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.

Here you will find links to local business and events.

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22 Feb

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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    Mayors Family Party

    The Mayor and Mayoress are hosting a family party on Sunday 4th march from 1pm until 5pm. All families are welcome for an enjoyable afternoon of fun, games and music. Tickets are £5 per family and are available from the Riverside, UBS or the Mayor (07817 414721)

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    Murder at the Riverside

    An evening of glamour and killer entertainment from Just Imagine NW For tickets call 01706 852018 or contact the Riverside

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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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    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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    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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