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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20 Dec

Full Council Meeting

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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    Community Carol Service

    The service is an opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit and join together to sing carols, accompanied by the Whitworth Vale and Healey Youth Band. The service each year is led by the Mayoral Chaplain.

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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. The event is always really popular with around 500 people attending on the day.

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  • Civic Dinner

    The civic dinner is hosted each year by the Mayor, watch this space for details as they become available.

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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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    Remembrance Sunday Commemorations

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

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    Community Carol Service

    The service is an opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit and join together to sing carols, accompanied by the Whitworth Vale and Healey Youth Band. The service each year is led by the Mayoral Chaplain.

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