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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Full council meetings

Unless stated otherwise, all meetings start at 7.30pm and take place in the Council Chamber at the Council Offices, within the Civic Hall (Riverside) complex. All are open to the public; agendas for each meeting are issued at least 3 working days in advance and are posted on the noticeboard at the Riverside and on this website.
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Forthcoming Events

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Oompahfest

Thigh-slapping musical fun in aid of the Mayor of Whitworth's Charity Fund

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Annual Celebration and Awards

On Saturday 8 April 2017, the Mayor of Whitworth, Councillor Madeline De Souza, will be hosting the first ever annual celebration and awards evening with awards presented to local individuals or groups who contribute to the community.

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2017 St George's Celebrations

By George – it’s St George! On Sunday 23 April, the Whitworth Tourism and Leisure Committee will present the 2017 St George celebrations.

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4th Annual Whitworth Skyline Walk

Whitworth Skyline walk will take place on Sunday May 14, starting as usual from Lobden Golf Club. The route will be anticlockwise, with two options – the full 14-mile circuit, or the 5-mile Eastern Skyline finishing at Britannia. Entry forms will be available from the Leisure Centre, Library, UBS, Riverside and Nibbles café from mid-March.

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Whitworth Sports Festival 2017

Whitworth Sports Festival will run from June 10 to June 18. Full details will appear in the June edition of the Whitworth Valley News. If you’ve any great ideas or you want to offer any help – marshals are always welcome, please contact Jo Furtado on 853442 or 07813180748.

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2017 Scarecrow Festival

The 7th Whitworth Scarecrow Festival takes place from 1 July – 9 July this year. Once again this year the public will be voting for which display they think is the best, with the winners announced at the Family Fun Day and Dog Show at the Riverside on 9 July. If you’d like to take part you can pick up an entry form from various locations in Whitworth. Last date for returning the forms is Friday 9 June, so you’ve got plenty of time to come up with ideas for your display. Any queries, call Melanie at the Town Council on 01706 852018.

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Family Fun Day and Dog Show

The family fun day will return this year on 9th July and after last year's success there will also be a dog show taking place. Further details will be available nearer the time.

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2017 Whitworth Rushcart

Following months of discussion, negotiation and planning, the annual Whitworth Rushcart celebrations will take place in the town on the afternoon of Sunday 3 September 2017.

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