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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27 Sep

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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    The Greatest Showman Sing a Long Community Cinema

    The Greatest Showman celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Director: Michael Gracey Writers: Jenny Bicks (screenplay by), Bill Condon (screenplay by) Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron Tickets are available NOW and all proceeds will go towards the Mayor of Whitworth's Charity Fund. At the end of her year in office, the Mayor will share her fund between local groups and she will also be purchasing a piece of equipment for a new specialist Dementia Care Home opening in Whitworth.

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    The Greatest Showman Sing a Long Community Cinema

    The Greatest Showman celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Director: Michael Gracey Writers: Jenny Bicks (screenplay by), Bill Condon (screenplay by) Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron Tickets are available NOW and all proceeds will go towards the Mayor of Whitworth's Charity Fund. At the end of her year in office, the Mayor will share her fund between local groups and she will also be purchasing a piece of equipment for a new specialist Dementia Care Home opening in Whitworth.

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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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    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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    Whitworth Awards

    The bi-annual Whitworth awards returns in 2019 to recognise the business, talent and volunteers we have in the community.

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