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 Resource 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 Resource Centre, Beaumont Rd, Horwich BL6 7BG Tel: 01204 688157

Grants Available

pound Horwich Town Council is giving Grants to Voluntary & Community Groups.

Awards are usually between £50 to £300 but larger amounts sometimes given.

Application forms available from Horwich Library, Horwich Resource Centre or from the Town Clerk Tel 01204 691090. Closing date 31st October.

Citizens Advice Bureau

CAB Free, impartial, independent advice is available from Bolton CAB at Horwich Resource Centre every Friday 9.00am – 11.00am.

Contact: 01204 372152 for more information or to arrange an appointment.

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

We Have Moved

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 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.

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

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


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 Richard Silvester, became Town Mayor on 15 May 2014 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.

  • The Heritage Centre

    Find out the latest news about events and exhibitions at Horwich Heritage Centre.

  • Local Organisations

    For a list of useful local group and voluntary organisations click here.

  • Churches

    For a list of all the local churches in the parish click here.

  • Schools

    For a list of all the local schools in the parish click here.