The Colne Valley Park Community Interest Company

The Colne Valley Park is managed by a Community Interest Company (CIC) which represents the interests of everyone who lives, works and plays in the Colne Valley.


The Colne Valley Park Community Interest Company (CIC) is responsible for implementing the 6 objectives of the Park, which are :

  1. To maintain and enhance the landscape, historic environment and waterscape of the park in terms of their scenic and conservation value and their overall amenity.

  2. To safeguard the countryside of the Park from inappropriate development. Where development is permissible it will encourage the highest possible standards of design.

  3. To conserve and enhance biodiversity within the Park through the protection and management of its species, habitats and geological features

  4. To provide opportunities for countryside recreation and ensure that facilities are accessible to all

  5. To achieve a vibrant and sustainable rural economy, including farming and forestry, underpinning the value of the countryside

  6. To encourage community participation including volunteering and environmental education. To promote the health and social well-being benefits that access to high quality green space brings.

There is a ‘cast of thousands’ who have a stake in the Colne Valley Park. Partners include local authorities, parish councils, community groups, residents associations, farmers, landowners, charities, businesses, government agencies and user groups (anglers, boaters, walkers, cyclists, horseriders, birdwatchers etc….)


All the organisations listed above are eligible to join as members of the Community Interest Company, please download the attached membership form for organisations. Local residents, visitors to the park and members of the public can join the Friends of the Colne Valley Park.

Click here for a list of the members of the CIC.