Welcome to Horwich Online

Come and visit us...

To the north there's the beautiful West Pennine Moors, to the south a state of the art football stadium, and in between a vibrant town rich in heritage that's home to nearly 20,000 people and businesses from small local traders to multinational concerns.

Welcome to Horwich, a former railway and mill town that's only around five square miles in size but can boast the home of Bolton Wanderers Football Club, a 2002 Commonwealth Games venue, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), not to mention the renowned Horwich Harriers fell running club and Horwich Prize Medal Morris Men.

There's also easy access to the West Pennine Moors, including Rivington and its landmark Pike and the enchanting Gardens created by Lord Leverhulme, the founder of global business Unilever, which are very popular with walkers and cyclists.

Minutes from the M61 motorway and with a direct rail service to Manchester International Airport and links to the national rail network, we think Horwich is a great place to live, work and visit; explore our website and find out why!

What's going on

Horwich Community Centre

Are you bored or lonely? Looking to get fit or learn a new skill? Do you care for children? Come in & see what we have to offer.

Running a group & need somewhere to meet? Thinking of starting a new group? We now have some availability in our busy Centre.

Call in, write, phone or email Horwich.hrc@onebillnet.co.uk
Horwich Community Centre, Beaumont Rd, Horwich BL6 7BG Tel: 01204 688157

Grants to Voluntary Groups

Pound Small grants from £50 to £300 are available for voluntary & community groups from Horwich Town Council.

Closing date 31 May 2016. For application forms contact the Town Clerk.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Free, impartial, independent advice is available from Citizens Advice Bolton at Horwich Resource Centre every Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Appointments not necessary as this is a drop-in session.

Code of Conduct

On 22 November 2012, Horwich Town Council adopted the new Code of Conduct for Members and revised local arrangements for dealing with complaints against Members in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011

Your Town Council

Council MeetingsPublic Hall

Meetings of the Town Council are held in the Council Chamber, Public Hall, Lee Lane. Horwich council offices have moved to Room 1, Horwich Community Centre, Beaumont Road, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7BG.

Members of the public are entitled to attend all meetings of the Council and its Committees and may also speak under the rules of the Council. Evening access is via the side yard located on Jones Street.

Please see 'Horwich Live' for meeting dates.

All notices about Council meetings are displayed on the noticeboard outside the Town Council office at Horwich Community Centre.

Website Details
As a service to residents and others, Horwich Town Council provide details of local voluntary, community and non profit making organisations on its "Local Organisations" website page.

Where these have been provided, contact email addresses are also listed. Any organisation which the Council approves for inclusion on the "Local Organisations" pages may also have included a link to its own website. The Council wishes to point out that it can accept no responsibility for the contents of such linked sites.

Bolton Council

Telephone 01204 333333 or visit www.bolton.gov.uk. Some Bolton Council services at Horwich Library, Jones Street, Horwich. For opening times please contact the library direct 01204 332347.

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We are here

mapHorwich is situated in the beautiful rural setting of the West Pennine Moors, 5 miles north of Bolton.

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Horwich Live!

calendar Find out what's happening in Horwich by visiting our Horwich Live! page.

Voluntary and community organisations in the Horwich parish can also promote their events absolutely FREE.

Send your details to the Town Clerk

Horwich Council Meetings

Meetings of the Horwich Town Council are held in the council Chamber, Public Hall, Lee Lane, Horwich on the second Monday of the month (except in July) and usually on the Thursday of the week following it.

pdfRead all about our busy Council by visiting the Minutes Page.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and may also speak under the rules of the Council.

Visit the 'Horwich Live!' page for a full listing.

Meet The Mayor

Horwich Town Mayor Town Mayor
Chair of the Council

Cllr Jim Bullock, became Town Mayor on 12 May 2016 and his term of office will last one year.

You are welcome to invite the Town Mayor to events in the Parish of Horwich, and he will also try to visit anyone who is celebrating a significant birthday or anniversary.

Please contact the Town Clerk.