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.

 

Whitworth Town Council have recently completed an audit of their accounts ending March 2019, you can view the audit here.


 

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25 Jul

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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    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 Fashion Show

    The Mayor Elect, Councillor Lynda Barnes hosts a festive fashion show featuring local independent boutique 'Dawn Rose' along with other stalls.

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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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    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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