Rossendale Borough Council is the local authority for the Lancashire district – of which Bacup is a part – in northwestern England.
It was formed on 1 April 1974 as a result of the 1972 Local Government Act and consists of:
- The former Municipal Boroughs of Bacup, Haslingden & Rawtenstall
- One-third of the former Urban District of Ramsbottom
- The former Urban District of Whitworth
Rossendale Borough Council, The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire, OL13 0BB,