Horwich Town Council

Christmas time in Horwich


The Town Mayor of Horwich, Councillor Steven Chadwick invites the residents of Horwich to join him, Members of the Town Council and neighbouring Mayoralty for the Lighting of the Civic Christmas Tree & Lighting Displays at 6.00 pm on

Following the lighting there will be a short carol service led by Father Richard Howard, accompanied by the choir and band from Rivington and Blackrod High School Band. There will also be a visit from Father Christmas the Horwich Rotary Club Sleigh.

Please note that the usual temporary traffic diversion will be in place at the Crown roundabout for the safety of those attending.

Horwich Civic Awards 2023

Horwich Town Council is asking for nominations from the public for its Civic Awards in 2023. Civic medals are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated at least twenty years’ service to Horwich in any field, or a combination of fields including sport, community and voluntary service, children and young people, arts, culture, entertainment, politics etc.

There are two recipients every two years and decisions are made by the Council’s Civic Awards Sub Committee and approved by full Council. They do not have to be residents of Horwich to qualify but must demonstrate long service in a voluntary capacity to the Parish. Nominations will be accepted for individuals who have been nominated previously but who have not yet received an award. Civic medals are not awarded posthumously. Serving Councillors are not eligible and former Councillors must provide an undertaking that they will not stand again for election.

Successful nominees receive their awards from the Town Mayor either in the Council Chamber or at a location of their choice, it is entirely their decision where they accept their award and who attends the presentation. All nominations must be submitted via an official nomination form available from Horwich Community Centre or by emailing townclerk@horwich.gov.uk.

All nominations will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Closing date for nominations is 27 January 2023.

Council Meetings

Finance & General Purposes Committee
Mon 5 December 2022

Town Council & Planning Committee
Thur 15 December 2022

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Horwich Town Council
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Councillor Steven Chadwick became Town Mayor of Horwich on 5th May 2022, taking over from Councillor Sue Denton and who has agreed to be Town Mayoress for 2022 -23. His chosen charities for the Mayoral year are Rivington Heritage Trust, the Anderton Centre, North West Air Ambulance Service, Horwich RMI Cricket Club, 1471 Horwich Air cadets and Eagley Band.

If you would like the Town Mayor to attend an event you are organising, contact us by emailing townclerk@horwich.gov.uk or complete and return the following mayoral request form

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