Welcome to Whitworth Town Council's website

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE SKYLINE WALK WHICH WAS PLANNED FOR SUNDAY 17TH MAY 2020 IS CANCELLED.  HOPEFULLY SEE YOU ALL IN 2021 INSTEAD!

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.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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03 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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    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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    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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    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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