Horwich forms an integral part of the Bolton Metropolitan Borough electing three Councillors for the Horwich and Blackrod Ward and three Councillors for the Horwich North East Ward.
Finance for local government is obtained through central government grants and the Council Tax is collected by Bolton Council, and they have an access point located in Horwich Library.
The Horwich Parish (which consists of the whole of Horwich and part of Lostock) is divided into six wards: Vale, Bridge, Lever Park, Church, Claypool and Brazley, with 14 elected representatives serving an electorate of over 15,000.
Members of the press and public are welcome to attend meeting of the Horwich Town Council which are normally held in the Council Chamber, Public Hall on the following days:
Second Monday in the month
The Thursday of the week following the week on which the Finance and General Purposes Committee met.
Follows the meeting of the Town Council. Horwich Town Council makes recommendations about planning applications in the Parish of Horwich to Bolton Council. Bolton Council, as the Planning Authority, make the decisions.
At the meeting of the Town Council and the Finance and General Purposes Committee the public may take part in accordance with the Council' standing orders (rules). At the meeting of the Planning Committee an opportunity is given to the applicant or members of the public affected by a planning application under consideration to make their views known to the Members.
Horwich Town Council
Town Council Office
Horwich Community Centre
Bolton BL6 7BG
Tel: 01204 691090
For opening times contact the Library on 01204 332347
Library renewals line 01204 332384
Bolton Council Access Point/One Stop Shop in Horwich Library ceased in December 2014. Library staff can copy original forms of evidence and provide a receipt. They cannot advise on circumstances.
There is Freephone Access for Bolton Council services only including Environmental Services, Housing Benefit & Council Tax Benefit, Council Tax, Payment Line, Pupil & Student, Faulty Street Lights, Pest Control.
Horwich Library provides books for adults and children, talking books and large print books, eLibrary – download eBooks and EAudiobooks, computers with free internet access, printing and photocopying facilities, food waste recycling bags, community information and access to a wide range of free online services,
For all general enquiries, please telephone 01204 333333 or visit: Bolton Council
Bolton Ticket and Information Centre:
Tel: 01204 334400
Tel: 01204 337681
Citizens Advice Bureau
Tel: 0844 8269707
Or write to:
Bolton BL1 1LF
Births and Deaths
Tel: 01204 337681
Inland Revenue - Income Tax Enquiries
Tel: 08453 021441
Department of Work & Pensions
Tel: 0845 6060 265