

Fallbarn Play Area, Rawtenstall
Fallbarn Play Area, Rawtenstall

If you haven’t received a questionnaire but would like to give us your feedback, please complete online here or download one below and return your completed questionnaire to the Proffitt’s office by 20th September 2013.

Please visit this web page for any future updates as the project progresses.

Friends of Fallbarn
Friends of Fallbarn

More information about the project can be found at http://www.fallbarnpark.co.uk


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