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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24 May

Annual General Meeting

The AGM Meeting, which incorporates Mayor-Making, takes place at 7.30pm at the Riverside. This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend. Agendas are published here roughly one week in advance of the meeting, and draft minutes are published here roughly 3 working days after the meeting.
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Forthcoming Events

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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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    Mayor's Civic Sunday

    Annually the Mayor attends a Civic Sunday service shortly after their installation. The service takes place at the church of their Mayoral Chaplain.

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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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