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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14 May

Annual Parish Meeting

Every English town or parish must hold an Annual Meeting of the Parish for electors registered in the area. It is a meeting for all Whitworth people to get an overview of what is currently happening in the town, looking the work of the various organisations serving Whitworth (including the Town Council), and offering electors the opportunity to raise queries and make observations.
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Forthcoming Events

  • Mayors VE day 75 themed supper and dance

    it is likely that this event will be postponed or cancelled due to the recent Corona Virus pandemic. Please check this page for more details.

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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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