27 Sep

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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    Christmas Tree

    Whitworth Tourism and Leisure Committee are aiming to extend the Christmas lights offer across the length of the town by installing Christmas Trees, at a subsidised cost to properties around Whitworth. To spread the festive cheer throughout the village, the Committee is hoping that you might consider displaying a Christmas tree on your property this year, which will provide Whitworth with a little more festive sparkle. Trees are only available to people who already have a bracket on their property. Trees will be installed between Monday 14th November and Sunday 27th November, the contractor will need to arrange access for the mains cable to be fed into the property.

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  • Remembrance Sunday Commemorations

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

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    Wreath Making Workshop

    Join the Tourism and Leisure committee for the return of the popular Christmas wreath making workshop, enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie to get in the festive spirit.

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    Wreath Making Workshop

    Join the Tourism and Leisure committee for the return of the popular Christmas wreath making workshop, enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie to get in the festive spirit.

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  • Mayor of Whitworth's Charity Fundraiser

    The Mayor, Councillor Janet Whitehead hosts a fundraising event in aid of the Mayor's Charity Fund.

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  • Santa Express

    New for 2020 - a socially distanced free family Christmas treat organised by the Tourism and Leisure Committee volunteers. Watch out for the Santa Express coming past your house.

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  • Santa Express

    New for 2020 - a socially distanced free family Christmas treat organised by the Tourism and Leisure Committee volunteers. Watch out for the Santa Express coming past your house.

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    Annual New Year's Day Duck Race

    Ready, steady – quack! A staple in the Whitworth calendar is the Annual New Year’s Day Duck Race. Taking place, every year at 1pm on New Year's Day at Cowm Reservoir. For those unfamiliar with the concept, numbered ducks sponsored for a pound are entered into the Duck Race, and those who have sponsored the numbers of the first three ducks (and the last one) over the line get a cash prize. The sponsor of the first duck over the line will win £100, with second and third prizes of £75 and £50 respectively, and a tenner for the last duck to waddle in. The Duck Race is organised by Whitworth Town Council’s Tourism and Leisure Committee and all proceeds are ploughed back into tourism and leisure events for the town. Last year the duck race raised over a thousand pounds to be used for the Whitworth community.

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