More than two-thirds of all schools in Rossendale contain asbestos. FOI Request

Rossendale Free Press: More than two-thirds of all schools in Rossendale contain asbestos… . Of the 41 state-run primary and secondary schools in the borough, 29 contain some asbestos materials. Russ McLean, chairman of the Pennine Lancashire Patient Voices Group, was shocked by the figure. He said: “I can’t believe we are allowing asbestos to continue where children are. “At some point it will have to be removed and it should be done sooner rather than later.” Rossendale schools containing asbestos: Holy Trinity Stacksteads CE Bacup, Newchurch St Nicholas CE Rawtenstall, Newchurch St Peter’s RC Primary School Rawtenstall, Northern Primary School Bacup, Our Lady & St Anselm’s RC Whitworth, Rawtenstall St Mary’s CE Primary School Rawtenstall, St Bartholomew’s CE Primary Whitworth, St Paul’s Constable Lee CE Rawtenstall, Staghills Nursery Newchurch Newchurch, Stonefold St John’s CE Primary Haslingden, Stubbins Primary School Ramsbottom, Thorn Primary School Bacup, Tonacliffe Primary School Whitworth, Tor View Community Haslingden, Tor View Community (Ewood) Haslingden, Water Primary School Water, Whitworth Community High Whitworth, All Saints Catholic Language Rawtenstall, St Joseph’s RC Primary School Bacup, St Mary’s RC Primary School Bacup, Balladen Community Primary Rawtenstall, Britannia Community Primary Bacup, Broadway Primary School Haslingden, Crawshawbooth Primary School Crawshawbooth, Fearns Community Sports Bacup, Haslingden High School Haslingden, Haslingden Primary School Haslingden, Helmshore Primary School Helmshore, Hillside Nursery School Haslingden,

Rossendale schools without asbestos are listed in the article.