Whitworth Town Council

Santa Express

Santa Express Comes to Whitworth


It looks like the annual Lights Switch On won’t be possible this year so the fantastic volunteers have been coming up with an alternative idea of something they can deliver to the community safely without social contact.
Father Christmas will be travelling through our town in a custom built sleigh between 6pm and 8pm on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December. He will be sledding between Broadley and Shawforth and calling at most of the residential areas on the way driving slowly to allow families to wave as he passes by.  It would be impossible to cover every single street, but the volunteers have worked hard to ensure that you won’t have far to go to see him drive by.

Children who live in Whitworth are encouraged to take part in a colouring competition ahead of the event.  Draw and colour a picture of Father Christmas on his sleigh and make sure to include your name, age, address, and a contact telephone number for your responsible adult. You can use a drawing app or draw the traditional way and scan it in, you can even make a moving picture in scratch or a similar application if you wish.  Email entries to tlcchristmas2020@gmail.com by Monday 23rd November.

Here is the planned route so you can watch Santa pass by:

Friday 4th December:

6.00pm Tesco Express 
6.10pm Riddiough Court / Masseycroft
6.20pm Orama Avenue (by the bridge)
6.30pm Greenbrook House
6.35pm New Way / Cock & Magpie
6.40pm Halfway House
6.50pm Barley View
7.00pm Leavengreave Court / Valley View
7.10pm Knowsley Crescent 
7.20pm Britannia (as far as New Line)
7.30pm Facit Fold 
7.40pm Edward Street
7.50pm Longacres Drive 


Saturday 5th December:

6pm Co-op 
6.05pm Red Lion 
6.20pm Waingap View (via Coppice Drive)
6.30pm - 6.40pm Tonacliffe Road (incl Tonacliffe Way)
6.40pm - 6.50pm along Market Street
6.50pm Westgate
7.00pm Wallbank Drive
7.10pm Eastgate
7.20pm Lloyd St, Rawstron St, Tong Lane

The volunteers will try to stick to the timings and route as much as possible but this could vary depending on traffic and weather conditions.  The idea is that people watch and wave from their doorsteps, where this is not possible people can watch and wave from the pavement as long as households are not gathering and current lockdown restrictions allow this.  If crowds are forming or people are not adhering to the guidelines then the event will be stopped.

Competition Terms and Conditions 

1.    The promoter is: Whitworth Town Council Tourism and Leisure Committee whose registered office is at The Riverside (Civic Hall), Market Street, Whitworth OL12 8DP.
2.    The competition is open to primary and nursery school aged residents of the Whitworth.
3.    There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
4.    By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
5.    Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
6.    Closing date for entry will be 23rd November 2020. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
7.    No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
8.    The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
Draw a picture of Santa on his sleigh, you can do this on a drawing app or the traditional way and scan the picture in.  Entries will only be accepted by email and they must be emailed to tlcchristmas2020@gmail.com
9. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
10. There will be a minimum of two prize winners.  The prize will include a selection of craft and drawing items.
The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
11. Winners will be chosen by the Mayor of Whitworth who is an independent adjudicator. 
12. The winner will be notified by email to parents or responsible adult within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
13. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.
14. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].
17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
18. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: tlcchristmas2020@gmail.com
19. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
20. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Whitworth Town Council and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at www.whitworth.gov.uk


Dates: Price:
4th December
Date: 6pm - 8pm, 4th and 5th December 2020
Venue: Driving around the residential areas in Whitworth, look out from your window or doorstep. Route map will be released nearer the time
5th December
Date: 6pm - 8pm, 4th and 5th December 2020
Venue: Driving around the residential areas in Whitworth, look out from your window or doorstep. Route map will be released nearer the time