Westhoughton Community Network

group for and run by community groups in Westhoughton

Community Fayres in Westhoughton (2020)

There is usually plenty going on here in Westhoughton,
community events bringing people together…

Covid-19 Lockdown: 2020 community activities and events
suspended or cancelled.

Community Events in 2019

  • Westhoughton Art Group Exhibition | 7th to 30th March | Westhoughton Library.
  • St. James Primary School Summer Fayre - Sat 15 June | 11-2 | Hindley Rd.
  • Eatock Primary School Summer Fayre - Fri 21 June | 1:30-4 | St. George's Ave.
  • Barking Berry's Fun Dog Show - Sat 22 June | 11-4 | Central Park.
  • St. Bart's Primary School Summer Fair ('Greatest Showman') - Sat 22 June | 12-2 | Fairways.
  • Gates Primary School Summer Fair - Sat 6 July | 12-3 | Bristle Hall Way.
  • Blackrod Scarecrow Festival - Sat/Sun 6/7 July | 10-7.
  • Peterloo 200 Exhibition (Westhoughton Local History Group) - 15 Aug-30 Sept | Library.
  • Howfenbury Music Festival - Sat 24 Aug | 12-7:30 | White Lion Car Park.
  • LionsFest 2019 (Westhoughton Lions RLC) - Sat 31st Aug | 11-8 | The Den, Cunningham Rd.
  • Friends of Eatock Lodge Family Funday - Sun 1 Sept | 12-4 | Eatock Lodge.
  • Barking Berry's Christmas Dog Show - Sat 30 Nov | 11-3 | Lands Farm.

Previous WCN Community Fayres

2018
Westhoughton Art Group Exhibition - 15 Mar
Art By Elise Exhibition - 26 March
Barking Berry's Fun Dog Show - 18 June
'Festival of Ageing' - 2 July
Yarn Bombing Festival - 15/16 July
Washacre Summer Fair - 15 July
HACFRA Family Funday - 25 Aug
Howfenbury - 25 Aug
Friends of Eatock Lodge Family Funday - 2 Sept
Daisy Hill Fruit, Flower & Veg Show - 2 Sept
'Westhoughton in the Wake of World War One' Exhibition - 12 Nov
Barking Berry's Christmas Dog Show - 2 Dec
2017
Westhoughton Art Group Exhibition - 23 Mar
Barking Berry's Fun Dog Show - 10 June
Lionsfest (Westhoughton Lions RLC)- 12 Aug
Friends of Eatock Lodge Funday - 3 Sept
Howfenbury - 16 Sept
Daisy Hill Fruit, Flower & Veg Show - 17 Sept
'Aspects of Howfen' Exhibition - 23 Sept
Barking Berry's Christmas Fair - 25 Nov
2015
Yarn Bombing Festival

4 & 5 July
Town Centre
2015
Barking Berry's Fun Dog Show - 6 June
Washacre FM Showcase Day - 7 June
Westhoughton Village Fayre - 27 June
Friends of Eatock Lodge Funday - 6 Sept
Barking Berry's Christmas Fair - 28 Nov
Rainbow Crafts Christmas Fair - 5 Dec

 

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  • Christmas Lights Switch-on
    Fri 26 Nov (7:00pm)
    St. Bartholomew's Church
    Westhoughton Town Council's Annual Christmas Carol Service - local schools will perform carols (ticket only event), f/b Christmas Lights switch-on (8pm). Rotary Club of Westhoughton Sleigh and Father Christmas in attendance.
  • Rotary Christmas Float
    Rotary Club of Westhoughton are out and about very grateful for public support and donations in the run up to Christmas raising money for local charities.
  • Westhoughton Library
    The library will be closed from 30 Oct for 3 months for major works to replace heating system and windows. 'Pop-up' library available at The Hub, Central Drive with limited service. Details (Facebook). Info.
    Library-based community activities continue to be disrupted.
  • History Group Meetings
    Thurs 18 Nov (10-12)
    Westhoughton Methodist Church
    With library closed group has new venue. News and updates followed by Speaker, Graham Stirrup, on 'Women of World War One'. December meeting will be on 2 Dec with Joe O'Neill speaking on 'The Secret World of the Victorian Lodging House'. .
  • Daisy Hill FC Fixtures (Home)
    League Division 1 North
    New Sirs (BL5 2EB)
    ◊ Sat 4 Dec - St. AFC Blackpool
    ◊ Mon 27 Dec - Atherton LR
    After disruptions of recent times The Cutters are now playing again. New management, new signings and clubhouse improvements. Support your local team. KO Sat 3pm or Mon 7:45pm. £5 adults / £3 concession / £2 U18s / U12s free w/ adult.
    WCN has been providing community news and features for home game programmes >> .
  • Speaker Events
    Both and the have been holding monthly 'open' Zoom speaker events. See Facebook for details.
  • St. James Church (Daisy Hill)
    Heritage Lottery funded restoration work on the bell tower completed. Now off the 'at risk' register. Fascinating short about the project.
    1st Sat of mth (10-12) 'Open Doors' drop-in - refreshments, also Grub Tub donations.
  • WOW! Women of Westhoughton
    Thursdays from 7:00pm
    John Holt Centre (BL5 2NR)
    Est. 2013, women's group for shared interests, talks, outings & social networking. The group is to resume meetings from 2nd September at its new home. Updated programme.
  • Lockdown information (Covid-19)
    For 16 months life and community was disrupted by measures to deal with the pandemic. It has been a long and impactful period, thankfully things are opening up again there is a return to normal. Watch for updates as community re-engages here and on
    Westhoughton.net Facebook Page.
  • Town Centre Masterplan
    Proposals for investment in Town Centre (Market Street focus) were consulted upon in 2019-20 with a Steering Group meeting to discuss plans for £4m investment and significant changes to Market Street, Central Park, Carnegie Hall and Town Hall. Revised plan now approved.
  • New Support Services
    Two new services have commenced during Lockdown to support local community and vulnerable: Covid Assist and Westhoughton One Stop Shop.
  • Civic Awards
    Recipients of Westhoughton Town Council Civic Awards 2020 for service to the local community 2021 are David Kaye and Linda Winrow, who will also share the Harold Daniels Trophy. Presentation evening 2020 (25/1/20)
  • Hope Community Centre
    The Central Drive church and community space is currently closed pending refurbishment discussions with Bolton Council.
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