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.

The new 2018 Official Whitworth Calendar is now available, click here to order your copy.

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25 Jan

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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    Murder at the Riverside

    An evening of glamour and killer entertainment from Just Imagine NW

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    St George Celebrations

    On the Sunday closest to St George's Day each year, Whitworth holds an annual celebration of England’s patron saint, St George. From 2018 there will be no procession due to the prohibitive cost of the road closure and instead the celebration will take place at the Riverside from 2pm unitl 3pm.

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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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    Annual Christmas Lights Switch On

    Whitworth’s Christmas Lights will be officially switched on the last Sunday of November.

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