Westhoughton Community Network

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Washacre FM 2014

Washacre FM broadcasting from the John Holt Centre 16-22 June 2013 on 87.7FMLike 2013, broadcast took place over a week (prior to 2013 it had been a 4-day broadcast). For non-professional enthusiasts it is an ambitious target filling the airways with content that will entertain, inform and keep listeners tuning in. A mix of music, local content and features, banter, drama, competitions and generally anything that will get local residents involved! The final day - Sunday 22nd - was the 'Showcase Day' with community stalls, competitions, entertainment and other attractions.

In the studio Washacre FM Breakfast Show with Stu and DuncEvents and projects such as Washacre FM doesn't just happen, and as part of its remit to make a difference locally, HACFRA invites local residents to get involved. There is much to do, with many roles and supporting activities involved in making it happen - from presenting, editing or producing shows; making jingles; or indeed anything else that will help make Washacre FM a continued success.

Washacre FM 2014 - PosterIdeas and contributions are welcome - it is YOUR radio station. In the lead up to the broadcast the studio is set up for training for new presenters and technicians - the old hands can once again get familiar with the radio environment. Those who get involved will learn new skills and find the experience inspiring and uplifting. As ever, we look forward to seeing some new faces. Washacre FM really is an exciting, fun and rewarding event!

Washacre FM 2014 concluded on June 22nd (2014 Schedule). There have been a number of non-broadcast Roadshow events where the Washacre FM team provided music, commentary and the backdrop for community events - enquiries welcome. The team now looks forward to the next broadcast in 2015

2014 Photos

A selection of photos taken during the broadcast and on the Showcase Day.

Radio Play

Washacre FM was delighted this year to have on board the actors and actresses of the Westhoughton Methodist ADS, to write and perform a serialised pantoesque radio play broadcast over seven days. It was a radio-friendly version of 'Old King Cole' >>> Old King Cole's Treasure Hunt. A tremendous success. It sounded great and was a production worthy of any radio station. A real plus being that it happened through the interactions facilitated by the Westhoughton Community Network. Now online to listen to as serialised: Part 1.


 

Contact Information

For further information call 01942 859535 (the John Holt Centre) or email: WashacreFM

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  • Pretoria Disaster Remembrance
    Tues 21 Dec (7:40am & 10am)
    Ditchfield Gdns / St. Bartholomew's Church
    Civic Events to mark 111th year since coal mining disaster (344 lives lost). 7:40am, Act of Remembrance at Miner's Statue; 10am, Remembrance Service at St. Bart's f/b procession and laying of wreaths.
  • Rotary Christmas Float
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  • 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 20 Jan (10-12)
    Westhoughton Methodist Church
    With library closed group has new venue. News and updates followed by Speaker Group will be out for a Christmas meal 16/12 and in attendance at Pretoria Remembrance event 21/12. .
  • Daisy Hill FC Fixtures (Home)
    League Division 1 North
    New Sirs (BL5 2EB)
    ◊ 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)
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    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
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    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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