The Big Connect Event

Pre event links of interest

Event schedule

Please note the agenda is subject to change as more speakers/workshops are confirmed.

The link for the day

Meeting ID: 7466401234 | No password required | Worshops at 1pm have individual zoom links, all other sessions will be on the link above.

9:00am   Rossendale Covid-19 Update | Meeting ID: 7466401234 | No password required.

  • This session will out line the current statistics for Rossendale and give some insight into The Rossendale Connected Hub.

9:30am   “Connecting Ideas” – Talks and Presentations | Meeting ID: 7466401234 | No password required

The host for this session is Adam Allen

  1. Dr Emma Gladwinfield – Rooting healthcare in Communities – the 2025 GP.
  2. Ken Masser – Connecting for Change – a Leaderful Approach
  3. Samara Barnes – Building Hyper Local Leadership
  4. Tim Hollingsworth and Justine Blomeley – Doing things differently

10:20am   Q&A with Speakers

10:50am   Break & Reflection

11:00am   “Connecting Places” – Talks and Presentations | Meeting ID: 7466401234 | No password required

The host for this session is James Goulding

  1. Jamie Waugh – Local Data like Never Before
  2. Jackie Shove – The Village People: Our Story
  3. Dr Abdul Mannan – The Ambition behind PCNs 

11:30  Q&A with Speakers

 12:00pm  Youth Panel Discussion – Our Place, Our Voice | Meeting ID: 7466401234 | No password required

The youth panel discussion includes the youth member of parliament Mairead and deputy youth member of parliament Scott for Rossendale. 

The talk centres around issues and challenges that young people face and covers mental health, careers and job opportunities, physical activity, the provision of local services and how they would like to be more involved. in a school setting and moving from education into employment.

12:30  Lunch Break

Workshops 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Choose two, 30 minutes each)

Follow up documents from the workshops can be found here after they have ended.

Rosie Martin – Behaviour change starts with you.

Zoom Meeting Link – both session will be on the same link.

Meeting ID: 851 3971 8882

Passcode: 432814

Gemma Rooke – Why do they get funded and I don’t? How to make your funding applications stand out.

Session One 1:00pm-1:30pm

Meeting ID: 959 2352 3296

Passcode: Fundraise

Session Two 1:30pm-2:00pm

Meeting ID: 976 5818 5216

Passcode: Fundraise

Dee Lynch – Where & how to find information from the Citizen Advice Website

Session One  

pass code a4YmbP  

Meeting ID 934 1625 3379

Session Two

1.30pm workshop  

Passcode: 3xVmc4  

Meeting ID 982 9582 0939  

Rebecca Darkes– How to use video to connect with communities

Zoom Meeting Link – both sessions will be on the same link

Meeting ID: 736 0764 3573 Passcode: 3rNTEW

Session Two

Meeting ID: 897 480 5605

Passcode: 3rNTEW

Jackie Flynn – Setting up a community group

Zoom Meeting Link – both sessions will be on the same link.

Meeting ID: 959 1241 3755

Andrew Mullaney – Connection in communities.

Session One

Passcode: mDyr1e

Session Two

Meeting ID: 978 0848 4482

Passcode: du8ER1

Hazel Harding – How to setup a food box

Zoom Meeting Link – both sessions will be on the same link.

Meeting ID: 509 350 4508

Passcode: ndFW1i

Neil Shaw – Work life balance and mental health

Workshop 1 and 2 are on the same link  

Meeting ID: 971 9097 8302

Passcode: 035244


14:00   Break

14:15pm  Rossendale Community Group Discussions

The link for the afternoon session: ID: 7466401234 | No Password Required

This is your chance to join the big discussion.

  • If we could develop a more connected place – what difference would it make to the way residents feel, and experience local life?
  • What are the principles, attitudes and approaches that would underpin a more connected Rossendale? What should the “rules or Connected Code be?
  • What actions could we as individuals, organisations and collectively take to continue to move towards a more connected joined up local system?

15:50pm  The Big Thank You | Meeting ID: 7466401234 | No password required

The Mayor of Rossendale, Barbara Ashworth to launch the Big Thank You.

16:00pm  Finish