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!
The Town Council will award two civic medals in 2013.
Look out for the very distinctive green circular signs with the Horwich Town Council Coat of Arms on various buildings in Horwich.
Follow the trail
Thirteen signs form a heritage trail through the town.
Grants to voluntary and community organisations.
Grants are usually in the region of £50 to £200 but larger awards of up to £500 are often given.
Closing dates are 31 May and 31 October.
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
We Have Moved
Meetings of the Town Council are held in the Council Chamber, Public Hall, Lee Lane. Horwich council offices have moved to Room 1, Horwich Resource 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.
Notices about meetings are also displayed on the noticeboard outside of the Public Hall and on the internal noticeboard located in Horwich Resource Centre.
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.
For enquiries to Bolton Council please telephone (01204) 333333 or visit their own access point (reception) located at Horwich Library in Jones Street.
Their opening times are Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm (closed for lunch 12.30pm - 1.30pm). The reception is also open on Wednesday afternoons.
For further information please visit their website: Bolton Council
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
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.
Read 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.
Chairperson of the Council
Cllr Christine Root, became Town Mayor on 16 May 2012 and her term of office will last one year.
You are welcome to invite the Town Mayor to events in the Parish of Horwich, and she will also try to visit anyone who is celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary or a 100th birthday.
Please contact the Town Clerk.