Welcome to Whitworth Town Council's website

Whitworth is a thriving town, population approximately 7,500, which is situated in the Rossendale Valley in Lancashire, in the North West of England. Whitworth is nestled in the foothills of the Pennines, between the towns of Bacup to the north and Rochdale to the south.

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14 May

Tourism and Leisure Committee Meeting

The Tourism and Leisure Committee are a hard working group of volunteers who work so hard for the benefit of Whitworth. Some volunteers are local councillors and others have an interest in helping out our community. They arrange five annual events and raise funds to make Whitworth an even better place than it already is. For more details about the TLC, contact Councillor David Chorlton, Chairman of the TLC or use the website 'contact us' form.
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Forthcoming Events

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    Annual Skyline Walk

    This is a challenging walk of approximately 14 miles over varied terrain, starting at Lobden Golf Club between 8am and 9am. The organisers – Whitworth Sports Council – will provide you with written route instructions; and orange juice/water/plasters if required at every checkpoint; and vehicles may be available to remove you from the moor in the case of emergency. There will also be a certificate and a hot meal available to you at the finish at Lobden Golf Club.

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    Annual Sports Festival

    Whitworth Sports festival runs each year in early June with an action packed week of sporting activities. For more information contact Jo 07813 180748

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    Mayor's Civic Sunday

    Annually the Mayor attends a Civic Sunday service shortly after their installation. The service takes place at the church of their Mayoral Chaplain.

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    Family Fun Day and Dog Show

    The Family Fun Day is organised by the Whitworth Tourism and Leisure Committee and usually takes place on an early Sunday in July 12pm and 4pm!

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    Annual Rushcart Celebrations

    Whitworth is one of only four Rushcart celebrations still taking place regularly in the UK, all of them within close proximity: the others are held in Sowerby Bridge, Littleborough and Saddleworth. Whitworth, however, is the only one to use heather, not rushes.

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  • Mayor of Whitworth's Charity Ball

    Each October, the Mayor hosts a charity ball on a theme of their choice. All proceeds raised at the event will go towards the Mayor’s Charity Fund which is districuted annually in May to local organisations of the Mayor's choosing.

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    Pack up your troubles

    A celebratory event to recognise the centenary of the end of the First World War

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    Remembrance Sunday Commemorations

    The annual Remembrance Commemorations take place on the Sunday closest to Remembrance Day.

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