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.

 

Flooding Advice

 

Whitworth has once again been struck by adverse weather and we would like to provide advice to anyone affected by the recent heavy rains.  Flooding issues should be reported to Lancashire County Council directly via their website.  On their website there are also lots of links, helpful advice and contacts.

Whitworth also have a local Flood Forum group which attempts to get the various interested parties in one room to reduce flood risk in Whitworth including The Environment Agency, Lancashire County Council, Rossendale Borough Council and Whitworth Town Councillors alongside householders and local business. For more information contact the Chairman, Simon Macaulay on simon.macaulay@anglorecycling.com or call 01706-853513

 

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27 Feb

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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    Great British Spring Clean

    Join Whitworth in Bloom and Keep Whitworth Tidy for a community spring clean morning. litter pick 10 - 11am and gardening 11.30am to 12.30. Either stay all morning or just come for the bit you like. Meet at the back of the Riverside carpark. Bring sturdy clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. All equipment provided.

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    Honorary Townsman Celebratory Dinner

    At the meeting of Whitworth Town Council on 21 November, the Town Council voted to bestow the title of Honorary Townsman of Whitworth on Mrs Anita Farrow. The nomination was made by Councillor Jim Mellor, who explained “Anita has given excellent service to Whitworth, as a member Whitworth Amateur Dramatic Society for over 50 years, during that time she has served in every capacity but is currently the president. Anita has also served the community by leading the Horticultural Society. Anita joined the Horticultural Society in the days when there were regular gardening shows and was the driving force in obtaining funds for the restoration of the memorial gardens and getting the roadside planters built.” This is a very rare honour and will be celebrated with a dinner on Saturday 28th March at 7pm at the Riverside (Civic Hall). All are welcome to join the celebration and support Anita by attending the dinner.

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  • Mayors VE day 75 themed supper and dance

    An evening to celebrate and commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe. As you are aware, many thousands of those that paid so much at home and abroad to ensure we all enjoy the freedom we have today, came from local communities. For detailed information on what is being planned for VE Day 75 nationally visit www.veday75.org The evening starts with doors opening at 7pm followed by entertainment by the 40s sweetheart, maria Manchester. Potato pie supper will be served at 9pm and then a disco until late. Tickets are £15 each but a 70p booking fee is added for online orders.

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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 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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    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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